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April 2016
Ghost King
"'Bones'
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Hailing from The Bronx and led by Spires' drummer Carter McNeil, Ghost King plays muddy fuzz rock brightened by unexpected chord changes, psychedelic overtones, and a '90s rock inspired lo-fi production that blends the fun attitude of Violent Femmes, the stellar songwriting of The Pixies and the slacking tendencies of Pavement. Early psych rock influences emerge here and there in their debut album 'Bones' (check out the rather Barretesque 'Bones pt. 1,' or the chorus explosion of 'When the Sky Turns blue' - streaming below), enriching the sonic palette in ways rarely accomplished, in a single record, without it sounding... all over the place. But beyond the familiar and beloved references to the past, what makes this album great is its consistently brilliant songwriting, and the band's habit of taking the listener in and out of unexpected places, like for example with the dissonant riffs of 'Skeleton Dance' 's intro, which slowly morphs into a perfectly consonant verse, or through the bizarre development of ''Til You Belong to Me' or 'Bones pt. 2.'  

 
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The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
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Arto Lindsay
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Beastie Boys
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Grandmaster Melle Mel
John Zorn
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Jeff Buckley

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Nas
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Yo La Tengo
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Interpol
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Luke Sweeney Releases 7 Inch + Plays Rickshaw Stop -5/10

San Francisco based electro singer/songwriter, Luke Sweeney announces the release of his new 7” release sharing the a-side single, Red Hot Demands. ​ Red Hot Demands is the a-side of a special 7-inch / 12-page novella ​release with a super-limited edition (30 copies) of clear, square 7" flexi-discs. The track is a psychedelic pop adventure that takes you on a driving trip featuring Sweeney’s vocal capabilities, a punching rhythm section and an addictive melody that commands your feet.

Outer Limb, the secret b-side, is a mostly instrumental track that showcases the pounding rhythm section, shredding guitars and overall talented instrumentation of Sweeney’s full band. Luke Sweeney will also be playing at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 10th with his full band, in support of NIGHT MOVES.

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Future Twin Releases New Track - Are You Rested (Enough Yet)?

San Francisco's one-woman tour-de-force, Future Twin, has recently dropped the brand new single, Are You Rested (Enough Yet)? Take a listen to this lovely, moody new effort by a San Francisco staple. 

Future Twin is a San Francisco-based creative, fresh and energetic shoegaze outfit… or punkadelic… or moongaze… or old-time soul creative orb of sound. We´re excited to here some new music and are always happy to share the art of such a talented local musician.

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Toyota Plays Hemlock Tavern and Stork Club - 4/28 & 4/29

Oakland based corporate punks, Toyota are performing live in Oakland and San Francisco tonight and tomorrow! This nerdy group of punks has been on the go for the past year as they have released an EP, started a record label and have embarked on a west coast tour all in the name of maximizing revenue and building an empire. Inspired by 70s punk with a contemporary twist of added aggression and technical proficiency, Toyota performs with a captivation that is both curiously engaging and wildly irritating.

At their core, they are a simple squad of entrepreneurs on the prowl for the biggest bang for their buck, unsuspecting business men hiding under the guise of punk “musicians” to sell out fast. Help them out picking up their newest EP, out this week on Discontinuous Innovation Inc.

Catch Toyota on Thursday at the Hemlock with Lysine, Lil Dowager and Unraze or Friday in Oakland at the Stork Club with The World, Ex-Debs and Violence Creeps. -Julia deAnda

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Rogue Wave to Release New Album

The Oakland based duo, Rogue Wave will release Delusions of Grand Fur on April 29th via Easy Sound Recordings, but starting today the record is streaming in its entirety. Rogue Wave’s first album in 3+ years and their sixth studio album, Delusions of Grand Fur is set to smash any preconceptions of Rogue Wave’s sound and is the most truthful, powerful, and urgent sonic blueprint of the band to date.

Delusions of Grand Fur - a title chosen as a riff on the tendency of fresh-faced musicians to misperceive the reality of band life - marks the reinvigorated return of Zach Rogue, his longtime band mate Pat Spurgeon, and their fellow band members. Recording and producing the entire LP themselves at their home studios in Oakland, Rogue Wave focused on storytelling throughout the album and worked without recording demos versions of songs—instead, the demos would simply become the songs. With this DIY approach, Rogue Wave has seized creative control of its identity and the end result is a clear snapshot of who the band is today.

Catch Rogue Wave Live in May:
5/5 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Ballroom
5/7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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