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#KXSFLocalSelection Presents: San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Hillman is back with a new album after 10+ years away from the business. I had a good run in the late 90s/early 00s, releasing three albums and touring the United States and Europe, including 80 some-odd dates as the opening act on Suzanne Vega’s Songs in Red and […]

#KXSFLocalSelection presents: La Dee Da began when Rosie Steffy wrote her first song at age seventeen. She met Aaron Handler in Oakland’s thriving warehouse music scene in 2006 and invited him to play bass on an early La Dee Da cassette release called “Goaty”. A few years later she moved into a tool shed behind […]

#KXSFLocalSelection presents:   Hailing from the cold waters of San Francisco Bay, Penny Opry specializes in bringing old music back from the dead, with a sound designed to lift spirits and bring life to the party. Armed with a suitcase drum kit, ukuleles, and an antique button accordion, the group draws inspiration from maritime folk tradition, […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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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