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SF Local Bands

Check out some of the best music from the San Francisco and greater Bay Area music scene right here. The local band spotlight features the brightest that the San Francisco music scene has to offer from acts that are both at the garage band level all the way to those breaking into the national music scene. Come back often as Music in SF™ scouts the Bay Area to find you the most promising local acts out there.

SF Local Bands

Guest Blog: Leon + The Fantastic

San Francisco local musician Leon + the Fantastic has recently come out with an animated music video for “Grieving Friend of a Superman.” You can check it out below. The track comes off of his May 18 release, “Let It Cool,” an album that taught him some important lessons about being in a recording studio. He graciously offered… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Bay Area Local and American Idol Contestant Anja Kotar

The current season of American Idol is underway and participating this year is Bay Area hopeful Anja Kotal. The 20-year old singer-songwriter who’s originally from Slovenia moved to San Jose back in 2012. She’s called the Bay Area home ever since and recently completed a $20,000 Kickstarter campaign for her debut album, NOMAD. If that… Keep Reading

Gark Mavigan
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SF Local Artist Spotlight: San Francisco Based-Emcee Gark Mavigan

SF-based emcee Gark Mavigan recently dropped a new single entitled “Picture Day,” which was referred to in a press release as a nostalgic, College Dropout-esque record featuring the Detroit Children’s Choir and Joni Fuller, a world-class violinist/cellist. The track is the second single off of GOOD CHOICES, an album that he will donate 100% of… Keep Reading

There's Talk
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SF Local Band Spotlight: There’s Talk

There’s Talk is a Bay Area electronic dream-pop trio, that’s getting ready to play the Rickshaw Stop on March 8. The show will also be a record release party for their new EP Bathed Water Moon, which features the single “Give it Up,” a song that reached the #4 spot on Hypem. We recently spoke… Keep Reading

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SF Local Artist Spotlight: Jamal Corrie

When did you first become interested in playing music? I got interested when I was introduced to the xylophone when I was 6 years old.  I started playing piano at age 12, I started singing at age 18 and then I started playing guitar two years ago. How would you describe your sound? My sound… Keep Reading

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Bay Area Local Artist Spotlight: Crucial Point

Crucial Point is local Bay Area rapper based in Fremont, Ca. He’s releasing a new Hip Hop album entitled Back to the 80’s, with a standout track called “Keep Movin,” which is an ode to Hip Hop. Check it out HERE. The rapper reached out to Music in SF, and we spoke about what got… Keep Reading

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SF Local Band Spotlight: Love Jerks

Today, San Francisco local band Love Jerks releases their debut song and video for Scary Things exclusively for Music in SF (see below). The band that arises from the ashes of Scissors for Lefty and Happy Fangs will be celebrating the release with a show at the Great American Music Hall on Feb. 24,  as… Keep Reading

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Bay Area Local Artist Spotlight: Japanese-Hawaiian Rapper Chiemi

Local Japanese/Hawaiian rapper Chiemi is releasing a new music video today, a love song, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. Unlike her other releases, usually filled with assertive messages of female empowerment over 90s style boom bap productions (i.e. “Wrek Ya Style” and “Chiemi Intro”), “Choosin” provides a more candid story of love and… Keep Reading

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