Glitz – 'It's Glitz' LP; at Starry Plough 4/27/13

Besides having one of the best album covers I've seen in a long time (anyone else craving an IT'S-IT right about now?), Glitz's It's Glitz LP is a rollicking collection of power pop that's well worth a few turns in your earbuds. The album is out now via Grazer Records. IT'Z GLITZ by Glitz See Glitz in person tomorrow night, Saturday 4/37/13, along with Luke Sweeney's Wet Dreams Dry Magic and Garrett Pierce (a somewhat strange yet intriguing bill), at the Starry Plough. Luke Sweeney's Wet Dreams Dry Magic, Glitz, Garrett Pierce Starry Plough April 27th, 2013 9:00pm

An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw – "Leave Me Alone"

An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw is a new band led by – you guessed it – Michael Shaw. A Belfast, Northern Ireland native now residing in Mill Valley, Shaw played guitar all over the Bay Area with his brother Graham's local bands Petrol and Aktion before growing tired of that circuit and taking a break a few years ago. During that time off, he started playing piano and writing what he calls "70s-style ballads." "I noticed there was a natural theme to them," explains Shaw. "They were all written about friends of mine, with flaws." The five-song Lemon EP [...]

Luke Sweeney brings his Wet Dreams Dry Magic to The Make-Out Room on June 10, 2012

Luke Sweeney of SF psych pop band Vows has been playing around town the past couple months with his new solo project, Luke Sweeney's Wet Dreams Dry Magic. He's got a show coming up with the new band, which includes Jerome from Sugar & Gold on bass and Brett Eastman from Girls and Shalants on drums, on June 10 at The Make-Out Room. Here's a track called "Dominion". It's a little bluesy, a little lo-fi poppy, and just about right. There are several other short songs (more like vignettes than songs, actually) from Luke's self-recorded, self-produced EP, which also happens [...]

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