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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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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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Q&A: Ty Cassutt/Almost Barely

How did you come up with the name of the band?It’s a play off of how I don’t really consider myself to be a musician. I’m “almost barely” a musician. Almost Barely could be translated to “not quite.” How would you describe your sound?I would describe it as Indie Pop with subtle influences from several… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Rose in Stereo

How did you come up with the name of the band?The band name was ROSE and we made a logo with the name appearing twice, or in stereo. And it was much easier to find in a search, haha. How would you describe your sound?We make melancholic psych-rock. Kind of summer of love Haight Ashbury… Keep Reading

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Local Artist Spotlight: KT Ramsey

How did you come up with the name of the band? When I decided to go under my own name, I didn’t want to be “KT and the So & So’s,” and at the time I was pretty dark, wearing black gowns, Stevie Nicks style, so Coven seemed to fit. My Coven. My band of… Keep Reading

Lauren Napier
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Q&A: lauren napier

How did you come up with the name of the band? I took a nod from e.e. cummings and put my own name in lowercase … to me, it takes the importance away from the individual and emphasizes the overarching mood and message of the music. How would you describe your sound? Poetic folk with… Keep Reading

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