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7 Local Musicians & Bands to Watch In 2011

A lot went on musically in the Bay Area this past year--just take a gander at our favorite fresh albums to drop in 2010. That said, it's time to move onto 2011. Here are 7 bands we think are going to make waves in the very near future:

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The 7 Best San Francisco Albums of 2010

Not to diss 2009 or jinx 2011, but this was an unusually exciting and solid year for our bustling little music scene. As the notoriously NYC-biased Pitchfork recently put it, our fair city is "slowly threatening to eclipse Brooklyn in the ranks of regional talent." Hey-yo! Listed below are seven full length releases (sorry, Girls) from the year that particularly stood out to us, along with five additional LPs too good not to mention.

The Week in Local Music News

San Francisco's The Soft Moon -- the solo project of Lumerians multi-instrumentalist Luis Vasquez -- release yet another haunting epic [via Stereo Gum]

Oakland and Los Angeles based noise makers KIT premier new video on The Fader [via The Fader]

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