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Cool Ghouls

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After generating a ton of buzz in the Bay, Cool Ghouls want you to take a bite out of their new single "Grace" from their upcoming self-titled debut, which drops April 13th. It's a sunny slice of soulful pop, which we'll crank on all the bright days ahead. [via Filter Magazine]

After grand concert plans at the brand-spanking-new America's Cup Pavilion on the Embarcadero, fearful neighbors in North Beach have managed to NIMBY the America's Cup organizers into scaling back their planned 40 performances this year to just 30. And it might not stop there. [via SF Weekly]

As Record Store Day approaches, artists everywhere are churning out special singles and 7-inches to further the cause. Ty Segall just released his own, stripped-down, blackened reworking of T. Rex's classic B-side "The Motivator." [via SPIN]

The Brill Building sound comes alive again on Kids on a Crime Spree's newest single, "Creep the Creeps," which dropped this week. It'll appear on their new Slumberland-made 7-inch, which comes out on April 9. Get ready for hand claps galore. [via Impose Magazine]

Wax Idols' entire new album Discipline & Desire was available for streaming last week, and this week meant another surprise: A fresh video for their single "When It Happens"! [via Noisey]

Been wondering how Napa's new arts and music festival BottleRock came to be? The Bay Bridged did a little digging and talked to its creators, Bob Vogt and Gabe Meyers. [via The Bay Bridged]

Not that any of us are surprised, but Rolling Stone named Great American Music Hall as the sixth best club in America. Duh! Actually, we think it's the best of the best. [via Rolling Stone]

Blasted Canyons broke up when one bandmember decided to leave the operation abruptly. We'll miss seeing their exciting, manic live shows. RIP. [via Facebook]

Meet the sweet soul who volunteers to run the newly opened Warren Hellman Museum, which is situated in an alley behind Slim's. [via SF Weekly]