Skaters release new track Head On To Nowhere

by chris on January 29, 2016

Skaters release new track Head On To Nowhere. Read the interview at Consequence of Sound.

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“Is The Is Are” is DIIV’s new double album. The official release date is Feb. 5th, 2016.


Favorite Albums of 2015

by chris on December 29, 2015

These were my most listened to albums that were released in 2015.

Listed in alphabetical order:

Autobahn – Dissemble (post-punk)
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars (dream pop)
Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us (indie rock)
Crocodiles – Boys (shoegaze)
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier (indie rock, shoegaze)
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear (indie rock)
Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV (shoegaze)
Foals – What Went Down (indie rock)
Jack Ladder – Playmates (indie rock)
Ought – Sun Coming Down (post-punk)
Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You (shoegaze, alternative rock)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (indie rock)
Viet Cong – Viet Cong (indie rock, noise pop)

Spotify playlist: favorite indie rock albums of 2015

Autobahn – Dissemble
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Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
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Beach Slang – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
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Crocodiles – Boys
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Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
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Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
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Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV
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Foals – What Went Down
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Jack Ladder – Playmates
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Ought – Sun Coming Down
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Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born To Lose You
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
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Viet Cong – Viet Cong
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San Francisco Bay Area live music venues – seating capacity

November 19, 2015

This was originally posted here about a decade ago and is due for an update as there have been many changes. Venue Capacity   The Hemlock San Francisco 55 [info] Hotel Utah San Francisco 88 [info] Thee Parkside San Francisco 100 Red Devil Lounge San Francisco 200 [info] Brick and Mortar San Francisco 250 [info] […]

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Spotify – Discover Weekly playlist and music discovery

October 8, 2015

There is a recent article written by Ben Popper on The Verge about Spotify’s new Discover Weekly feature. These are my thoughts. I realize my listening tastes and habits are not only unique to me but fall into a very small percentage of listeners who almost obsessively seeks out up-and-coming artists and dives into the […]

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The Chameleons embark on US tour (Interpol, Editors, post-punk)

August 27, 2015

The Chameleons UK, an 80s alternative/post-punk band, who influenced modern bands like Interpol, The Editors, Oasis, and The Verve, are playing at San Francisco’s Elbo Room​ on Sept. 21. (Mark Burgess, the original singer, with a backing band.) event info: The ChameleonsVox w/ Soft Kill & All Your Sisters​ (similar to The Psychedelic Furs, Echo […]

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Apple Music, this is the savior?

June 30, 2015

Today Apple released their new Apple Music application and streaming music service, which includes a redesigned Music app for iOS and iTunes for desktops. It also includes a new live radio called Beats 1. Apple is supposed to be the epitome of design. Simultaneously making something simple and intuitive yet engaging at the same time. […]

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Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders

May 7, 2015

A new 2015 release from Australia’s Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders.  Recommended if you like Nick Cave or perhaps the baritone voice of The National’s Matt Berninger if he sang for a more 80s new wave band.  

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Cable TV, cutting the cord, Comcast, AT&T UVerse, Sling TV

March 7, 2015

After Comcast raised my already expensive Dual Play (cable TV and internet) from around $145 to $190 I decided to cancel Comcast cable TV and keep Comcast internet.    Yes, I cut the cord.   This lasted for all of about 2 weeks. I tried Sling TV, the Roku 3, and modified the Roku to use Plex, Nowhere […]

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Favorite Albums of 2014

December 22, 2014

I think there were a lot of great tracks released in 2014, and albums with a few really good tracks, but not much stands out for me personally for being solid all the way through. It’s easier to pick a Best of 2014 for individual songs than for total albums. Having said that, I think […]

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