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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.'  

 
The 60's

Band of Gypsys

Bob Dylan

Bruce Haack

The Fugs

The Godz

Holy Modal Rounders

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Afrika Bambaataa
Arto Lindsay
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
The Feelies
The Fleshtones
Grandmaster Melle Mel
John Zorn
Laurie Anderson
Public Enemy
Run D.M.C.
Sonic Youth
Swans
They Might Be Giants
The 90's
A Tribe Called Quest
Cat Power

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Nas
The Notorious B.I.G.
Soul Coughing
Yo La Tengo
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Zakiya Harris & Elephantine Ghost & The City & Queens D. Light Play Starline Social Club TONIGHT

We're excited to announce a great Oakland based jazz/afrofuturism show taking place TONIGHT at Starline Social Club. If you're looking to experience a night of sensually pleasing, soulful and spiritually elevating music this is the show to attend.

OIM Presents the shapeshifting queen herself, Miss Zakiya Harris & Elephantine along with the the trip hop soul of Ghost & the City and the divine poet and emcee Queens D. Light to keep you dancing with the fam all night. We completely recommend you make your way to this show tonight!

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The 4th Annual Down Dirty Shake Milk Bar Residency: Wednesdays in July + Two Added Saturday Dates

It´s that time of year again! Former Deli Magazine San Francisco´s Artist of the Year, Down Dirty Shake has curated their 4th Annual Residency at Milk Bar in San Francisco. This year you can anticipate performances by:

Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah
Annie Girl and the Flight
Zodiac Death Valley
Hungry Skinny
Everyone is Dirty
Down and Outlaws
Battlehooch

and more!

The residency occurs Every Wednesday in July along with two Saturday events on July 9th and July 23rd!
http://www.milksf.com/ to get tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door 

¨I want to build a community of like-minded artists in the Bay Area. We'll be featuring bands, artist, projections, dancers, djs and public speakers talking about the real issues in SF and what we can do about them. The Residency is starting to become a staple and cult classic in our thriving Bay Area music scene. I loved how hard it was to pick which acts to have on the lineups. There are so many talented bands in the Bay that I actually had to add two dates to accommodate the amount of bands. I could easily could have had a year long DDS Residency.

My expectations for this years residency is to inspire more people to become apart of the Bay Area music scene. I would like to attend more local shows after this month and have the residency artists collaborate and network long after this residency.¨ -Kyle DeMartini of Down Dirty Shake

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Emily Jane White plays the Elbo Room - 06/22

The Oakland based artist, Emily Jane White will be performing live at Elbo Room on June 22nd to support her upcoming album, They Moved in Shadow All Together LP.

They Moved in Shadow All Together was recorded at Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco, CA, and New and Improved studio in Oakland, CA, between December 2013 and September 2015. Emily Jane White is a musician, songwriter, and poet from Oakland, CA. White’s new body of work recounts for us the terrain of her empathic inner world. The breadth and depth of her maturing voice are evident. Her layered vocals effect a sense of camaraderie, a space populated with voices, angelic perhaps, definitively ethereal. She studied classical singing while working on this album, which enabled her to broaden her vocal range.

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Track Premiere: Mark Allen-Piccolo - Do For You

We're always pleased to premiere new Bay Area music! This moment is no different as we premiere the new single by the San Francisco based singer-songwriter, Mark Allen Piccolo. Allen-Piccolo´s smooth indie ballad, Do For You is charming, well produced and sonically relatable. He sings about how the reality of life can be predictable and limiting. He attemps to challenge the status quo in his own thoughtful and non intrusive musical manner.

Please support local musicians. It gets harder and harder by the year to work and create in the Bay Area. We're always here to celebrate local music and make sure emerging artists have a voice. -je

¨Life is full of routine, responsibilities, demands from other people. Usually, you're so busy that you don't even have time to think about what it all means or adds up to. The song is a kind of dream about being freed from these responsibilities, and imagining what your life could be like if you could spend all of your time exploring your inner life--even better, exploring it with a companion who truly accepts you for who you are." -Mark Allen-Piccolo on his single, Do For You

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