2010 Mission Creek Music Festival Mix (Podcast #222)

After a weekend of shows in Oakland, the 2010 Mission Creek Music Festival kicks into full swing this week with concerts around the City featuring a bunch of ace predominantly local bands. This mix features ten bands playing Mission Creek shows. For the full list of upcoming events, head to mcmf.org.

I don’t know a lot about The Lambs (“Brother Sister White”) yet, but the San Francisco group has some excellent demos available for download on their web site. Parenthetical Girls, Grand Lake, and LENS (featuring Andy Human) join them at the Eagle Tavern on Friday, July 16th.

Brian Glaze and the Night Shift (“Bad News”) are one of the bands playing the Saturday, July 17th Mission Creek show in McLaren Park. Also performing: Grass Widow, The Fresh & Onlys, Ganglians, Miranda Lee Richards, Thorny Brocky, The William Winant Percussion Group and Teri Gender Bender.

Grass Widow‘s (“Shadow”) new full length Past Time comes out in August on Kill Rock Stars. They’ll be playing at the McLaren Park show on July 17th.

Ganglians (“Lost Words”) just got back from a European tour and are working on a new record. They’re also performing at McLaren Park on July 17th.

Portland’s Parenthetical Girls (“Evelyn McHale”) put out the Privilege pt. 1 EP earlier this year. They’re playing with The Lambs, Grand Lake, and LENS (featuring Andy Human) at the Eagle Tavern on Friday, July 16th.

Mark Matos and Os Beaches (“High Priest of the Mission”) celebrates the vinyl release of Words of the Knife on Wednesday, July 14th at Cafe Du Nord, with Rykarda Parasol, Kevin Junior, The Dolly Rocker Movement, and DJ Neil Martinson.

Little Wings (“Scuby”) will be playing at Adobe Books as part of Mission Creek, along with WR/DS. The show is on Friday, July 16th and doubles as a gallery opening for new work by Kyle Ranson.

Sean Smith (“Palak Paneer”) has a number of upcoming projects in the works on Gnome Life Records. His band will be at El Rio for an “After-Park Psych/Spacerock Show!” with Howlin Rain and 3 Leafs on Saturday, July 17th.

Rykarda Parasol (“Covenant”) headlines a Mission Creek opening night/Bastille Day show at Cafe Du Nord on Wednesday, July 14th. Kevin Junior, Mark Matos and Os Beaches, The Dolly Rocker Movement, and DJ Neil Martinson will also perform.

According to their web site, as of a few months ago Howlin Rain (“Dancers At The End Of Time”) were “still deep in pre-production for our 3rd album.” They’ll be performing on Saturday, July 17th at El Rio, with 3 Leafs and Sean Smith & The Present Moment.