Photo by Peter Ellenby

San Francisco country-infused rockers The Court & Spark are calling it a day with a final performance this Friday night at Cafe du Nord. Formed in the late 90s, the band has released six albums during its career, most recently Hearts last year on longtime label Absolutely Kosher Records. On their web site, the band commented, "We've had a good run and have had the good fortune to meet all kinds of wonderful souls as we've stumbled down the road. Thank you one and all for everything you've given us."

The Court & Spark split as members M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch finish work on the debut album for their Hiss Golden Messenger project. In addition, both guys are moving to the East Coast but plan to keep the project going from there. Head on over to their MySpace page for more details and to hear some songs.

Here are the details for Friday night's show:

Friday, July 6th
Cafe du Nord
Hiss Golden Messenger, The Court & Spark, Kelley Stoltz (plus DJs and special guests)
9:30pm, $12, 21+ (Purchase advance tickets here)

To prepare for the show, here's a few tracks to download from the band's lengthy career:

- "Your Mother Was The Lightning" from Hearts

- "Suffolk Down Upon the Night" from Witch Season

- "Rooster Mountain" from Bless You