Recommended, 5/2-5/8: Dark Nights KUSF Benefit, Cass McCombs, Craft Spells, Okie Rosette

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Dark Nights at Verdi Club raises funds for KUSF Tartufi recently launched a "spontaneous show series" called Dark Nights at the Verdi Club, and May's event, taking place Wednesday, May 4th (8pm, $7-20), looks like the best yet. The organizing trio will be joined by an eclectic mix of Northern California groups, including Santa Cruz heavy psych [...]

Videos: See The Beehavers and FpodBpod before they play tonight at Amnesia

Tonight, April 29th, SeaweedSway presents an all-local folk/rock/pop show featuring The Beehavers, FpodBpod and Montra at Amnesia (9pm, $7). Above, sample FpodBpod's sweet pop, while below The Beehavers perform what has been described as "gypsy voodoo folk n' rock n' roll" in front of a hat shop in North Beach. Both live videos come from the Parlour to Parlour series of interviews with and live performances by a variety of local bands.

Terry Malts – “Distracted”

Terry Malts - Distracted by Slumberland Records Remember our recent profile of Terry Malts, the post-punk's punk band? The group's new I'm Neurotic 7" is out now via Slumberland Records. Take a listen to one of the single's three songs above.

By |April 27, 2011|Tags: |

Video: The choreography behind tUnE-yArDs’ “Bizness”

tUnE-yArDs' video for "Bizness," off the thoroughly recommended w h o k i l l, is a vibrant visual treat with some really interesting choreography. Above, DanceOn ("the dance video network") spoke with video choreographer Sonia Reiter about some of the ideas behind the video's dancing. tUnE-yArDs - “Bizness” tUnE-yArDs kicks off a cross-country tour at the Great American Music Hall on 4/26. Original "Bizness" video below:

By |April 25, 2011|Tags: |

Recommended, 4/25-5/1: tUnE-yArDs, Phantom Kicks, Soft White Sixties, Oh Sees acoustic

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. It's already been quite a 2011 for tUnE-yArDs, and their new album w h o k i l l has only been out for one week. I can attest to Merrill Garbus' amazing presence as a frontwoman, and, if you go to the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday, April 26th (8pm, $15), you will not be [...]

Tuesday, 4/26: Save KUSF Benefit at the Eagle — Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Carletta Sue Kay, Sandwitches

Two SF institutions under attack converge for the latest Save KUSF benefit show, Tuesday, April 26th, at the Eagle Tavern (8pm, $tba). The show is topped by Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, two acts that are consistently awesome live like few others. Get there early for Carletta Sue Kay and The Sandwitches. On the Eagle Tavern front, the Save the Eagle Tavern Facebook page is tracking the latest in the roller coaster ride that is the effort to protect this venerable bar. According to SFist, the Tavern will now remain open through May (and possibly later). Also, in case [...]

Nick Waterhouse – “Some Place”

Nick Waterhouse - Some Place by Nick Waterhouse Nick Waterhouse is a musician whose name has been attached to a number of excellent bills lately, and with good reason: the SF resident's old-school R&B-influenced sound is seriously compelling. "Some Place" is the A-side to Waterhouse's first single, but he's got a lot of songs to sample over at his Soundcloud page. Nick Waterhouse performs tonight, April 21st, at Bottom of the Hill, and on April 30th at The Knockout.

By |April 21, 2011|Tags: |

Thee Oh Sees announce new album Castlemania; ‘Singles Vol. 1 & 2’ out now

Through a mix of great records, top notch live shows, and a community-supporting DIY spirit, Thee Oh Sees have become one of San Francisco's most vital bands today. They're also, it would seem, hellbent on staying one of the City's most prolific, with this morning's announcement that Castlemania (artwork above) is coming on June 14th on In The Red Records. Says the press release: Which brings us to Castlemania, the closest Thee Oh Sees have come to creating a scuffed-up, home-brewed symphony. In other words, there’s more to its 16 tracks than maniacal pop music (“Spider Cider,” “If I Stay [...]

By |April 18, 2011|Tags: |
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