This Week in Local Music News


The Bold Italic picks essential tracks from the Bay Area's illustrious hip hop legacy (mostly from the 1990s, but still!). Crank it. [via The Bold Italic]

The Soft Moon premieres a new, hellishly surreal video for the song "Insides." If you want your dreams to be haunted, watch it right now. The song's so good, though, so it's worth it. [via email PR land]

John Vanderslice is readying for an avalanche of new music. His well-funded Kickstarter project is reaping money for Dagger Beach, a new LP or originals, as well as a full revamp of David Bowie's 70s classic, Diamond Dogs. This week gave us a taste of his Bowie homage with the track "Big Brother". [via Stereogum]

Thankfully, Adobe Books refuses to die, and local musicians are continuing the cause. The adored Mission bookshop is now only $25,000 away from meeting its newly raised rent, so bands like The Dodos, The Tambo Rays and Adam Stephens of Two Gallants are throwing their weight behind a benefit show at Public Works on Monday, March 10. Head on down, it's a no brainer. [via SF Weekly]

In addition to kicking off their US tour, Wax Idols premiere a new track from their upcoming disc Discipline & Desire, called "When It Happens" and definitely sports a more fleshed out sound than their earlier work. [via Soundcloud]

San Jose's Antwon's new record In Dark Denim gets reviewed by Pitchfork. We'll let you read it to see what they said. [via Pitchfork]

The raw and ridiculous Shannon & The Clams sign to Hardly Art, which will drop the band's new record Dreams in The Rat House on May 21. Check out their just-released mp3, "Rip Van Winkle" while you're at it. [via SF Weekly]

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