Cameron Marling

LIVE REVIEW: Brown Shoe @ Hotel Utah 3/3


Charming alternative rock quintet, ‘Brown Shoe’ smoothly combines popular indie rock with a more mature atmospheric sound – think Band of Horses meets Of Monsters And Men. At first glance, local Folsom lads appear pretty fresh faced. However, the four brothers have already knocked out three commercially successful LPs and a number of North American […]

LIVE REVIEW: Sad Baby Wolf 2/20/12 @ Bottom of the Hill


‘As one door closes, another door opens.’ This saying rings true to the last two years of Marty Crandall’s life and the unlikely formation of Sad Baby Wolf. After being ‘let go’ from The Shins in 2010, Crandall returned home to Alberquerque to lick his wounds. Later that year, Crandall formed Sad Baby Wolf with […]

Welcome to the Music Business, You’re Fucked @ SF MusicTech Summit


by Cameron Marling  Martin Atkins closed The SF MusicTech Summit in style tonight with his presentation, “Welcome To The Music Business – You’re Fucked.’ Atkins, best known for his drum work in punk bands, Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Pigface, and Killing Joke, ripped through the packed room while emphasising the need to think objectively in order to receive the best outcomes in the […]

Digital Strategy Panel Discussion @ SF MusicTech Summit


As the link between music and technology strengthens, digital strategy has become a crucial topic in the new music business model. The SF MusicTech Panelists (below) discussed everything from determining your competition, being the first to act and being willing to accept failure by Cameron Marling  Rachel Masters – Red Magnet Media Glenn Miller – Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Ted […]

Nic Adler – Social & Live @ SF MusicTech Summit


Nick Adler, owener of The Roxy Lounge, Adler Integrated Marketing and producer of The Sunset Strip Music Festival talks in depth about creating a community through various social media platforms. Listen below to see how you now need to go further than just using Facebook and Twitter to promote shows to the masses by Cameron Marling 

LIVE REVIEW: The Limousines w/ A B & The Sea and The Hundred Days


Having already seen The Hundred Days and The Limousines, I arrived to The Independent earlier than usual to catch the opening band, A B & The Sea. A B & The Sea play catchy surf rock and they look damn good doing it! The San Francisco 5-piece asserts influences such as The Beach Boys and […]


I The Mighty

A few weeks ago a friend put me onto I The Mighty, a Californian progressive/alternative rock band in the same vein as Circa Survive and Saosin. I initially assumed the band must be based out of LA as many other up and coming alternative rock bands are. It was refreshing to find that the four-piece […]

POPSCENE 12/8: The Frail + The Hundred Days


Last night was my first Popscene experience and the indie club night certainly lived up to its reputation of fast times, good bands and lots of dancing. by Cameron Marling Indie pop darlings, The Frail started the night off right with a tight set played to a growing crowd. Vocalist, Daniel Lannon spent most of his […]

EP REVIEW: Pictures In Sound


by Cameron Marling Pictures In Sound are a progressive rock/experimental four piece band based out of Los Angeles, California. The band released their self-titled EP online in October and have since been featured on The 6 track EP was self-recorded and produced in the band’s rehearsal space with help from engineer Andrew Maltese of Speakeasy […]

THE FRAIL, Frenemies Video & Show

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by Cameron Marling Indie-electro four-piece band The Frail has just released their music video for Frenemies, the second single off Lasers Over Lovers EP, released earlier this year. The viewer is slowly awakened by a 90 second introduction reminiscent of Deathcab for Cutie’s ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’, as we see the band regrouping after […]

Live 105 Music Workshop – 330 Ritch St

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Last Wednesday night, Live 105 in conjunction with the SAE held the annual music workshop at 330 Ritch St in SOMA. Live 105’s Music Director, Aaron Axelsen opened the floor up to a two-hour Q&A with a panel of local music industry panelists to discuss crucial topics pertaining to artist and career development. PANELIST INCLUDED: […]

ALBUM REVIEW: The Northern Key Release Wedgewood


Last night, The Northern Key released their sophomore record “Wedgewood” (Tricycle Records). Armed with subtle melodies and comforting backing vocals, Wedgewood offers 10 tracks where every note fluently compliments the melody. Released perfectly in time for the drop in temperature, Wedgewood keeps the inside warm while the outside cools down. Andrew Galluccio has a voice […]

Fierce Creatures at Hotel Utah, November 2nd


Of all the shows to see on Wednesday night, somehow Fierce Creatures flew under the radar. After Little Hurricane’s explosive set, The Hotel Utah crowd seemed content with no idea of what was left in store. Having spent the day listening to the band, I immediately appreciated how great the songs could be when played […]