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photo by ND Koster

For a number of years, Etienne de Rocher has been a prominent member of the Bay Area indie music scene, both as a solo artist and as a member of a number of local bands. It was in that latter capcity, as bassist for the band Honeycut, that we spoke with him around the beginning of the year.

We're sad to report that Etienne is soon departing the Bay Area for Athens, Georgia, but he's leaving the Bay with a hell of a farewell party this Friday night at the Rickshaw Stop. It's a great bill of local musicians with Etienne headlining and Kelley Stoltz, Bart Davenport, The Moore Brothers, and a "special surprise guest" also performing.

de Rocher's solo work, which found release on a self-titled album last year, sees him in an acoustic rock-pop space that should work well with the other fellows on Friday's bill. You can hear samples at his MySpace page and his web site.

The show starts at 8:30pm and is $10. You can purchase advance tickets here.