2. Lou Lou & the Guitarfish have lost charismatic drummer Nathan "Master" Pastor to college. Guitarist George Rosenthal has switched to drums, and Jimmy Niven has stepped up to take the lead.
3. Young The Giant's self-titled debut is #51 on iTunes. While this band is actually from Orange County, their ties to the Bay Area Rebirth scene (the South Bay contingent in particular) are so strong they are part of our regular coverage.
4. Speaking of lineup changes and the South Bay contingent, Please Do Not Fight have suffered the losses of two longtime members--multi-instrumentalist Erin Keely and drummer Kubes. They recently played their final show with both members at the Rickshaw Stop.
5. Unbelievably fantastic garage-rock band Adolescent Friction are changing their name and drummer (new name and replacement unknown as of yet).