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    New Music Newsletter #2

    Newsletter #2 features 10 bands bringing together rock, psychedelic pop, folk, punk and heavy rock. This list includes artists Thee Oh Sees, punk rockers Suzi Moon and Billy Hopeless, psych-pop-grunge band Mason Lowe, raw rockers House Of Wolves, shoegaze drifters The Doormen, driven rockers Silent Pictures, lo-fi 90s retro rock band Donovan’s Brain, vintage inspired bedroom pop group Vanity Mirror, far-out space rockers Psychic Lemon, and gentle folk pop artist McKenna Esteb.

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    Music Box Presents – Kilowatt Bar 4.1.23

    Everyone was on the guest list for this event, and it wasn’t just an April fool’s joke. Music Box Presents hosted an amazing night of psychedelic and new wave rock music at the Kilowatt Bar on this past April 1st , 2023. It’s amazing the amount of people that come out of the woodwork for a free rock show in San Francisco. Not only did lots of denizens of the SF psych scene make an appearance, lots of just average people going out on a Saturday night in the Mission District also got to be exposed to some really good original music from two really talented new bands. Alongside friends…

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    The Black Delta Movement is Dark Psych Sounds

    The Black Delta Movement from the UK has released their second album ‘Recovery Effects’. The music is saturated with dark undertones an ominous stalking predator crawling around each slinking note. The fuzzed lead guitar gives vintage tones while the rhythm guitar lays out staccato chords that support the vocals. The vocals are droning bringing a cultish sound with splashes of grunge era ‘whatever, who gives a F*ck’ vibes.

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    THE CHAPEL 2.4.23

    The event at the Chapel on February 4th, 2023 was one of the most lively and exciting events I’ve attended in a long time. Produced by Lucky Recording Company, and co-sponsored by Prime Time entertainment, GHS Guitar Strings, and Guitar Player. The showcase was a selection of the artists who have recorded at the Grammy nominated studio over this past year by music producers Travis Kasperbauer and Mikel Ross. The concert drew a multi-generational group of people, with attendees ranging from ages 18 to 80. There was a great mix of people in the crowd from all around the San Francisco Bay Area. I think this is one of the…

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    The Black Angels – “Wilderness of Mirrors”

    The Black Angels are back with their newest album in five years, Wilderness of Mirrors. Recorded over the course of two years during the pandemic, these 15 songs are a sonic rock attack, with a sense of urgency heard within. Post-apocalyptic scenarios, environmental destruction, and the falling of empires and institutions are mirrored in the lyrics and themes of each song. The album is a psychedelic editorial on the state of the world today as seen from a band who has toured internationally, but still stays true to their roots in Austin, Texas. Just like the haunting electric sounds associated with The 13th Floor Elevators before them, The Black Angels…