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Wax Idols

Wax Idols

Oakland's Wax Idols unveil their latest album, Discipline and Desire, and its awesomely dark sound is made even better considering it came from the Bay Area, and not the UK. [via Pitchfork]

Speaking of album streams of bands from Oakland, Warm Soda also have their debut LP Someone For You up and running on Paste's website. [via Paste]

Disgraced folk singer Michelle Shocked (who basically ruined her career by uttering gay slurs at Yoshi's last week) stages a sit-in outside a Santa Cruz venue that had canceled her show after the Yoshi's incident with tape across her mouth that read "Silenced By Fear." [via SFGate]

Want your brains scrambled a little bit? Check out the new video by Lumerians for their track "The Bloom," off their newly-announced, upcoming album The High Frontier. [via email PR land]

330 Ritch hands its entertainment license back to the city after three people were shot in and around the club early Sunday morning. We hope it's not too much of a blow to the city's hip hop and DJ community, which the club was renowned for supporting. [via SF Weekly]

The Based God himself Lil B releases his new mixtape P.Y.T., including a track called "Look Like God," which sounds like it could've been made by Diddy in the 90s–except it was probably made in his bedroom. That's the magic of B. [via Pitchfork]

Legendary punk Richard Hell gives a reading at City Lights Bookstore, from his new autobiography I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, and the place is packed to the gills with eager fans, including Thurston Moore. [via SF Weekly]