Live This Month: September 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2017 (Podcast #414) 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 ton of stellar local bands are featured in this month's mix, including newer acts Club Night, Sea Blite, and Humid, all of which formed just last year. By comparison, Tino Drima got its start way back in 2014, evolving from a duo into the six-piece band whose first LP arrives this month. We've also got new music from the terrific Oakland bands Everyone Is Dirty [...]

Frankie Rose announces November West Coast tour

For the first time since Frankie Rose's third album Herein Wild was released on Fat Possum Records, the reverb-drenched indie pop goddess will be touring the West Coast. It will be easy to recognize some of the bands she's been a part of: Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and most recently she released Careers on July 1 through duo-act Beverly. Frankie Rose's solo project is a slicked-back version of her previous jingly-jangly endeavors, instead focusing on moodier atmospheric effects and enigmatic vocals. In an interview with Stereogum about Herein Wild, she admits "because I’m an on-the-fly lyric writer, I don’t sit around and [...]

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Small Black to release new EP, play Rickshaw Stop next week

Small Black is adept at swiveling delicate, electronic streams of tonal ethereality. However, since 2013's EP Limits of Desire, the quartet spent a significant amount of time building their aesthetic toward a more approachable live sound. Thus, the Real People EP was born. The new EP, dropping April 1 via Jagjaguwar, was recorded in part featuring Brooklyn's own Frankie Rose and garnered inspiration from a mix of places, including a felony-imbibing teen from Washington, a song by The Blue Nile, and a curious sample of a resort singer from an album found at a thrift store in Spokane. In addition, the band is [...]

Review & Photos: Frankie Rose at the Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Tanner Pikop “Can you guys do me a favor? It’s gonna be loud, I’m stepping back from my mic,” says Frankie Rose. “On the count of three, can you guys all yell your favorite taqueria?” Brooklyn-based (via San Francisco, via LA) artist Frankie Rose graced the stage at the Rickshaw Stop last night, wowing the crowd not only with her stellar voice, but also with her banter. It’s no surprise that Rose has such a great stage presence - she’s been an original member of a handful of our favorite garage rock bands, including Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, [...]

By |February 5, 2014|Tags: |

Frankie Rose releases new video and announces April show in SF

Frankie Rose - Night Swim by Slumberland Records Frankie Rose has dropped The Outs from her band name, as well as the reverb-heavy wall of sound from 2010’s Candy. No longer will she be known for the lo-fi Brooklyn girl group sound, or for quitting bands at the height of their popularity, for that matter, because she has fully come out on her own. For her 2012 sophomore release, Intersteller, out now on Slumberland and streamable at Spin, Rose has toned down the sleighbells and fuzz for cleaner, gentle textures -- dream pop at it’s finest. Check out the new [...]

By |February 22, 2012|Tags: |

Frankie Rose – "Know Me"

Frankie Rose - Know Me by Slumberland Records Hear the first track from Frankie Rose's second full-length on Slumberland Records, Interstellar, due out next month. "Know Me" has a serious 80s Pat Benatar vibe, and much like Dum Dum Girls and other garage pop bands succeeding in the last few years, Frankie Rose is moving in the direction of writing polished, tight pop music. The song is available as a 7" before the record drops on February 21. Find the Interstellar track-listing after the jump. Interstellar (Slumberland / Memphis Industries) Street Date: Feb. 21, 2012 (US) / Mar. 19, 2012 [...]

By |January 10, 2012|Tags: |
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