San Francisco’s own The Soft White Sixties are descendants of the type of rock and roll that aims for the heart by taking a shortcut through the hips. Lead singer Octavio Genera is a student of Jagger, with a swaggering stage presence emphasizing the grit and glamour the rest of the band raises around him, musically echoing the likes of The Black Keys at their catchiest and Alabama Shakes at their most soulful. Not a minute is wasted on the band’s 2013 debut Get Right., which offers a high hook-per-minute ratio without any diminishing marginal returns.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the band thrice now, and each performance has been one for the books. The Soft White Sixties are infallible, operating with a seasoned efficiency complemented by an inclination for audience participation. I’ve never once left one of their shows without pleasantly sore legs and a hoarse throat — having expended all my energy on constant singing, dancing, and cheering. Returning to their hometown for Noise Pop after a partial relocation to Los Angeles, The Soft White Sixties are set to close the penultimate day of the festival at The Chapel. Read below to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show!
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