Interview: DonCat records cruising vibes on sophomore album, Easy Cowboy

Let me introduce you to Duncan Nielsen. He's the sweet, affable guy who sings and plays guitar in local indie-folk band City Tribe, while also nurturing his own personal project, DonCat. Especially when live with a backing band, DonCat is emotionally enveloping with a heart-wrenching Western twinge. On bass guitar is Chris Sugiura, who also engineered Doncat's first album, Don Gato. Shaun Lowecki commands the drums and is also a member of local outfit Painted Palms. Next up is a sophomore album currently being recorded and expectantly entitled Easy Cowboy. You can find them at their last show before the [...]

By |November 14, 2014|Tags: , , |

Ghost & Gale, City Tribe, and Travis Hayes storm Wood Shoppe

Wood Shoppe, for those uninitiated, is a free monthly concert series every first Tuesday night at Brick & Mortar. This upcoming Tuesday will feature an all-local swarm of familiar faces playing indie-folk / heart-on-sleeve rock & roll, beginning with SF's Travis Hayes. You may know Travis from his recent string of shows on both sides of the bay, playing in support of his summer-released debut LP, Young Daze. Heard best with a tumbler of whiskey in hand, it's a charming coming-of-age album, and word on the street is that he'll have a crazy music video for "Bath Salts" coming soon. Or you may know him as the newly [...]

City Tribe on new record, the Tenderloin, and that Fleet Foxes comparison

On an improbably sunny Monday evening, City Tribe is seated in a semi-circle at a high-top table in Elite Café on Fillmore, knocking back a round of amber ales. Well, all except guitarist and singer Jacob Jones: He’s on his way, in what turns out to be an exhausting cab ride. Even with only three present, it’s already a challenge to tell them apart: so much facial hair. As they settle in, drummer Cody Rhodes is chatting excitedly about two things: Café Elite’s art-deco ambiance, which he comments on a couple times, and the drummer that’s sitting down to his [...]

By |July 15, 2014|Tags: |

City Tribe reveals first single “Wildflower” off debut album

San Francisco's City Tribe released "Wildflower" from their forthcoming debut album Undertow, a track that encapsulates Jacob Jones' sincere vocals, Eric Wallace and Duncan Nielsen's warm-toned guitars, and Cody Rhodes' driving percussions. Undertow was recorded at Faultline Studios and Coast Recorders by Andy Freeman, who has also recorded and mixed for other local up-and-comers like Rio Rio and Before The Brave. With founding members who originally started as a hardcore band years ago and disbanded, City Tribe now lures in fans with their warbling vocals and pastoral lyrics reminiscent of Fleet Foxes. Premiering recently on Paste, "Wildflower" promises a transition from the bi-polar weather of spring to California's sticky-popsicles-on-porches summer. Expect to see them [...]

By |May 16, 2014|Tags: |

City Tribe – "Le Billet Doux"

Le Billet Doux by City Tribe San Francisco based City Tribe have released "Le Billet Doux" from their upcoming yet-to-be-named EP, which is due out this fall. The band started as the acoustic duo of Jake Jones and Duncan Nielsen, who had a regular Tuesday night gig at John Colins in SOMA. They soon added drummer Scott Tarango and bassist Eric Wallace and built a following that led to sold-out gigs at Kimo's and Hotel Utah. City Tribe creates nice harmony-driven folk rock that definitely has a classic California feeling. While you anxiously await the release of their EP, you [...]

By |June 28, 2012|Tags: |
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