Austin-based rockers Ume will rumble through San Francisco on June 13 with co-headliners The Life and Times. Ume have gained significant points around the blogosphere for combining raw rock guitar stylings with the polished, ethereal vocals of lead singer and guitarist Lauren Larson. A little more Live 105 than contemporaries like Cleveland’s Mr. Gnome, Ume are caught in an interesting dilemma: too big of a sound to be neatly slotted in as indie rock, but with no where else to go since alternative (radio) rock mostly sits gasping for air in the gutters of pop culture.

If this sounds like a dilemma you’d like to hear played out on stage, you can buy tickets for the June show at Bottom of the Hill here.

Ume, The Life and Times
Bottom of the Hill
June 13, 9pm

Full Tour Dates:

6/2 – 6/3 – Free Press Houston Summerfest – Houston, TX
6/8 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
6/11 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
6/12 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
6/13 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
6/15 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
6/16 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
6/18 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
6/19 – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
7/15 – Bunbury Festival – Cincinnati, OH