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Twelve Great Song-Oriented Albums of 2017

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 8, 2018 06:05pm | Post a Comment

By Michael Henning

I'm generally not that into traditional "song-oriented" music, finding myself more interested in music that is either instrumental (Ambient, Electronic, Experimental, etc.) or music that features singing in languages other than English (International and global sounds, both old and new). This year, however, I found myself enjoying a lot more music in this vein than usual. Here are a dozen great new albums from 2017 that worked wonders within the confines of rock/pop/folk music, bringing a freshness to the craft that makes them all deserving of recognition and attention.

Acetone

12. Acetone1992-2001 (Light in the Attic)

Nice career-spanning retrospective from this underrated California-based group. Their lazy, laid-back music fused indie rock with folk and country influences, and this well-curated compilation mines their catalog and comes up with some real gold.

 

NightLife LIVE at SF's California Academy of Sciences: Dan Deacon & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, October 13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 2, 2016 06:20pm | Post a Comment

NightLife at California Academy of Science

Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon at Amoeba SF, 3/1/2015.

San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences' NightLife LIVE 2016 summer music series comes to a close on Thursday, October 13th with a bang! Performances from experimental electro-pop madman Dan Deacon and composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will help ease the pain of the end of summer while you peruse the current and permanent exhibits at the Academy.

You can also shop local vendor booths that night. Browse used vinyl at the Amoeba Music pop-up shop next to a swamp! We'll be bringing loads of quality used vinyl so prepare to go crate digging. Also, don't miss your last chance to grab a screen print of the exclusive NightLife LIVE October design from San Franpsycho.

Get your tix HERE, and RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook HERE.