Local Bands in SF

BandGenreLinksFeatured Song
Alex SandersSinger-Songwriter

Vibe: Elliott Smith, Mac Demarco, Mitski
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CatnipRock n Roll

Vibe: Meat Loaf, Blink-182, AC/DC
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Waste My Time
Jay DoceHip-Hop/Rap

Vibe: Larry June, P-Lo, Jack Harlow
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Paper Route
Late AsterJazztronica/Electronic Chamber Pop

Vibe: Stereolab; Son Lux; Salami Rose Joe Louis
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It Never Entered My Mind (Live)
Bleak YearIndie Emo

Vibe: The Faint, Bright Eyes, Alex G, Built to Spill, Sufjan Stevens
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Heaven
The Bitch BoysSurf rock

Vibe: The Beach Boys
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Plumslowcore / indie rock

Vibe: Sour Widows, Jason Molina’s projects, Low, John Vanderslice
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Shirt off
Maresynthpop, dreampop, indie rock

Vibe: Jakob Ogawa, Vacations, Magdalena Bay, Porter Robinson
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Angel Eyes
Oddityjazz fusion/neo-soul/hip-hop

Vibe: Moonchild, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Jacob Collier, Herbie Hancock
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Out the Door
Cold MedinaHip-Hop

Vibe: Zion I, Nas, Big Pun, Blu, Westside Gunn, The Roots, Bad Bunny
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Die Rich (Remix)
Adam SpryIndie Rock, Indie

Vibe: Wilco, The Kinks, Father John Misty, The Hives
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Cruel Dream
Fog LampSynth Punk

Vibe: Killing Joke, Buzz Kull
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Let’s Not
Lofi LegsIndie rock

Vibe: White fence, the Beatles, the strokes, Rolling Stones
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Dreamin
The Seagullsblues-tinged garage rock ‘n roll; dance music

Vibe: The Jam, The Clash, Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello
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Sunday Afternoon Drinking
Silver ShoresIndie/Alternative

Vibe: Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Slow Pulp, My Morning Jacket
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Spitting Image
Snake Oil Road ShowAlternative Acoustic

Vibe: Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Tonic, Neil Young
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Cactus Leapfrog
Aux MeadowsInstrumental Americana

Vibe: Suss, Rose City Band, Katsy Pline, Terry Allen
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The Oppositions
I Am The OctopusJazz/Fusion/Psych

Vibe: Makaya McCraven, BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat
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Venus
Forever To The MoonRock

Vibe: Evanescence, Avenged Sevenfold, New Years Day
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BitchCraft
IndentsArt/Indie Rock

Vibe: Slint, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, The Cure, Black Midi
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Frozen Pictures
The Dead CassettesIndie Rock/Alternative

Vibe: The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Ben Howard, Oasis, band Of Horses
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December, Stagnant
Bad Tigerindie

Vibe: Big Thief, Squirrel Flower, Snail Mail
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Honey
Plastic HarpoonsIndie Rock, Indie/folk rock

Vibe: Houndmouth, Dr. Dog
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Meet Me in the Middle
Keepers of HumanityAlt-Rock

Vibe: Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer
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Intersection
GOODTWINindie pop

Vibe: Tops, Sade, Men I Trust
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Crazy in Love
Prophet MartianNeo-Soul, Funk

Vibe: haitus kaiyote, moon child
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Joe AndrewsAlternative

Vibe: The Beths, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Car Seat Headrest, The Killers
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Candidate for Cool
BadvrilDreamo/Shoegaze

Vibe: Playboi Carti
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bottombunkIndie Rock

Vibe: Silver Jews, Built to Spill, Slow Pulp, Big Thief
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Only Write When I’m Sad
Trophy BabySurf Psych Fusion Rock

Vibe: La Luz, Talking Heads, Jethro Tull, Secret Secret
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Better Company
August Lee StevensFolk / Neo-soul

Vibe: Hozier, Lianne La Havas, Alabama Shakes, Orion Sun, Olivia Dean
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In My Head
Older SunRock

