Ringo Deathstarr performing with Sleep Genius artists at label showcase

San Francisco record label Sleep Genius is hosting the first showcase since its 2012 launch this Saturday, May 10, at Thee Parkside. The label will present a special guest performance by notorious Austin shoegaze trio Ringo Deathstarr, plus local Sleep Genius artists Bad News, Chasms, Never Knows, and Cry. Sleep Genius is a small independent label that has introduced some of today's most promising new artists in the shoegaze, darkwave, industrial, drone circuit, as reflected in Saturday's lineup. Bad News are already regarded as one the Bay Area's essential noise-pop acts--while Chasms, another duo, have provided a steady stream of [...]

REPLICANT returns to Oakland with Bad News, plots February shows

If the new year has given you the itch to seek out new artistic territory, you should direct your attention towards the local REPLICANT series. REPLICANT has been hosting events in San Francisco and Oakland since June of last year, at venues such as The Lab, Elbo Room, and The Night Light. Showcasing the latest in industrial, post-punk, ambient, experimental, goth and black metal music, each installment of REPLICANT aims to open our eyes and ears to something new and exciting. Blurring the boundaries between "performative art" and underground music, REPLICANT has introduced the Bay Area to genre-shattering artists like [...]

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Division of Labor Festival opens with Bad News at The Lab, 6/13/13

Bad News The Lab is presenting the Division of Labor Festival 2013 this month, spanning eight nights of experimental music, performance, and art. The alternative festival runs from Thursday, June 13 through Friday, June 28 for three consecutive long weekends. The festival kicks off next Thursday with the Opening Night Party curated by Sky Madden. The evening will feature a live performance from noise band Bad News and DJ sets from Chasms (Jess Labrador and Sky Madden) and Nihar (Haçeteria), as well as performance art from Amo A Nia and an artist reception for Temporary Services. “Temporary Services: 15 Years [...]

Sleep Genius label celebrates launch with Chasms, Bad News, and Some Ember at The Knockout on Thursday, 12/13/12

On Thursday, December 13th, Mashi Mashi Presents is hosting the dual-purpose Chasms Record Release and Sleep Genius Label Launch Party at The Knockout in San Francisco. Chasms, Whirr (UPDATE: Bad News will replace Whirr on the bill) and Some Ember will perform, with DJ sets from Mashi Mashi (aka Masha Pershay) and Scott Moore. The show will mark the debut of San Francisco record label upstart Sleep Genius, founded by Brad DerManouelian and his partner, Marc. The show is celebrating the release of Chasms' "Bad Evolution" 12" single, the first release on Sleep Genius. Chasms is a San Francisco-based shoegaze [...]

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