PHOTOS: Sundara Karma Live At Slim's SF

Sundara Karma visited SF for the "SiriusXM Presents Alt Nation's Advanced Placement Tour" live at Slim's. Here's a couple of shots from the night. Enjoy!

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Zepparella Live @ Slim's (PHOTOS)

Zepparella live at Slim's
Zepparella live at Slim's

This was the last show of the tour for Zepparella, (their hometown show), live at Slim's in San Francisco, CA. If you are a Led Zeppelin fan at all… they are an amazing show and you should see them.

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PHOTOS: Foxy Shazam Live @ Slim's in San Francisco

Went to a rock-n-roll show and took some pictures. A great show with Foxy Shazam Live at Slim's in San Francisco. Check out their new album Gonzo, Which is available streaming free on their site.


As Cascadian black metal pioneers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, prepare to release their latest LP, Celestite, another single from the expansive album has been unleashed exclusively via Vice Magazine's music portal, Noisey.

A synth-driven companion to their lauded 2011-released Southern Lord LP,Celestial Lineage, the Randall Dunn-produced Celestite LP is a far cry from the expected blackened maelstrom WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM fans are used to experiencing. Void of vocals, guitars and percussion, the instrumental passages on Celestite reflect the tracks of its predecessor in a whole new light, with more than forty-five minutes of rich, otherworldly, synthesizer-constructed works which more resemble a sci-fi/horror soundtrack or meditative musical experience than a metal album. The record's second track, "Initiation at Neudeg Alm" -- the parallel to Celestial Lineage's "Subterranean Initiation" -- provides perhaps some of the more sinister, ominous elements of the Celestite experience with a condensed, dirge-driven and yet still pristine six-minute journey into cerebral realms.

"Initiation at Neudeg Alm" is now playing via Noisey.


WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will systematically release Celestite on their own newly-founded Artemisia Records worldwide on July 8th, on CD, LP and digital formats. Preorders for the record can be found HERE.

Just days subsequent to the album's release, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will traverse the West Coast on a nine-date tour. However, while Celestite focuses exclusively on layered, droning ambience, this West Coast tour will feature the band in their anticipated, full-backline black metal form.  Their unique and fully devastating delivery will be unleashed onto their fans including older material which they have never performed live.  Opening the tour in their hometown of Olympia on July 11th, WITTR will forage through Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Diego before closing down with a final show in Los Angeles on July 20th. Support for WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM on the tour will be provided by Oakland psychedelic noise troupe, Nommo Ogo. Additional support will be provided throughout the tour by D A Terrence, A God Or Another, Druden, Volahn, Lycus and others, including direct support on the San Francisco show by Dispirit.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Celestite Tour 2014:

7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, D A Terence [tickets]

7/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, A God Or Another [tickets]

7/13/2014 The Venue - Vancouver, BC w/ Nommo Ogo, Neck Of The Woods [tickets]

7/14/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]

7/15/2014 Star Theatre - Portland, OR w/ Nommo Ogo, Druden [tickets]

7/17/2014 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Dispirit, Nommo Ogo [tickets]

7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Lycus [tickets]

7/19/2014 Che Café - San Diego, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, TBA [tickets]

7/20/2014 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nommo Ogo, Volahn [tickets]

Go see a show June 2-8 #go2aShowSF

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A bunch of fun shows this week. June 2nd 8th



Parish Group & DeliRadio Present: Trumer Series
Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony, Grit and Gold
The New Parish
This is a Free Show!


The Damned, Koffin Kats, Stellar Corpses & DJ Tone-Arm

FRIDAY: 6/06


Marcus Cohen & The Congress
The Great American Music Hall


The Detroit Cobras
Bottom of the Hill


The Blank Club (San Jose)


(plus: *SOL TEVEL* + *TARIMBA*)
BooM BooM RooM



Thee Parkside
Featuring: Strange Vine, Annie Girl and The Flight, Ash Reiter, Cellar Doors & More

Tune-Yards & The Sehen
The Fillmore (Sold Out)


Nashville Pussy, catl, The Yawpers

Thee Parkside

Got a show you'd like to let us know about? Reach out on our comments or Twitter @transmissionsSF

Minus Head Records Sign Bay Area Trio BLACK MAP

Minus Head Records Sign Bay Area Trio, BLACK MAP

Minus Head Records, home of Death Valley High and Incite, have signed Bay Area trio Black Map.

Black Map, who the San Francisco Bay Guardian described as "epic, guitar-driven, smart-art-rock-meets-anthemic-metal," features guitar player Mark Engles (Dredg), singer/bass player Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire) and drummer Chris Robyn (Far/Crosses).

"We are really excited to be working with Black Map," said Brad Hardie, Minus Head Records' label owner. "These vets bring an aggressive edge to their new material."

