Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Sasami (photo: Kaiya Gordon) "Let it Bleed," Sea Witch Productions' yearly "rock and roll tampon drive," is special — not just because it's designed to collect tampons for houseless people in San Francisco, or that Sea Witch's zine is available for purchase at the show, but because the lineup is filled with innovative performers both from the Bay Area and beyond. This year, Humid, Kera (of Kera and the Lesbians), Empath, and Sasami took the stage. While the artists performed through hazed, swirling visuals (created by hand, using glass plates, dye, and a projector), Sea Witch collected menstrual products to donate [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 10 ― Feb 12

Let It Bleed is a two-for-one event with a bill stacked with local rock and roll and a Tampon Drive to raise money for homeless women's reproductive needs. Friday, February 10 Boy Harsher @ The Knockout Get immersed in Boy Harsher's minimalist, whispery synths at the crusty goodness that is The Knockout. Tyvek @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records Tyvek teeters between The Ramones and anti-folk. Richard Osborn @ Stranded Records "Meditative and otherworldly guitar stylings," according to TBB writer Rob Goodman. Major Powers and The Lo-Fi Symphony @ Bottom of the Hill Local three-piece destined to take over the world with [...]

Let It Bleed to provide menstrual supplies and solidarity this Saturday

All genders bleed, and people of all genders can have periods. Anyone who has ever had them knows that they're an expensive health issue that we did not choose to have. Most states make it more expensive and annoying by adding a sales tax to tampons. California is one of them. That's right — some states tax something that we need to use because most of society is not conditioned to enjoy people bleeding endlessly through their pants for about a week once a month. Honestly, it's a privilege to not only be able to afford menstrual products, but to be able [...]

Check “seeing Kera and the Lesbians” off your to-do list next Friday at The Independent

The first time I ever heard about Kera and the Lesbians was on Sept 6, 2015. Yes, that was only a couple weeks ago. I heard about them on that specific day, because I was in LA and had to go see Diet Cig perform at the Bootleg since I had missed them in SF. I had spent the previous two days at Burger-A-Go-Go and was not ready for this weekend of music to end. The whole time before, my friend, who works for KCHUNG Radio in LA, was raving on about how she had always missed LA locals Kera and the [...]

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Wave Dweller rings in August at Rickshaw Stop (+ a new Summer Peaks track)

We're in the heap of August, so Bay Area event curators Wave Dweller will be bringing some great music to Rickshaw Stop this week. The night will feature some classic garage rock n' roll coming from headliners, Hot Flash Heat Wave, the Bay Area sweethearts who bring a mix of surf rock to their sound and have been taking the local music scene by storm. Kera and the Lesbians, the folk rock group from Los Angeles who have made waves with their track "Gypsy Song", an addicting anthem-like track that will keep you moving to the beat, will also be playing before [...]

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