Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise”
School of Seven Bells – “Connjur”
And opening is Anticon’s founder Odd Nosdam, a king of layered electronic volume with an endless catalog of remixes: BMSR included as well as The Notwist and Boards of Canada; he’s also worked with TV on the Radio, Sage Francis, MÃºm, the Anticon family, and more. You can also find him DJing Wednesday nights in Berkeley at The Missouri Lounge.
Odd Nosdam – “Forever Heavy (Shoegangster / JB Remix)”
Friday @ Pissed Off Pete’s: Sir Lord Von Raven, Buzzer, Shannon and the Clams, Saucy Jacks (9pm, $3)
It’s a night of rock’n’roll at Excelsior’s premiere dive, Pissed Off Pete’s. Sir Lord Von Raven (Oakland) introduces their debut record this month, Please Throw Me Back into the Ocean (Happy Parts Recordings, Concord). The group is comprised of Greg Ashley (Gris Gris, The Mirrors), Eric Johnson (Time Flys), Chris Stoffolini (Silver Jews) and Terry Six (Nice Boys). Here’s a sneak peak:
Sir Lord Von Raven – “Take It or Leave It”
Buzzer (Oakland) is another local band worth checking out, if they’ve not caught your attention so far with their timeless rock’n’roll getup, what I’d imagine it’d be like to dance along at a Stooges show.Â In July they’ve got a gig with Thee Oh Sees and Meth Teeth at The Eagle.
Sat @ Red Devil Lounge: Touch Committee, Stirling Says, Finest Dearest, Excited States (9pm, $8)
There’s a double CD release at the Red Devil Lounge this Saturday, with locals Touch Committee and Stirling Says both celebrating. The former’s full length Winter Beard showcases the band’s knack for loud, hooky 90s indie-influenced rock while Stirling Says have an equally energetic power pop influence in their rock and roll. Either way, it’s great fun with longtime favorites Finest Dearest supporting.
Touch Committee – “Sunshine Suit”
Sunday @ The Rickshaw: Wooden Birds (RR), The Old-Fashioned Way, Goh Nakamura (8pm, $12)
Wooden Birds (Austin) is Andrew Kenny, ex-American Analog Set, that band emo rockers listened to on repeat in the early 2000s. Post-AAS fans know Kenny as a touring member of Broken Social Scene in 2007. Magnolia (Barsuk) came out a few weeks ago, and combines his charismatic, tranquil songwriting with awesome female vocals and a supporting cast of instruments (4 members, total).
The Wooden Birds – “False Alarm”
Maybe you remember The Old-Fashioned Way from The Bay Bridged, Vol. 1, which included “Robot on Fire.” They keep a low profile, but TOFW is destined to put on an energetic display of upbeat, vintage folk-rock with Calvin Johnston-esque baritone vocals. Also, how awesome is the song name, “Sad Beers of Zeitgeist”?
The Old-Fashioned Way – “Robot On Fire”