Icky Boyfriends celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!’

During their early 1990s run, San Francisco trio Icky Boyfriends perplexed local audiences with a singular and often unnerving take on primitive garage-punk. More recently, the band, and its place in weird-rock history, received renewed interest when Castle Face released one of the group's reunion shows as 2014's Live in San Francisco LP. I Was... by Icky Boyfriends This year, Icky Boyfriends are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the group's 1996 film, I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!. Directed by Danny Plotnick, the movie offers a warped take on the band-seeks-stardom rock comedy that feels as unique -- and uniquely bizarre [...]

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Icky Boyfriends opening for Thee Oh Sees at the Chapel

As previously mentioned, Castle Face's Live in SF series will continue in January with a release from Ty Segall Band. Before the Ty Segall Band release comes out, however, it's very much worth checking out the fourth installment in the Live in SF series, which features SF's own Icky Boyfriends: Icky Boyfriends - Live in San Francisco. As John Dwyer puts it: That's the Ickys, an acquired taste for people who maybe have eyes that feel natural when trolling the gutter for nutrition. These are stories of strung-out super heroes singing the praises of the old school San Francisco freak [...]

By |December 2, 2014|Tags: |

S-S Records' SS2 Festival with Icky Boyfriends, Monoshock, Wounded Lion, and more at Hemlock 7/13-7/14/12

Last year, S-S Records had a ten-year anniversary showcase over four days that was aptly called SS1. This year they return for a scaled back SS2, or the “S.S. Records Second Music Thing,” at the Hemlock Tavern. This fest is two days, but the line-up is no less impressive. S-S Records was started back in 2001 by Sakura Saunders and Scott Soriano, and was initially intended to be a 7-inch label, releasing one underground and musically left-of-center rock ‘n’ roll single every other month. That plan was scrapped when around the third record, the A Frames (the label's first artist) [...]

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