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BYMJ Podcast #21: Secret Show Sessions

Chris and Phil chill with Brendan from the Secret Show Sessions in the dressing room at Slim’s and talk about how annoying / great it is when people make social media posts at concerts. A […]

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BYMJ Podcast #20: Grumpy Bear

Grumpy Bear is in the house. No, it’s not a hip new indie-pop band or the latest iPad DJ – it’s Chris’ disgruntled alter-ego that’s hopelessly depressed by the state of everything ever in the […]

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BYMJ Podcast #19: Yassou Benedict

Yassou Benedict is a San Francisco-based indie rock band originally formed in upstate NY. We sit down with Lilie and James to talk about seclusion, self-analysis, getting people to look up from their smart phones […]

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Da What: Best Hip Hop Records of 2014 (First Half)

With 2014 (a little past) halfway in the books, I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of my favorite hip-hop albums. Not a top 10, no ranks, just a suggestion to go support […]

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BYMJ Podcast #18: Rin Tin Tiger

Hailing from San Francisco, Rin Tin Tiger play a rowdy blend of twangy Americana and Indie-Folk. We chat with them about our society’s addiction to distraction, the need for people to stop and pay 20mg […]

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The Collective Bay Area Launch Party @ GAMH

On August 1st, Papa Bear & the Easy Love headline the launch party of the new Bay Area Collective at the Great American Music Hall, featuring a whole smattering of talented musicians from around the […]

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BYMJ Podcast #17: Curious Quail

San Jose-based orchestral indie rock band Curious Quail’s newest record “After the Lights Failed” was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. We talk about their concept-based approach to music, whether playing festivals increased their fanbase or […]

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BYMJ Podcast #16: Melted Toys

San Francisco’s Melted Toys are set to release their new s/t record on 7/15 and since they’re having their release party right here at Slim’s on the 14th, we decided to sit down with them […]

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Yassou Benedict Rehearse For Their Show At Slim’s

New Yorkers Yassou Benedict now call San Francisco home and they’re working hard to impress their adopted hometown crowd this Saturday when they open for Waterstrider and Guy Fox at Slim’s (July 12, 2014). They’ve […]

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BYMJ Podcast #15: The Y Axes

San Francisco’s The Y Axes stop by to geek out with us about all the things we love and hate about science, conspiracy theories, sci-fi and we even talk a little bit about their music. […]

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BYMJ Podcast #14: Future Shapes

BYMJ is BACK! After a week off, we’ve returned bigger, better, faster, stronger. Future Shapes is the solo project of Phil Cala, frequent co-host of the BYMJ podcast. We chat about the correlation between music […]

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BYMJ Podcast #13: Kiwi Time

Kiwi Time is a group of life-long friends from Belarus who moved to San Francisco to pursue their musical career. We chat about the troubles between neighboring Ukraine & Russia, why they came to the […]

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Moonalice: 420 Gathering of the Tribe

Documentary film about the Moonalice poster series at the 4/20 Annual Gathering of the Tribe April 20, 2014 @ Slim’s in San Francisco, CA. Featuring Moonalice, David Nelson & Jason Crosby, Wavy Gravy & Steve […]

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BYMJ Podcast #12: Vela Eyes

SF’s Vela Eyes produce dreamy, shoegazey psych-pop when they’re not berating each other for kicks or binging on RPGs. Chris and Phil chat with them about how they met, their musical approach and other compelling […]

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BYMJ Podcast #11: Dregs One

SF has a long history of racist policies used to push minorities to the fringes and the new tech boom is the latest catalyst of displacement. Rapper Dregs One targets gentrification and talks hip-hop as […]

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