Sheepeaters play Bottom of the Hill tonight, 2/15/13

Casually born out of a ramshackle San Francisco State dorm room in 2011, Sheepeaters are now a fully-formed unit primed to make a splash on the local indie pop scene. The band first began to take shape when college roommates Taylor Giffin (drums) and Ty Lyman (bass) befriended guitarist Joe Raedeker on the SFSU campus. After adding second guitarist Joey Buttitta to the fold a couple weeks after its first show, the four-piece began to solidify its slightly off-kilter take on surf-tinged indie rock, pulling from a range of influences it refers to somewhat tongue-in-cheek as "falling somewhere between The [...]

Oakland's Meat Market joins FIDLAR and Pangea at Bottom of the Hill this Friday 1/18/13

Garage punk four-piece Meat Market swings through San Francisco on Friday night, marking the second stop in a week-long tour of California alongside cohorts FIDLAR and Pangea. Originally formed in Santa Cruz while the band members attended college, the group pools a diverse set of musical interests, ranging from punk and garage to blues and old-school surf, into its sound. The result is a deftly combined mix of gritty garage rock tunes and sun-bleached melodies that calls to mind groups such as Black Lips and The Growlers. Buzz from the band's self-titled, Sugar Mountain-recorded album in early 2012 led to [...]

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Warbler set to perform at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, 12/13/12

Influenced by some of the more adventurous members of the modern indie folk scene, Warbler's music confidently conveys warm waves of wide-eyed beauty. The Oakland-based four-piece uses a diverse sonic palette full of acoustic and electric guitars, electronic effect pads, banjo, tribal drums, organ and bright vocal harmonies on its self-titled album, striking a fine balance between traditional songcraft and tasteful experimentation. At the core of it all lies the echo-caked vocals of Sean Sullivan, a songwriter with a knack for patiently allowing Warbler's songs to branch off into unexpected and interesting directions. Fans of psychedelically-tinged folk/rock outfits such as [...]

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