Likely having something to do with how much adoration the band has for San Francisco, Moon Duo will be performing at Aquarius Records today (6pm, free). The in-store precedes their show at Bottom of the Hill tonight with Royal Baths and Lilac.
Moon Duo has hardly planted their roots in Colorado since leaving the City — they’re making their way down from the Pacific Northwest supporting their new record, Mazes (Sacred Bones). A Denver show on Saturday wraps the national leg of the tour, then it’s off to Europe until May for the Duo (full tour dates here).
In addition to today’s in-store, Aquarius has another scheduled Sunday, April 17 with Phil Manley (Trans Am, Jonas Reinhardt, and The Fucking Champs) and Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) – possibly their first and last performance. The two have combined under the moniker “Mitchell & Manley,” and have a Record Store Day release entitled Norcal Values (Thrill Jockey). The RSD vinyl will be limited to 1,000 copies and comes with a digital download.
About Mitchell & Manley:
Floating down the Yuba River, hang gliding off the cliffs at Fort Funston, a day at Ocean Beach with the dog, a leisurely stroll in Golden Gate Park, a fat bag of Trainwreck; these are among the many images that come to mind when listening to Mitchell and Manleyâ€™s Norcal Values.
Inspired by his spiritual advisor, Bettina Richards, Phil Manley recruited the shredding stylings of Earthlessâ€™ Isaiah Mitchell to collaborate on a record comprised almost exclusively of a single continuous guitar solo. The recording was made live with no overdubs – completely improvised. This recording exhibits inspiration so pure that it could only come from within. Drawing from the classical Indian music tradition as well as from modern new age music, Norcal Values is the sonic equivalent of fine Californian cuisine. We invite you to dine upon its bountiful aural splendor. Bon appetite!