Giveaway: !!! at The Chapel

Your favorite Brooklyn-by-way-of-Sacramento dance-punk troupe are now of drinking age. !!! have hit 21 years in as a band and are continuing their penchant for disco rhythms and short shorts with their seventh full length record. Shake the Shudder, courtesy of Warp Records, is out now with a bundle of guest vocalists including Lea Lea, heard on the opener “The One 2” in the accompanying video. The church of !!! has been moving across the US all month long and hits Sacramento and San Francisco this Friday and Saturday, in that order. The new tunes they’ll be testing out on [...]

By |June 22, 2017|Tags: |

Bows unveil “Stars & Skies” from ‘iMe’ EP

The Berkeley duo Bows are back with new music following up last year’s The Day We Left.. Bows, which is the combined force of Kaila McIntyre-Bader and Luke Baće, have released their third collection of songs. The two former Big Tree bandmates kicked off the new project with a sizeable earworm in “Everywhere” from their first release of the same name in 2015. 2016 had Bows aim slightly higher with their full length release: A post-apocalyptic sci-fi concept album. The iMe EP continues the pair’s “living room pop” with four new songs including “Stars & Skies” which will easily zero [...]

By |June 9, 2017|Tags: |

Giveaway: The Sam Chase at The Chapel

Sam Chase and his merry band of noisemakers are homebound after a string of shows up the West Coast. The raspy troubadour will be gathering all ye heathens to The Chapel for a hearty dose of folk rock. Chase unveiled the third record in his catalog last year and graciously provided all of you unfamiliar with a steady stream of videos to get you in the know. Take a listen to "I've Got Problems" and "Ground Shakin'" to get the full spectrum of where Great White Noise takes you. M. Lockwood Porter will break in the stage beforehand. Also boasting [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Moon Duo at The Chapel

Running low on funds after miscalculating your Noise Pop show budget? Try your hand at one extra freebie at The Chapel. Portland psych-rockers Moon Duo will be in town spreading the sounds of their just-released record Occult Architecture Vol. 1. The pair were originally forged as a side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson with Sanae Yamada in command of the keys. This record will also be part one of two, both built around the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. A major influence to the album’s dichotomy came directly from escaping California and returning to the Pacific Northwest, [...]

By |February 16, 2017|Tags: |

Giveaway: The Donkeys at The Chapel

This weekend brings The Donkeys up from the far reaches of San Diego for a night in the city followed by one more in Santa Cruz at The Crepe Place. Last in the neighborhood in December at Starline, you can expect to hear more from the recent record Midnight Palms. The band rejoined Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart) in the studio for their fifth release. One new addition appeared in Steve Selvidge, also of the The Hold Steady, officially on duty wielding the axe. As usual, the new set of songs make for the ideal soundtrack for an [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Mirah at The Chapel

Having last swung through the city back in June for a collaborative tour with Jherek Bischoff, Mirah will return to a larger (and potentially more haunted) room in The Chapel. I feel it is completely appropriate to assume you are still listening to Changing Light; Mirah’s latest record from 2014. At the very least, you’ve planted about three songs from the album onto one of your "Do Not Listen 'Til Nightfall" playlists. If you dig further back, you’ll find her combined solo and shared catalog is well into the double-digits. Back in October, the Brooklyn-based songwriter added her name to [...]

By |January 5, 2017|Tags: |

Kyle Morton of Typhoon performing at Swedish American Hall tomorrow

Portland-based mini orchestra Typhoon teased some vague news back in September with a simple 24-hour warning. The next day we were gifted a 10-song record from bandleader Kyle Morton to be accompanied by a short tour later in the winter. The solo release, What Will Destroy You, will come naturally to the ears of fans of the band with Morton’s songwriting holding the full spotlight. What is usually a force of just over 10 additional musicians is replaced for the most part by acoustic guitar. The Swedish American Hall will play host to Morton's second night out on his first [...]

By |January 3, 2017|Tags: |

King Woman announce ‘Created In The Image Of Suffering,’ Starline date

Seven years into the life of King Woman and the world will soon be receiving a full-length record. On February 24, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Oakland four piece will release Created In The Image Of Suffering. You can already cross it off your buy list now up for pre-order (digital, CD, and vinyl) in partnership with Relapse Records who signed the band earlier this summer. Created in the Image of Suffering by King Woman The first preview pummels forth from the starting line on “Utopia.” In line with previous singles, the aurally haunting Kristina Esfandiari guides you through a barrage of dead-waking guitar [...]

By |December 26, 2016|Tags: |

Kendra McKinley and Emily Afton take over the Bimbo’s lounge

In November, a North Beach mainstay signaled a new monthly music series featuring local artists for dirt-cheap. The Dolphina Lounge Series, within the walls of Bimbo’s 365 Club, will host Kendra McKinley and Emily Afton this month on Tuesday, December 20. This show marks a perfect combination of musicians who dangled a full album's worth of new music in front of us for most of the year. Jump below to browse through both 2016 releases. Throwing the initial singles our way over a year prior, a much awaited follow-up to McKinley’s Chestnut Street was released in June. If someone in [...]

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