Premiere: Spend a San Francisco afternoon with Magic Magic Roses

Today, we're bringing you the latest video from San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, "In Time." Full of picnics, bocce ball, and lightweight sweaters, it's scenes from a typical San Francisco weekend afternoon shown in slow-mo. The video was directed by Daren Wilson and Terri Loewenthal. Magic Magic Roses is Kate Sweeney and Sarah Simon, and they've been around since 2008. Produced by Lena Simon of La Luz, their new album, Dusk, was released late last year. It's out now on Seattle's Plume Records. If you're in Richmond this Saturday, you can catch Kate and Sarah singing in a chorus as [...]

By |June 27, 2018|Tags: |

Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, purveyors of dark-yet-beautiful, harmony-driven country/folk have just released a new album entitled Dusk on Seattle-based label Plume Records. On Dusk, the two-part harmonies from Kate Sweeney and Sarah Simon are still the heart of the music, but MMR incorporates more broad instrumentation than they had on previous releases. It's highly recommended for these gray, rainy, and sad times: <a href="">Dusk by Magic Magic Roses</a> Magic Magic Roses will be hosting a release party in Potrero Hill tomorrow night, featuring China and Hectorine. In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction featuring donations [...]

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Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) 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. For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. [...]

Review & Photos: Michael Hurley, Vetiver, Magic Magic Roses @ Great American Music Hall, 9/25/13

Michael Hurley is my hero. 71 years old and still drawing in swarms of young, freak-folk followers. Officially co-headlining the evening, Hurley deservedly played last (and Vetiver respectfully called him up to sing along on their last song). Hurley's set began with "Waiting for the Aliens" but they didn't come. He played "Tea Song" from First Songs (1965), and fulfilled a request for 1971's "Sweedeedee." "Portland Water," it turns out, was written while hitchhiking north from Petaluma. Amidst the catalog, Hurley included a new tune about the horror that is Monsanto. Snock is currently collecting songs for a whole anti-Monsanto [...]

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