The Bay Bridged Presents: Mayyors’ last Bay Area show @ Serra Bowl, with Ty Segall, Culture Kids, Blasted Canyons

One last reminder, that if holiday recreation isn't sending you down the highway this afternoon, head out to the free show at Serra Bowl tonight. It's your last chance to see Sacramento's Mayyors cause a raucous in the Bay Area. Mayyors (Sacto/second-to-last show ever) Ty Segall Culture Kids Blasted Canyons Friday, September 3, 2010 Serra Bowl 8pm, FREE, All Ages About the bands: Sacramento's Mayyors are calling it quits, and the Serra Bowl show is their second-to-last show ever and final Bay Area performance. The band is known for a singularly intense brand of noise punk that amounts to some [...]

Grand Lake cover ‘Pete & Pete’ theme song

Remember Artie, the strongest man in the world? The plate in Mom's head? Petunia and her sweet dance moves? Pretend it's 1993, and maybe it will come back to you. Better yet, check out Grand Lake's cover of the theme song from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, originally done by Polaris: Grand Lake - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete Theme Song" As stated by frontman Caleb Nichols: When I was 16 I had the insanely great fortune of meeting Mark Mulcahy. We had mutual friends and Mr. Mulcahy wanted to play a show in my hometown of San [...]

By |September 2, 2010|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cold Cave, Abe Vigoda, Man Man, Let’s Wrestle

Sunday, September 5th: Cold Cave with Abe Vigoda @ Great American Music Hall Life MagazineCold Cave | MySpace Music Videos Abe Vigoda - "To Tears" To enter send an email with your full name and the subject "I want to see Cold Cave!" to The fourth person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show! The starts at 9pm, $16, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Monday, September 6th: Man Man with Let's Wrestle @ Great American Music Hall Let's Wrestle - "We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love Soon" To enter send an email [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Jenny + Johnny kick off tour in SF with Farmer Dave Scher, Sonny + the Sunsets, Ganglians

The lovechild of musicians Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, dubbed Jenny and Johnny, will kick off their national tour today in Northern California. The couple's tour begins in Santa Cruz at the Rio Theater with Ganglians and Farmer Dave Scher, then comes to the Great American for two nights thanks to Folk Yeah. Both nights also include great local acts: 9/3: Great American Music Hall with Farmer Dave Scher, Sonny & the Sunsets 9/4: Great American Music Hall with Famer Dave Scher, Ganglians We caught a Farmer Dave Scher show a few months ago; read the review here. Jenny and [...]

Saturday at the Rickshaw: My First Earthquake, The Dont’s, Spiro Agnew, Phantom Kicks

True to their mantra ("Sweet Sounds from the Bay"), the Deli SF powers-that-be have lined up four solid bands to play at the Rickshaw Stop this Saturday, September 4th (8:00 pm, $10/advance, $12/door). My First Earthquake - "Neon for You" The Dont's - "Which Side You're On (The Pirate Song)" Phantom Kicks - "Eyes Familiar" My First Earthquake, The Dont's, Spiro Agnew, and Phantom Kicks will all convene amongst the rickshaws, along with a DJ set from H.A. Eugene (Business 80). Saturday's set will also serve as Spiro Agnew's official album release (OH What Model Citizens We Be, available via [...]

Electric Sunset – “Soda”

Electric Sunset - "Soda" Formerly of Olympia band Desolation WIlderness, Nic Zwart moved back to San Francisco and started Electric Sunset. Between "Soda" and the four songs on his Muxtape page, this is some of the catchiest, most affecting synth pop I've heard this year. Electric Sunset comes out on K Records on September 14th, and Zwart will be at Milk on September 29th (8pm, $5).

By |August 30, 2010|Tags: |

Sade Sundays: Leggo My Eggo, Season Three.

Part One: Joshua Rampage Mike "In Case You Didn’t Know I’m The Big King Over Here" Tapscott managed to leave work early (read: his 4-Square round-robby was cancelled) so we could play miniature golf and savor the remaining pockets of heat in the Bay Area. After an aberration of abbreviated warmth, things are back to 55F and foggy in SF, just the way nature designed this coastal town in Northern California. Herein lies my boggle: the mind recalls with vivid detail the island adventure I just returned from, the very trip that inspired this Sade Sunday’s latest musical undertaking – [...]

By |August 29, 2010|Tags: , |

Operation Restore Maximum Freedom X lineup announced (and it’s terrific)

Super Wild Horses - "Carolina" Greg Ashley - "Requiem Mass - Part I" Get your mixtapes ready for a drive up to Davis, because KDVS' just-announced tenth Operation Restore Maximum Freedom festival has a lineup sure to satisfy indie rockers, lo-fi heads, noise lovers, and garden variety weirdos. There's a strong Bay Area contingent in the mix, including The Fresh and Onlys, Greg Ashley, and Young Prisms, but it's also an opportunity to check out the electronic avant-pop of Mattress (Portland) and Melbourne, Australia's Super Wild Horses, whose debut album is out now on Hozac Records. Full list of bands [...]

Tamaryn releases The Waves

Tamaryn - "Love Fade" Tamaryn - "Mild Confusion" The Waves, the debut full length of shoegazey pop from San Francisco's Tamaryn, is out now digitally, with vinyl coming on September 14th on Mexican Summer. The band is a duo featuring singer Tamaryn and collaborator/producer Rex John Shelverton, who had been working as a long distance NYC-SF pair before Tamaryn relocated west to work on this album. Judging from the songs above, which temper their haziness with a richness of detail, the move was definitely worth it. Tamaryn has a record release show on September 15th at the Elbo Room (9pm, [...]

By |August 27, 2010|Tags: |
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