Yea-Ming & the Rumours

When is the last time you saw a show at the Plough? Open since 1973, it feels particularly appropriate to host Bob Frank.

Jim Dickinson called Frank “The best songwriter you have never heard” – reason enough to attend this show. If you need any more convincing check out the superb interview he did with our very own Russell Jelinek last April. In 1972, Frank recorded a cult classic for Vanguard. Almost no one got to hear it until last year when it was reissued by the good folks at Light In The Attic. The songs are real deal folk gems with lots of wine drinking, car stealing, VD, and hitchhiking. Fans of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Pete Seeger should be very pleased.

Yea-Ming remains best known for her work with Anna Hillburg in Dreamdate. Get over it. Yea-Ming & The Rumours are where it is at. Check out the new songs on Bandcamp. Excellent stuff.

Odawas are quite the prolific band of gypsies. Born in Bloomington, Indiana in 2004, they moved to Chicago before landing in SF. In that time they released six records and spawned a bunch of side projects. Reflections of a Pink Laser came out last year. It is an interesting mix of song and space travel with similarities to the late, great Mercury Rev. Here is yet another fabulous Russell interview from that time.