Fairbanks is a breath of fresh air in the punk scene. The young band displays all the right elements of pop punk and executes them perfectly. This 3 piece plays fast and insanely catchy songs in the vein of early Lifetime and Green Day. Go to one of their shows...and you will dance, circle pit, and leave in a sweaty mess.
San Francisco's Owl Paws has been able to harness a sound unlike any other in their short time together. The group has indie rock influences ranging from Fleet Foxes to Anthony Green, and great harmonies by all band members. Owl Paws brings forth levels of musical exploration not even attempted by other bands of their age, and does it day in and day out.
San Francisco has a lot to offer and Strange Bloom is one of the newest bands to hit the scene. Despite being in their infancy, the groups debut EP brings to life an exciting sound that is both raw and exceptionally focused. Strange Bloom displays the snotty attitude brought forth from early punk and blurs the genre's rough edges with pop sensibilities stemming from bands such as Nirvana, Jawbreaker, and Green Day.