Live This Month: May 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: May 2017 (Podcast #405) 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 something for everyone in this podcast episode. Like garage rock? Check out locals Control Freaks and Trash Vampires making their podcast debuts. Dig heavy psych? We've got songs from Oakland's Mondo Drag and San Diego's Sacri Monti. If you're more into indie-pop, though, be sure to check out the soulful folk-pop of the Bay's Cave Clove as well as recent transplant Max Gardener and the [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Jessy Lanza, Esme Patterson and more

Illustration by 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 and notified via email. Thursday, June 23 Ben Watt, Bernard Butler @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, June 25 JESSY LANZA, DJ Taye, Cleopold @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $15, 18+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, June 25 Burger Boogaloo Afterparty [...]

Review: Jessy Lanza sells out Amnesia

On Saturday night, Jessy Lanza sold out Amnesia as the headliner of the Pro Fans 015 Showcase. For $10 on WillCall, showgoers caught San Francisco staple Running in the Fog, Oakland's Shock, and Lanza. Shock, made up of Dan Judd of Sorcerer/Windsurf, Terri Loewenthal of Rubies, and Brian Tester, is an electronic pop project specializing in synthy tropic hooks and airy vocal overlays. The statuesque Loewenthal floated over dubby sways as visual support live filmed her profile to create a distorted, white noise backdrop on the screen behind them. Their sound is heavily layered—at one point, Loewenthal even requested the audience shake [...]

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Jessy Lanza to headline an evening of electronic R&B

Jessy Lanza, the ethereal electro R&B specter behind Pull My Hair Back  (out last year via Hyperdub) will be haunting Amnesia this Saturday as the headliner of the 15th Pro Fans Showcase. Pull My Hair Back, co-written and co-produced by Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan, eschews the bloat and overly-saccharine nuances of modern pop in pursuit of raw, breathy vamping. It speaks to Lanza's restrained but ever-present personality—-she knows how to work a room while still maintaining poise. The same can be said for opener Running in the Fog's Amanda Harper. The San Franciscan pulls from 90s R&B and jazz with a keen reverence for [...]

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