Category Archives: san francisco

SONG OF THE DAY Sam Burton – Nothing Touches Me

As the horizon swallowed up the sinking sun piece by piece tonight, I played this song for the first time.  Mellow and coaxing, the touch of these delicate tones sank into my ears in soft, harmonious stages and piece by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monophonics – Find My Way Back Home

The Monophonics released this little corker on their Sound of Sinning album, which was released on Transistor Sound Records in 2015. Unlike previous works, this record marked a period of growth and exploration for the band as they started venturing beyond, … Continue reading

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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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