Il Gato, Ash Reiter, The Shants @ the Hemlock

[Editor’s note: With this post, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Anna Gazdowicz to The Bay Bridged staff. Anna will be helping manage the blog as well as contributing to the site, and she comes from doing great work at Stranger Dance and, before that, The Deli SF. Welcome Anna!]

In addition to louder happenings, an evening of more shadowy music awaits us at the Hemlock Tavern on Thursday, January 13th. Il Gato (winners of the Bay Bridged’s own recording grant) are set to open, in anticipation of their forthcoming All These Slippery Things. Check out “Burning Red (The Fa Fa Fa Song)”, a respectable lesson in clinky baroque-folk.

[audio:] Il Gato – “Burning Red (The Fa Fa Fa Song)”

Ash Reiter is also on the bill, her beautifully warm folk in tow, followed by The Shants, a band that exudes comfort in subdued Americana. Thursday’s show is the first in the Shants’ mini-tour of California, which also sees stops in Stockton (January 15th at the Plea for Peace Center), Nevada City (January 16th at the Chief Crazy Horse Saloon), and Chico (January 17th at Cafe Flo).

[audio:] Ash Reiter – “La Bahia” (live on Daytrotter)

[audio:] The Shants – “My Town is Underwater”

The Hemlock show starts at 9:00 p.m. and costs $5.