Duo Happy Fangs takes bites from various genres

Armed with war paint, a guitar and a powerful yet chipper voice, San Francisco duo Happy Fangs unleashes flurries of pop energy and punk grit. Since the band’s conception, the driving force has been the claws of Mike Cobra’s guitar riffs clashing with the sweet, piercing vocals of Rebecca Gone
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San Francisco-based band riffs like no other

Thao and The Get Down Stay Down offer rhythmic folk rock to SF

Without relying on typical, overused chord progressions, capturing a simple, rhythmic balance of notes is a creative challenge. Yet for musician Thao Nguyen, the process could not have been simpler.
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Rogue wave

Local Limelight: Rogue Wave

During the last cold, bitter weeks of December and January, you know the number one thought on your mind was this: How will I ever hear about any local bands? Fear not, as Local Limelight is back, kicking off this week with a local band that has resurfaced in the
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Noise Pop 2013 Preview

Nosaj Thing When: Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Where: California Academy of Sciences After a three-year hiatus, Jason Chung, the LA-based producer behind Nosaj Thing, has just released his sublime new album Home. Frustrated by the current state of electronic music, Chung produces gorgeously intimate, stripped-down bass, heavily influenced by the
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Free Energy to play in Noise Pop Festival

Lead singer Paul Sprangers talks about new album and upcoming show

This Thursday, Free Energy brings their brand of anthemic pop rock to the Brick and Mortar Music Hall, where they will strengthen their already tight connection with Bay Area music fans.
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This week in arts

Film Readers know I have talked about “Melancholia” ad nauseum, but this Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco could be your last chance to see Lars von Trier’s spectacular film on the big screen. It’s kind of a trek, but witnessing “Melancholia” — which stars Kirsten
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This Week in Sound: Noise Pop Extravaganza!

Starting this Tuesday through Sunday, San Francisco’s annual Noise Pop festival comes back for its 20th year! One of the biggest indie music, art and film events in the Bay Area, Noise Pop will span across venues throughout SF, as well as the Fox Theater in Oakland as well. Headliners
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