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Living that San Diego life. Miss the Bay Area. Chicago born and raised.
The NAMM show is happening this week in Los Angeles and our buddy has the inside scoop on some of the upcoming happenings you wouldn't want to miss if you're scheduled to attend the show. Last year the crew at D’Angelico put together some killer shows to show off their wares, and this year looks to be no exception. They've...
Spotify got some attention yesterday when smart users caught that the platform now allows you to "block" a certain artist from showing up in a Playlist or randomly finding itself in a "play this next" queue on shuffle. It's not yet available anywhere, only on the mobile app, but this is a great, new feature for a platform that...
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New album due out Feb. 8th
Tycho recently teased some new music and as of Friday put out a new remix into the world that is a must-hear if you're a fan of the work Scott Hansen does. More specifically on this one, you may also need to hear it if you dig what the Anjunadeep label does and what Luttrell puts out. Because the...
The crew at Bandcamp recently announced an awesome new endeavor that will support the Bay Area in a great new way -- a new record store! The company will open a record shop and performance space in Oakland, and they'll be hosting all-ages shows and well as show off some of the physical versions of their big Bandcamp catalog, a...
Foo Fighters will be playing in Atlanta the night before the Super Bowl, February 2nd, and yesterday they released a funny video promoting the event clearly targeted at all the football fans in the world. Sports! They're calling the event the Super Saturday Night and it will be fully live-streamed, and hopefully we don't actually see a more advanced NFL...
LCD Soundsystem has announced a new live album called Electric Lady Sessions and confirmed some of the backstory via a new post on the band's Facebook page, clearly written by frontman James Murphy. hi there. there's a thing we do, or have done historically, where while on tour and in fine fettle as a unit, we go into a studio and...
Last night was one of those nights when you're watching from the couch on the West Coast, checking Twitter sporadically and thinking to yourself, "why do I NOT live in New York City?!" Trey Anastasio from Phish strolled over to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre to see his friends Soule Monde, featuring keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton, a...
Radiohead has released a track into the wild today called "Ill Wind" that previously saw the light of day only as a bonus track on A Moon Shaped Pool deluxe editions. You can hear it below via Spotify. The band is usually short with the announcements lately but and they're following up the release of Thom York'e Suspiria with other news that...
Well this is MASSIVE news! Sleater-Kinney looks to be back in the studio with none other than St. Vincent herself Annie Erin Clark at the production helm. Check out this photo they just shared below. We'll have more on this when we know more, but following up St. Vincent's wild last year or so promoting her LP, Masseduction, perhaps she's...

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