Review: The Better Maker, Twin Steps, Jail Weddings at Hemlock Tavern

Brothers and sisters, bros and chicks, Californians everywhere! Let us lay down our arms and put an end to this silly fighting, for I have found a band worth uniting over. A band that transcends Northern and Southern affiliations; a band worth sharing joint custody of: Los Angeles' Jail Weddings. If you're reading this, there's a very good chance, from a purely statistical standpoint, that you weren't at the Hemlock Tavern recently to see Jail Weddings start their West coast tour. At around 9:30 p.m., San Francisco's The Better Maker opened the show to a scant 17 people (and a [...]

By |June 19, 2012|Tags: |

Jail Weddings (with Twin Steps and the Better Maker) at the Hemlock, 6/13/12

Try Googling 'Jail Weddings'. Just try. See how long it takes for all the ads in your Gmail and other Google-connected sources to change to ones for places that perform marriage ceremonies for the incarcerated. It's OK, though -- it's worth it. Nine members strong and on the rise, LA's Jail Weddings are a truly ballsy blast of wailing vocals over deconstructed Brill-Building bombast. They sound so unusual, in fact, that if we didn't know any better we would probably have started this write-up with "Only in San Francisco . . ." Catch these guys while they're hot -- at [...]

By |June 11, 2012|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279)

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279) 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. From the electronic pop of Exray's to the fiery punk of White Lung, June's concert calendar features a wide variety of highlights. Like Exray's, Still Flyin and Adios Amigo are also celebrating new albums this month, but it's not just the locals who have exciting records to offer. Japandroids' latest finds the band in peak DIY noise pop form, [...]

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