Live This Month: August 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: August 2017 (Podcast #412) 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. There's an even stronger concentration of local bands than usual in this month's mix, including promising new artists Pardoner, Mane, Illa, and Mars Today. The mix also features tracks from the latest albums by Bay Area mainstays The Fresh & Onlys and Sleepy Sun, as well as the new supergroup Less Art, comprised of members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. On [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Eleanor Friedberger, Guantanamo Baywatch 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 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, March 3 Guantanamo Baywatch, The Gooch Palms, Meat Market @ Bottom of the Hill 8:30pm, $10, all ages. Buy advanced tickets here. Thursday, March 3 Beautiful Machines, NVO @ Elbo Room 9pm, $8, 21+. Friday, March 4 Shearwater, Cross Record @ The Independent 2 pairs available 9pm, [...]

Guantanamo Baywatch bring friends to Bottom of the Hill Thursday

If you're too impatient to wait for Friday for the weekend to start, why not start the weekend on a Thursday? Guantanamo Baywatch and my favorite Aussies, Gooch Palms are on tour and stopping in SF this Thursday. Oakland locals Meat Market are even opening. Knowing these three bands, this will not be a boring show, and will be the perfect way to start off your weekend. Guantanamo Baywatch with their surf rock ways and instant classic tunes never keep a crowd unamused. The Gooch Palms are currently one of my favorites with their interstellar talent, and undeniable way to suck [...]

Guantanamo Baywatch comes to The Knockout

  Something about the combination of catchy songwriting and a band's willingness to not take themselves completely serious is objectively cool. Guantanamo Baywatch flaunt both these things, and lucky for us, the Portland, Oregon trio are bringing their particularly raunchy breed of surf-rock to The Knockout in San Francisco on March 11, and their new LP, Darling...It's Too Late is due May 12. Listening through their previous releases, it's pretty clear that Guantanamo Baywatch have done their homework. Imagine all the tricks of the early garage rock trade – fast, twangy solos; reverbed-out guitar with vocals to match; some serious [...]

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Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Editor's note: Yes, this is how M B L submitted this recap to us, so we're relying on him for spelling and grammar. El Rey: King Tuff en Berkeley! Jueves, el 21 de Marzo El Rey. Que interesante la camisa azul de los cabrones Gap Dream... Kermit Ruffins de New Orleans en San Francisco (Brick y Mortar), Viernes, el 22 de Marzo. Estuvo en Oakland (Nueva Parish) la noche antes, con sonido mucho mejor. Su grupo fatastico, Los BBQ Swingers, con lo mejor de piano, trompeta, tambor y guitarra. La ultima noche de tour por Guantanamo Baywatch en Berkeley, Domingo, [...]

On the road (to SXSW) with Guantanamo Baywatch, Courtney n' the Crushers, Chuckleberries @ The Stork Club, 3/7/13

I arrived at 10pm and the Thursday night show hadn't yet started. The doorman took my camera, to check the bag I assumed. Instead he pulled out a hammer and smashed it to bits. Another $2k down the drain. I resisted the urge to pummel him -- I couldn't risk missing this show. This was the first night of the tour for Portland's fabulous Guantanamo Baywatch and Chevelle's hair was purple. Maybe she is a natural purple. I whipped out my shitty camera phone. The Stork Club drew an impressive weeknight crowd. The Dead Kennedys' Klaus Flouride was in the [...]

Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

In near total darkness, Coachwhips appeared magically not on the stage but on the dance floor near the exit. Singing through a blowpop and without a PA they managed to have better sound than anyone on the actual stage. Although Austin's Amplified Heat unofficially closed the evening, The Coachwhips certainly were the grand finale for my beer-soaked weekend. Sunday night at the Lobot Gallery, what could be sweeter? With cheap Tecate and Beam, it was truly the weekend that wouldn't die, and John Dwyer is officially my hero. I hadn't seen The Coachwhips before and I may never be the [...]

Total Trash Halloween Bash adds third night: Coachwhips, Guantanamo Baywatch, more at Oakland's Lobot Gallery

If (like me) you missed out on tickets to The Coachwhips' sold out show (Saturday, October 27th at the Verdi Club), listen up! A second Coachwhips show has been added!!! It will take place on Sunday, October 28th at Oakland's edgy Lobot Gallery. Before there were Thee Oh Sees, there were The Coachwhips. John Dwyer's frantic guitar and vocals were every bit as tasty. The band was deeper in the garage as this was the early part of the Millennium, a primordial version of Thee Oh Sees, more raw and beautifully sloppy. The band formed in 2001 and was gone [...]

Review & Photos: Temescal Street Cinema returns with Will Sprott! PLUS Guantanamo Baywatch, Chuckleberries and Courtney & the Crushers at the White Horse AND the art of Max Nordile 6/14/12

Portland's Guantanamo Baywatch closed out a perfectly orchestrated Thursday evening in Berkeley. It all began at 8pm, opening night of Temescal Street Cinema, where Will Sprott played a soulful set to a crowd of unprepared film buffs. The set woulda sounded just right in a smoky little night club circa 1959, but it sounded pretty damn good on Telegraph Ave. Although Will's band The Mumlers are awful quiet lately, Will is playin' around town fairly regularly. He will be in SF on June 21st for BAMM TV. It's free but you should RSVP here. August 20th he plays the Redwood [...]

The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

Guantanamo Baywatch's Chevelle Wiseman was mysteriously strutting around Vitus on Saturday. I've been obsessed with the band since March. Their shows in Austin and soon after at Thee Parkside were perfectly nasty surf slime. Turns out she is on the road with Mean Jeans as the merch gurl. After modeling her spiffy minivan and stuffing her jean jacket with beer, I insisted on a quick tour of Jack London Square. We did a fly-by at Merchant's Saloon and had drinks at Heinold's First and Last Chance. Thankfully she will be back with the band June 14th at Oakland's White Horse. [...]

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