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Ty Segall and White Fence. “My Friend”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “My Friend” by Ty Segall and White Fence, from the 2018 album Joy, Drag City.

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Soft Kill. “Trying Not to Die”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Trying Not to Die” by Soft Kill, from the 2018 album Savior, through The Orchard Music (on behalf of Profound Lore).

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Album of the Week. The Hellenes. I Love You All the Animals.

KXSF Album of the Week. The Hellenes : I Love You All The Animals. Rain Parade’s Matt Piucci with many guests including Jody Stephens (Big Star), Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse)…just released on vinyl last week! Dreamy post-paisley psych-rock. Recorded at San Francisco’s Light Rail Studios. By DJ Hankster.

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Oh Sees. “Overthrown”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Overthrown” by Oh Sees, from the 2018 album Smote Reverser, Castle Face Records.

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Glorietta. “Heatstroke”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Heatstroke” by Glorietta, from the 2018 album Glorietta, through Nine Mile Records.


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Surfbort. “Les Be in Love”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by Guillermo Goyri) is “Les Be in Love” by Surfbort,  from the 2018 single Les Be in Love through Cult Records NYC.

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Indoor Cats. “Fun 2”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by Bob Newman) is “Fun 2” by Indoor Cats, from the from the 2018 album Indoor Cats through Radio Free Americana. Indoor Cats by Indoor Cats

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Sgt. Papers. “Pank”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by Guillermo Goyri) is “Pank” by Sgt. Papers, from the from the 2018 album  Sgt. Papers Lonely Psych Punk Band through Sgt. Papers.

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Shame. “Friction”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by MJ Call) is “Friction” by Shame, from the from the 2018 album Songs Of Praise through Dead Oceans.

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Missing Pages. “Long Way Down”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by Bob Newman) is “Long Way Down” by Missing Pages, from the from the 7” Long Way Down b/w Highlighter Piss through 12XU Records.

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The Marcus King Band. “Goodbye Carolina”

Our KXSF Song of the Day (as recommended by MJ Call) is “Goodbye Carolina” by The Marcus King Band, from the 2018 album Carolina Confessions, through Fantasy Records.

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Mint Field. “Cambios del Pasar”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Cambios del Pasar” by Mint Field, from the 2018 album Pasar de las Luces, through Innovative Leisure.

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Mourn. “Fun at the Geysers”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Fun at the Geysers” by Catalonian band, Mourn, from the 2018 album Sorpresa Familia, through Captured Tracks.

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Roo Panes. “Quiet Man”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Quiet Man” by Roo Panes, from the 2018 album Quiet Man, through CRC Records.

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Alison Statton & Spike. “Sixty Second Window”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Sixty Second Window” by Alison Statton & Spike, from the 2018 album Bimini Twist, through Tiny Global Productions.

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KXSF at Treasure Island Music Festival 2018.

After a one year hiatus, Treasure Island Music Festival back in the Bay Area. Instead of taking place at the iconic place where the festival started in 2007, TIMF will take place at the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, just across the Bay Bridge on Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14th. Even though […]

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The Shifters. “Straight Lines”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Straight Lines” by The Shifters, from the 2018 album Have A Cunning Plan, through Trouble in Mind Records.

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Glorietta. “Heatstroke”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Heatstroke” by Glorietta, from the 2018 album Glorietta, through Nine Mile Records.

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Local Selection: Moonshine Maybelline. “Champagne & Cocaine”

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: Like a siren from the shore, Moonshine Maybelline lures you in with spellbinding ballads, mesmerizes with moody soundscapes, and crashes your broken heart into their country-rock. Catherine Foreman’s powerful vocals and instantly memorable songs are the centerpiece of this dynamic 5-piece band from San Francisco. Sparks began to fly when she teamed up […]

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Local Selection: Mike Rufo. “Come Find Me”

#KXSFLocalSelection: Mike Rufo is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Rufo’s songs and poems arc across the waves of life.  His music is gripping and eclectic, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Mike’s musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation.  He also mixes things […]

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Local Selection: Shelby, Texas. “Glory”

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: Shelby, Texas is a Bay Area country/rock band bringing their own west coast country charm wherever they roam. Their debut album, We Are Shelby, Texas, introduces a new breed of country bringing together classic storytelling and a concrete sense of self. Songs like “Tennessee”, “Glory” and the award-winning “Home” show you exactly who Shelby, Texas is and […]

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Villagers. “Fool”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Fool” by Villagers, from the 2018 album The Art of Pretending to Swin, through Domino Recording Co.

