Weekend remixes Cold Showers' "So I Can Grow", skipping town for NYC with one last Bay Area show at The Uptown in Oakland on 9/15/12

San Francisco post-punk/shoegaze outfit Weekend recently dropped a remix of L.A. band Cold Showers' track "So I Can Grow", the A-side off their Decay 7-inch, released in June on Art Fag Recordings. The remix is a spaced-out and creepy up-tempo beauty that highlights Weekend's well-known love of echoes. Take a listen below: News also slowly leaked that Weekend would be making the cross-country move to New York City. But don't fret — the trio is playing one last Bay Area gig (at least until they tour again) on September 15th at The Uptown in Oakland. Joining them for this farewell [...]

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La Sera, Cold Showers, and Swiftumz play Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, 3/7/12

One-third of the Vivian Girls, Katy Goodman will headline a show at the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday night as La Sera, supported by L.A.’s Cold Showers and San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat, Swiftumz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUM2kZkXLi4 On La Sera's sophomore release, due later this month on Hardly Art, Goodman has stripped away a few of the layers found on her solo project's self-titled debut for a more polished finish. Still very much a pop record, all the surfy punch remains on Sees the Light, but the vocals are prominent and -- gasp! -- are clear, not buried under dense reverb. The music [...]

Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Post-punk at Thee Parkside: Grass Widow, Dunes, Cold Showers and Petals Thee Parkside hosts a night of jangly lo-fi and post-punk bands on Wednesday, July 27th (8pm, $8), headlined by locals Grass Widow. The trio will be joined by two LA bands featuring former members of Mika Miko, Dunes and Cold Showers. The show opens with new [...]

Live This Month: July 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #252)

Live This Month: July 2011 (Podcast #252) 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. As summer touring heats up, a bunch of buzz bands are coming through town this month, and the arriving Iceage, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Cold Showers have all received strong praise for their debuts. Meanwhile, several locals, including Release the Sunbird, Form & Fate, and Painted Palms, all have new records they're supporting with SF shows. Last, but not least, we're gearing up for our free Phono Del [...]

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