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Sleepy Sun Come 'Full Circle' At First City Festival

Sleepy Sun join Beck and The National at the First City Festival in Monterey. Read More

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Coming To Catalyst

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks.

It’s been two years since Animal Collective’s last album, Centipede HZ, but singer and multi-instrumentalist Avey Tare has used his free time to ratchet up that record’s tense vibe. Tare, whose real name is David Portner, has just released Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from his project Avey Tare’s Slasher… » Read More

Comedian Brian Regan At Mountain Winery

Brian Regan has made a career out of making the humdrum hilarious.

Brian Regan, who plays at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga this weekend, always re-ties his shoes before walking onstage. After all, it would look really unprofessional if a shoe came off in the middle of his performance. It’s a mundane ritual, but mundane is gold for Regan. The veteran comedian has made a… » Read More

Sleepy Sun Come ‘Full Circle’ At First City Festival

San Francisco-based Sleepy Sun formed in Santa Cruz. They play the First City Festival this weekend.

Bret Constantino spent last weekend on the phone with journalists, packing and getting his affairs in order. The lead singer of San Francisco psych rock revivalists Sleepy Sun is gearing up for a month-long European tour in support of his band’s fourth full-length record, Maui Tears. But before Constantino catches a flight… » Read More

The Fresh and Onlys to Play Cafe Stritch

The Fresh and Onlys play Cafe Stritch on Aug. 19.

A gumbo of psychedelic rock, jangle pop, folk and punk, The Fresh and Onlys are one of the most definitive bands of the San Francisco garage rock revival scene. Twangy guitar hooks, spacey vocals and bubblegum percussion, swirl together into a hazy, psychedelic cocktail that is quintessentially San Francisco. They play  the… » Read More

Q&A: Roger Moorehouse, DJ For Cardiff Lounge’s ‘Foxy Thursdays,’ Talks EDM, House, Burritos

Roger Moorehouse spins every Thursday at Foxy Thursdays at the Cardiff Lounge in Campbell.

Talking to Roger Moorehouse, host and a resident DJ for Foxy Thursdays at the Cardiff Lounge, was like getting a sneak peek into some of the little rooms that make up the house of house music. He broke down the difference between filtered disco and soulful house—and even suggested that “EDM is… » Read More

Murder City Devils Are Coming For The Blank Club

The Murder City Devils plan to kill it at The Blank Club on Aug. 20.

When the Murder City Devils disbanded in 2001, the Seattle group were drawing more fans to shows, were no longer struggling to make ends meet, and were scheduled to produce another LP for their label, the storied Sub Pop Records. But none of that really mattered, according to MCD lead singer, Spencer Moody.… » Read More

‘Queen Of Rockabilly’ Wanda Jackson At Blank Club

Wanda Jackson has inspired generations of musicians, including Joan Jett and Jack White.

The annals of popular music teem with ersatz nobility: self-proclaimed dukes, kings and princes. But no one deserves her title more than Wanda Jackson, Queen of Rockabilly. Although she had only one US rock & roll hit—1960’s “Let’s Have a Party”—Jackson’s seminal rockabilly singles are prized by aficionados. Fans of her straight-talking, hard-rocking… » Read More