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The Limiñanas. “The Gift” (featuring Peter Hook)

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “The Gift” by The Limiñanas, from the 2018 album Shadow People, through Because Music.

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Soft Kill. “Trying Not to Die”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Trying Not to Die” by Soft Kill, from the 2018 album Savior, through The Orchard Music (on behalf of Profound Lore).

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Terry. “Bureau”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Bureau” by Terry, from the 2018 album I’m Terry, through Upset The Rhythm.

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San Francisco Activities: October

Hey San Francisco! This is the first article of many to come each month listing various upcoming activities within in the city that might be worthwhile to check out if you’re looking for something fun to do! And as always, be sure to tune into KXSF 102.5 FM everyday 10am-4pm & 10pm-4am for San Francisco’s […]

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Album of the Month. Terry. “I’m Terry”

KXSF Album of the Month. October 2018. The KXSF album of the month is the third full-length in as many years from Terry. The first two LPs from this Melbourne band, whose four members are/were in a number of other combos (including such notables as Dick Diver, Constant Mongrel, Total Control, and Primo) were winsome […]

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Pardoner. “Blue Hell”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Blue Hell” by San Francisco’s own Pardoner, from the 2017 album Uncontrollable Salvation, Father/Daughter Records.

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The Growlers. “Problems III”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Problems III” by The Growlers, from the 2018 album Casual Acquaintances, Beach Goth Records and Tapes.

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Bodega. “Charlie”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Charlie” by Bodega, from the 2018 album Endless Scroll, What’s Yr Rupture Records.

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Ty Segall and White Fence. “My Friend”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “My Friend” by Ty Segall and White Fence, from the 2018 album Joy, Drag City.

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Boy Harsher. “Pain”

*Song of the Day* Boy Harsher‘s “Pain” is the perfect musical ode to those usually condemned feelings of fear, darkness and revenge. It is a great, almost dangerous song with profound and hypnotic beats that will make you irremediably fall into a musical incantation. This cut is our KXSF Song of the Day and is […]

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Low “Fly”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Fly” by Low, from the 2018 album Double Negative, Sub Pop Records.

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Anna Calvi. “As a Man”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “As a Man” by Anna Calvi, from the 2018 album Hunter, Domino Recording Co.

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The Goon Sax. “She Knows”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “She Knows” by The Goon Sax, from the 2018 album We’re Not Talking, Wichita Recordings and Chapter Music.

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Oh Sees. “Overthrown”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Overthrown” by Oh Sees, from the 2018 album Smote Reverser, Castle Face Records.

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Maribou State. “Nervous Tics” (feat. Holly Walker)

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Nervous Tics” by Maribou State featuring Holly Walker, from the 2018 album Kingdoms In Colour, Counter Records.

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Chromatics. “Black Walls”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Black Walls” by Chromatics, from the 2018 album Dear Tommy, Italians Do It Better.

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Emma Ruth Rundle. “Light Song”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Light Song” by Emma Ruth Rundle, from the 2018 album On Dark Horses, Sargent House.

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Jim James. “Just a Fool”

Our KXSF Song of the Day is “Just a Fool” by Jim James, from the 2018 album Uniform Distortion, ATO Records.  

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Album Review. Willie Nelson. My Way.

KXSF Album Review: Willie Nelson. My Way. Legacy Recordings. 2018.   Willie Nelson Does It His Way. First of all, let’s make something clear.  Anyone who has made 67 studio albums, 12 live albums, 42 complication albums, two Christmas albums, participated in two soundtrack albums and 34 collaboration albums, deserves respect.  Second of all, if that same […]

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Album of the Week. The Hellenes. I Love You All the Animals.

KXSF Album of the Week. The Hellenes : I Love You All The Animals. Rain Parade’s Matt Piucci with many guests including Jody Stephens (Big Star), Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse)…just released on vinyl last week! Dreamy post-paisley psych-rock. Recorded at San Francisco’s Light Rail Studios. By DJ Hankster.

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Interview: Bettye LaVette in West of Twin Peaks Radio.

