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Music, All Shook Down The Soft White Sixties Talk New Album and Why They Ditched S.F. For L.A.

The Soft White Sixties Talk New Album and Why They Ditched S.F. For L.A.

While The Soft White Sixties recently joined the onslaught of Bay Area artists that have relocated to L.A., don’t expect them to use rising housing costs or the dying arts scene as reasons for their move. Instead, they describe…
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Music, All Shook Down R&B Trio KING Talk About Their Influences and What They've Learned About The Music Industry Thus Far

R&B Trio KING Talk About Their Influences and What They've Learned About The Music Industry Thus Far

Prince has a thang for plucking singers out of obscurity and molding them into mainstream hits. The ‘80s heartthrob learned of the Los Angeles trio KING after they posted their debut single, “The Story,” on YouTube in 2011. A…
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Music, All Shook Down Classical Meets Metal With West Oakland's La Fin Absolute Du Monde

Classical Meets Metal With West Oakland's La Fin Absolute Du Monde

Ask West Oakland duo La Fin Absolute Du Monde what the best setting to enjoy their music is and Jason Myles won’t hesitate with his response. “Standing at the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean,” he offers. “Watching…
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Music, All Shook Down For Those Who Like Noisey Thrash-Rock, CCR Headcleaner is Your Band

For Those Who Like Noisey Thrash-Rock, CCR Headcleaner is Your Band

Tonight, Bay Area noise-punk/mutant-psych band, CCR Headclearner, is playing at the Fillmore. The quartet, who was deemed by Noisey as having "the stupidest name in rock and roll," is made up of Alex Cargile, Ned Meiners, Justin Flowers, and Mark…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. Psych-Rock Band Heron Oblivion Signs to Indie Label, Sub Pop Records

S.F. Psych-Rock Band Heron Oblivion Signs to Indie Label, Sub Pop Records

San-Francisco psych-rock quartet, Heron Oblivion, have played virtually no live shows. They haven’t recorded a full-length album either. And yet, in October, they were offered a record deal from the Seattle-based independent record label, Sub Pop Records. The secret?…
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Music, All Shook Down We Asked Icelandic Duo, Kiasmos, a Bunch of Random Questions Because, Well, Why Not?

We Asked Icelandic Duo, Kiasmos, a Bunch of Random Questions Because, Well, Why Not?

On December 9, experimental techno duo, Kiasmos, will be playing at Mezzanine, so we figured we'd talk to them beforehand and ask them a number of super random, out-of-the-blue questions because we could. Given how bizarre and funky their…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Hot Flash Heat Wave Prove That It's Better When You Work With Friends

Live Review: Hot Flash Heat Wave Prove That It's Better When You Work With Friends

As people slowly flooded into the Chapel last night around 9 p.m. to see Hot Flash Heat Wave’s set, it was clear that the band, through their gnarly sense of humor and charming stage presence, held the audience’s attention…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Lust for So-Cal With Teens In Trouble's Debut Single, "Santa Monica"

Premiere: Lust for So-Cal With Teens In Trouble's Debut Single, "Santa Monica"

When you type "Teens in Trouble" into Google, make sure you also write "band;" otherwise, you'll get a lot of Dr. Phil and WebMD search results about how to deal with troubled teens. As the name suggests, Teens In…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Social Work Wants You to Dance Funny to Their Debut Single, "Funny Dancers"

Premiere: Social Work Wants You to Dance Funny to Their Debut Single, "Funny Dancers"

Funny dancers rejoice because we've got a song for you. "Funny Dancers" is the debut single from Oakland band, Social Work, and it's the kind of jam that'll get even the most staunch non-dancers out of their chairs and…
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Music, All Shook Down No Vacation Is the College Band SF Has Been Waiting For

No Vacation Is the College Band SF Has Been Waiting For

San Francisco’s college music culture can be difficult to track down. SF State or USF's word-of-mouth house parties aren't exactly on my radar, so it's hard at times — as a non-student — to get excited about (or see)…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's Hazel English Rises to the Top of the Blog Charts

Oakland's Hazel English Rises to the Top of the Blog Charts

Hype Machine's "Popular" charts are a reflection of which artists and songs are the most blogged about on the net. So when Oakland-based singer Hazel English's latest track "Fix," peaked in the top spot earlier this month, it was…
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Music, All Shook Down Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

Tonight: The Human Condition Throws Album Release Party at Great American Music Hall

The Human Condition, a San Francisco-based acoustic band which describes its sound as "purplegrass," releases a new album tonight, Oct. 8, at Great American Music Hall. The band consists of Mark Joseph, 32, Nathan Harris, 31, David McEnulty, 33, and Dan…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland's Day Wave on the Rise

Oakland's Day Wave on the Rise

Less than a year ago, Jackson Phillips’s Day Wave project didn’t even exist. The Marin native was living in New York after a stint in L.A., as he tried to get another band off the ground. It wasn’t until…
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Music, All Shook Down Down and Outlaws' New Video Takes You on a Trip Around SF in a Bear Costume

Down and Outlaws' New Video Takes You on a Trip Around SF in a Bear Costume

San Francisco's Down and Outlaws released a new music video yesterday for their apathetic anthem, "I Don't Care (I Don't Care)." The track, off the band's upcoming debut album Above Snakes, recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Los Angeles,…
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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Garage Punks The Atom Age Release New Single "It's A Mess"

Oakland Garage Punks The Atom Age Release New Single "It's A Mess"

Oakland's The Atom Age, a garage punk six-piece that effectively channels the vibes of Hot Snakes, released an energizing new track off its upcoming LP Hot Shame, due out August 28 on Asian Man records. "It's A Mess" manages to peek its…
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Music, All Shook Down Super Unison Release Four Post-Hardcore Bangers, Take Off On Tour

Super Unison Release Four Post-Hardcore Bangers, Take Off On Tour

The Bay Area's Super Unison takes off for a six-day Pacific Northwest tour today. But before kicking things off at The Knockout tonight, the band dropped four new tracks on its Bandcamp that will be available to purchase in tape…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to TONER's Dreamy Debut LP

Listen to TONER's Dreamy Debut LP

The dreamy, emotional indie pop of TONER affords Sam Cruz, 21, who drums in Bay Area bands Never Young and Happy Diving, an opportunity to grab complete creative control of a project. And when Cruz takes the wheel, the lyrical…
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Music, All Shook Down Four Funky Bay Area Bands to Know

Four Funky Bay Area Bands to Know

When George Clinton and his Parliament/Funkadelic crew sang “We want the funk, give up the funk!,” they were expressing a universal truth. Another word for funk is “the one,” the upbeat at the heart of African music. James Brown once…
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Music, All Shook Down Doc Sleep: The Reborn DJ

Doc Sleep: The Reborn DJ

Melissa Maristuen (aka Doc Sleep) had a long-distance thing going for a while, bouncing between her hometown of Minneapolis and the Bay Area — but it wasn’t until she laid roots down for good in San Francisco that she began…
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Music, All Shook Down Bells Atlas: An Afro-Soul Punch

Bells Atlas: An Afro-Soul Punch

seen the level of artistic and musical talent that has in recent years come to define its diverse districts.” Amid that increasingly crowded musical landscape, the compilation’s own…
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