Download: Live This Month: January 2016 (Podcast #378)
In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This month's episode introduces some new local bands to our podcast, including the surf-pop of Spooky Mansion and psych-rock from Smokin' Ziggurats. We've also included a mid-podcast three-song set of local heaviness, including Sexless, Life Stinks, and Bosse-De-Nage.
Life Stinks is one of two bands in this mix playing at SS15, a weekend of shows commemorating fifteen years of NorCal label Ss Records. Over its tenure, the label has released albums and singles from an impressive array of garage, rock, and punk outsiders, including A Frames, Hank IV, Andy Human, Dan Melchior, and many others. Other highlights this month include the first West Coast tour for buzzed-about duo PWR BTTM, the return of The Go! Team with a great new album, and a ridiculously catchy song by LA's Shark Toys.
Last, but certainly not least, we're throwing a party at the Rickshaw Stop to celebrate ten years of The Bay Bridged. We've got a great lineup for the evening, including The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & The Flight, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave, and it's going to be a ton of fun. Buy your tickets now!
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
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About the bands:
Julia Holter - “Feel You”
Performing at The Chapel on January 31
Annie Girl & The Flight - “Antidote”
Performing at The Bay Bridged's tenth anniversary party at the Rickshaw Stop on January 30; The Stone Foxes, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave are also on the bill
The Abigails - “Twenty Nine”
The Memories and The Pesos also perform at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on January 22
Spooky Mansion - “Feel That Blood”
Playing three shows in SF this month: first at Amnesia (on January 8 and January 15), then at the Make-Out Room on January 30
Car Seat Headrest - “Something Soon”
The Seattle artist comes to the The Independent on January 20
PWR BTTM - "1994"
Dude York and Try the Pie support PWR BTTM on January 25 at the Rickshaw Stop
Shark Toys - "New Song #3"
On January 10, the LA band performs with Terry Malts and Male Gaze at Bottom of the Hill
Sexless - “Don't Stray”
Buffalo Tooth and The Strange Land round out the all-local bill at The Knockout on January 19
Life Stinks - “Strange Prison”
Joining Lil Bunnies, Ozzie, and Andy Human and the Reptoids on January 16 at the Hemlock Tavern
Bosse-De-Nage - “A Subtle Change”
Headlining Milk Bar on January 23 with Wreck & Reference, Chasms, and DJ Cash Askew
100 Flowers - “All Sexed Up”
Playing the Hemlock Tavern on January 15; Spray Paint, Pony Time, and Screature also perform
Matt Kivel - “Janus”
Joining Martin Courtney and DJ Freaker on January 20 at The Chapel
Smokin' Ziggurats - “Psychic Palms”
The new SF band plays alongside Bud Wilson Jr. and Future Twin at El Rio on January 6
The Go! Team - “The Scene Between”
Glockabelle joins The Go! Team on January 18 at the Great American Music Hall
Tags: 100 Flowers
, Annie Girl & The Flight
, Car Seat Headrest
, Julia Holter
, Life Stinks
, Matt Kivel
, PWR BTTM
, Shark Toys
, Smokin' Ziggurats
, Spooky Mansion
, The Abigails
, The Go! Team