Black Map is currently at Hellam Sound in Oakland, Calif. recording their full-length debut with producer Aaron Hellam. The album is slated for a fall release. Black Map self-released Driver, a four-song EP, earlier this year. "I'm Just The Driver," a song featured on both the EP and forthcoming full-length, is streaming via YouTube:

Black Map tour dates:

June 15     San Francisco, CA  Slim's (w/Pelican & Tombs)

July 10     Raleigh, NC     Oak City 7 (w/Kings X)

July 11     Philadelphia, PA     The Fire

July 13     Brooklyn, NY     The Knitting Factory

August 16     San Diego, CA     The Casbah (w/Ilya)

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Foxy Shazam - US Tour starts May 27th - New Album Available For Free Download

FOXY SHAZAM Announce Additional Tour Dates - U.S. Tour Kicks Off May 27th
The band's Latest LP “GONZO” Available streaming and FREE download at

Be sure to check them out at Slim's August 1st

Cincinnati, OH rockers Foxy Shazam have announced a second leg to their previously announced summer tour in support of their new LP GONZO

Watch their new video (and new direction) "TRAGIC THRILL"

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The new dates hit the the western half of the U.S. and Canada and run July 26-August 16. Offering support on the first leg (May 27 to June 28) is Larry and His FlaskSee dates below.

Foxy Shazam stunned fans last month when they surprise released their latest album GONZO as a free download via

Recorded with famed engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Fugazi, The Pixies, Iggy & The Stooges) over a dreary Halloween holiday in Chicago, IL, GONZO evokes a level of fierce impassioned authenticity previously unheard in Foxy's back catalogue. Recorded entirely live in one room, in running order, vocals and all, the album is a tremendous feat of will, talent, and artistic integrity in an age when delivering anything remotely challenging is oft considered taboo. 

Tour Dates:

May 27 Harrisburg, PA Fed Live

May 29 Boston, MA The Sinclair

May 30 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom

May 31 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

Jun 02 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

Jun 03 Richmond, VA Canal Club

Jun 05 Nashville, TN Exit/In

Jun 06 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern

Jun 07 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend

Jun 09 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

Jun 10 Tampa, FL Orpheum

Jun 12 Orlando, FL The Social

Jun 13 Jacksonville, FL Freebird

Jun 14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West

Jun 17 St Louis, MO Freebird

Jun 18 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

Jun 20 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights

Jun 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

Jun 22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick

Jun 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

Jun 25 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

Jun 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

Jun 28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

July 12 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival

New Dates Added:

Jul 26 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall

Jul 28 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

Jul 29 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

Jul 31 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

Aug 1 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

Aug 2 Sacramento, CA The Assembly

Aug 5 Spokane, WA The Hop

Aug 7 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

Aug 8 Seattle, WA Neumos

Aug 9 Vancouver, BC Venue

Aug 11 Boise, ID Neurolux

Aug 12 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

Aug 14 Sioux Falls, SD Orpheum Theater

Aug 15 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater

Aug 16 Davenport, IA River Roots Live Festival @ LeClaire Park

Learn more about Foxy Shazam on




Win tickets to see Red Fang - presented by Scion AV

Scion Audio Visual presents RED FANG’s Spring tour, Situation: AWESOME!, the Portland band’s first Stateside outing in 2014 and Scion AV is giving away two pairs of free tickets to each tour stop! For more information, click HERE.

The one-month trek kicks off May 16 at Slim’s in San Francisco and includes a stop at Scion AV’s Rock Fest in Pomona on May 17, with Big Business and American Sharks providing support on all dates. As part of the Scion AV-sponsored tour, Red Fang will release a new single titled “The Meadows” in early May, with a limited edition 7-inch available along the tour. A video for the song will arrive during the Situation: AWESOME! tour.


Red Fang released Whales and Leeches in October, with the eleven-song album quickly becoming the band’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed release to date. Alternative Press described the album as “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun,” Stereogum said the release “takes flight and soars,” while Magnet Magazine said Whales and Leeches “is a monumental success – a clear line from Red Fang’s earliest recordings to it latest.”

Tour Dates
May 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 17 – Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
May 18 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
May 19 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
May 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
May 22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outside
May 23 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (Upstairs)
May 24 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ House of Blues
May 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 31 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
June 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
June 2 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
June 3 – Chicago, IL @ The Wire
June 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
June 6 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
June 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 8 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Tickets are on-sale Friday, April 4.

The Melvins Live at Slim's in San Francisco

We sit down with the iconic band THE MELVINS for their San Francisco tour stop on the 30th-anniversary tour. We talk about the new album(s), the tour, the 51 gigs in 51 days record, and Buzz's advice on how bands should tour. We'd like to thank Dale & Buzz for taking the time to sit down with us. Enjoy!

Part One

Part Two

Photos from our episode:

KYLESA Live At Slim's - Interview & Performance

KYLESA Episode #5 Live Interview & Performance part one

Part two

KYLESA is: Laura Pleasants (vocals, guitar), Phillip Cope (vocals, guitar, theremin), Carl McGinley (drums), Eric Hernandez (drums), Chase Rudeseal (bass)

Learn more about Kylesa at and get the amazing brand new album "Ultraviolet" available on iTunes.

Thank you to the band for sitting down with us!

Also, we'd like to thank Speakeasy PR and the staff at Slim's.

Songs performed live (not in order):
Nature's Predators
Tired Climb
Said And Done
Running Red
Hollow Severer