IR: San Francisco | Episode #1 (The Rebirth)

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IR: San FranciscoThe San Francisco feed of Insomnia Radio has been dark since February 2008, but today I’m ridiculously excited to be throwing the switch once again. As we have with IR: Chicago, our San Francisco is getting a reboot of sorts, beginning fresh with episode 1. That being said, the new iteration pays a few nods to Scott Tinetti’s style on its first outing.

(Note: Most of Scott’s original episodes are still online, and certainly worth revisiting. Grab em here.)

So who’s taking the torch and running like a crazed music junkie through the bay area streets? Dan Hooper – better known as DJ AmperDan from KUSF. Fear not, FM-killers: San Fran’s KUSF is one of those very few, very rare FM’s we don’t want to kill. It’s powered by the University of San Francisco, and has a razor sharp focus on underground music. Dan has been entrenched in the industry for years, and you guys will reap the rewards with a never ending stream of new and even unreleased music.

For those of you with the IR:SF RSS feed still in your iTunes list or elsewhere, you don’t need to change a thing. For those who enjoy this episode, please throw into your podcatcher of choice, or subscribe in iTunes by clicking HERE.

An incredibly special thanks goes out to Tarabud from Oakland band Sentinel, who planted the seed and made this all materialize.

The Songs

  1. The Trophy Fire – Glow
  2. The Downer Party – Country Kids
  3. Kyle Swenson-Gordon (of Loquat) w/ Bostitch & Fussible – I Count The Ways
  4. My First Earthquake – Pick up Stick up
  5. Mister Loveless – From Burning Bridges
  6. The Soft White Sixties – It’s Too Late
  7. Rykarda Parasol – Your Safety is My Concern
  8. A B and The Sea – California Gurls

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