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Civil War Rust Break Anchor and ToyGuitar Play Thee Parkside

Tonight at Thee Parkside, it's all about manifestations of bands from the past. Break Anchor is headlining the event with ToyGuitar and Civil War Rust.

Civil War Rust is a pop-punk band from the East Bay. Drawing from contemporary and not-so-contemporary bands such as Dead To Me, Jawbreaker and Crimpshrine, they play music containing equal parts of self deprecation, positivity and snottiness (we mean that in he most respectful way!). Also playing is Toyguitar, who is reconfiguration of '90s East Bay punk band, One Man Army. They have a self-titled 7-inch on Adeline Records that leans more in the direction of power pop. And last but certainly not least is Break Anchor, a Detroit-based band and the product of former Suicide Machines vocalist Jason Navarro. This project is seen as a Navarro's saving grace from depression and addiction that he endured. It's melodic, heartfelt, and most definitely influenced by 924 Gilman bands of the '90s. -Erin Dage

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Lady Stardust Purple Heart and Bones of a Feather Play Thee Parkside TONIGHT

Kiss them goodbye: San Francisco's (nearly) all-female David Bowie cover band, Lady Stardust is playing their last show tonight at Thee Parkside with Purple Heart and Bones of a Feather.

Opening will be a Bones of a Feather, a band from San Francisco that plays soulful covers spanning many genres. Also joining in on the fun is Purple Heart, a band known for playing Heart and Prince covers. Here's hoping that they'll play "Raspberry Beret"!

And last but certainly not least, Lady Stardust will perform. The band will be playing the Bowie's magnum opus, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, from start to finish. -Erin Dage


Psychedelic Party - The Acid Test Will Take Place at SUB/Mission in SF - 4/5

Can you pass the Acid Test? This was the question posed by Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters during their time atop San Francisco’s psychedelic counterculture era of the 1960s. SUB/Mission, a San Francisco music and arts venue, will be hosting an event that poses the same question. On Saturday, April 5th, The Acid Test -- a psychedelic music celebration will explode onto the scene.

Through sound, lighting, dancing and overall merriment, the event will look to capture the same euphoric experiences that those hosted by Kesey did. Mad Alchemy will be providing a liquid light performance and there will be several guest DJs, including sets by Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Abel Oleson and Galine MoDemoiselle.

Be sure to make it out to the show and be a part of an underground psychedelic experience that would make the Merry Pranksters proud. -Skyler Warren

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Congratulations to Clumsy Concentration for Winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll

Congratulations to Oakland bedroom psych band, Clumsy Concentration, for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's Artist of the Month Poll! Clumsy Concentration won over readers with their hazy-sounding style of acoustic psych. Be sure to check out their music!!! We're happy about their success and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

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Halcyonaire Prepare to Release Three Song Vignette on April 15th

Oakland based experimental Americana band, Halcyonaire will be releasing an artfully executed three track album entitled, Urban Arson / Lost & Found & Lost / The Sonneteer. The band has molded a brief collection of music into a flowing piece that they describe to be a vignette. There is a touch of theatrical imagery and storytelling throughout the album, as the songs creatively mosey along as if they effortlessly play themselves without the help of human limbs. Urban Arson brings a similar tone of The Black Angels and Spindrift. All three tracks are dark and emotive desert western ballads that ring and move with a rebellious tone that is invigorating and intriguing.

Urban Arson / Lost & Found & Lost / The Sonneteer is an impressive set of music that stands out without being oppressively flamboyant, loud and overbearing. It's got a comfortable vibe and the songwriting and composition is relatable and nervously soothing.

Until this album's release on April 15th you can check Halcyonaire out live at their album release show at the Night Light on April 12th.  You can also give their previous musical effort, Young Penitents / The Healer a listen to get a taste of what you're in for when the album drops. -je

April 12th - Oakland, CA - The Night Light
April 16th - San Jose, CA - Blank Club

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Sioux City Kid is the Featured Act for Amnesia's April Residency + Releases Heartbreak Shakedown

San Francisco based alt country band, Sioux City Kid will be the featured act for Amnesia's monthly live music residency. This energetic folk rock outfit will host a plethora of other talented local bands like Elliott Randall and the Deadmen, Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah and M. Lockwood Porter. The entire event is being called Sioux Days and singer- songwriter, Jared Griffin will lead his band into live music triumph as they hold court every Tuesday in April at Amnesia in San Francisco.

Sioux City Kid has also released a track entitled, Heartbreak Shakedown. Griffin's gravelly voice thunders over this uptempo folk track. Heartbreak Shakedown has morphed into a studio recording after he travelled to record a version of the song in the Third Man Records recording booth. Take a listen and go to Amnesia to check out SC Kid Live! -je

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Mark Matos & Os Beaches Plays Farewell Show with The Love Dimension and The Risin' Sun

Wrapping up a US tour tomorrow, March 28th at Rickshaw Stop, Mark Matos will be bidding adieu to San Francisco and his long-time collective, Os Beaches. A super group of sorts, Mark Matos & Os Beaches features some of the Bay Area's premiere musicians, including Jeff Davies of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Josh Pollock of Acid Mothers Gong. Together, with a revolving door policy on band members, they create Mark's imaginitive psychedelic folk sound, infusing it with San Francisco's rock and roll history and the sandy textures of the desert rock.

For this special performance, both a homecoming and farewell show, Mark Matos will be accompanied by an all-star Os Beaches lineup featuring Roger Reidlebauerm, Dave Mihaly, Annie Girl, Peter Case guitarist Dave Glasebrook and Anna Jo. Also on the bill is The Love Dimension and Mexico City's The Risin' Sun with special guest Michael Musika, and the projection master behind Mad Alchemy, who will be completing the sensory experience of the night with one of his signature liquid light shows.

The Love Dimension is a positive free love-centric powerhouse of a band. Drawing directly from the influential Woodstock '69 era, they create full and dance worthy soundscapes. Don't miss out on this energetic and groovy ensemble. Mexico based psycobilly band, The Risin' Sun will travel north to Cali just to play this legendary show. Their dank, lofi '60s sound will blend perfectly with this powerful line up.

Make sure you make it to Rickshaw Stop to witness the end of a Bay Area era. -Lauren Espina


Exhausted Pipes and Everyone is Dirty Performs at Hotel Utah - 3/28

For those who love free events and live local music, this event just may be the thing for you. For this installment of The City: SF Sounds, presented by Jack Daniels and NBC Bay Area, bands Exhausted Pipes and Everyone is Dirty will be performing for FREE at Hotel Utah in San Francisco on March 28th.

Exhausted Pipes is an East Bay band that seeks to combine elements of folk, indie, blues and post-punk in their music. Their downhome uptempo cowboy-western style will make you twist and shout on the dance floor! Everyone is Dirty is an Oakland-based band that has a unique art-rock sound. Combining an impossible pairing of grunge music and contemporary classical music, the band makes them both work together flawlessly. Be on the lookout for their debut album on Breakup Records in May.

Make sure you make it out on Saturday to Hotel Utah to support local bands! -Erin Dage

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