Ty Segall, Ganglians, Thee Oh Sees, Mayyors @ The Eagle Tavern Thursday

In what promises to be the loudest thing happening on Thursday night, Ty Segall is playing a show with some of SF and Sacto's best known punk rockers. His latest album Lemons (Goner records) has been garnering rave reviews, (even an end of year pick by the OCMD, and if you want to catch the madness it's all going down at the Eagle Tavern. (9pm, $7, 21+) Ty Segall - "It #1" Supporting will be Thee Oh Sees (who's frontman John Dwyer produced Segall's previous self-titled effort on Castle Face Records), The Ganglians and Mayyors (Sacramento). [...]

The Ferocious Few, MonBon, Can’t Find a Villain @ Elbo Room, 1/6

Humpday came and went, but the Elbo Room was full of great music Wednesday as people enjoyed a mild winter night in the Mission District with The Ferocious Few, MonBon, and Can't Find a Villain. The Ferocious Few played an early set, demonstrating in the process why these guys are consistently one of the most impressive bands on the local circuit. They seem to be moving in a more bluesy direction as of late, letting Francisco's vocal talents and Daniel's amazing drum skills take a more prominent role. With stage presence and songwriting firing on all cylinders, I expect that [...]

Ferocious Few, Can’t Find a Villain, Monbon @ Elbo Room Wed.

This Wednesday head on out to the Mission and check out a very diverse line-up over at the Elbo Room on the cheap (8pm, 5), including one of the city's most hard-working bands. The Ferocious Few will be kicking things off in style with their two-man blues rock jams. There will be two more opportunities to catch them doing what they do best before SXSW: later this month at the Rickshaw (Jan. 27) and at Bottom of the Hill (Feb. 8) -- see their MySpace for show details. The Ferocious Few - "Lord Save My Soul" Monbon's up [...]

A Welcome Homecoming: Port O’Brien, Geographer, Golden Gram, 11/5 @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by: Charlie Homo It's been a long seven weeks for Port O'Brien. They've been on tour all over the country, had their van broken into, and had some equipment stolen. Well, they are finally back in town and you could tell how glad they are to be home. "Golden Gram" LeBron got up first and gave us a tasty treat as the crowd began filling the venue. As is the case with most early crowds, people seemed a bit more preoccupied with catching up and getting a beer than listening to the first act. Gram played mostly songs off [...]

Magic Bullets, No Age @ GAMH 10/30

Magic Bullets hit the stage Friday night in support of LA lo-fi outfit No Age at the Great American Music Hall. The Bullets' sound borrows a bit from British crooner Morrissey -- seemingly whistful and longing yet remaining bright and upbeat. It was an excellent way to get the night started off. The boys played a brisk set comprised of new and old songs, and they also mentioned a new album out some time in the near future which hopefully will see the light of day before too long. LA noise rock trio Residual Echoes were up next. These boys [...]

The Mumlers bring it home @ The Hemlock

Photos by: Agata Kamler Wednesday night isn't your typical marquee night when it comes to going to see a show. Let's face it.. it's the middle of the week and you're probably getting beat up at work, but those who were vigilant enough to strike it out to the Hemlock on Wednesday were treated to a all-around fantastic night of music. First off, Osage Orange from Vermont took the stage. A bunch of horns and an accordion played accompaniment to the usual guitar, bass, drum. The band sounded like something out of the old-world maritime tradition with a little pop [...]

By |October 13, 2009|Tags: , |

The Dodos pack the Rickshaw for pre-OSL show

Photos by: Jamie Piazza The Dodos returned to play the Rickshaw Stop last Wednesday, after an excruciatingly long time. Their homecoming show was not something to be missed, and it felt as if everyone and their mother came out to see what our boys have been up to since recording their latest album Time to Die. Opening up the show was the band Spency Dude and the Doodles, who though a little under the radar more than made up for their anonymity with a great performance. The three-piece out of San Francisco thoroughly impressed with their quirky and undeniably catchy [...]

The Dodos kick off OSL @ the Rickshaw Wednesday

...Did you hear that?.... Yes, that was the collective sigh of relief as Bay Area indie fans realized The Dodos are almost back in town after the long time they spent recording their new album, Time to Die (frenchkiss) up in the Northwest, and touring briefly through Europe. Kicking off their triumphant return is an appearance at the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday night (8:30pm, $10) with Spencey Dude and the Doodles (SF). The gig is part of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival night shows, highlighting some of the weekend's acts in more intimate settings. The Dodos - [...]

By |August 25, 2009|Tags: |

Opening night of SF’s Doomed @ Sub Mission is a crowd pleaser

They say that San Francisco is doomed. I say if it is, we're all in for one hell of a ride. Wednesday was the inaugural night of the "San Francisco's Doomed" festival, thrown by Thrillhouse Records and Maximum Rock n' Roll.  The night featured a wealth of local talent:  Nodzzz, Younger Lovers, Rank Xerox, Year One, Fugitive Kind, Robocop 3, Awesomes, Celine Dion. While the styles of all the bands ranged from out n' out eardrum massacre to indie pop, every act came from our very own backyard and all gave it up for the demise of the city we [...]

By |August 17, 2009|Tags: |
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