KDVS Recordings introduces ‘Cassetteofthemonth Club’

Along the lines of the awesome regionally-focused compilation series started earlier this year, blended with the SubPop Singles idea -- comes Davis/Sacramento label KDVS Recordings' newest project, the Cassetteofthemonth Subscription Club. Members can opt in at any time, but beginning this past October, a $40 subscription will grant one split cassette per month, side one being a Davis or Sacramento band and side two, a band from just about anywhere. A list of participating bands is announced, but is still growing. Psychic Reality will contribute a cassette side -- the project of Leyna Noel Tilbor, originally based in San Francisco [...]

Clouds Carved The Mountains: new limited edition local comp

This is why it pays to read the Aquarius Records newsletter. Check out the details on this extremely limited local compilation: V/A - Clouds Carved The Mountains (self released) 2 x cd-r 17.98 Better act fast on this one, super limited, as in ONLY SEVENTY COPIES, and it's a pretty killer sampling of some of the best SF bands around, all exclusive tracks, from a bunch of our favorites, and a whole bunch of bands we'd never heard of before. Barn Owl, Lucky Dragons, Tussle, Pale Hoarse, Ascended Master, Snowblink, Drumz and so many more. Two discs, nearly 2 hours, [...]

Lucky Dragons + New Villager play ‘Ecotones’ opening this weekend

This weekend, Lower Deck Gallery is hosting the opening of an art-music interactive exhibit entitled Ecotones with two nights of 8pm receptions. The purpose behind Ecotones is to "present a latticework of fantastical wilderness and urban mythology" through both installations and live music from New Villager, Lucky Dragons and DJ Summer Camp. New Villager - "Rich Doors" The exhibit features a number of local contributors, including Andrew Leland (managing editor of The Believer) and video artist Ben Dickinson, as well as interactive opportunities for the audience. In past experience with Lucky Dragons, it's likely they'll invite audience participation [...]

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