Thee Oh Sees announce new album: ‘Carrion Crawler/The Dream’

If you haven't checked out Castlemania since its June release, you only have a few months left before Thee Oh Sees release another new album. Recorded live to tape by Chris Woodhouse in Sacramento, Carrion Crawler/The Dream will arrive on In the Red on November 15th. According to the band's announcement: “As I’m sure most would agree,” explains Dwyer, “Castlemania was more of a vocal tirade. This one’s meant to pummel and throb.” The band has some West Coast dates before the Treasure Island Music Festival. After TIMF, they'll be touring North America. Full tour dates below. Tour Dates: 9/4 [...]

By |August 30, 2011|Tags: |

Treasure Island Music Festival 2011 update: Night Shows, Design Contest and Treasure Hunt

The Drums - Money by WorkItMedia The Head and the Heart - "Lost in My Mind" As October 15th and 16th slowly approach, more elements of the 2011 Treasure Island Music Festival have been announced. Night Shows: The official TI Fest night shows will take place in the evenings surrounding the festival. Full schedule below: Thursday, September 29th: Jens Lekman California Academy of Sciences, 6:00 pm, $12, 21+ Tickets Friday, October 15th: The Drums, with io echo The Independent, 9:00 pm, $15, 21+ Tickets Saturday, October 15th: JFK of MSTRKRFT The Mezzanine, 10:00 pm, $20, 21+ Tickets Saturday, October 15th: [...]

Photos: Tim Cohen/Magic Trick, Magic Bullets, Tambo Rays @ Rickshaw Stop, 8/24/11

Last Wednesday the Rickshaw was packed with those celebrating the release of Tim Cohen's new LP The Glad Birth of Love, as well as the tentatively labeled "farewell show" for longtime indie pop Bay Area band Magic Bullets. In recent years, new members have come into Magic Bullets and their set has evolved as a result, but, for this special evening, they also performed a few old songs. Their set opened with a hit from the early years, "Heatstroke" - which has the fun fact of being licensed for the 2007 Lisa Kudrow movie, Kabluey. Later, the band threw in [...]

Recommended, 8/29-9/4: Mission Creek Oakland, Mi Ami, White Fence/RTX, Twin Sister/Devon Williams

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Mission Creek Oakland kicks off this week The Mission Creek Music Festival is gearing up for a number of dates in SF, but MCMF's sister Mission Creek Oakland fest kicks off first, with two shows this coming weekend. Friday night (9pm, Free), there's a free show at the Uptown, with The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwahaha [...]

Listen to three songs from garage duo Pamela (members of The Splinters)

Pamela - "Lie Down (Eye Contact)" Pamela (Ashley Thomas and Courtney Gray of The Splinters) are releasing their first tape via Whoa Whoa Records. Download one catchy garage burner above and stream two more from the band below. Positive Destruction is presenting the duo's tape release party at Thee Parkside on September 15th (9pm, $5/7). Nobody (Cold Shoulders) by Pamela Too Late (Blind) by Pamela.

By |August 26, 2011|Tags: , |

Video: Ganglians perform for, stream ‘Still Living’ on Spinner this week

Ganglians "That's What I Want" from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo. Sacramento's Ganglians released their latest LP, Still Living, on Tuesday, August 23 (Lefse), and in promotion have a couple more goodies to go along with it. Above, captured a live session with Ganglians performing a stripped down version of "That's What I Want," which, on record, has this strange hybrid of 80s New Wave and surf rock guitar work. In addition, the album is available to stream in full this week on Spinner. Discussing the new album's intent, songwriter Ryan Grubbs provides a soundbite that couldn't better sum up Still [...]

By |August 26, 2011|Tags: |

New Video Roundup: The Dodos, Part Time, KIT, Speculator, Lumerians

A ton of new music videos have dropped recently. Here are five new ones from Bay Area artists that are definitely worth checking out. The Dodos' latest video from No Color arrived just before the band plays at the Henry Miller Library tonight. "19" comes from Part Time's excellent synth-pop album What Would You Say?. Part Time performs with Pamela, Surf Club, and Permanent Collection at Thee Parkside on September 15th. KIT's instrument-smashing 16mm clip for "Out of Ruins" was directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. The song is off the band's latest album, Invocation. Earlier this week, we wrote about [...]

LastSundaysFest 2011 takes place this Sunday 8/28 in Berkeley

Music and crafts will meet the streets of Berkeley this Sunday, August 28th, in the form of LastSundaysFest. The festival will take place on Telegraph Ave. from Dwight to Bancroft, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Foxtails Brigade will headline the event, following a nice variety of indie, jazz and chamber music: Foxtails Brigade 5:00 pm UC Jazz Ensemble 1:00 pm Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) 4:00 pm Fever Charm 3:00 pm Whiskerman 2:00 pm Classical Revolution String Quartet 12:00 pm In addition to the music, a variety of arts and crafts vendors will be selling their wares. LastSundaysFest [...]

Welder (Eskmo side project) – “Run”

Welder: "Run" (2011) by Welder SF's Brendan Angelides has been making waves lately as Eskmo, but he's now returning to his other project Welder, which mixes electronic and acoustic instruments into dynamic compositions. Welder's new album Florescence comes out on 9/26 on Angelides' Ancestor Media label, and you can download "Run" at his web site.

By |August 25, 2011|Tags: , |
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