Wednesday night means SF electro-pop @ BotH

Tomorrow, a night of Bay Area electro pop at Bottom of the Hill: Stripmall Architecture, Sweet Trip, Boy in Static.

Stripmall Architecture's newest album is available to stream on their [...]

By |September 29, 2009|Comments Off on Wednesday night means SF electro-pop @ BotH

The Mantles: self-titled full length out now

The Mantles - "Don't Lie"

Back from their first US tour, The Mantles celebrate the release of their self-titled full length (out now on Siltbreeze) at the Eagle on Thursday [...]

By |September 28, 2009|Comments Off on The Mantles: self-titled full length out now

Cryptacize announce dates with Sufjan, Fiery Furnaces

Cryptacize have commenced two strong legs of tour, first with Sufjan Stevens, second with Fiery Furnaces. As noted on their blog, these could be the last appearances made for [...]

By |September 28, 2009|Comments Off on Cryptacize announce dates with Sufjan, Fiery Furnaces

Media Monday: Loquat, Dodos, Port O’Brien, Why?, John Vanderslice

Collecting some of the various media released by Bay Area bands recently, there's good stuff here from some of the Bay's best:

Loquat have a brand new video for "Big [...]

By |September 28, 2009|Comments Off on Media Monday: Loquat, Dodos, Port O’Brien, Why?, John Vanderslice

Pretty Blue Presents celebrates 2 years @ Stockton showcase

Casy & Brian – "Rumble in the Jungle 1974"

Local label, booking consortium, and, more generally, independent music collective Pretty Blue Presents is celebrating their two-year anniversary this weekend with [...]

By |September 24, 2009|Comments Off on Pretty Blue Presents celebrates 2 years @ Stockton showcase

Weekend Picks: 9/24-27

Thursday: Cotton Jones, Frontier Ruckus, Garrett Pierce @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $10)

Garrett Pierce - "Running from the Face"

Friday: Slavic Soul Party, Brass Menazeri @ Elbo Room (8:30 [...]

By |September 24, 2009|Comments Off on Weekend Picks: 9/24-27

Deerhoof debut “I Did Crimes For You”

The always excellent nyctaper captured Deerhoof's recent show at Le Poisson Rouge, where the band performed a new song for the first time called "I Did Crimes For You". [...]

By |September 24, 2009|Comments Off on Deerhoof debut “I Did Crimes For You”

Tonight: Quarterstick artist Doug Paisley + 2 local folks

Tonight at the Rickshaw: Doug Paisley (Quarterstick Records), Goh Nakamura, Lesser Lights (8pm, $10)

Doug Paisley - "Broken in Two"

Goh Nakamura - "Hangman"

Lesser Lights - "The Harvest Halt"

By |September 23, 2009|Comments Off on Tonight: Quarterstick artist Doug Paisley + 2 local folks

Hawnay Troof wants your videos

Hawnay Troof - "And I"

Oakland's Hawnay Troof wants you in his next video. "And I" is a catchy electro jam from the upcoming Daggers At The Moon (out [...]

By |September 21, 2009|Comments Off on Hawnay Troof wants your videos

Bands for Books: a benefit show for Potrero library

It's a generally accepted principle that band members are cool. And if generally accepted pop-culture principles are to be taken seriously, we must also admit that people in libraries [...]

By |September 21, 2009|Comments Off on Bands for Books: a benefit show for Potrero library

Jonathan Richman: upcoming Make-Out Room residency

Indie elder statesman Jonathan Richman returns to the Make-Out Room next week for a four night residency from the 20th through the 23rd (all shows 8pm, $15). [...]

By |September 17, 2009|Comments Off on Jonathan Richman: upcoming Make-Out Room residency

Weekend Picks: 9/17-21

Thursday: Thee Oh Sees, Wooden Shjips, The Fresh & Onlys @ The Eagle Tavern (9pm)

The Fresh & Onlys - "Invisible"

Friday: Grand Lake, Rad Cloud, White Cloud @ Hemlock

White Cloud [...]

By |September 17, 2009|Comments Off on Weekend Picks: 9/17-21