The Parmesans

Bay Area folk and bluegrass band The Parmesans just released a seven-minute video featuring gobs of footage from their first tour of California. They had so much footage, in fact, that the video spans two songs from their January 2013 EP The Smell of Silence – “See for Yourself” and “Spicy Cigarette”. Watch the video (which was shot and edited by Ben V. Ho) below.

Apparently the tour was a success, because the band is heading down the coast and back yet again, and if you live anywhere from Marin County to the Mexican border, they’re probably playing in your neighborhood. The new leg kicks off tonight and includes a couple Bay Area dates of special note. The first is the tour opening gig at The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, a show that also features my favorite shy folk singer Dyllan Hersey. The other is their show at the Uptown in Oakland on February 27, which is notable because it will cost you absolutely nothing to attend. If neither of those shows works for you, there are plenty of chances to see them over the next month in both the Bay Area and the rest of the state – a complete list is below, with full details on the local gigs.

The Parmesans Tour Dates:
02/19 – Fairfax, CA – The Sleeping Lady
02/23 – San Rafael, CA – The 4th St. Tavern (w/ The Red Valley Trappers)
02/27 – Oakland, CA – The Uptown (w/ Turtle Rising, Whisker Biscuit)
02/28 – Stockton, CA – University of the Pacific (2 sets)
03/03 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall (w/ The Southern Comforts, Kat Jones, Minor Birds)
03/13 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe (w/ The Manx)
03/14 – Long Beach, CA – The Prospector (w/ The Manx)
03/15 – Fresno, CA – Tokyo Gardens (w/ The Manx)
03/16 – Mariposa, CA – The Hideout Saloon (w/ The Manx)
03/17 – San Francisco, CA – Super Secret St. Patty’s Day Rager (w/ The Manx)

The Parmesans, Dyllan Hersey
Sleeping Lady (Fairfax)
February 19, 2013
8pm, Admission TBA

The Parmesans, The Red Valley Trappers
The Fourth Street Tavern (San Rafael)
February 23, 2013
Time & Admission TBA

The Parmesans, Turtle Rising, Whisker Biscuit
The Uptown
February 27, 2013
9pm, FREE

Minor Birds, Kat Jones, The Parmesans, Misisipi Mike’s The Southern Comforts
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
March 3, 2013
9pm, $5–8

The Parmesans, The Manx
Super Secret St. Patty’s Day Rager in San Francisco
March 17, 2013
Contact the band directly for details