Category Archives: san francisco

SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – Like Yesterday

The only reason I’ve not featured this song before now is because I was convinced that I’d already used it, but apparently not! How did that happen?!! After writing about the Monophonics new upcoming album last Wednesday I’ve been listening to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin

San Francisco’s psychedelic soulsters, the Monophonics originally started out as an instrumental ensemble in 2005.  The initial line up consisted of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, with the recent … Continue reading

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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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