Win tickets to Magik*Magik Orchestra's birthday show with Geographer, The Dodos and more!

Depending on the guest list, birthday parties can be a hit or miss affair, but The Magik*Magik Orchestra has assembled quite the lineup of performers for its fifth birthday celebration on January 31 at the Fox Theater. Over the past half-decade, the acclaimed San Francisco orchestra has collaborated with a wide variety of great indie bands, and plenty of past collaborators are among the star-studded lineup. Seriously, The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, How to Dress Well, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Diana Gameros and Zoe Keating? That's a guest list that can't be [...]

Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324) Download: Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324) 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. As we mentioned several podcasts ago, The Magik*Magik Orchestra has been adding welcome orchestral layers to local indie artists' works for years. The orchestra's five years of work is being celebrated with a special concert at the Fox Theater this month, where they'll be joined by a bevy of great acts, including past collaborators How to Dress [...]

Noise Pop 2010: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra @ Palace of Fine Arts

Photos by: Charlie Homo Everyone loves a homegrown success story. And whether you caught The Dodos' Meric Long as a fledgling picker, shoegazing through bangs and armed with loop pedals and two microphones (one always bleeding reverb nearly at ear's might) at Hotel Utah, the Make-Out Room or a myriad of other intimate venues dotted around the Bay Area, it's now simply fodder for the nostalgic among us. For most of Thursday evening's grand production at the Palace of Fine Arts, Meric himself seemed in awe of just how far he and his musical comrades have (well deservedly) come. Being [...]

Noise Pop 2010: more bands announced!

The Fresh & Onlys - "Dude's Got A Tender Heart" The latest update from Noise Pop HQ about the 2010 festival includes a whole bunch of potential highlights. While Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band may be the biggest name in the new announcement (billed as one of the band's three US performances in 2010, and featuring Cornelius, Yuka Honda and Sean Lennon), it's difficult not to be most psyched at the prospect of a collaborative performance between The Dodos and the Magik*Magik Orchestra. Says Noise Pop, as if to taunt our anticipation: The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra Collaborative [...]

Tuned In benefit for the SF Conservatory of Music

Birds & Batteries - "The Villain" The SF Conservatory of Music sure knows how to throw a benefit. Tuned In is a first annual benefit concert to support the Conservatory's scholarship fund, taking place this Wednesday, November 11th from 7-11pm at the SF Conservatory on 50 Oak Street. It features an eclectic lineup of acts including The Magik*Magik Orchestra (Tiny Telephone's house orchestra) and Birds & Batteries alongside the Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Edmund Welles, 49 Special, the Erik Jekabson Quartet, DJ Mancub, DJ Ben and Venus Loops. Tickets include booze, food and the show, and can be purchased [...]

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