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1-2-3-4 Go! Anniversary takes over the Oakland Metro all weekend
Oakland label/record store 1-2-3-4 Go! Records celebrates turning 10 (as a label) and 3 (as a store) with a big weekend-long bash at the Oakland Metro (8pm each day, $12-$15 per show). This all ages extravaganza features Nobunny, Personal & The Pizzas, Unnatural Helpers, King Khan & Gris Gris, Shannon and the Clams, King Lollipop, and many more. A big congrats to 1-2-3-4 Go! for thriving in this difficult economic climate and for championing great local bands in the process.
Shannon and the Clams – “The Cult Song”
Unnatural Helpers – “Girl in the Window”
King Lollipop – “Cheeseburger and Fries (demo)”
Memory Tapes and Painted Palms hit Slim’s
NJ musician Davye Hawk, aka Memory Tapes, has a new album of moody electronics-assisted pop called Player Piano. Memory Tapes’ West Coast tour hits Slim’s on July 21st, with Sleep Over and Painted Palms opening. The latter is a SF/Louisiana duo who just released an EP on Secretly Canadian.
Barn Owl launches Pacific Reality tour
Barn Owl kicks off the drone-rock duo’s Pacific Reality tour at the Elbo Room on Wednesday, July 20th (9pm, $8), with Sean Smith and 3 Leafs. Barn Owl recently put out the Shadowland EP, and the band’s next full length is coming soon.
Side With Us Records showcase at Great American
San Jose’s Side With Us Records has released records from a number of local bands, and four of the label’s acts, The Velvet Teen, Silian Rail, Worker Bee, and Not To Reason Why, gather for a show at the Great American Music Hall on Friday, July 22nd (8:30pm, $13). Not to Reason Why recently released The Book Of Hours on the label.