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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. The eclectic electronic musician Maya Songbird, who'll be playing this Friday at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, told KALW’s Ninna Gaensler-Debs about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Gary Gulman and Jake Johannsen.

Have you heard any of the Tiny Desk Concerts on NPR’s website? Musicians are invited to play for an audience of staffers at the desk of “All Songs Considered” host Bob Boilen. Back in the summer Boilen declared a San Francisco group as his new favorite band and chose the title track from their new album as his song of the week.  


Apr 26, 2012
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Today's music is by “Loquat,” a San Francisco band. Do they take their name from the fruit of that name? Maybe – they’re not saying for sure. But they do say their music “doesn’t pander to fashion.” They’re heading the bill tomorrow, April 27, at The Independent in San Francisco, singing songs from their new album. Music begins about 9pm.

Zodiac Death Valley

Feb 16, 2012

The music you’re hearing now is by Zodiac Death Valley. This San Francisco band calls themselves “the loudest folk band in the world.” You can judge for yourself on Saturday (02.18), when they take the stage at The Independent in San Francisco.