Tonight, the Rickshaw Stop hosts Directions in Sound: Notes from the Asian American Underground, a night of live music presented as part of the 25th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, which started last week and runs in Bay Area theaters until March 25th. Tonight’s show features performances by two of our local favorites, Dreamdate and Scrabbel.
Oakland’s Dreamdate recently finished their debut full-length Come Over Now, out now on Chocolate Covered Records. Based on their The One I Need b/w D.A.N.C.E. Party 7″, the A-side of which we included on our November Monthly Mix, we’re super excited to hear the new album.
Additionally, we can’t say enough about good things about Scrabbel. Dan Lee was kind enough to invite us into his home during our infancy and 1909 remains one of our favorite albums around the HQ. You can hear that episode of The Bay Bridged above. According to the Scrabbel MySpace blog, Dan has been working on new songs in anticipation of a follow-up album. Whether there will be new songs tonight or not, the band always puts on a great live performance so you should definitely check them out.
Headlining the show is KIIIIIII from Tokyo, described as “Like the Olsen Twins, but Japanese on acid!”, which sounds pretty awesome and a little scary.
Doors are at 8pm and the show starts at 9. $10, 21+