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Music, All Shook Down Listen: Mikal Cronin's Poignant New Power-Pop Single, "Made My Mind Up"

Listen: Mikal Cronin's Poignant New Power-Pop Single, "Made My Mind Up"

So did every songwriter in the Bay Area retreat into their bedroom last year with the entirety of the Replacements' and Big Star's catalogs before writing their new record for 2015? To be clear: We're not complaining. Especially if…
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Music, All Shook Down The Ty Segall Band Just Announced a <i>Live In San Francisco</i> LP — Here's The First Track

The Ty Segall Band Just Announced a Live In San Francisco LP — Here's The First Track

As much as San Francisco guitar heroes Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin have gone on to national recognition, they're always really going to be our guitar heroes. Need proof? The first peep we've heard from the four-person Ty Segall…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop '14 Adds Artists: Com Truise, Shabazz Palaces, Mikal Cronin, and More

Noise Pop '14 Adds Artists: Com Truise, Shabazz Palaces, Mikal Cronin, and More

Noise Pop today announced yet more additions to the lineup for next month's 22nd edition of the citywide indie rock festival. Notable names include Seattle avant-hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces, rockers the Fresh & Onlys and Mikal Cronin, plus Com Truise,…
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Music, The Top 12 Bay Area Rock Albums of 2013

The Top 12 Bay Area Rock Albums of 2013

Deciding where "rock" begins and ends in 2013 — and in a music scene as adventurous as the Bay Area's — is not an easy task. Some of these albums feature banjos, while others have guitars that would sound at…
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Music, All Shook Down Potrero Club Mighty Celebrates 10 Years of Greatness

Potrero Club Mighty Celebrates 10 Years of Greatness

From the latest SF Weekly: Distant Thunder: It might not seem all that long, but a decade is a lifetime in club years. The nightlife industry is one of constant change, and, in all likelihood, those clubs that are popular…
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Music, Hear This Mikal Cronin: Show Preview

Mikal Cronin: Show Preview

Rockers are particularly fond of commemorating beer in song, and though their odes typically profess the merits of whatever is cheap, the annual Bay Brewed Festival is set to radicalize their sorry palates' habitual swilling of PBR. Local outfits Mikal…
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Music, All Shook Down Rickshaw Stop Announces 10-Year Anniversary Festival

Rickshaw Stop Announces 10-Year Anniversary Festival

So Rickshaw Stop, the funky little club near Civic Center on Fell Street, is turning 10 years old next January. In its decade on the S.F. scene, Rickshaw has hosted a frankly crazy number of big names, like M.I.A., Vampire…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bay Brewed Announces Beer and Rock Fest Lineup: Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, and More

The Bay Brewed Announces Beer and Rock Fest Lineup: Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, and More

Rock and beer! Rock and beer! Rock and beer! Our favorite local festival highlighting the world's second- and third-greatest things, respectively, aka the Bay Brewed, just announced its music lineup for Sunday, Dec. 7. It follows a beer lineup that…
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Watch Mikal Cronin's Cinematic, Downbeat Video for "Peace of Mind," Featuring Mary Timony

Still our favorite local rock record of the year, Mikal Cronin's MCII is also still producing singles. Latest to get the video treatment is the melancholy "Peace of Mind," the clip for which features Mary Timony of Wild Flag…
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Music, Hear This The Oblivians: Show Preview

The Oblivians: Show Preview

You see them at shows, thrift stores, and fast food joints, worn by people in vintage rocker apparel: Bright yellow buttons three inches in diameter that read "Burger Records." A new contingent in rock has been united under the circular…
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Music, Feature The Making of Mikal Cronin: How a Shy Kid from Laguna Beach Became the Best Pop Songwriter in San Francisco

The Making of Mikal Cronin: How a Shy Kid from Laguna Beach Became the Best Pop Songwriter in San Francisco

Photograph by Mike Koozmin. Background painting designed by Eric Bauer and Kim West, painted by Eric Bauer and the “ultimate party crew.” Original image modified. The wind on this Thursday night in Austin sags with the din of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Yours Truly Looks at SF Rocker Mikal Cronin on the Release of New Album <i>MCII</i>

Watch: Yours Truly Looks at SF Rocker Mikal Cronin on the Release of New Album MCII

After releasing a stunning debut album and signing with vaunted indie label Merge Records, San Francisco rocker Mikal Cronin today releases his second album, MCII. The 10-song collection continues where his debut left off, with driving, hugely melodic pop-rock songs…
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Music, South-By Superlatives: The Weirdest, Best, and Most Profane of SXSW 2013

South-By Superlatives: The Weirdest, Best, and Most Profane of SXSW 2013

The music portion of South by Southwest is always a slog, but now it's largely a slog in service to America's corporate overlords and celebrity elite. Along with presenting promising new artists, this year's Austin confab served as a tool…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F.'s Mikal Cronin at SXSW: Fuzzy, Hooky Garage Rock

S.F.'s Mikal Cronin at SXSW: Fuzzy, Hooky Garage Rock

Mikal Cronin The Parish // SXSW Thursday, March 14, 2013 Onstage at SXSW last night, San Francisco garage rocker Mikal Cronin demonstrated why -- after releasing a sole, lauded debut album -- he landed on the roster at iconic indie record…
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Music, All Shook Down Hear Mikal Cronin's "Shout It Out," the First Single Off His New Album <i>MCII</i>

Hear Mikal Cronin's "Shout It Out," the First Single Off His New Album MCII

So Mikal Cronin -- the S.F. rocker whose 2011 debut proved way more hooky than its modest garage trappings suggested -- has a new album coming out May 7 on Merge Records. "Shout It Out," the first single, ups…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Bruce Springsteen — "BRUUUUUCE!" to his fans — ruled a sold-out Oracle Arena. He played a lot of classics, including "Dancing in the Dark," "Thunder Road," and "Because the Night," but every song from Springsteen and his 16-piece…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. Rocker Mikal Cronin Signs with Merge Records

S.F. Rocker Mikal Cronin Signs with Merge Records

One of the breakout stories in San Francisco rock last year was that of Mikal Cronin, a longtime pal of local garage-rocker Ty Segall, whose debut album blew us -- and lots of others -- away. Well, it looks like…
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Music, Hear This Jonathan Toubin: Show Preview

Jonathan Toubin: Show Preview

Jonathan Toubin might be the crown prince of American soul-funk DJs. Obsessed with obscure 45s from the '50s and '60s, the New York icon aims to produce the energy and pacing of a modern club night, but with gritty, raw…
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Music, Finding the Yay Area: Local Artists Pull a Few Surprises at South by Southwest

Finding the Yay Area: Local Artists Pull a Few Surprises at South by Southwest

Rapping Oakland spliff-nymph Kreayshawn played at South by Southwest, and it wasn't a disaster. It wasn't embarrassing. It wasn't a joke. Her 20-minute set actually felt like a success. Which was quite an achievement considering the factors working against her:…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle

Sizzle & Fizzle: Special Edition: The Best Bay Area Records of 2011

Rock Albums Mikal Cronin, Mikal Cronin Waters, Out in the…
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