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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.

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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!

Spider Heart Plays Full Acoustic Set - 8/29

​The heavy, in-your-face, punk positive - riff blaring San Francisco based band, Spider Heart will be performing an acoustic set this Friday, August 29th. Yes, you read right: Spider Heart will be playing their very first acoustic show at a small venue in the heart of the city called, The Vortex Room. If you've seen ​this band perform live, you know that their unplugged set is going to be a really amazing experience.

The softer, quieter Spider Heart will be sharing a bill with Paula Frazer, Zoe Blank and San Pond. The Vortex Room is a cozy little venue, but if you're looking to find a place where you can express yourself loudly and stretch your legs across the aisles of the room, you may want to skip this event. It takes a level of diplomacy and grace to experience a show at The Vortex Room.

You'll be sitting in close quarters with music connoisseurs and friends and family. Do your best not to miss this show! It will be one of those unique nights that you'll remember for a long time. -je

Exclusive Announcement: The Felice Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion Co Headline The Chapel 10/3

Well, this is one of those shows you aren't going to want to miss. We could dress it up and say it in a million fancy ways but the fact is that on October 3rd, The Felice Brothers and Spirit Family Reunion co-headlining a show at The Chapel in San Francisco is kind of a big deal. Not to mention this announcement guarentees a promising and potent Indie Americana rock show.

The Felice Brothers are embarking on a massive fall tour after releasing their full length album, Favorite Waitress.

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is the first to announce this show and we're completely excited to share the news. Make sure you order advanced tickets through The Chapel's website! We hope to see you there!!

False Priest Clumsy Concentration The Twitches and Punisher Play Bottom of the Hill TONIGHT

There is an exciting local show coming up TONIGHT. San Francisco based music venue, Bottom of the Hill will be hosting a night of local alternative rock with Punisher, The Twitches, Clumsy Concentration and False Priest.

Full on local shows are so rare to find (Punisher has recently moved to Oregon, but their hometown is San Francisco), so it's nice to see the music community coming together as a full line up.

Clumsy Concentration is a hardworking teenage band making their way up the local music ranks. They'll probably find moderate success before they can drive a car or drink. Shout out to the cool parents who support them! Punisher is a garage pop band who, as mentioned, are traveling down south from Eugene, Oregon to return to their Bay Area roots to play this gig. The Twitches is a slightly eerie pop alternative band. Their music is fast paced and will have you shuffling around the dance floor! False Priest is an established Bay Area band whose music goes from being heavy and grungy to minimal and anti folk. Their eclectic style is fun and interesting, and their lyrics are super dark and ironic. We like it!

You won't want to miss this show!

The Frail Album Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Don Bellenger for winning a copy of The Frail's new album, LoveDeathLegend! Don't you love winning free stuff?! Well, we love giving it it away. Look out for more album givaways, but for now, you should totally be jealous of Don for winning this one!


Empty Moon Releases New Single - 75 Degrees

Oakland based indie folk band, Empty Moon has dropped a new single entitled, 75 Degrees. This new single is from their upcoming album, The Shark. This simple, lyric based song maintains a fluid music style and is reminiscent of 90s bands like The Shins and Bright Eyes.

If you're old enough to remember the music of the 90s this band will bring you nostalgia for sure. Look out for Empty Moon's new full length album which is due out on November 4th on High Dive Records. For now, check out the free track and new single, 75 Degrees via Soundcloud.


Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party Happens TODAY!

An awesome free event is going down TODAY in the Mission. The Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party will take place from noon to 6 pm. Located on 20th street between Bryant and Harrison, there's going to be a number of cool things to check out. Bands like Melted Toys, The Mattson 2 featuring Tommy Guerrero, Myron & E and 8th Grader will be playing among others!

You can also hangout out at the Mutiny Radio Station for a fun time on Florida street, and The Box Factory will be hosting local music from Down Dirty Shake, Jordannah Elizabeth, a solo set from Luke Sweeney, Spider Heart and more.

Don't miss this event!!! It is totally FREE and such a wonderful community based gathering!! We'll see you there!


Fritz Montana SunRunners and The Lillies Play DNA Lounge - 9/28

The City: SF Sounds is hosting a night of music at DNA Lounge on August 28th. San Francisco based Indie Rock bands, Fritz Montana, SunRunners and The Lillies will be the showcased performers of the night. If you’re into indie pop rock and roll, this is a great show to attend.

Free appetizers, Jack Daniels drink samplers, a ton of JD swag and the chance to win a guitar or Beats headphones are all great additions to this live music event. Entry to the show is totally free as well. What is there to lose? Nothing, there is only room to gain.

Make your way out to DNA Lounge on August 28th. You’ll have a good time!



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