• Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - Datura
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    Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Datura

    Lorelle Meets The Obsolete has returned with their sixth album, Datura. This two-piece group from Baja California, Mexico has been very active on the scene for 10 years. With such a large catalog of songs, the band has gone back to their old music, applying new arrangements, different instruments, and new production techniques. Always looking forward, this reworking of old material inspired the group to take a bold new direction to keep things new and exciting. This approach is heard all over Datura, as the band embraces a more experimental, stripped down production technique. The album was recorded at their home studio, but mixed by Jace Lasek of The Besnard…

  • Helicon – God Intentions
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    Fuzz Club’s Helicon – God Intentions

    Following the success of their previous two albums, Glasgow psych outfit Helicon have released their latest album God Intentions on the Fuzz Club label. Recorded at Dystopia, Glasgow with producers Luigi Pasquini and Jason Shaw, God Intentions was mastered by RIDE’s Mark Gardener and includes contributions from the Rhona MacFarlane String Quartet, Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), Mark O’Donnell (Tomorrow Syndicate), Sotho Houle (French avant-garde violinist) and Anna McCracken. Formed in 2011 by brothers John-Paul and Gary Hughes in Glasgow, who were appalled by the mundane mediocrity of mainstream music, the brothers set out to “channel the cosmic noise of their Scottish homeland and sitar-led opium tainted sounds of India with…

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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.

  • Music Box Presents - Kilowatt Bar 4.1.23
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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…

  • Chapel 2.4.23
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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…