Every once in a while, we’ll see a listing for a concert that makes us both excited and jealous. Excited because we like to attend can’t-miss all-local-band shows, and jealous because we’ll ask ourselves, “Why aren’t we presenting that?” Well, this time, thankfully, we are. What you have below are three of the Bay’s best indie acts, all headliners in their own right, teaming up for one great night of rock music. Bottom line: you’d be a sucker to miss this show.
Geographer (7″ release)
Friday, October 2, 2009
9pm, $10, All Ages (Purchase advance tickets here)
About the bands:
The epic and anthemic duo Tartufi top this incredible lineup, playing an increasingly rare SF show following the release of the acclaimed Nests Of Waves And Wire. “This is huge. Tartufi are just two but sound like twelve. Drummer Brian Gorman must have arms like continents, while the way Lynne Angel loops her vocals makes it seem like three personalities are battling it our for possession of her throat, Hold on to your brains.” (NME) “An expansive lattice of twinkling loops, math-rock crunch and none-more-giddy harmonies…Four Stars.” (Mojo Magazine)
As their debut album Innocent Ghosts continues to win new fans and accolades, Geographer celebrate the release of the Kites 7″, out October 2nd on Tricycle Records. “Tailor-made for your own personal late-night dance party.” (SPIN Magazine’s “Three Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now”) “Deni’s voice, soothing and versatile, might remind some rock audiences of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke on muscle relaxers…a celestial experience from start to finish.” (Lumino Magazine) “Beautiful, poignant music.” (Pop Matters)
Judgement Day play first, but their intense string metal is sure to set the bar high. “Violin and cello with just the right touch of hesher distortion.” (SF Chronicle) “[A]ll the makings of a classic superhero: gritty back-story, freakish features, and extraordinary powers. And for a mutant thatâ€™s half-string quartet, half-power trio, this triple threat of violin, cello, and drums turns out to be mighty tough.” (SF Bay Guardian) “These songs rock. Hard.” (PunkNews.org)