Over the course of last year, there was a swell of venues hosting residencies around the city. Music houses like Brick & Mortar, The Chapel and Milk Bar have dedicated multiple nights a month to a single band, helping artists maintain a presence on the show circuit and allowing fans the chance to return week after week to see a band play.
Among the other stellar bands playing residencies in January, San Francisco’s surf folk group Farallons will be bringing their dreamy tunes to Amnesia every Tuesday this month. For those who haven’t heard their debut EP, Outer Sun Sets, have a listen to “With Our Friends,” a song that encapsulates the band’s warm, woozy and dichotomous sound–it’s stripped-back but layered, sometimes exuding tropical vibes and other times projecting the city’s signature fog. Lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Brennan and singer/keyboardist Aubrey Trinnaman’s subtle harmonies are best-heard in person, so if you dig what you hear, show up to one, two or all three of their remaining residency nights.