Tag Archives: San Francisco

SONG OF THE DAY Cool Ghouls – Gord’s Horse

Perhaps a far more sedate and laid-back affair to what I generally post, but Gord’s Horse struck a chord in me today and perhaps was the serene escape I really needed but just hadn’t realised!? San Franciscan 4-piece Cool Ghouls consists of members, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Guerrero – El Camino Negro

Californian guitarist and composer Tommy Guerrero has been known to fuse an array of styles into his ever-evolving sound, incorporating rock, hip hop, funk, soul and jazz into his compositions.  For his latest and forthcoming album, Road to Knowhere, he … 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 Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan

Yesterday’s song had such a profound effect on me that I couldn’t resist revisiting this gorgeous music once again! Ladilikan releases today via World Circuit Records and is an album that seamlessly blends together the most exquisite fusion of contemporary western … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Eh Ya Ye

When music from such vastly different origins come together and sound as good as this, you cannot help but feel a charge of pure excitement! Tomorrow, World Circuit Records are releasing Ladilikan, a new album by Mali’s Trio Da Kali and San Francisco’s … 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 Tycho – Epoch

San-Franciscan band Tycho is an ambient music project led by primary composer, songwriter and producer, Scott Hansen.  Also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works, Hansen’s music evolves around a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers, ambient melodies and … 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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