Review: Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sister Crayon @ Rickshaw 5/28

Photos by: Irja Elisa In a city with heavy feet, three bands expertly got the kids dancing at the Rickshaw Stop last Friday. Spinning Platters presented a lineup that was a young folks' response to the confines of classical music - making technically excellent music with fierce rawness and energy. "Sister Crayon blew my mind," was the refrain from both Birds & Batteries and Judgement Day, which was an apt description for this up-and-coming Sacramento band. Singer Terra Lopez's wild and vulnerable singing is the ghost of a soul singer. The band uses a combination of live and electric drumming [...]

Birds & Batteries + Judgement Day, a co-headlining bonanza 5/28/10

In the midst of SF Popfest 2010, the Rickshaw Stop will host yet another noteworthy bill on Friday, May 28th (10:00 pm, $10/adv, $12/door, all ages) - a show that will trade indie pop for reverberating synths and strings. Birds & Batteries will co-headline with Judgement Day, preceded by Sacramento's Sister Crayon, in a show presented by Spinning Platters. Cobra Strike by Judgement Day Birds & Batteries have returned from a U.S. tour just in time for Friday's show, and with a new remix in tow. Odawas took a stab at re-creating B&B's "The Villain," and the result is the [...]

Live this week: Bay Area shows 5/24-5/30

This week in the Bay Area: Monday 5/24 The Baths, Future Islands, Lower Dens @ El Rio Tuesday 5/25 Maus Haus, Boomsnake, Hosannas @ Hemlock Tavern Spectrum, Wooden Shjips @ Great American Music Hall Wednesday 5/26 Erin Brazill, Fancy Dan Band, Hang Jones @ Hotel Utah Vetiver, Mumlers Thursday 5/27 San Folk Disco: Eric McFadden, JL Stiles, Jenny Kerr @ Cafe du Nord Adam Stephens, Honeycomb @ New Parish (Oakland) SF Popfest: TUNE-YARDS, Eux Autres, Social Studies, Knight School @ Rickshaw Stop Friday 5/28 Tigon, Hanalei (record release), The New Trust, The Abominable Iron Sloth @ Thee Parkside Birds & [...]

Judgement Day and Battlehooch: new albums, release show

Two new releases from SF bands flouting rock conventions in search of farther-out pastures. Judgement Day's Peacocks/Pink Monsters is the second studio album from the string metal trio, showcasing the band's penchant for epic, dramatic music. Cobra Strike by Judgement Day Fearless prog-rock sextet Battlehooch also have a new album, a self-titled one that's the group's third. According to the band, a stripped-down approach makes this record more like the group's energetic live shows than their past releases. New tracks below: Judgement Day and Battlehooch are sharing a record release show this Saturday, April 17th at Bottom of the Hill [...]

Singles + tourdates: Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sugar & Gold

The week's chosen bands all share a few similarities: they've recently released new singles, are about to embark on national tours, and two of the three are stopping in Austin this week for SxSW. Before releasing Panorama, Birds & Batteries shelled out the free download "Out in the Woods," an "extended prog-house jam" sampling both the upcoming record and their last record, Up To No Good. While in Austin, B&B will be playing our Bay Area Takeover at the Beauty Bar, as well as other shows (listed after the jump). On a similar game plan is the local stringed metal [...]

Judgement Day – New Video for “Cobra Strike”

Oakland string metal maniacs Judgement Day premiered today a video for “Cobra Strike,” the first single off the band’s upcoming album Peacocks/Pink Monsters, out on April 13, 2010. The hyperkinetic video introduces the video game "Violin Hero," and then colorfully shows how the game leads to societal downfall. You can read the band's story behind the video and its production at their web site. Judgement Day co-headlines a Noise Pop 2010 show on Friday, February 26th (9pm, $12) at Bottom of the Hill, with Scissors for Lefty, Ghost and the City and Glaciers.

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The Bay Bridged Presents: A Triple Headlining Event Friday!

Every once in a while, we'll see a listing for a concert that makes us both excited and jealous. Excited because we like to attend can't-miss all-local-band shows, and jealous because we'll ask ourselves, "Why aren't we presenting that?" Well, this time, thankfully, we are. What you have below are three of the Bay's best indie acts, all headliners in their own right, teaming up for one great night of rock music. Bottom line: you'd be a sucker to miss this show. The Bay Bridged & Tricycle Records Present Tartufi Geographer (7" release) Judgement Day Friday, October 2, 2009 Rickshaw [...]

SF supergroup venerates the =w= @ BotH Thursday

Nostalgic albums -- they cause the ear to tingle upon the first note of the first song and once soundtracked every moment of a period of your life. Call them crazy, but a group of local talent had the valiant idea of giving Weezer's Pinkerton a public genuflect at Bottom of the Hill tomorrow night with two more Bay Area acts: Wendy Darling and The Definite Articles (9pm, $10). If half-Japanese girls are your thing or maybe you're just tired of sex altogether, there's at least one song for you. The headliners will perform the 1996 masterpiece from start to [...]

1 Violin, 1 Cello, 2 Huge Sets of Testicles – Judgement Day & Dredg @ Bimbos

Ever since the dawn of time, there has been a connection between metal and classical music. Typically you’ll find these two genres melded with the band being backed by a full orchestra, as is the case with Metallica and the Scorpions. Rare is it that one finds the songs originating from the classical artists themselves, and you can certainly tell when you see a string section attempting to rock out behind James Hetfield. That’s where Judgement Day comes in. As the title of this review suggests, these guys are not pretending. Hell, they don’t even need a full string section. [...]

By |June 2, 2009|Tags: , |
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