7inch Sunday: Burnt Ones – Protection Circle

Burnt Ones Protection Circle

7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that may [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival Lineup Announced

treasure island 2012

Treasure Island Music Festival has announced its 2012 lineup. The festival will take place on San Francisco’s Treasure Island (Yes, it’s an actual island.) on Oct. 13 and 14. As in previous years, Saturday’s lineup will include largely hip-hop and electronic artists and Sunday will include largely indie rock and folk artists. Watch the trailer [...]

Best Cities for Hipsters


Travel + Leisure magazine took it upon themselves to find the best American cities where vintage clothing and tech gadgets go hand-to-hand, where local coffee shops trump any Starbucks any day and where the indie music scene is the norm-but never mainstream. Yes, Travel +Leisure found the places with the best and biggest hipster scenes, [...]

Woody Allen Leaves Europe for San Francisco

Woody Allen

After taking inspiration from Barcelona, London, Rome and Paris, Woody Allen comes back to America for his next film project, and he picked San Francisco as his main destination (with a little bit of New York). The director revealed this at his To Rome with Love open call, which puts to rest the rumors that [...]

GigMaven Launches in Atlanta


Though GigMaven might not be a new online booking fixture to many of you aspiring indie rockers, it has recently launched in a few cities. Atlanta was recently added to the map, rounding out a roster of markets that includes New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, D.C., Austin, Phoenix and Ohio. Differentiating [...]

San Francisco Indie Trio, Grass Widow, to Release New Album


Kill Rock Stars Records will be releasing a new album from Grass Widow this summer. The new album will be released on August 24th and is currently being recorded in Portland by Alex Yusimov.  Raven Mahon, Lillian Maring, and Hannah Lew formed Grass Widow in 2007. They have released two 12″s, a demo CD-R/cassette (self-released), [...]

Final Additions to Noise Pop 2010; Thao and Har Mar Superstar


The Noise Pop Festival returns February 23 through March 1,bringing some of the top local music and better known indie rock favorites to the San Francisco area. Additions to this year’s Noise Pop 2010 lineup include Har Mar Superstar, who will make an appearance at the Diesel/ Live 105 Happy Hour at Benders on February [...]

Noise Pop 2010 Festival Dates and Acts Announced


Noise Pop Industries have announced the dates of the West Coast’s 18th annual Noise Pop Festival and music industry mini-conference, called Industry Noise.  The celebration of independent music, film, and art will take place February 23-March 1 at various venues around the San Francisco area.  Industry Noise will happen on Saturday, February 27 at The [...]