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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®.

SF Local Bands

Q&A: Tano Brock

How would you describe your sound? Clean, groovy pop. When did you first become interested in playing music? I’ve apparently been interested in playing music since I was an infant. There’s an old photo of me hitting a bunch of drums when I was just a few months old. What’s the strangest or funniest thing… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Eeri

How did you come up with the name? That’s my name. How would you describe your sound? Dark-pop. When did you first become interested in playing music? I’ve always loved to create. What’s the strangest or funniest thing that’s ever happened to you at a show? I was once almost not let into a show… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Raquel Divar

How did you come up with your artist name? It’s my name minus a syllable. How would you describe your sound? Bossy lyrical hip-hop with big electronic beats. When did you first become interested in playing music? I grew up around a lot of hip-hop with an older brother who was a scratch DJ, so… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Bearlain

How did you come up with your artist name? It was from a song from a band called PK (now Night Riots) Berelain. It used to be the name of my second band in High School but now I took it back and changed it to Bearlain because I love bears. They’re my favorite animal.… Keep Reading

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Q&A: MissVicky

How did you come up with your artist name? It’s always been a nickname of mine since I was little and it just always stuck with me. So I chose to keep MissVicky as my artist name to keep that memory alive. It’s also very savvy in my opinion. How would you describe your sound?… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Korynn OC

How did you come up with your artist name? My family name is O’Connell, I used to go by my full name, Korynn O’Connell but thought it was too long for my artist name so I shortened my last name to OC. How would you describe your sound? I’d describe it as soulful, sultry vocals… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Emily Brown

How would you describe your sound? Super beautiful folk-pop When did you first become interested in playing music? I’ve been singing since I was tiny and always loved it. I started playing the piano when I was 8, but I didn’t start composing and writing songs until I was about 12. It was like I… Keep Reading

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Q&A: W A V Y

Why do they call you W A V Y? They call me W A V Y cuz I’m oceanic. How would you describe your sound? My sound is W A V Y B A B Y!!! When did you first become interested in playing music? Since forever ago! I started playing piano straight out the… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Low Bote

How did you come up with the name of the band? Without effort, it just became apparent that was our name, nonsensical word choices that try to disassociate a specific sound description. Wanted to avoid pre-conceived ideas of what we ‘should’ sound like. In Old English Lowbote means “A recompense for the death of a… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Nabi Air

How did you come up with the name of the band? Yoonha: The word Nabi means butterfly in Korean and bubbling up in Hebrew. They both have great symbolic meanings we vibed with and we coined the term Nabi Air since our sounds–vocals and instrumental–have an airiness to them. How would you describe your sound?… Keep Reading

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