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Blackbird Blackbird, whose EP Boracay Planet comes out October 16, dropped a sparkly new single entitled "All," plus a new video to go along with it. [via Soundcloud]

We wish more artists would do this nowadays: Ty Segall released a commercial for his new album Twins, to up the hype even more. [via YouTube]

Need an excuse to get outside this weekend? Head to Treasure Island for Jansport's free show called "Bands & a Bonfire Under a Big Sky," featuring local groups The Dodos and Geographer, LA's incredible White Fence, as well as the awesome Father John Misty (the project of J. TIllman, former drummer of Fleet Foxes). Say no to that! RSVP here. [via The Bay Bridged]

Take a peek inside Valencia Street's newest venue, Preservation Jazz Hall West, aka The Chapel. [via SF Weekly]

After an onstage meltdown at the iHeartMusic Festival in Vegas, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong's reps announced that he is seeking treatment for substance abuse. Get well soon. [via SFGate]

This week (specifically Thursday, Sept. 27) marked the 26th anniversary of Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton's untimely death at the age of 24, when their tour bus fell on and crushed him while on tour in Sweden. Burton, a Castro Valley native, is the reason Metallica moved to the Bay Area. [via my brain]

Thee Oh Sees just released their latest album, Putrifiers II, a couple weeks ago. But that's not enough for this SF ubergroup. They just released a jaunty new track, "Wait Lets Go," as part of Less Artists More Condos 7″ series via Famous Class. [via The Bay Bridged]

Oakland mega-rapper Too $hort is on the new season of VH1's Couples Therapy 2, appearing with his longtime, on-again, off-again girlfriend Monica Payne. It looks like it's gonna be one heck of a trainwreck (be sure to watch the trailer). [via SF Weekly]

This marks the 25th anniversary of Bay Area icon MC Hammer's career as a recording artist. Fun fact: He borrowed $40,000 from the Oakland A's Mike Davis and Dwayne Murphy to record his first album in 1987. [via SFGate]