San Francisco based BIRDS & BATTERIES signs to Velvet Blue Music / Spune.
Their new full length ‘Panorama’ will be released 10/12/2010
Visit for bio, photo, songs, tour dates.
Go see them on the road :

08/06 Oakland, CA @ Jack London Sq. EBX Best of Bay Fest
08/07 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08/08 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
08/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Lowspirits
08/11 Lubbock, TX @ Bash’s Riprock
08/12 Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s w/ Telegraph Canyon
08/13 Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
08/14 Ft. Worth, TX @ Good Records
08/14 Ft. Worth, TX @ Chat Room
08/15 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
08/17 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
08/18 Louisville, KY @ TBA
08/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
08/ 21 New York, NY @ Pianos w/ Arms
08/22 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
08/26 Chicago, IL @ The Whistler
08/27 Rockford, IL @ Kryptonite
08/28 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
08/29 Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s
09/01 Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive
09/02 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Rocket Room
09/03 Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
09/04 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hotel Monte Vista
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill- Record Release!


Comrades 2020

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The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

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My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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