Churches – "Feel Alright"

S I N G L E S by CHURCHES Churches (Caleb Nichols and Pat Spurgeon) just released a new single, available, like the previous "Save Me," for a pay-what-you-want price. The song was produced by Van Pierszalowski and recorded by Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone. Churches opens for The Fresh & Onlys and Disappears at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday night.

Recommended, 3/7-3/13: Save KUSF Benefit, Emily Jane White, Balmorhea, and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Emily Jane White and Hélène Renaut perform at Cafe Du Nord It's frustrating to know that Emily Jane White's latest album, Ode to Sentience, was released last year in Europe, but isn't yet available stateside, but it's also an indicator of the deserved success the SF musician has found abroad. There's an all-too-rare opportunity to see her [...]

Grand Lake cover ‘Pete & Pete’ theme song

Remember Artie, the strongest man in the world? The plate in Mom's head? Petunia and her sweet dance moves? Pretend it's 1993, and maybe it will come back to you. Better yet, check out Grand Lake's cover of the theme song from The Adventures of Pete & Pete, originally done by Polaris: Grand Lake - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete Theme Song" As stated by frontman Caleb Nichols: When I was 16 I had the insanely great fortune of meeting Mark Mulcahy. We had mutual friends and Mr. Mulcahy wanted to play a show in my hometown of San [...]

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Grand Lake celebrate the release of ‘Blood Sea Dream’ on 8/24/10 @ Du Nord

As previously reported, Grand Lake's debut full-length is out on Hippies Are Dead Records, and it's now seeing release on vinyl as well. For the vinyl release show, Grand Lake has lined up It's for Free Grace (Ted Nesseth of the Heavenly States), Sean Smith & the Present Moment, and DJs James and Evander to join in the celebration. Grand Lake - "Louise" Grand Lake - "Spark" The bands will take the stage at Cafe Du Nord on Tuesday, August 24th (9:00 pm, $10, 21+). Grand Lake - Louise (I Live In A Fantasy) from Ryan Pierce on Vimeo.

Live This Month: August 2010 (Podcast #225)

Live This Month: August 2010 (Podcast #225) Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got eleven great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in August, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to iTunes! About the bands: The Splinters ("Blood on my Hands") celebrate the release of their new 7" on Southpaw Records at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, August 18th. Woven [...]

Snob Theater returns Friday, 5/14 at the Dark Room

Snob Theater, the newly-introduced bridge between indie music and comedy, is scheduled to return this Thursday Friday, May 14th at the Dark Room, as presented and hosted by Kata Rokkar. Michael Zapruder - "Ads for Feelings" This month's rendition will feature Michael Zapruder and Grand Lake, as well as comedians Bill Coladonato, Kelly McCarron, Kevin Munroe, and Brandon Lynch. Grand Lake - "Louise" The show starts at 10:00 pm, costs $10, and tickets can be obtained via Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday: ‘Kestral vs. Breast Cancer’ benefit with Bye Bye Blackbirds, Grand Lake

This Thursday, an art and music reception to benefit breast cancer research will be held by the Kestral Sound Review, co-curated by Hippies are Dead's Patrick Proctor. Full information for the event can be found on their website -- Kestral aims to be a ten-part show series with the following mission: An appreciation of music and art is also a goal as we strive to showcase up and coming talents through a series of mini festivals we call Volumes. Each Volume goes to benefit a selected charity and is curated by local music writers, record companies, and/or record stores. Curators [...]

Grand Lake release Blood Sea Dream on Hippies Are Dead Records

The guiding forces behind the San Francisco/New York City music blog Hippies Are Dead have announced their official label subsidiary: Hippies Are Dead Records. And the label's first release? Grand Lake's debut full-length, entitled Blood Sea Dream, which comes out next month. Blood Sea Dream was put together by the band with a little help from Jason Kick from Maus Haus. The album is the latest release from Grand Lake since their EP debut on 500 Records, in addition to the "Louise" EP and special "Sandusky Sunset" cassingle. Check out "Louise," below, and stream the entire album on Grand Lake's website. [...]

By |April 19, 2010|Tags: |

Grand Lake and The Attachments join CYHSY’s Alec Ounsworth at Cafe Du Nord (Win tickets!)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman Alec Ounsworth performs at Cafe Du Nord tomorrow night with two great local bands kicking off the evening. Ounsworth released two solo records last year, Anti-'s Mo Beauty and Skin and Bones (under the alter ego Flashy Python). Alec Ounsworth - "That Is Not My Home (After Bruegel)" Grand Lake - "Louise" Opening the show are Grand Lake and Berkeley/Oakland band The Attachments. It's been a little while since we last heard from The Attachments, but the band's about to release their debut full length. Check out this exciting jangly pop song [...]

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