Nice Nice – “Ark Drum”
Also on Friday night are two outstanding all-local bills, sounding vastly different from each other. In the school of rambunctious folk rock, consider The Mumlers, Sonny and the Sunsets and The Ferocious Few with The Growlers at Cafe du Nord. You know the Ferocious Few if you travel through Mission BART stations, or from their explosive set at Rock Make last year; The Mumlers give just as pleasing an onstage delivery. Option two entails electro-pop sounds fused with just about everything: Wallpaper., Limousines, Butterfly Bones and Battlehooch at Slim’s.
Wallpaper. – “I Got Soul I’m So Wasted”
Performing in a Swedish venue on the anniversary of a Swedish holiday (SÃ¸nderkÃ¥sten), John Vanderslice‘s entourage will reach titanic proportions when 40 strong voices from the Conspiracy of Venus female choir join him onstage. Aside from supporting the mighty pop songs Vanderslice is known for, the San Francisco community choir will perform independently at the show, before Nurses and another local musical collective, Honeycomb. There’s a unique reason to buy tickets early: all preorders will be entered in an raffle for a prize pack from all bands, including a custom voicemail greeting from the choir and a signed test pressing of Vanderslice’s last LP, Romanian Names.
Honeycomb – “Milky”
Just added to the festival this week, and a sneaky last minute booking move at that, is a dance party at the Rickshaw on Friday (9pm, $5 to non-badgeholders). Tunes will be spun by an all-star DJ cast, including a member from each of these fantastic local bands: Wallpaper., The Splinters, Tempo No Tempo and Rainbow Arabia (LA).