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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. CONTACT US for a chance to be featured on the Local Bands section of Music in SF™

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Q&A: Frosty

How did you come up with the name of the band? My name Frosty came about one day when one of my teammates (when I was playing junior college baseball) randomly started calling me Frosty. The word included my last name “Rost” in the word, so it just stuck from there. I wish I had… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Nick Nassab

How did you come up with the name of the band? I went as Duke for many years, releasing a bunch of experimental electronic music. In 2011 I did a record called “Long Distance” that was a back to basics, acoustic-driven project and it just felt like Nick. I’ve been releasing records under my own… Keep Reading

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Q&A: The Echo Exchange

How did you come up with the name of the band? As the band was forming, our bassist, Bod was obsessing over “Echoes” by Pink Floyd, so popped up as part of the name. But to take it to the full band name, we sat down and thought about how we write music together: The… Keep Reading

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SF Local Band Spotlight: Trace Repeat

How did you come up with the name of the band? A band name generator. No lie. How would you describe your sound? Funk and soul revival of the Prince, James Brown, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder variety. When did you first become interested in playing music? As young as I can remember! I grew… Keep Reading

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Local Band Spotlight: Great Highway

How did you come up with the name of the band? We wanted a name that had energy and intensity to it, and that would also immediately place us as a San Francisco band. Back in the day, when we were first starting out, we would write songs at a friend’s house at 48th &… Keep Reading

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Q&A: LEX the Lexicon Artist

How did you come up with the name of the band? I started as just LEX, but I needed to be Google searchable. So I took some time to come up with a pun. “Lexicon Artist” is a play on the words “Lexicon” and “Con Artist” – since “Lexicon” means “vocabulary”, it’s a fancy way… Keep Reading

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Local Band Spotlight: Great Time

How did you come up with the name of the band? In college, we made a poster with a bunch of buzzwords on it like “Courage, Respect, Good Attitude, Great Time” etc. We overheard someone in the hallway say “what’s Great Time?” and we thought ‘might as well make it our band name’ How would… Keep Reading

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Bay Area Local Band Spotlight: Pink Skies

How did you come up with the name of the band? I looked up. How would you describe your sound? It’s tricky, but I think the easiest way to sum it up at this point is Psychedelic R&B. But I’m not sure if that’s accurate of my sound. I think that if I really could… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Local Singer Marissa Kay

How did you come up with the name of the band? When I started my transition, I chose the name Marissa because it was the name my mom would have called me if I had been assigned female at birth. My band is called “Marissa Kay and the Lunar Angels” because I loved the imagery of… Keep Reading

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SF Local Band Spotlight: Sit Kitty Sit

How’d you come up with the name of the band? Kat:  A friend of ours was making fun of the way I move around in my seat while I play the piano.  “Sit, Kitty. Sit still!” And the name was born. An ongoing joke is that my legs are the third member of the band.… Keep Reading

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