Ten Bay Area-Related Releases for Record Store Day 2012
This Saturday is Record Store Day 2012, a time to celebrate independent record stores and break the bank snatching up exclusive, limited edition releases. Among the many, many tantalizing offerings coming out on Saturday are the following ten with Bay Area connections. For the full list of RSD releases, head here. Rhymesayers is releasing a 10" picture disc featuring artwork by SF's Jeremy Fish, and new songs from Atmosphere and The Uncluded. The latter is the duo of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who are releasing a joint LP later this year. From the label: "Bats" is the first track [...]
Gold Robot split 7â€³ series begins with Colossal Yes/The Good Fear
In an effort to capture a musician's geography and mirror it against another, Oakland label Gold Robot launches a new themed 7" series that pairs bands from different regions. For the first installment, Oakland's Colossal Yes offers "Backbiter Blues" while the b-side, "Be Like Us", comes from The Good Fear (from Fayetteville, Arkansas). The split is a limited run on colored vinyl, available to purchase on the Gold Robot website. Colossal Yes - "Backbiter Blues" The Good Fear - "Be Like Us" A bit more about the release: Each band submitted barn-burner 5 minute tracks which capture both their unique [...]
Independent Thurs: Espers, Wooden Shjips, Colossal Yes
Espers - "Caroline" Wooden Shjips keep their evenings quite busy. This week at The Independent they'll play alongside Philadelphia ethereal folk band Espers, and Oakland's Colossal Yes (Thursday, 8pm). Tickets are reasonably priced at $13 and are still available. Wooden Shjips - "For So Long" A live recording of Colossal Yes' last Noise Pop Festival performance at the Swedish American Music Hall is available to hear on Wolfgang's Vault. It features Julie Napolin on flute, Eli Eckert on guitar and CY leader Utrillo Kushner on piano and vocals.
Weekend Picks: Thanksgiving Weekend
Wednesday: Deastro, Max Tundra, White Cloud @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $12) White Cloud - "Galapagos (demo)" Friday: Lilofee, Danny James & Pear, Ferocious Few @ The Hemlock (9:30pm, $7) Lilofee - "Lock and Key" Saturday: Colossal Yes, The Bye Bye Blackbirds @ The Makeout Room (7pm, $7) Colossal Yes - "Charlamagne's Big Thaw" Sunday: Japandroid, Surfer Blood @ The Rickshaw Stop (7pm, $10) Surfer Blood - "Swim (to Reach the End)" Monday: KALX Presents The Vic Chesnutt Band, Warpaint, Liz Durett @ Great American Music Hall (8pm, $16) [...]
Noise Pop: Thursday Night Preview!
Start off your Thursday with a great local Happy Hour show at Bender's from 5-8pm, presented by SomaFM. With the high-energy performances of Scissors for Lefty, Picture Atlantic and Man/Miracle, you'll be pumped for whatever show comes next for you. The Swedish American will host indie princess Thao Nguyen (DC) alongside David Dondero, Sean Smith and Colossal Yes. 7:30pm, $14. "Swimming Pools" (track 4 on We Brave Beestings and All) is a perfect preview of Thao's banjo-sprinkled energy: Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - "Swimming Pools" If you're looking for a slightly different pace, head over [...]