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The Week in Local Music News

Stockton gem Craft Spells signs with Captured Tracks [via Craft Spell's Blog]

San Francisco indie favorites Geographer re-release Animal Shapes, complete with remixes from local's Wallpaper and The Limousines [via 7x7]

Bay Area musicians celebrate the life of Makh Daniels [via The Bay Bridged]

Tragedy strikes the Swell Season's Saratoga show [via Entertainment Weekly]

SF Weekly breaks down the Bay Area's would-be Hip Hop money makers [via SF Weekly]

The Morning Benders continue on with their massive fall tour, with dates across Europe, Australia and the U.S. [via Pitchfork]

Japanese-born local bluegrass artist Toshio Hirano featured in the new documentary “Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story” [via Laughing Squid]

Experimental duo Coconut talks mango, banana, papaya (and coconuts) with the San Francisco Chronicle [via San Francisco Chronicle]

Katarokkar shares some excellent photos from last weekend's Outside Lands Festival [via Katarokkar]

The OCMD highlights rising garage-tinged locals Beehive Spirit [via The OCMD]

Oakland's Grand Lake celebrates the release of their debut full length [via The Bay Bridged]