Category Archives: san francisco

SONG OF THE DAY Grace Sings Sludge – A Man Doesn’t Want

A couple of years ago I featured a great track called Play It Again Dick by garage-folk band, The Sandwitches (see June 5th).  Unfortunately since then, the San Franciscan 3-piece have disbanded, but the good news is that as solo artists, their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xiomara- Siren

Smooth and sensuous vocals croon against the backdrop of a sultry, smokey soul melody where a laid back beat swaggers to keep in step;  this is the sound of Xiomara’s ‘Siren.’ Recently labelled as one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Spooky Mansion – Mrs John

San Francisco’s very own Spooky Mansion have just released a new song and its bound make your jaw drop, or possibly even lock once you discover just what was behind the writing of this track and, indeed, quite a few others! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – Watch Me

I’ve got a lot of time for this band and have to say that you would be hard pressed to find anything out there, past or present, that has a sound resembling the Oakland-based Foxtails Brigade. Their music explores various genres … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – No Fate

I just love Laura Weinbach’s vocals, she’s nailed a very distinctive sound of her own and there is no mistaking her, yelps and all! Oakland, CA based Foxtails Brigade are to release their third self-titled album on April 8th and just … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jefferson Airplane – The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil

I spent the latter part of my teens discovering all things psychedelic, ‘Light My Fire’ came into my world one day, opened my ears to a new realm of sound and that was it!  This era has become one of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – We Are Not Ourselves

Oakland, CA based Foxtails Brigade are to release their third self-titled album on April 8th this year via OIM Records in North America and on Rallye in Japan.  Prior to this the band have shared a track titled ‘We Are Not … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra – Captains Daughter

A dear friend sent this video to me today as a recommendation and I really quite enjoyed it, especially this live version! Specialising in Acoustic Americana, Marty O’Reilly & The Old School Orchestra are a strings-based band from California who … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Spooky Mansion – Gone Too Far

I’ve been checking out this catchy little tune today and sat there trying to think what the vocals reminded me of..the best I could come up with was Les Claypool of Primas but you may listen to it and think, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Darondo – The Wolf

Anybody already familiar with William Daron Pulliam, aka Darondo, will no doubt appreciate his fine soul and funk sound; for anybody who is about to discover this relatively unknown artist, I hope you will agree that his music is a … Continue reading

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