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Music, All Shook Down Wood Shoppe Celebrates Two Years of Free Tuesday Nights at Brick and Mortar

Wood Shoppe Celebrates Two Years of Free Tuesday Nights at Brick and Mortar

For the five masterminds behind Wood Shoppe, one conversation was all they needed to discern a hole in the music market and find a way to fill it. The first Tuesday of every month, Zachary Cepin, Acacia Newlon, Wilson Zheng,…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. Psych Outfit Sleepy Sun Talks Touring with White Hills, Losing a Singer, and Recording its Latest Album

S.F. Psych Outfit Sleepy Sun Talks Touring with White Hills, Losing a Singer, and Recording its Latest Album

One of the more celebrated bands to emerge in the past few years as part of San Francisco's new psychedelic-rock underground, Sleepy Sun made waves globally in 2009 with the release of its acclaimed debut album, Embrace. Shifting easily…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bay Brewed: A Beer Festival With Live Music From Weekend, Terry Malts, and More

The Bay Brewed: A Beer Festival With Live Music From Weekend, Terry Malts, and More

There are at least two problems with most beer festivals: You don't get enough beer for what you pay, and you usually have to listen to crappy music while you drink it. Thankfully, our friends over at the Bay…
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Music, Psych-rockers Sleepy Sun get better on the road

Psych-rockers Sleepy Sun get better on the road

As rock fossil Steve Perry once bemoaned in some rotten power ballad, "The road ain't no place to start a family." And brother, that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you really want to know what the road isn't…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Sleepy Sun's Fever

CD Review: Sleepy Sun's Fever

The Bay Area sextet Sleepy Sun is part of a crop of both budding and established bands that base their sound and ethos in a long-gone time: when popular music was actually good and the guitar was an important, interesting…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Sleepy Sun

Concert preview: Sleepy Sun

There's a time for sharpening your focus on the world, thinking critically about goals, and being a productive member of society. For all other times, there are drugs and psychedelic music, and local outfit Sleepy Sun delivers the latter in…
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Music, All Shook Down Catch Sleepy Sun This Weekend Before They Go With Monkeys

Catch Sleepy Sun This Weekend Before They Go With Monkeys

The members of Sleepy Sun are a bunch of young'uns, but that hasn't stopped this band of early-20-somethings from digging into the annals of rock to craft their sound. It's a psych-rock party, to be sure, but the sextet also…
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Video of the Day: Sleepy Sun's New Age

San Francisco psych-popsters Sleepy Sun get extra cosmic on their new video, "New Age," a red- and droopy-eyed ballad that opens up into some seriously stony guitar solos. We would expect nothing less from a band that got its…
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Music, Hear This Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound

Despite the trippy name — and having worked with Fucking Champs guru Tim Green — local ensemble Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound isn't quite as heavy as you might expect. Sure, on the group's third album, When Sweet Sleep Returned,…
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Music, Sleepy Sun rises in the local psych scene

Sleepy Sun rises in the local psych scene

As much as talent, drive, and determination factor into a band's chances for wide recognition, there's no discounting the power of fate. An alignment of forces has lifted psych outfit Sleepy Sun from a Santa Cruz favorite to a rising…
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Music, Reviewed Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun

Music is so damn finite, and it's all been done before, and there's nothing left to say anyhow, and everybody knows it. But then something like Spacemen 3, or the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Brian Jonestown Massacre happens…
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