Oakland's Wax Idols unveil their latest album, Discipline and Desire, and its awesomely dark sound is made even better considering it came from the Bay Area, and not the UK. [via Pitchfork]

Speaking of album streams of bands from Oakland, Warm Soda also have their debut LP Someone For You up and running on Paste's website. [via Paste]

Disgraced folk singer Michelle Shocked (who basically ruined her career by uttering gay slurs at Yoshi's last week) stages a sit-in outside a Santa Cruz venue that had canceled her show after the Yoshi's incident with tape across her mouth that read "Silenced By Fear." [via SFGate]

Want your brains scrambled a little bit? Check out the new video by Lumerians for their track "The Bloom," off their newly-announced, upcoming album The High Frontier. [via email PR land]

330 Ritch hands its entertainment license back to the city after three people were shot in and around the club early Sunday morning. We hope it's not too much of a blow to the city's hip hop and DJ community, which the club was renowned for supporting. [via SF Weekly]

The Based God himself Lil B releases his new mixtape P.Y.T., including a track called "Look Like God," which sounds like it could've been made by Diddy in the 90s–except it was probably made in his bedroom. That's the magic of B. [via Pitchfork]

Legendary punk Richard Hell gives a reading at City Lights Bookstore, from his new autobiography I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, and the place is packed to the gills with eager fans, including Thurston Moore. [via SF Weekly]