Bettye LeVette doesn’t want your sympathy.  She wants your respect, your ears and maybe some much needed perspective.   I had the great fortune to interview Bettye this past week in advance of her two-night residency at The Chapel in San Francisco on September 18th and 19th. In our wide-ranging conversation, I choose not to […]

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Album of the Month. IDLES. “Joy as an Act of Resistance”

KXSF Album of the Month. September 2018. This month’s choice for our KXSF Album of the Month (#KXSFAOTM) was a rather easy one. That is, because during the first hours of the month, IDLES’ highly anticipated follow-up to their debut,  2017’s Brutalism was dropped. Joy as an Act of Resistance, which just by its name […]

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Album of the Week. Bernice. Puff LP. In the Air Without a Shape.

KXSF Album of the Week. Bernice: Puff LP: In the air without a shape (Arts&Craft, 2018) Another new release and the band’s first album since 2011. Charming pop, though a lot more loose and eclectic, with a female singer (and harmonizing female singer), electronics, drums and more. This Toronto based band cues from Jazz, soul […]

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Local Selection: Mamaleek. Out of Time.

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: The duo recorded the album in SF and Beirut and composed some hauntingly creative experiemental art rock that lends itself from gaze and metal. Guitar lines with occasional vocals, harsh bass and intruiging melodies, “Out Of Time” delivers it all. Since the album spares itself a genre definition, you will just have to […]

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Local Selection: Mary Lattimore. Hundreds of Days.

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: (Tiger Bomb). Created in a Northern California barn during her residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the CD features 6 tracks of peaceful, primarily harp-based songs that focus on natural energy. The pieces as a whole create a relaxing and tranquil feeling, while also varying in musical tone. Some tracks feature […]

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Scooters Set To Return To SF After Two-Month Moratorium by Sam Pasco

The decision is in. After more than two months of waiting, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) decided that it will give permits to just two scooter companies, Scoot and Skip, for its one-year pilot program. Each will be allowed to operate at most 625 scooters for the next six months, starting in October. […]

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Interview: Kamikaze Palm Tree.

This post initially appeared in 2017.  We’re reposting some old blog material that was accidentally purged by our web team during their website maintenance in August 2018.   Kamikaze Palm Tree is a San Francisco noise rock band consisting of drummer/guitarist/vocalist Dylan Hadley and guitarist Cole Berliner. The duo appeared on Poppin’ Off with DJ […]

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Rediscovered: Aretha Franklin. Soul ’69.

It is difficult to pin down just one great Aretha album, but this one is my favorite. It is a classic soul album. The depth and versatility of her voice is excellently reflected through the ballads, she sings so believeably, carried by an orchestra rich and mellow at the same time. My favorite track is […]

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Venue of the Week: The Hemlock

This week’s KXSF “Venue of the Week” pick is the mighty Hemlock Tavern. For the last 13 years, the Hemlock Tavern has been at the forefront of the Bay Area’s independent music scene. Harboring and showcasing local and touring bands. The Hemlock Tavern stands in a class of it’s own, and sadly they will be […]

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Local Selection: Tony Molina. Kill the Lights.

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: Tony Molina: “Kill the Lights” (Slumberland Records). A beautifully arranged album of songs about love and loss. The only reason you might be bummed out though is because the songs are so short – almost all of them under 2min. In “Kill the Lights”, Molina crafts “splendorous power-pop pastorale that channels Big Star […]

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USF Alum Adam Cimber Traded To The Cleveland Indians In Time For Stretch Run

Written by Sam Pasco If you’re a baseball fan, you’re probably aware that your favorite team most likely made a trade (exchanging players for each other) during this past month. The Oakland A’s made a flurry of moves, acquiring multiple pitchers in contrast to the SF Giants who didn’t make any major moves. But if […]

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Rediscovered: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Before Today.

This album was on heaviest rotation in the summer of 2010 at KUSF 90.3FM, especially the tracks Bright Lit Blue Sky and Round and Round Every DJ was supposed to play 50% of current/new releases from their music selection, so this album made it to #1 in terms of air plays several weeks in a […]

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Local Selection: Billy and Dolly. Five Suns of Shit Crystal.

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: Billy and Dolly: “Five Suns on Shit Crystal” (Slumberland Records). SF duo Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Ramirez recorded their third album in Oakland and according to themselves it captures “post-apocalypic love, galactic desertion and Jane Eyre”. Translated into my kind of English: Sonny Smith meets King Tuff, nice melodies accompanied by a Wurlitzer […]



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