Mac DeMarco, Melted Toys, Surf Club

The up and coming Montreal pop crooner Mac DeMarco will bring one of his reportedly “wildly unhinged live performances” to San Francisco this summer. He will be performing on Friday, September 14th at the Rickshaw Stop, with support from local indie rock favorites Surf Club and Melted Toys.

Formerly the frontman of Makeout Videotape, DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club EP earlier this year on Captured Tracks. Described by DeMarco as “jizz jazz,” his style recalls 50s rockabilly and 80s new wave with an original flair of contemporary glam and accomplished songwriting. He will follow up the EP with a proper full length called simply, Mac DeMarco 2, out October 16th on Captured Tracks. Listen to “My Kind of Woman,” the first single from that release.

San Francisco’s reverb soaked, post-punk shoegaze outfit Melted Toys have been relatively quiet this year. As apparent from their Noise Pop performance last February, we can always count on Daniel, Steven, and Brian to deliver a reliable, no frills set of distorted pop jams. Surf Club, Stockton’s sunny garage pop quartet, founded by ex-Craft Spells member Frankie Soto, released their debut EP, Young Love, last February. You can download it for free from Bandcamp. Catch them play some new live material with their new guitarist.

The September 14th show is presented by Yours Truly and will feature a Craft Spells DJ set.

Mac DeMarco, Melted Toys, Surf Club
The Rickshaw Stop
September 14, 2012
9pm, $10