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Wild Moth Meat Market Labor Temple and Bicycle Day Play The Depot at SFSU TONIGHT

San Francisco State University’s music and arts venue, The Depot is putting on an all ages show highlighting some of the Bay Area’s most fun and energetic young bands. Oh, and the show is free! Topping the bill is Wild Moth, a four piece from San Francisco that recently released their latest album, Over, Again through Asian Man Records. Their sound ranges from frenetic (think Jay Reatard or Pavement's “Cut Your Hair") but with a heavy dose of post punk.

Setting the stage is Oakland's surf-rock wonder kids, Meat Market. The band recently finished wrapping up their March Madness tour which included stops at SXSW. Labor Temple and Bicycle Day, who sound similar to John Dwyer’s Coachwhips or early Oh Sees projects will kick off the night.

This will be an early show, running from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., but making it down will be well worth your while! -Skyler Warren

Album Review: The Y Axes - Sunglasses & Solar Flares

SF based group, The Y Axes blend clean, sweet vocals with calming melodies and plaits of deep basslines with animated guitar pulses in their newest album, Sunglasses & Solar Flares. The follow up to the release of their previous ep, Moon Rock 2.0, this 13 track album keeps up the spacey theme with titles like, "Nanoseconds" and "Neon Street."

Timely beats and pleading lyrics brush up against each other in "Nothing With You". "Green To Gold" says hello with electronic warbly synth lines and lyrics sung with a smile. "Dotted Lines" features a reverberating beat and a spicy guitar solo in a tale of love and poetically passing time. With their album set to release on May 17, keep an eye out for The Y Axes as we enter the future of pop music. You can listen to a single from Sunglasses & Solar Flares below. -Kat Collins


Royal Jelly The Pull and DJ Honeycomb Brown Play the Boom Boom Room - 4/23

Polish and lace up your best dancing shoes, press a good shirt, or pick out a dress that's easy to twist in because Royal Jelly is looking to help you get over your slump on humpday. As part of their April residency, Royal Jelly and John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room will be hosting this jazz-inspired, dance inducing band who posseses plenty of rhythm and soul to go around! 

Joining Royal Jelly is another funk filled, soul/ hip hop group, The Pull, who are coming fresh off of winning San Francisco State’s Battle of the Bands. You can catch DJ Honeycomb Brown, spinning vintage funk hits guaranteed to keep your toes tapping. Don’t be shy because this show will be a super fun time! -Skyer Warren


The Trims and Animal Super Species Play the Milk Bar - 4/24

This month for The City: SF Sounds presents, a monthly free concert series hosted by NBC Bay Area and Jack Daniels, it's all about danceable rock. Bay Area bands Animal Super Species and The Trims will be playing the event April 24 at The Milk Bar in San Francisco.

Animal Super Species is a band that is the vein of The Faint, playing scuzzy dance pop. Be sure to check out their debut album, Yearbook - its filled to the brim with danceable tunes. Followed in the theme of the night, is The Trims, an alternative dance pop group from San Jose. The band came out with Delete You After last year and it has definite post-punk and dance influences.  -Erin Dage


Foli Upstairs Downstairs and Breck Omar Brunson Play Hemlock Tavern

If you’re in the mood to see a cool show in San Francisco, The Hemlock Tavern will be hosting a showcase made up of a plethora of talent. Foli will be a refreshing treat for psychedelic soul music fans. Their sound ranges between mellow and introspective grooves to full-on rock and roll assault, which makes for an exciting show.

And for music lovers who are into a steady and washed out sound, shoegaze group, Upstairs Downstairs will give you a spiritually chill experience with their silky vocals and delicately woven instrumentals. Folk soul artist, Breck Omar Brunson will be making his San Francisco debut as a solo singer songwriter after experiencing moderate success as a band front man and contemporary artist in Washington DC. This show is going to be entertaining, intimate and down to earth. Make sure you attend this show if you're looking for something a bit different then your average Bay Area rock show. - Kat Collins

Down and Outlaws The Electric Magpie Kirpatrick Thomas and Super 78 Play The Night Light in Oakland - 4/22

Tomorrow night, Kymberli's Music Box Presents and The Night Light in Oakland will be hosting a killer neo psych lineup. With performances by up and coming local musical outfits, Down and Outlaws with their heavy psych rock aesthetic and energetic live show and the melodious mod rock group, The Electric Magpie, whose reminiscent, 60s revivalist sound seems to be filtered directly through a time machine, this show is not to be missed. 

Salt Lake City based sextet, Super 78 will also be playing the show. Their mashed-up qualities results the creation of a New Order-gone-Gang of Four musical vibe. The lo-fi group will share the bill with the one and only, Kirpatrick Thomas of Cowboy-badboys Spindrift. He'll be lending his killer baritone voice to his own solo acoustic psych-cowboy songs. It will be an amazing performance to experience.

Come out and celebrate Earth Day with a few beers and some killer music. - Kat Collins

The Deli Magazine San Francisco Presents: Modern Man Buzzmutt and Baus at DNA Lounge - 4/18

As you may or may have not heard, The Deli Magazine San Francisco is spearheading a series of shows at the DNA Lounge. For the very first show (after our Riot Grrrl party we threw at SUB/Mission in February) April 18, we've got an excellent lineup of local bands consisting of Modern Man, Buzzmutt and Baus.

Baus is an Oakland band that made waves last month with the release of their first full-length, Idol Minds. The band blends elements of post-punk and no wave to create truly jagged and abrasive tunes. Buzzmutt is a band from San Francisco wh playing psych-tinged noise rock. And headlining is Modern Man, an Oakland-based band that weaves together drudgingly dark shoegaze. Last year the band came out with an awesome tape entitled, Small Waves.

The choice is yours: Do you want to come and celebrate a new era of The Deli Magazine San Francisco and local music, or do you want to stay at home? -Erin Dage


Album Review: Vulture Legs

A new era of reinvented garage rock is upon us, and there's no better musical example that represents this statement than San Fran based group, Vulture Legs. Bearing bluesy garage vibes, their four-song EP Crawl With Me ranges in sound reminiscent of a cooled-off Black Keys and a cleaned-up version of FIDLAR.

Organ overtones in No Game throwback their sound to the 60's, with poetically blunt lyrics (mean on the streets/tryna sell some happiness/woman on the corner, man did you see her? /no she's not your ordinary girl). With Me Girl leads with a strong guitar interlude, as lyrics plead for a chance with the opposite sex (Won't you take a ride with me girl/I can show you things girl). Read Between The Lines is filled with fast-paced guitar riffs and battering drum beats as vocals dance up and down the melodies. Citing "a tasty casserole" as an influence on their Facebook bio, the tastiness is inevitably apparent in their first release. We can expect great things from Vulture Legs. -Kat Collins



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