Reminder: Night Life party with Still Flyin’ & Magic Bullets

Do you like albino alligators, the rainforest and the vast landscape of America as shown with taxidermy, all without child spectators and with alcoholic beverages? Then this Thursday's weekly installment of NightLife on the Rocks at the California Academy of Sciences is a party we hope you won't pass up. Join us for a Rock Make pre-party with live performances from two of the most party-friendly bands in this city, Magic Bullets and Still Flyin', plus a mixology competition (6-10pm, $12).

Shredification: Floating Goat Double Up

Local outfit Floating Goat is bobbing up and down in the metal ocean, somewhere in the vicinity of its tenth anniversary. Usually a fixture of San Francisco's sweat-stained stages, their raucous jams and distinctive, steer-horned drumset have been absent lately, but with good reason - time not spent onstage has been spent in dark lairs around the Bay, crafting Spawn of Poseidon/Suburban Anxiety, an ambitious new double LP. The ten-year milestone can be a dubious distinction, especially when a long shelf-life leads to frustration or musical calcification. For Floating Goat, the opposite is true: the songs on the new album [...]

Dissecting the Song: Thee Oh Sees – “Warm Slime”

It takes a certain brand of chutzpah for a band to tack 11 minutes of spaced-out krautrock onto the end of a 2-minute garage-pop song, and then make that whole 13-minute epic the first track on an album that barely clocks in at half an hour. The conventional wisdom of track ordering says that you front-load a record with your most accessible pop ditties and put your extended psychedelic jams in the back - give people an enticing piece of candy at the beginning in the hope they stick around for the LSD-laced meat you have planned for them later. [...]

The Fresh & Onlys prep ‘Play It Strange’ plus fall tour with Clinic

The Fresh & Onlys have announced the official release of their third record, entitled Play it Strange. The album comes out on October 12th via In the Red. The Fresh & Onlys - "Second One to Know" [from "Second One to Know" 7" release] To support the new album, the Fresh & Onlys have lined up a fall tour, mostly supporting Clinic. However, the band's two local shows will be supporting Vetiver and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: at the Independent on 9/05/10 (8:00 pm, $15) and at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on 9/28/10 (8:30 pm, $15), respectively. All [...]

By |August 13, 2010|Tags: |

New 7″ releases from the Sandwitches and the Splinters on Southpaw

Gorilla vs. Bear reports a duo of 7" single releases on Southpaw Records - The Sandwitches' "Makes Me Sick" and the Splinters' "Blood on my Hands." The Sandwitches - "Makes Me Sick" The Splinters - "Blood on my Hands" The releases are available for a limited time, with 500 total and the first 100 on color vinyl. The singles will also be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 18th at Bottom of the Hill, where the two bands will be opening for Austin's Woven Bones (9:00 pm, $10, 21+, presented by KALX).

Live this week: Bay Area shows 8/10-15

Wednesday, August 11 Thralls, Sunbeam Rd., Ghost Animal, Rangers @ Hemlock Pancho-San (record release), Dinosaur Feathers, Lonnie Walker @ Bottom of the Hill Thursday, August 12 Or, the Whale (record release), These United States, Boxcar Saints @ Bottom of the Hill Teen Daze, Gobble Gobble, Blackbird Blackbird, Kites Sail High @ Milk The Donkeys, T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes, The Horns of Happiness + local DJs @ Rickshaw Stop Friday, August 13 Tokyo Police Club, Freelance Whales, A B & the Sea @ Rickshaw Stop Saturday, August 14 Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine, La Plebe @ Great [...]

Total Trash Fest starts August 18th

Hella excellent garage rock bands converge at Thee Parkside from August 18th-21st for Total Trash Fest 2010. Full schedule and some songs below: Wednesday, August 18th (8pm, $8) The Rantouls (Sunnyvale) LaTeenos (Tijuana) Larry & the Angriest Generation (SF) The Jinxes (LA) Thursday, August 19th (9pm, $10) Hunx and His Punx (Oakland) Shannon and the Clams (Oakland) Okmoniks (Tucson) Goochi Boiz (Denver) Miss Chain & the Broken Heels (Italy) Hunx & His Punx - "U Don't Like Rock 'n Roll" Shannon and the Clams - "You Can Come Over" Friday, August 20th (9pm, $10) Gentleman Jesse and His Men (Atlanta) [...]

By |August 9, 2010|Tags: |

New to SF: Burnt Ones release Black Teeth & Golden Tongues on MOKB label

A little bird gave us the tip about Burnt Ones moving out to San Francisco, and it's always a pleasure to welcome a new band to our neighborhood. Newly transplanted from Indianapolis, the three-piece will release their debut album Black Teeth & Golden Tongues tomorrow on My Old Kentucky Blog's recently sprouted label, Roaring Colonel Records. Burnt Ones' fuzzed out garage anthems not only sound like the band's aforementioned contemporaries Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, but their album art is also done by William Keihn, who did the covers of Help and the Ty Segall/Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack [...]

By |August 9, 2010|Tags: |
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