2. Berkeley post-punk revivalists LOCAL HERO have returned from an extremely brief hiatus.
3. Unbelievably fantastic chill-garage rockers ADOLESCENT FRICTION are once again active, with new drummer Daniel Rechtstaffen taking the place of Asher Groh (who is now working with Kevin and the Bearcat as well as UE).
4. FINISH TICKET will return to San Francisco for some gigs in the winter.
5. PICTURE ATLANTIC will likely release more new material and play more new gigs in the coming weeks leading up to the release of their EP.