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Carrie Brownstein juggling several projects with San Francisco Wild Flag tour stop

At 37, Carrie Brownstein is experiencing a career Renaissance like no other.…

Chris Cornell to release ‘Songbook’ live album sequentially on iTunes

Can’t wait to hear Chris Cornell’s new “Songbook” live album on Nov.…

This Black Friday shop your local record store

It’s almost upon us — Black Friday, coming Nov. 25. And to…

Yael Naim to play San Francisco’s Bimbo’s 365 Club this week

Very few artists can claim this unusual honor — having the late…

Rodrigo Y Gabriela take 'a step in the dark' with latest album 'Area 52'

Maybe they were feeling their creative oats, fresh from scoring “Pirates Of…

New Jimmy Cliff EP produced by Tim Armstrong close to hitting streets

Finally, we can release more details of reggae legend Jimmy Cliff’s upcoming…

Adele keeps momentum of her success going

Talk about a surreal turn of events. Who knew, when 2011 quietly…

The Black Belles set to release ultrarare pressing of new album

You’ve already seen these witch-hatted, black-garbed garage-Goth gals back Stephen Colbert on…

Chuck Prophet still ‘chasing the San Francisco dragon’

It’s no secret that former Green On Red axeman Chuck Prophet is…

Mazzy Star is back, will tour next year

Talk about coincidence. Mazzy Star — the ethereal Gothic folk duo from…

Doobie Brothers set to celebrate 40 years via Twittercast

Believe it or not, our own Doobie Brothers are celebrating their (gasp!)…

You Me At Six singer ruffles Noel Gallagher’s feathers while recording new album

Ruffling the refined feathers of ex-Oasis mastermind Noel Gallagher — not exactly…

The xx killer concept album falls apart, Tracey Thorn picks up the pieces

It seemed like a brilliant idea at first. Fresh from their Mercury…

Tom Morello to play for Occupy SF protesters at Justin Herman Plaza today

It made perfect political sense for author Naomi Klein to speak in…

Berkeley’s Laurie Lewis honors Bill Monroe with tribute album

Berkeley’s own Grammy-winning fiddler Laurie Lewis has come to a conclusion after…

Catch Bridge School Benefit Concert on YouTube and Facebook

So you didn’t score a ticket for Neil and Pegi Young’s gala…

Cupertino-raised Anya Marina releases her ‘favorite’ record — don’t tell previous releases

For years, the Cupertino-raised Anya Marina made her living up and down…

Get on board with The Gaslight Anthem

Wondering what New Jersey’s Springsteen-schooled garage-punk combo The Gaslight Anthem are up…

Ben Lovett’s Communion sprawls from London to California

From the smallest acorns, as they say. Like when Mumford & Sons…

Fanfarlo pushes the boundaries of song length

Why does a single have to be only three or four terse…