Mahgeetah and friends celebrate with holiday concert for a cause

What better way to spend a Saturday night than seeing live music and supporting women's healthcare? On Saturday, December 17 Mahgeetah bring their mighty, foot-stompin' brand of rock and roll to Brick and Mortar. The show will include special (but yet-to-be-announced) guests, plus Be Calm Honcho, belly-dancing from Little Egypt, and room-shaking sounds from DJ Fela Kutchii. This holiday celebration and fundraiser will benefit Planned Parenthood. As their name suggests, Mahgeetah worships at the amplified altar of My Morning Jacket, having named their band for the brilliant jam from It Still Moves. But don't mistake their appreciation for Jim James [...]

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Mahgeetah joins Houndmouth at The Indy later this month

SoCal expats Mahgeetah recently announced that they will join New Albany, Indiana's Houndmouth at The Independent on September 27 for what promises to be a decidedly rootsy evening. Although the two bands differ quite a bit geographically, they share much sonically - both acts come strong with an array of Americana influences from the worlds of rock, folk, blues, rhythm and blues, and country too – and that should make for an elevating experience down on Divisadero. Mahgeetah took their name from the My Morning Jacket song of the same name, and the band has started to play shows in [...]

By |September 8, 2014|Tags: , |

Mahgeetah heads to Neck of the Woods

Mahgeetah has been keeping quiet over the last few weeks, and for good reason. The San Francisco-based outfit is in the heat of recording their first EP, a process they're taking slowly and steadily this time around. Since dropping their debut album Heavy Baby in 2012, Ryan Fisher, J.J. Mellon, Alex Swain and Tim Tyson have stretched their legs beyond the band's initial Americana-tinged guitar rock and into groovier, up-beat territory where dancing is encouraged and drum samples aren't out of the question. Mahgeetah is still months away from the record's projected fall release, but you can catch the band and perhaps some new tunes tomorrow night [...]

By |June 2, 2014|Tags: |

Mahgeetah joins The Moondoggies (Seattle) at Brick & Mortar, 9/12/2013

While Mahgeetah's sound is not the garage fuzz we've grown accustomed to hearing in San Francisco--it's cleaner, not glossy but finished with a certain luster that shines in the absence of the layers and layers of reverb we're used to--the band definitely takes listeners into familiar territory with threads of blues, folk and soul woven throughout its rock and roll fabric. From the chugging rhythms of "West Coast Air," to the gentle twang of "Wheels," the band's debut album, Heavy Baby, sounds just as good blaring from a stereo system as it does turned down to a whisper you can fall asleep [...]

By |September 9, 2013|Tags: |

Giveaway! San Franpsycho Presents: Ben Kweller Benefit Concert for Surf For Life

San Franpsycho is teaming up with the non-profit foundation Surf For Life to put on one helluva show for one helluva great cause on Friday night at the Independent. The show - a benefit to raise money for educational resources in Nicaragua - features three solid acts: Ben Kweller, Mahgeetah, and Bonnie & the BANG BANG. Both the Indy and Another Planet Entertainment are putting all ticket proceeds from the event toward the cause, and we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to a couple lucky readers. Surf For Life is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that "sponsors [...]

Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Charlie Homo I've had the distinct pleasure of catching Social Studies two years in a row at Noise Pop: I saw them open for Wye Oak last year, and I caught them again Wednesday night with Ramona Falls. While this review isn't quite a "What a difference a year makes!" piece, because the band was excellent on both nights, the evolution of the band has been pretty exciting to watch. But before I get to all that, there's a matter of the two openers. Newcomers Mahgeetah may have borrowed their name and most of their sound from fellow [...]

Interview: Ryan Fisher of Mahgeetah talks influences, the best albums of 2012, and his band's Noise Pop gig with Ramona Falls and Social Studies

Photo by John Margaretten For a band that was formed just a couple years ago by a bunch of high school friends who liked to jam cover songs in a garage in the San Fernando Valley, Mahgeetah have done all right for themselves. They released their debut album Heavy Baby this past September, but have already shared the stage with the likes of The Lumineers, Sleepy Sun, and Tea Leaf Green. Now, the band is gearing up for a big 2013, with one of the first major events being a Noise Pop show opening up for Ramona Falls, Social Studies, [...]

By |February 1, 2013|Tags: , |
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