Review: Elvis Depressedly make us feel young again

Elvis Depressedly (photo: Marissa Carpenter) I won't deny I was bummed when I heard that Nicole Dollanganger had dropped off the Elvis Depressedly and Teen Suicide tour, but I respected her decision. Usually I am struck by how much energy musicians, especially touring musicians, are expected to have day after day of not sleeping in their own bed. I love my bed. I get grumpy, sick, upset, after just one night of sleeping elsewhere. So hearing that Dollanganger had dropped off the tour due to health reasons actually seemed brave to me. I hope she has a swift recovery. In [...]

Live This Month: June 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2015 (Podcast #364) 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. A number of the Bay Area bands included in this month's mix are celebrating the release of long-overdue albums, although no band embodies that quite as much as SF band Acid King. The stoner metal group began in 1993; its new album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, arrives a full decade after its predecessor. Listening to "Red River," one might assume that the ten years [...]

Review & Photos: Alex G packs the Rickshaw Stop

Alex G (Photo: Ruby Perez) Wrapping almost entirely around the block stood a line of young people as they waited impatiently to enter the Rickshaw Stop. At nearly 9 p.m., openers Foie Gras were well done with their set, and the dark and abrasive sounds of Oakland’s Never Young could be heard thumping inside. Meanwhile, much of the crowd that would later fill the venue stood in a singular line, outside the venue. Alex G This was unfortunate, considering the show’s roster included a well rounded lineup; Foie Gras, Never Young, Elvis Depressedly, and Alex G were all due to [...]

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Alex G and Elvis Depressedly play Rickshaw Stop in August

Alex G and Elvis Depressedly will both be bringing their respective bevvies of lo-fi songs to the Rickshaw Stop on August 5. Released this year on always-adored Brooklyn label, Orchid Tapes, Alex G's DSU is the Philadelphia band's first official release. Alex G, aka 21-year-old Alex Giannascoli, has been posting bedroom-recordings online since 2010 on his Bandcamp page. The recordings are getting their due and then some. The first and second pressing of the 13-track album on vinyl have already sold out (don't worry, the third pressing can still be pre-ordered). Warble-y vocals and layered guitar melodies (RIYL: Elliott Smith, [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Alex G, Ceremony, David Kilgour, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, August 1st David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, The Shifting Sands, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, August 2nd Ceremony, Nothing, Dangers, Flesh World, King Woman @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Tuesday, [...]

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