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Andy Strong
The Midgetmen brought their ear-crushing live show to San Francisco’s Bender’s Bar last month with an impressive fervor. The band pulled no punches, sonically or otherwise, as they headlined an interesting evening of music in our always interesting music city. Ezra Furman started off the night solo, his presence ever-magnetizing, even as he stared at...
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The smooth & soulful Sandra Lawson-Ndu gracefully slow dances out front of Oakland-based band Bells Atlas as a deep electronic groove envelops the audience. She opens her mouth to sing & bodies start to move. The tight and multidimensional band features Doug Stuart, Derek Barber & Geneva Harrison and holds down the fort on a laid-back futuristic rock n’ soul....
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What first caught my eye about Talk of Shamans was that they were playing at the Great American Music Hall with a fantastic songwriter/performer, Ezra Furman. So, amongst the requests that fly in through iheartsfbands.com, this one stood out. It was also an opportunity to try out another Håwt Linkzz music podcast/drinking game, so I threw it...
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Ghost Tiger is as hip as their hometown, beautiful and relaxed Santa Barbara, where the surf is up and the sun is out. It’s the sort of music that alternates between moving you and getting you moving within the first 10 seconds. Accessible & repetitive bass and drum mixes with top-brained treble that comes at...
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To simply say, “I had a really great time,” doesn’t quite cut it. It was more than that. The air was electric, the music was ridiculously on point, and the vibe gave the sense of nostalgia for a place I wished I’d been. The kind of atmosphere that Pulse Music SF creates makes you want...
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What can I say about Friends w/o Benefits that hasn't already been said? Well, considering they are a local band in their first year of shows, quite a bit.
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I saw Not Sure. Not Yet at their Grow EP release show on July 31 at Milk Bar, where they celebrated the record’s music as well as some new tunes. The two opening acts were Tremor Low (SF) and Old Monk (Brooklyn). First Up: Tremor Low Taking a journey through ’80s brooding dance-pop, Tremor Low...
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