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'Cholo Goths' Prayers Playing Back Bar SoFA

San Diego 'killwave' group Prayers meld hard-knock tales of barrio life with dark, minimal beats. Read More

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Q&A: Teeko


Local DJ and producer Teeko has been on a hot streak. He was recently featured on A-Trak’s Short Cut series, played a Boiler Room set in San Francisco and his performance on RevoltTV’s 1s and Tuesday is now the show’s second most-viewed episode. Teeko plays keyboard and triggers samples live, whilst flexing… » Read More

Local Producer Giraffage Drops Fool’s Gold Debut

Charlie Yin, a.k.a. Giraffage, getting some quality alone time.

“I fucking hate interviews,” reads one of Charlie Yin’s tweets from a couple weeks back. It’s an understandable that Yin, better known as Giraffage, would be suffering from interview fatigue. The South Bay-bred producer is fresh off a world tour with Skrillex protege Porter Robinson, he released his Fool’s Gold Records debut,… » Read More

All Female Ramones Cover Band, The Hormones, Play Benefit Show For Local Roller Derby

The Hormones.

The Hormones, a Bay Area-based all-female Ramones tribute band, headlined The Blank Club this weekend. The benefit concert was held to raise funds for local Roller Derby teams. Metro photographer Greg Ramar was on the scene to catch the action. Check out the photos below: » Read More

‘Cholo Goths’ Prayers Playing Back Bar SoFA

Prayers create dark, goth-inspired songs, informed by life in some of San Diego's roughest neighborhoods.

As a teenager, Rafael Reyes had to hide his love of dark, brooding bands like Christian Death and Joy Division, but not because he had overbearing parents worried that such music would warp their child. His story is a little different. He had to listen on the downlow because he was a… » Read More

Con Brio Bring Soul Revival Sound To Poor House

Con Brio stands out among modern soul and R&B groups thanks Ziek McCarter’s powerful voice and impressive footwork.

A few months ago, Con Brio guitarist Benjamin Andrews had a revelation: Con Brio is his favorite band—and not just his favorite among those bands that he’s played in—but his favorite in general. He’s making exactly the music he wants to make. A lot of the recently buzzed-about R&B has sailed off… » Read More

Scissors For Lefty Return From Break, Bring New Album, ‘Bangs & Lashes,’ To The Blank Club

A Darker Dance: Scissors For Lefty crank up the gloom and introspection, while maintaining the sassy grove on ‘Bangs & Lashes’

San Francisco’s campy glam-poppers, Scissors For Lefty, may have been under the radar for the past six years but to say the group took a “break” isn’t entirely accurate. Since the band’s last EP, 2008’s Consumption Junction, they’ve been collecting lessons learned in the biz, making room for some life off the… » Read More

Grateful Dead Symposium Jams Out At SJSU


Deadheads, scholars, and Deadhead scholars convened at San Jose State University’s King Library over the weekend for So Many Roads: The World in The Grateful Dead, a symposium to wrap up a four-day conference on the seminal jam band. Memorabilia, including posters, handbills, paintings, T-shirts and other items were displayed and on sale at the symposium,… » Read More