Vibe: Lucifer, Hippie Death Cult, Psychic Hit
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Raised By Wolves
LOONIndie/Garage Rock

Vibe: Twin Peaks, Dr. Dog, The Kinks
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Radio
The Breathing RoomIndie/Dreampop/Psychedelic Jazz

Vibe: Crumb, Mild High Club, Khruangbin, Men I Trust
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Hellman Hollow
LabRatsJazz Fusion

Vibe: The Roots, Robert Glasper Experiment, Kamasi Washington
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Homebase
Alvie & The Breakfast PigsRock N Roll

Vibe: Royal Blood, The Menzingers, Muse, The White Stripes, Reignwolf
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Hey Bay
High HorseRock N Roll

Vibe: Cleaners from Venus, Broadcast, Cate Le Bon, The Cure
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Emory DuncanIndie Folk/Rock

Vibe: The Lumineers, Lord Huron, Leif Vollebekk, Gregory Alan Isakov
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The High Road
Jane SymmesIndie Folk

Vibe: Noah Kahan, Sierra Ferrell, boygenius
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Purple Lilacs
2morrows Junepop Rock/ Punk

Vibe: The All American Rejects, Knox, MICO, Mayday Parade
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Miracle
the 1981power pop, indie, dream pop

Vibe: Jesus and Mary Chain, Primitives, Terry Malts, Comet Gain
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Easy
Your Fearless LeaderIndie Rock

Vibe: Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix
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Last in Line
Nyte SkyeNew Wave

Vibe: Tame Impala, My Bloody Valentine, Film School, the Cure, Devo
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Take Me Up Again
Georgia WestAmericana

Vibe: Lucinda Williams, Nikki Lane, Gillian Welch, Waxahatchee, Jenny Lewis
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Broken Bottles
Don’t Tell JohnRock – Blues – Alternative

Vibe: Fiona Apple, Tedeschi Trucks, Black Crows, Larkin Poe
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Honey
JuniperAlternative rock

Vibe: Hum, Sunny day real estate, Cream, Julie.
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crashbox
Leeward SandsAlternative

Vibe: Opal, Big Star, PJ Harvey, John Cale, Judee Sill, Cat Power
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Joshua James Jackson and the Dream TeamFunk/Rock/Country

Vibe: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Suzanimal, Margo Cilker
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Long Winter
Comfort FashionIndie Rock

Vibe: Death Cab for Cutie, Fountains of Wayne, Wednesday
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Castle Rock
Calling the SkiesRock/Punk/Metal

Vibe: Rise Against, Coheed & Cambria, Bullet for My Valentine, AFI
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Deeper Waters
The Dream TellersRock

Vibe: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Kinks, Del Shannon
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Give It Up (Live)
Them Slack Jawed Sons of BitchesAlt Country

Vibe: Wanda Jackson, Supersuckers, Chuck Berry
SpotifyGod Hates a Coward
extra lettersLofi grunge-y indie rock

Vibe: Voices, Dinosaur Jr, Teenage Fanclub, Eric’s Trip
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Indigo ElephantIndie Rock

Vibe: Young the Giant, Wallows, Rex Orange County, Hellogoodbye
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People Watching (Miss U All)
BAYSTARPsych Rock, Post-Punk, Pop, Indie Rock

Vibe: Tame Impala, Radiohead, The Strokes, Incubus, Crumb, Luna Luna, Ramona, M83
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REBELDE
Sycamore WillowElectronic/Experimental

Vibe: Thom Yorke, Boards of Canada, Nils Frahm, The Smile
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SuperDream™
Mitch RocketYacht Grunge

Vibe: Dawes, Spoon, Steely Dan, XTC, Real Estate
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Worry Less
brother cowbluegrass/alt-country

Vibe: uncle tupelo, old 97, son volt
ExpiresPsychedelic

Vibe: Sonic Youth, Sun City Girls
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Plumed Serpents
Jolene LozanoSoul / Pop

Vibe: Alessia Cara, Olivia Dean, Kehlani, Lawrence
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