Initially formed as Roy G Biv & The Mnemonic Devices by founders Dan Paggi and Ben Lang, Biv and the Mnemonics is a folk rock band that owns a refreshingly uncalculated, cool style. The band has evolved into a five piece outfit with the addition of keyboardist Jessie Alsop, guitarist Evan Wardell and Landon Moblad on drums, and is ready to release their first album since their 2009 debut, The Blue Orange.
The band is hosting a record release show March 9th at Milk Bar, where they will be selling the new LP The Pace, a full month before the album’s official April 16th release date, so get it while you can! In the meantime, enjoy the first single off of the record, “Critically Cool.” Inter-playing guitars and understated organ fill out this chilled-out, hook-driven tune while dual female-male vocals, joined by occasional ooh oohs and doo doos, lift the track from the mellow waters and into an infectious folk atmosphere.
Joining Biv and the Mnemonics will be Oakland’s The Bye Bye Blackbirds, a guitar pop band that weaves both country and roots influences into their sound, and San Francisco’s own indie pop outfit The Corner Laughers. Filling in the soundspace between sets will be DJ Coco, who prefers creating disco, soul and Japanese pop tunes over dubstep drones any night.
Biv and the Mnemonics, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, The Corner Laughers, DJ Coco
March 9, 2013
9pm, $7, 21+