Review: Porches, Alex G, and Your Friend put on incredible show at Rickshaw Stop

Photo: Jessica Lehrman I thought I was the oldest person at Rickshaw Stop on Monday night until I spotted John Vanderslice in the crowd, reassuring me that I was in the right place. The house was packed as Domino label-mates Porches, Alex G, and Your Friend arrived to perform the San Francisco leg of their U.S. tour. Your Friend opened the sold out show, with Lawrence, Kansas songwriter Taryn Miller joined on stage by her backing band (Nicholas Stahl, Christopher Luxem, Joel Martin, Kyle Stringer). With Miller catching her breath from running back to the venue after fixing a problem [...]

By |March 29, 2016|Tags: , , |

Porches, Alex G, Your Friend tour stops for sold out show at Rickshaw

Credit: Crystal Lee Farris With a few exceptions, Domino Record Co. has had a particularly strong run this past year. From last year's Beach Music, to January's Gumption and this month's Pool, the label has been instrumental in introducing the talents of certain bedroom pop heroes to the masses. Domino label-mates Porches, Alex G, and Your Friend will soon join forces on an extensive spring tour, which includes a night at the Rickshaw Stop on March 28. You're smart. You already bought tickets. The show is now sold out. Your Friend (aka Taryn Miller) released one of the [...]

By |February 23, 2016|Tags: , , |

Review & Photos: Alex G packs the Rickshaw Stop

Alex G (Photo: Ruby Perez) Wrapping almost entirely around the block stood a line of young people as they waited impatiently to enter the Rickshaw Stop. At nearly 9 p.m., openers Foie Gras were well done with their set, and the dark and abrasive sounds of Oakland’s Never Young could be heard thumping inside. Meanwhile, much of the crowd that would later fill the venue stood in a singular line, outside the venue. Alex G This was unfortunate, considering the show’s roster included a well rounded lineup; Foie Gras, Never Young, Elvis Depressedly, and Alex G were all due to [...]

By |August 7, 2014|Tags: , |

Alex G and Elvis Depressedly play Rickshaw Stop in August

Alex G and Elvis Depressedly will both be bringing their respective bevvies of lo-fi songs to the Rickshaw Stop on August 5. Released this year on always-adored Brooklyn label, Orchid Tapes, Alex G's DSU is the Philadelphia band's first official release. Alex G, aka 21-year-old Alex Giannascoli, has been posting bedroom-recordings online since 2010 on his Bandcamp page. The recordings are getting their due and then some. The first and second pressing of the 13-track album on vinyl have already sold out (don't worry, the third pressing can still be pre-ordered). Warble-y vocals and layered guitar melodies (RIYL: Elliott Smith, [...]

Live This Month: August 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: August 2014 (Podcast #343) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Any discussion of SF music in August has to begin with Outside Lands 2014. Tickets sold out in the blink of an eye, a well-deserved achievement considering the extremely packed lineup of everything from Kanye to (Mikal) Cronin. It's great to see Outside Lands continue to soar. Now when do we start talking about extending it to a second weekend? OSL is the biggest, but it [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Alex G, Ceremony, David Kilgour, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, August 1st David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, The Shifting Sands, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, August 2nd Ceremony, Nothing, Dangers, Flesh World, King Woman @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Tuesday, [...]

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