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Inside the Minds of San Francisco Synthpop Trio Inhalt

It becomes immediately clear upon first listen that Inhalt is not your typical synthpop band. The trio, comprised of Bryan Gibbs, Matia Simovich, and Philip Winiger, have only released one 12” and two EPs, but that small discography belies an enormous amount of talent.

The Weeknighter: Tommy's Joynt

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Best Bets for Live Bay Area Music

Frightened Rabbit

It’s time again. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass arrives this weekend, and we thank our lucky California stars for living in San Francisco, where massive free festivals happen. Check out the lineup and schedule here and prep yourself with these must-see shows:

The Weeknighter: Molotov's

Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?

Party Blotter: Music to Keep You Dancing All Night

Speedy J

Now that autumn is calendar-official, it’s time to enjoy summer’s last gasp by attending any or all of the following parties. These next two weeks feature hard-driving Berlin-style techno, warm and summery house music, creepy, moody darkness from the UK to get you in a Halloween mood, and a selection of the Bay Area’s finest DJs and producers -- something for everyone. See you on the dance floor!

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Fall officially started yesterday and we're celebrating SF summer, changing leaves (as much as they can here), and all things autumn. 

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Arctic Monkeys Fox Theater

Greetings from London, England, still home to some of the world’s most innovative musicians on the planet. Theories abound here about why England fosters such forward-thinking music — a highly educated population, an uncomfortable relationship with its many institutions, a deep connection with musical forefathers, etc. — but no matter. The welcomed Britpop invasion continues.

In Photos: Seven Days of San Francisco Music

This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene the past seven days...

Lookout Crowns "The Pig in a Wig" on Sunday: A Warm Up to the EndHIV Drag Ball

One thing we've learned while playing in the Castro: there are few things better to combat the chilly fog than a good wig—fellas, can we get an amen?!—so what better way to warm the cockles of your heart than with a drag fundraiser! This Sunday afternoon in the heart of the gayborhood, Lookout wants you to slap on a lacefront and pose for the camera with your best pretty lady face to win tickets to one of the season's most raucous events.

Seven Reasons You Should Be at Oakland Music Festival

This Saturday's Oakland Music Festival promises to be incomparable to anything that's ever happened in one of East Bay's most beloved cities. 

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