Judgement Day Going Away Show Tomorrow

To mark their departure on a two-month tour with Mates of State and Dredg (respectively), Judgement Day will play a show tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 24 at BlueSix in the Mission in SF. Bluesix is beginning to hold a few more shows these days, and the small, personal nature of the venue should make for a fascinating performance by these Bay Area string metal heads. They will be joined by Foxtails Brigade and Devotionals, which is a side project of Anton Patzner and Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants. The show is just $5 and starts at 8pm. If you haven't [...]

By |March 23, 2009|Tags: |

Hot Toddies Kick Off UK Tour Friday

Oakland's beloved Hot Toddies will be embarking on a tour of the UK in April, which kicks off with a show right here, at the Red Devil Lounge this Friday. For those of you UK readers, here's the full tour schedule: 4/2 - Latest Bar (formerly Joogleberry), Brighton 4/3 - The Lexington, London 4/4 - Edge of the Wedge - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth 4/5 - The Phoenix, Exeter 4/6 - Mother's Ruin, Bristol 4/7 - Bar Fresa, Liverpool 4/8 - Mad Ferret, Preston 4/9 - The Cellar, Oxford 4/10 - The Met Lounge, Peterborough When they return, they'll play a [...]

By |March 23, 2009|Tags: |

Company Car CD Release This Saturday

San Francisco's Company Car will celebrate the release of their new album at Bottom of the Hill this Saturday, March 21. Company Car has been satisfying the Bay Area's craving for quality indie-punk-rock for years. The new music has all the classic elements, plus a few punctuated harmonies and some more melodic ballads. They're playing with two other great local bands, The Trophy Fire and Overview, as well as LA's Max and the Marginalized. The show starts at 9pm and costs $10. Here's a cute little preview montage they made for the occasion:

Weekend Picks: March 12th-15th

Our weekly picks for some great live local music. Thursday: - Hell on Heels tour, featuring: Von Iva, Semi Precious Weapons (Bklyn) and Killola (LA) at Red Devil Lounge. 9pm, $12. - Viva Voce (Portland), Rafter (SD) and We Is Shore Dedicated (cd release) at Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $10 adv/$12 door. - Say Hi (Seattle), Telekinesis (Seattle), Built For The Sea and Anderson (Amsterdam) at Bottom of the Hill. 8:30 pm, $12, all ages. - The Have Mercys, Schande and The Pickup Pattern at The Uptown. 9pm, free. - Bitesize, Ex-Boyfriends and Control-R at The Eagle. 9pm, $?. - The [...]

By |March 12, 2009|Tags: |

KUSF Rock-n-Swap Sunday

It's a tough time for record stores and music vendors of all kinds. And that's what makes events like KUSF's Rock-n-Swap so awesome! Rock-n-Swap is one of the biggest regularly held music swaps in California. You can find all kinds of musical treasures, from vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters, books, paraphernalia and more. Proceeds benefit San Francisco's non-commercial radio station, KUSF 90.3fm. The event takes place this Sunday, March 8 at the USF campus in McLaren Hall. Check out the website for a map and directions. USF students get in for free, otherwise general admission is $3, and hours are from [...]

By |March 6, 2009|Tags: |

Weekend Picks: March 5th-8th

After Noise Pop, we know you're fully addicted. Get your fix this weekend with some great local music offerings. You can hear clips in our streaming audio player. Thursday: - Vir, Solar Powered People (Modesto) and Sleepnoise (Sacto) at the Knockout. 9pm, $5. - KSCU Presents: Har Mar Superstar (LA), The New Trust and The Limousines plus DJ Sets by: K-Von and J.J. Staples at Rickshaw Stop. 9pm, $12, all ages. Friday: - The Moore Brothers and Dreamdate at Make-Out Room. 7:30-9:30pm, $7. - Music For Animals, Punchface and Picture Me Broken at Bottom of the Hill. 8:30 pm, $10, [...]

By |March 5, 2009|Tags: |

Amoeba Music Factory Party Friday

Amoeba Music and the East Bay Express will bring you back to Andy Warhol's famous "factory" studio, with art, music and film in a divided warehouse space in Emeryville this Friday, March 6. The event is called "Factory Party" and will bring live silk screening, painting, filming, and screen tests as well as "iconic Factory furniture, artwork, and characters." For musical selections, the event will feature Velvet Underground cover band Nihilist Outlook and Grace and VU-inspired Exploding Plastic Amoeba. The art show will consist of local artists Lori Katz, Billy Sprague and Russell Quan, whose styles range from nature paintings [...]

Outside Lands Returns in 2009

Outside Lands, one of 2008's largest music festivals that took over SF's Golden Gate Park, will return in 2009 from August 28-30. The festival is a partnership between Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions , Starr Hill Presents (the two latter also do Tennessee's famous Bonnaroo festival) and the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. The lineup of bands should be announced in the next few weeks, and we'll keep you posted. Last year's festival was headlined by Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson, and also featured Beck, Wilco, Ben Harper, Primus, Cake, Cold War Kids and many [...]

By |March 3, 2009|Tags: |

L’Avventura Hosts Acoustic Shows in El Cerrito

Here's a treat for all you north-east bay folks. San Francisco rock band L'Avventura is hosting a series acoustic-based "Living Room Sessions" at 33 Revolutions, a record store/cafe/wine-bar in El Cerrito. L'Avventura - "Rocket Sue" Each week, L'Avventura will be joined by a different musical guest, for an evening of "melodic retro/futurist popmusic," in an intimate setting. The events are free and all-ages. L'Avventura plays a unique and soothing brand of rock music, pulled together by the relaxed vocals of Jeff Davis. Their new album Your Star Was Shining is available for free download through April 30 at [...]

By |March 2, 2009|Tags: |

Noise Pop: Sunday Preview!

It will be sad to see Noise Pop end, but they will indeed go out with a bang. Two shows punctuate Sunday's Noise Pop festival. At 1pm, No Age (LA) will headline a show at Bottom of the Hill with White Circle Crime Club (Belgium), Infinite Body (LA) and Veil Veil Vanish. No Age plays a raucous and infecting type of power-punk that's quite naturally produced in LA. If you want education about the more esoteric aspects of punk, check out this show, as they may soon be the master's. $12. No Age - "Teen Creeps" The last [...]

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