This Week in Local Music News


Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong compared Korena crossover pop star Psy to herpes. Yep, we're pretty tired of "Gangnam Style" too. [via SFGate]

Mikal Cronin's new disc MCII is getting major props from all around the web (see the gorgeous Yours Truly video here). Even gave it a 9/10 rating, calling it an "essential." [via]

Sacramento's Death Grips announced an entire soundtrack's worth of new music for their drummer Zach Hill's upcoming feature film, along with a whole 'nother album of new tunes. Score! [via Pitchfork]

In a study of cultural icons and musical figures who reference themselves or their work (or even themselves) as being that of something holy instead of merely mortal, named Berkeley rapper Lil B the Based God and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, the "Jesus of Suburbia," at numbers 9 and 15 on their list. []

One of our favorite summer music gatherings? The Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, which announced its dates for 2013, though no details on bands or vendors have arrived just yet. Crossing our fingers for beautiful weather to match. [via The Bay Bridged]

Leading up to the opening of their flagship store, Converse is teaming up with local studio Different Fur for their pop-up called Rubber Tracks, which offers Bay Area bands free recording time with a team of their expert engineers. Musicians who are accepted even get to keep all the rights to their music! Apply here. [via email PR land]

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