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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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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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The Mantles Release New Music Video - Memory

Bay Area based veteran garage rock band, The Mantles have released a new music video. Memory is written and displayed in classic underground fashion with the band performing in their living room and keeping it all local.

This is much appreciated. With all the uprooting and change going on in San Francisco and the Bay Area, we can always seem to count on The Mantles to stay consistant and always come back home.

Check out this new music video and support local music!

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Night School Cre·scen·do dot Vom and Glowy Play The Night Light - 10/27

Oakland based Doo-wop garage rock band, Night School  (Graveface Records) will be headlining a strong line up at The Night Light tomorrow night. San Francisco based dream punk band, dot Vom, noise dream pop band, Glowy and Los Angeles based sun-dreched pop rock band, Cre·scen·do will be performing as well.

If you're into dream-centric melody driven music, you should make your way to this show. All of the bands are unique variations of west coast post modern pop music. We think you'll enjoy this show. It will surely be a dance party that will induce a light hearted vibe for everyone in attendance.

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Joel Gion and the Primary Colours Support Dead Meadow -10/25

San Francisco based local legend, Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be performing with his band, Joel Gion and the Primary Colours tomorrow night at Leo's in Oakland for the Oakland Echo Fest. Salt Lake City based band, Super 78 and Tuscon based band La Cerca will be sharing the the bill with Gion as all three bands will be supporting headliner, Dead Meadow.

This is going to be a great show. If you've never seen Joel Gion or Dead Meadow perform we recommend you take this opportunity to check out two influential independent bands.


Talk of Shamans Balms Clumsy Concentration & More Play in Berkeley TONIGHT

A handful of Bay Area based bands are making their way to Berkeley to play the local rock venue, 924 Gillman TONIGHT. A massive line up of bands from San Francisco and East Bay are getting together to put on a solid all ages party.

Soulful orchestral math pop band, Our Brother The Native, world dance psych band, Talk of Shamans, darkwave dream pop outfit, Balms along with Los Angeles based drum machine shoegaze group, Emotional, the teen bedroom psychedelic band, Clumsy Concentration and Seattle based band, Expired Logic will cram themselves together on this massive bill for a long night of underground rock in Berkeley.

If you want to do something different this weekend, make your way out to the East Bay at 924 Gillman and experience a long, full night of local music!


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