Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282)

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282) 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. So our top recommendation this month isn't terribly surprising, but it's a festival we're extremely excited about. On July 21, 2012, we'll be throwing the second annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park. We've got seven great bands lined up -- The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gardens & Villa, Dominant Legs, [...]

Dirty Projectors to bring 'Swing Lo Magellan' to the Fox

As a writer and a musician, I like to fancy myself an artist — a creative with vision, capable of creating moving pieces of art that challenge and inspire. And then a band like Dirty Projectors comes into my life and makes me wonder if I oughtn't just give it all up and go back to school to study accounting or something practical. Virtuosic musician David Longstreth, the man behind the Brooklyn progressive-indiepop-highlife sextet, is a true genius — known for finger-picking his way through impossibly tangled, beautifully sloppy guitar runs whilst belting out innovative melodies over top of even [...]

By |June 18, 2012|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Dirty Projectors @ The Fillmore with limited edition copy of Bitte Orca!

Saturday, September 25th - Dirty Projectors @ The Fillmore Dirty Projectors - "Temecula Sunrise (Live at Other Music)" In addition to a pair of tickets to the Fillmore show, the winner will also recieve a copy of the new Bitte Orca expanded edition double CD that will be coming out September 28th. This limited edition 2xCD set comes with premium packaging and a second disc that features never before released tunes from a very special and intimate live acoustic performance at New York’s Other Music record store. To enter, send an email with your full name and mailing address [...]

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Dirty Projectors @ The Independent 7/7

Photos by Nicole Browner Sold out and packed early. The Dirty Projectors have proven themselves quite the draw as they tour in support of their latest album "Bitte Orca" (Domino). The Night started out normal enough. Few people walking it at their leisure,  but as opening band What's Up took the stage a palatable sense of urgency filled the air. What's Up played a purely instrumental set, mostly just bass, drums and keys. The sound was intricate, well-rehearsed, and totally free of standard form and meter. Formed in Sacramento, What's up gained a following in the  capitol and surrounding regions [...]

By |July 14, 2009|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tall Men and Unclean Projectors

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great bands playing around the area - and you can see them for free! Thursday, July 2nd - The Tallest Man on Earth, Nathaniel Rateliff + The Wheel @ The Independent The Tallest Man on Earth - "It Will Follow in the Rain" Swedish folk-pop artist The Tallest Man on Earth completes his US tour with a show at the Independent on Thursday night, with Nathaniel Rateliff + The Wheel opening. The Tall Man received great reviews for 2008's Shallow Grave and we've heard nothing but great [...]

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