Live This Week: Find love in a groove on Valentine’s Day

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, or are noncommittal about it all, there will always be that perfect song that manages to set your heart aflutter. Platonic or romantic, here’s a few shows that might set the spark for the type of love you’re looking for this holiday. Hot Flash Heat Wave @ The Independent, 8pm Bay Area mainstays Hot Flash Heat Wave released Soaked on Oakland’s OIM Records in late 2017. Their shifting sound delivered their latest psychedelia-tinged single, “Sky So Blue” in early 2019. We’ve covered the band a ton over the years, but it's [...]

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Mini-Giveaway Wednesday: Hot Flash Heat Wave and Faith Healer

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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 no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Wednesday, March 7 Hot Flash Heat Wave, No Vacation, Tim Atlas @ The Independent 2 pairs available 8pm, $14, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, March 7 Faith Healer, Tony Molina, Summer Peaks @ The Chapel [...]

Hot Flash Heat Wave unveil ‘Soaked’ at Rickshaw Stop

The Bay Area's favorite surf-pop rock quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave are preparing for some big things in 2017 and are kicking the summer off with the release of their sophomore LP, Soaked. Recorded at Tiny Telephone and seeing release on OIM Records, an independent and East Bay born hub for locally sourced and produced music, Hot Flash Heat Wave have been keeping their project and themselves extremely local — save for a brief number of dates priming the East Coast last month. Although the record was made available to purchase at the beginning of the month, an all-ages album release party has [...]

Live This Month: June 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2017 (Podcast #408) 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. Richmond's Rayana Jay -- performing at our 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival with a ton of other great artists -- is one of a number of amazing singer-songwriters included this month's mix. Girl in a Coma frontwoman Nina Diaz battled through addiction to craft a musically diverse solo debut, and she's coming to Cafe du Nord later this month. Tim Darcy's first solo [...]

Hot Flash Heat Wave: New album, video and show

One of the Bay Area's favorite contemporary dream-pop rock and roll outfits Hot Flash Heat Wave have been keeping quiet over the winter, but a string of recent announcements over the last week tells us that they are starting to warm up for the summer. Last week the surf-laden quartet released a new music video for the tune "Gold Years," the first single off of their upcoming full-length sophomore record Soaked, due out on OIM Records on June 2. Check it out below: According to an interview with Earmilk, Nathaniel Blum describes "Gold Years" as a song about exploring the "youthful bliss and [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 9 – Dec 11

Seek cathartic communion at Deep Pools' album release show at Noe Valley Ministry Friday Night. Friday, December 9 Sløtface, Quaaludes, Try The Pie @ Rickshaw Stop - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Sløtface had to change their original band name of Slutface due to social media censorship. All three bands at Rickshaw tonight will be out to, as our writer Tim Draut has so aptly put it, "smash the patriarchy." Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies @ Amnesia - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Brother-sister duo The Tambo Rays are back after the sister portion of the group, Sara DaMert, took [...]

Hometown Throwdown: Two SF favorites team up this Friday at The Indy

On Friday, November 18, two of San Francisco's local favorites will team up for an evening of music that's one part blues, one part surf, and two parts up-and-at-'em rock. Hot Flash Heat Wave will warm the crowd up. A hit earlier this year at our Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival, check out the video below and hear their surf-rock of the future for yourself. Raucous rock and roll group The Stone Foxes will be headlining the evening, announcing on November 11 that the concert will be focused against hate. The philanthropic band will also be going out of [...]

The Bay Abridged: Aug 3 – 16

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Bryan Ferry, LP at The Masonic (SF) Aug. 9. Bryan Ferry and his ensemble came out like a steamroller. They leapt into a set that included deep cuts from the Roxy Music archive, dug into his extended solo career, and threw in several covers of [...]

Hot Flash Heat Wave to warm up Santa Cruz this Friday

San Francisco based psychedelic beach-pop quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave will be cruising down the California coast and over the hill into Santa Cruz's The Crepe Place on  Friday, August 19. The band utilizes Brazilian jazz beat influences underneath golden rays of sunshine synth layering as well as a direct line to Brian Wilson. Coming off a stellar performance at the 6th Annual Phono del Sol in July, the Santa Cruz date at The Crepe Place is the last show the band has lined up for the foreseeable future. Support for the evening will feature another SF-based surf-soul band known [...]

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Hot Flash Heat Wave set to dazzle at free 25th Street Recording show this Friday!

We're continuing our pre-Phono del Sol festivities this weekend with the last of our pre-parties. This Friday, we bring An Intimate Show with Hot Flash Heat Wave, the San Francisco-based group whose modern-indie sound infuses with the sunny vibes of nostalgic beach-pop. Their debut LP, Neapolitan, has garnered the attention of Noisey, Paste, Consequence of Sound and beyond. Most importantly, the band functions as a family (noting that they live together, cook together, party together, etc., in multiple interview) which provides an element to their sound that is noticeable and addicting. They performed recently at our 10th Anniversary Party at Rickshaw Stop and have hit numerous [...]

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