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CCR Headcleaner Marriage + Cancer Stillsuit and Baus Perform at The Night Light in Oakland TONIGHT

Tonight CCR Headcleaner, Marriage + Cancer, Stillsuit and Baus will be coming together for a show at the Night Light in Oakland. Baus is an Oakland-based band with a sound that’s derivative of no-wave and post-punk. This month they released their debut LP, Idol MindsStillsuit is a self-proclaimed experimental band from Oakland. Their music is decidedly noise rock with abrasive vocals and jagged guitar riffs.

Portland-based pissed pop band Marriage + Cancer is in town for their second Bay Area and has been supported by great local bands for both events. Known for their reverb-laden vocals and up-tempo riffs, this band is not to be missed as they make their way through California. CCR Headcleaner wages and aural assault on unsuspecting ears. The Bay Area band is loud, sludgy and chaotic. Their most recent release is a split EP alongside Ty Segall's side project, Fuzz, for the Less Artists More Condos 7 inch series. - Erin Dage


Shannon and the Clams Mane and Marriage + Cancer Play The Knockout TONIGHT

Shannon and the Clams will be sharing a bill with Mane and Marriage + Cancer at the Knockout in San Francisco. Opening the show is Mane, an all-girl band from San Francisco. Drawing from '80s goth and post-punk, they have cornered the market for music that is "garnet meets violet meets meatlocker."

Marriage + Cancer is a band based out of Portland, Oregon. Playing a brand of music called "pissed pop" with reverb-filled vocals and almost surf rock guitar licks, the band is not be missed as they make rounds all the way from the Northwest. Throughout their career spanning multiple albums, Shannon and the Clams have demonstrated their love for all things '60s. Whether they be under the influence of '60s pop, surf rock, or R&B one thing is for sure - they put on a hell of a show. -Erin Dage


Review: Split Screens - The Sinner

In Split Screens’ new 7 inch single entitled, The Sinner, Jesse Cafiero takes an experimental twist on psychedelic, feel-good vibes. The title track tenderly greets you, as cool effortless guitar leads flow with warm basslines, and a clean cut production value. Clear and soft vocals gently coo a one-sided conversation, bursting with a struggle of contained passion, ever so delicately accented with cymbal crashes. An echoey chorus leads into a reverberating organ-touched ending. The B side, Meeker Hollow, features a simple piano melody and a slow, steady beat that is joined by components of an orchestra as well as a hint of electronic inspiration. The smooth quality of sound shines through to the lyrics, and segues into a wave of a melodic jam.

This new 7 inch release from Split Screens fails to disappoint and pushes the boundaries of chillwave psychedelia. - Kat Collins

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Congratulations to Dancer for Winning the Deli Magazine Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to the Bay Area based power pop band, Dancer for winning The Deli Magazine San Francsico Artist of the Month Poll! Dancer won over voters with their style of hook-filled power pop that incorporates '77 punk attitude in the vein of Johnny Thunders and Richard Hell. Recently the band came out with a 7-inch called Bitchin' Heat on Grazer Records. The release packs a serious punch with jams on it such as "Heart Failure". We're happy about their success and wish them the best of luck in their power-pop filled musical endeavors!!

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The Greening Album Release w/ Everyone is Dirty and Sweet Chariot at Slim's TONIGHT

Pop-rock explorers, The Greening will be hosting their vinyl release show for their upcoming album Eon v. Aeon, this Friday ay Slim’s in San Francisco. The band describes their music as Collage Rock, infusing catchy rock and roll hooks with all manner of fuzzed-out, psychedelic space tones. But make no mistake; The Greening is definitely still a guitar band as evidenced by the heavy riffage on new tracks like “Into the Fugue” and the prog-rock inspired “A Victory”.

Also performing are Oakland’s Everyone is Dirty, who combine the grit of 90’s era Sonic Youth with the pop sensibilities of Jenny Lewis and Rilo Kiley. Lead singer Sivan Gur-Arieh’s darkly seductive vocals and electric violin are the highlight of the group’s transfixing live performances. Kicking off the night is Sweet Chariot, a local SF group who plays americana biker rock in the spirit of Tom Petty and Gram Parsons. 

Stop by Slim’s this Friday to check out some of the Bay Area’s best rock and roll! -Ethan Varian


SF Electronica to check out: The Actress Not The Character

The Actress Not The Character is an electronic instrumental project from San Francisco, which released a new 7-track album on Bandcamp a few days ago. Their music is textured, with a ambient and rather "delicate" industrial influences - i.e. think about noises made by small machines rather than by Ministry or NIN. These guys aren't afraid to tense sounding atmospheres, but always in a textural, not too loud fashion. Listen to album opener Monster/Not a Monster below

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Meat Market Yi and Copout Play the El Rio

If you ever thought you were sorely lacking in the "rowdy punk show" department, we have just the event for you. Tonight Meat Market, Yi and Copout will be playing together at El Rio .Yi is an Oakland based band that finds solace in harried, yelling vocals and kicky, fast-paced instrumentals. Their latest 7-inch release, Punk Memories explores themes such as problematic punk scenes and kidney stones.

Meat Market is an Oakland based band that combines elements of surf, punk and garage rock to create a slew of perfectly rowdy tunes. Within the past few years they have come out with a few solid releases such as their self-titled full length album and 7-inch single Too Tired. Be sure to catch them before they head off to SXSW! -Erin Dage

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