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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®.

Q&As/SF Local Bands

Local Band Spotlight: Ha Vay

How did you come up with the name of the band?It is the Chinese name my grandmother gave me when I was born. I’m half Chinese, but grew up in a majority white town and did not share much of my cultural background with my peers. So in making music I wanted to take ownership… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Emma Gerson

How would you describe your sound?R&B, pop When did you first become interested in playing music?My mother is a singer-songwriter, so growing up I was surrounded by music. She was a single mom in NYC, so nights when we couldn’t get a babysitter, she took us to all the Venues in the city. Watching her… Keep Reading

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Local Artist Spotlight: TREASVRE

How did you come up with the name of the band?We wanted something simple, memorable, poignant but unique. How would you describe your sound?Atmospheric rock. It’s a little postrock, a little shoegaze, with prog rock and electronic influences. We draw from a wide swath of musical styles for inspiration, so it’s hard to pin us… Keep Reading

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Q&A: The Hot Takes

How did you come up with the name of the band?Through a lot of trial and error! We were relieved that The Hot Takes was available as a band name, as others we thought of were already being used. How would you describe your sound?A passionate, edgy blend of modern indie, 70s punk, and 80s… Keep Reading

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Local Band Spotlight: Hear In Color

How did you come up with the name of the band?We actually tried multiple different names before landing on Hear In Color. We used to go on long drives and listen to music we liked in the car. We often would ask each other what colors we would see or associate with the songs or… Keep Reading

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Local Artist Spotlight: New Manhattan

How did you come up with the name of the band?It is the name of a drink at a local coffee shop of ours. How would you describe your sound?The best way to categorize us would probably be just alternative rock, digging deeper though we have a lot of elements of punk and garage and… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Jen Janet

How did you come up with the name of the band?In high school I had a friend whose grandparents would always seem to forget my name – my name is Jen, short for Jennifer. They would end up calling me “Janet” all the time. It became an inside joke, and they would all call me… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Lucas Sanchez

How would you describe your sound?With my music, I like to pull from a lot of genres that have influenced me over the years like rock, blues, funk, pop, jazz, and even classical. I’ve heard people say that my music reminds them of a combination of John Mayer, Santana, and Hendrix. My songs also feature… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Aaron Halford

How would you describe your sound?Drawing influence from artists like D’Angelo and Anderson .Paak. I’m trying to create an organic R&B/soul sound that withstands the test of time. When did you first become interested in playing music?My dad is a musician, so I great up around it constantly. Just about since the day I could… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Nenci

How did you come up with the name of the band?It took several iterations and a lot of time sitting with each iteration until I found the right one. A lot of the previous band name ideas were a play on Vietnamese words (because I am Vietnamese) but none of them ended up sticking. In… Keep Reading

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