Review & Photos: Car Seat Headrest at the Fillmore

Car Seat Headrest (photo: Joshua Huver) Car Seat Headrest crashed into the Fillmore for two nights in a row, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18. The group is going on their second year as a touring act, and has moved quickly from an ultra-intimate solo project into a much bigger group effort. When Car Seat Headrest first hit the road in 2016, Toledo was joined by longtime drummer Andrew Katz, guitarist Ethan Ives, and bassist Seth Dalby. They made their way across the country, riding waves through small venues like The Crepe Place where they were barely a blip [...]

Review + Photos: Car Seat Headrest come back to the Bay at Great American

Car Seat Headrest (photo: Patric Carver) As recently-christened champions of indie rock, Car Seat Headrest played their fourth victory lap this year through San Francisco on November 14, 2016. The show was one of their last stops on the Werst Coast before leaving the states to tour Australia. They drew an impressive crowd for a group that has frequented the Bay Area so often this year. The crowd was so frenzied and focused that openers Naked Giants could have phoned it in and gotten away with it. However, their set was solid and inspired. They played seemingly endless noodles of [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Tags: |

For the fourth time in 2016, Car Seat Headrest to play SF

(photo: Jon Ching) Will Toledo and his musical vehicle (pun unintended) Car Seat Headrest will play in the city for the fourth time (!) this year when they take the stage at Great American Music Hall on Monday night. Buoyed by the strong reaction to their fabulous 2016 release, Teens of Denial, Toledo and company have steadily gathered followers, allowing them move up in venue size from The Independent and the Rickshaw Stop to the airier confines of GAMH (he also made an appearance at the Treasure Island Music Festival). The budding fame of Car Seat Headrest is completely warranted, [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Tags: |

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 lineup announced

Pay attention, party people: The Treasure Island Music Festival lineup has landed. Featuring performances from Neon Indian, Car Seat Headrest, Kamaiyah, Sigur Ros, and many, many more, this years's roster is outpaces most of the festival's lineups in recent history. With varied artists spanning several genres but all sharing a common theme of being emerging and long-respected talents — this year's Treasure Island is set to be a stunner. Now in its 10th year, Treasure Island has grown into one of the most attractive festivals in the Bay Area and beyond. This will be its last year on the island [...]

The Bay Abridged: Mar 31- Apr 12

Cougar on a Meth Binge at our 25th Street Recording event, Apr 2, 2016. (photo: Jon Bauer) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The Floozies, SunSquabi, Sugar Beats @ The Catalyst (SCZ) Mar. 30. The brothers Matt and Mark Hill of Lawrence, KS have been dubbed “the undisputed kings of electro-funk” by [...]

Review & Photos: Car Seat Headrest at Rickshaw Stop

Car Seat Headrest (photo: Jon Ching) Maybe it was Will Toledo’s cherubic face, or his band's roots as a lo-fi recording project, that made me expect a chill, sedate Car Seat Headrest show at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday night. Damn, I was wrong. Toledo and his three accompanying bandmates basically rocked the shit for over an hour at the show, starting loud and only getting louder over their high-energy set. And while Car Seat Headrest’s catalog is an almost-even mix between rock sounds and synthy, electronic pieces, the live setup for Thursday night’s show was strictly traditional: two guitarists (Toledo [...]

SXSW darlings Car Seat Headrest play Rickshaw Stop March 31

Will Toledo. Photo by Niffer Calderwood. Lately I have been staying up late just trying to catch up to all the amazing music being created. I am constantly amazed by new artists, and sometimes even older ones that I barely got into. Music is not dead, music is stronger than ever. Good indie music can still make you go back to that brief moment you didn't have to pay bills and were happy. Car Seat Headrest is one of these indie bands —one that also has a perfect name, since sometimes listening to them feels the same way resting your head [...]

By |March 25, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: January 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2016 (Podcast #378) 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. This month's episode introduces some new local bands to our podcast, including the surf-pop of Spooky Mansion and psych-rock from Smokin' Ziggurats. We've also included a mid-podcast three-song set of local heaviness, including Sexless, Life Stinks, and Bosse-De-Nage. Life Stinks is one of two bands in this mix playing at SS15, a weekend of shows commemorating fifteen years of NorCal label Ss Records. Over its tenure, [...]

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