Pandemica Online will keep you distracted this weekend

Some of us have been lucky enough to have a little work to pick at this week during "shelter in place" orders across the Bay Area. I myself have had a few items to take care of here and there, but it occurred to me yesterday that this weekend a lot of us are going to have to truly confront crushing boredom for the first time. And it's gonna be brutal. I thought this blog would have to go dark for a few weeks, since a large portion of what we cover are live events. Instead, y'all wasted no time [...]

Premiere: Scoot around the Sunset with Goodnight, Texas in “Takin’ Your Word For It”

Sometimes it feels like time doesn't really touch the Outer Sunset. The Avenues — a big block of criss-crossing residential streets on the west side of San Francisco — feel like their own world, where it's always a little colder, a little quieter, and you can kind of hear the ocean. The Sunset is also home to Avi Vinocur, the San Francisco representative of bi-coastal Americana band Goodnight, Texas. Nothing feels more Summer-in-the-Sunset than the band's new video for "Takin' Your Word For It" (which is weird, because it was directed by Vinocur's New Jersey-based bandmate, Patrick Dyer Wolf). Watch [...]

By |June 13, 2018|Tags: |

Goodnight, Texas release surprise live album, ‘For My Mother’s Wedding’

Goodnight, Texas, the pan-American Americana band with one foot in San Francisco, surprised social media followers with a new record yesterday, For My Mother's Wedding: Live in the Booth at Third Man Records. Recorded in the famous record booth at Third Man Records in Nashville, the album contains new versions of studio tracks, never-before-heard tunes, and deep cuts from the dawn of Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf's partnership. The opening track, "For A Wedding," was written for Vinocur's mother's wedding, in tribute to the love of folk she inspired in him. In typical GNTX tradition, the songs have a [...]

By |August 24, 2016|Tags: |

Giveaway: Goodnight, Texas at the Independent on Thursday

Recent TBB mixtape inductees Goodnight, Texas are playing a long-awaited hometown show. The bi-coastal band have been taking it easy for a while, playing sporadically around the country, and with members pursuing personal projects like, uh, playing benefit shows that net them Rolling Stone coverage, Goodnight, Texas are getting back together for a show at the Independent this Thursday. And guess what? We've got tickets. Joining them are the Donkeys, an easy-breezy psych-country act from San Diego, and Mahgeetah, another local band we haven't heard from in a while. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see GOODNIGHT, [...]

By |June 14, 2016|Tags: |

Mixtape: San Francisco Twang — Sampling Local Americana, Country, and Bluegrass Bands

The Brothers Comatose (photo: Zack Sumner) Download: Mixtape: San Francisco Twang -- Sampling Americana, Country and Bluegrass Bands (Podcast #384) The San Francisco Bay Area's love for Americana, country and bluegrass music manifests most visibly during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, which draws 750,000+ people to Golden Gate Park annually, but there are great twangy sounds coming out of the Bay all year round. Venues like The Plough & Stars, The Lucky Horseshoe, Amnesia, and Armando's in Martinez, as well as Twang Sundays at Thee Parkside, are a fertile incubator for local roots acts. Plenty of them, like The [...]

Bay pays tribute to Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ at 924 Gilman benefit

Since 1989, Jesse Townley has played in numerous East Bay punk bands, such as Blatz, The Gr'ups, The Criminals, and The Frisk. The first time that Townley — known to many in the 924 Gilman Street scene as Jesse Luscious — and Blatz played in Southern California, at a pizza parlor, they were accompanied by their frequent tour mates Green Day. Townley, a longtime Gilman volunteer and fundraising committee member, has remained friends with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool — despite the infamous dust-up between the collective punk club and the world-famous East Bay rock band. In [...]

Goodnight, Texas make dark video for “Dearest Sarah”

Our favorite bi-coastal folkies, Goodnight, Texas, have cut a dark and somewhat despairing video for their song, "Dearest Sarah," aka the song that moves people to tears. "Dearest Sarah" comes from their current record, Uncle John Farquhar, and as we learned in the article linked above, was inspired by the sentiments expressed in the famous Sullivan Ballou letter from the Civil War. Shot in singer Avi Vinocur's apartment foyer, the video stars the whole band who, for once, is all in the same place (with no angry neighbors yelling at them to keep it down). Goodnight, Texas are an Americana [...]

By |June 3, 2015|Tags: |

Of Bands and Baseball: Bay Area bands talk local teams, SF edition

In case you missed it, we're taking this month to talk baseball with some of our favorite Bay Area bands. This week, we've rounded up a batch of Giants fans. Check last week's post to see which Bay Area bands back Oakland. DJ Gilmore of Innings State your team: San Francisco Giants How and when did you become baseball fans? I think we all became fans after we moved to the Bay Area and got sucked into the fever of baseballin’ the city. We would listen to Jon Miller call games on the radio while we worked shitty factory jobs. [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Goodnight, Texas, Colleen Green 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. Thursday, February 19th Wild Child, Goodnight, Texas, Desert Noises @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $16, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, February 21st Extra Classic, Sandy's, Ezra Furman, Talk of Shamans @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, [...]

Live This Month: February 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: February 2015 (Podcast #356) 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. Two Gallants handily win the award for the hardest-working band in the Bay Area this month. With a new album, We Are Undone, garnering great reviews, the local duo kicks off a ton of touring in North America and Europe over the next four months with three nights of back-to-back local shows. Two Gallants aren't the only locals with a new record, though. This month's podcast [...]

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