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Racking Up Plays: “Draw a Crowd” by Ben Folds Five

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Draw a Crowd,” Ben Folds Five If … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Down Dirty Shake, Cool Ghouls and The Lotus Moons at Stork Club in Oakland, 02.17.12

It was the type of night where “blues” is spelled “blooze,” the pop is powered and the band asks for as much reverb as the sound guy can give. Five retro-minded bands filled the Stork Club in Oakland with psychedelic … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Cool Ghouls at Stork Club

This is my first attempt to post things from my brand new SMART PHONE, not to mention my first attempt to take pictures with it. At any rate, the power pop band Cool Ghouls’ set tonight at the Stork Club … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Palomino” by Mates of State

For years now, I’ve contended that my cat’s favorite band is Mates of State. … You’d think a creature that spends 5/6 of the day napping would go for something a little less manic, but as soon as Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel’s ebullient voices start mixing, there’s always a noticeable reduction in concerned yowls emanating from the cat carrier. Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Bang Pop” by Free Energy

If any of your friends ever ask you, “What the heck is power pop, anyway?”—which happens to me all the time—just play them this bangin’, hormone-fueled jam. Continue reading

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Blame Sally totally blowing up: San Francisco band getting well-deserved national attention from Billboard, NPR

I’m not the only one taking notice. “Speeding Ticket and a Valentine” appeared last week at No. 38 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Under the Gun” by Apex Manor

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Under the Gun,” Apex Manor Among the … Continue reading

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