Waterstrider release new live video from Berkeley's Cloyne Court (playing at Bottom of the Hill on 3/17/12)

Berkeley indie-pop/rock sextet Waterstrider have released a live video a new unnamed song being performed at UC Berkeley's Cloyne Court co-op, where the group met and formed. The video begins with just two of the members walking down a hallway performing, and throughout the song, the rest of the members jump in one-by-one, climaxing at the end in beautiful acoustic harmony. Waterstrider will be headlining Bottom of the Hill on March 17th, with support from DRMS and The Buttercream Gang. Tickets for the show are available here. Last year, the group released the Constellation EP, which you can stream below. [...]

Video: Burnt Ones – "Meet the Golden One"

Here's a Rob Williamson-directed video for the A-side from Burnt Ones' "Meet The Golden One"/"Luv" 7", out now on Burger Records. The band's currently touring to Austin, where they'll be playing a bunch of shows during SXSW. Listen to both sides of the new record below. Meet the Golden One by Burnt Ones

By |March 14, 2012|Tags: |

Video Premiere: Cyclops – “Cyclops Island” (members of Midnite Snaxxx/The Chemicals)

Cyclops is Tina Lucchesi from Midnite Snaxxx and The Bobbyteens, and Jonny Cat from The Chemicals and also the Portland punk label Jonny Cat Records, among others -- listing the musical resumes of each just might crash this site. The pair have been playing a trashy blend of lo fi, garage, and punk together since last summer and have a 7” coming out soon on Austria's Bachelor Records. Filmed on a former landfill in the East Bay by Tiger Lily/Canderson with what looks like the fill pasted to Tina and Jonny Cat, the duo runs around in British-styled comedic fashion. [...]

Memoryhouse and Sister Crayon: free show Wednesday at SF State

If you don't catch Memoryhouse and Sister Crayon tonight at the Rickshaw Stop, you can see them for free in an early evening show on Wednesday at San Francisco State University's The Depot (6pm, Free, All Ages). Sister Crayon - "Futile Devices (Sufjan Stevens Cover)" By the way, an advance tip: Keep Shelley in Athens will be performing at The Depot on April 12th. In fact, it's that band's only SF show.

Get excited for The Raincoats and Grass Widow this Wednesday (3/14/12) @ Great American Music Hall

It could not be more appropriate that Grass Widow, with their jangly, disjointed pop and siren-like harmonies, would tour with London legends The Raincoats, who combine the whimsy of Melanie and Mo Tucker with the thrashy post-punk of bands like Kleenex/LiLiPUT and The Slits. The Raincoats were truly original, defying genres and famously influencing the likes of Kim Gordon and Kurt Cobain. Thirty-five years later, they continue to fire us up with the reissue of Odyshape on their own We ThRee label. Both bands will meet up in LA on Tuesday to open the West Coast leg of the tour; [...]

Thee Oh Sees added to Burger Boogaloo on Saturday, March 24th

Here’s a time for the objective case of thou: it's been announced that Thee Oh Sees, San Francisco’s favorite incendiary garage band fronted by the inimitable John Dwyer, will join White Mystery, Coathangers, Guantanamo Baywatch, and Cyclops on stage at Thee Parkside for the Burger Boogaloo on Saturday, March 24th. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

By |March 12, 2012|Tags: |

Beats Antique headlines The Fox Theater on 3/30/12

The ascent in just five years of Oakland tribal-electro trio Beats Antique is one to be applauded. Comprised of David Satori, Tommy Cappel and world-renowned belly dancer Zoe Jakes (also a musical producer in this project), the band has grown from playing Bay Area underground parties to landing sought-after time slots at major music festivals (including Outside Lands and Sea of Dreams), selling out venues across the globe, and developing a devoted fan base dedicated to the weird - and weird is good. They've also undergone a musical transition. Evidenced by new release Elektrafone, Beats Antique has moved away from [...]

By |March 9, 2012|Tags: |

New Young Prisms video: “Floating in Blue”

If Kafka’s Metamorphosis had multiple characters morphing into other neon-colored people - rather than one man turning into a beetle - to the tune of San Francisco shoegaze, the result would be this Young Prisms video for “Floating in Blue.” The dreamy track is off their new record, In Between, which comes out March 27th on Kanine. It follows their debut full-length, Friends for Now, which was released in early 2011. Young Prisms - "Floating In Blue (Violens Remix)" The lo-fi quintet is currently in the middle of a month-long tour that culminates on March 31st in a show with [...]

By |March 9, 2012|Tags: |

Ferocious Few have car stolen, prepare for SXSW

San Francisco rockers Ferocious Few have weathered quite a few storms in their days playing all over the city, but this one's especially bad: On Feb 25th, someone stole lead singer Francisco Fernandez's 1995 Red Nissan Pathfinder (License plate number 3SNY839) from 772 South Van Ness. It gets worse though. The van was full of every musical instrument Fernandez owns, including 3 guitars worth thousands of dollars, and the break-in happened just weeks before the band is scheduled to perform at SXSW. The good news: the band played a benefit show on Sunday to raise money. If you missed the [...]

Interview: Carletta Sue Kay discusses contributing to new album by The Magnetic Fields!

When Carletta Sue Kay was first emerging on the Bay Area scene back in 2007, the SF Bay Guardian described the music as "lilting, Emmylou Harris–meets–Magnetic Fields tunes." Turns out the SFBG hit the nail on the head with that description: Carletta Sue, a.k.a. Randy Walker, is a big fan of The Magnetic Fields. So you can imagine how stoked Walker was to have been asked by Stephin Merritt himself to contribute to the new Magnetic Fields album, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea (which you can stream in its entirety on NPR right now). This is shaping up [...]

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