Giveaway: Maus Haus, White Cloud, Al Lover @ The Night Light

This should be a good one: Krautrockers Maus Haus, noise rockers White Cloud, and psych beat maestro Al Lover tomorrow night at The Night Light in Oakland. You know what would make it better though? If you and a friend got to go for free. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Maus Haus, White Cloud, and Al Lover at The Night Light, email with "Maus Haus" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Here's Maus Haus's latest [...]

By |February 12, 2014|Tags: , , |

Listen to now-defunct Snowboarder's only album

I'd been sitting on Snowboarder's album for way too long, and when I finally got around to learning more about them, they were no longer a band. The brainchild of Jason Kick of Maus Haus, Michael Stasis (whose solo work has been featured on the Bay Bridged), and David Nichols, Snowboarder's only album is a concept album about, well, snowboarding. The idea is pretty funny by itself, but is hilarious when you learn that none of Snowboarder's members are actually snowboarders. The album hits a variety of pop styles and eras, teetering between brilliance and pure weirdness on every track. [...]

Review & Photos: Dengue Fever, Maus Haus @ The Independent, 1/31/13

LA's Dengue Fever made a triumphunt bargain return to San Fran last Thursday. These past few years the band has mostly performed on New Year's -- very fun but pricey. The show brought everything we've come to expect: fast, poppy dance numbers, mesmerizing solo vocal work, psychedelic sax and bouncing bass lines. Near the end, they brought up Maus Haus to sing along, and by the very end the stage was packed with fans. SF's Maus Haus opened the show with an energy-packed performance. Many of the tunes consist of 2 keyboards and drums. This is not a format I [...]

By |February 4, 2013|Tags: , |

Best of 2012: Jon Bernson on Maus Haus

Scholars believe that the saying "It's all been done before," was introduced by the Ancient Sumerians. Through historical simulations, we know that they developed the first written language. They were also the first to contract depression. Experts attribute this to Sumerian writers, who made profound literary breakthroughs, only to realize that their stories had already been written by previous Sumerian writers. Over the course of many centuries, this led to widespread cynicism and apathy. The Babylonian writer Plagiarus described this in his famous essay 'Nothing Changes,' in which he argued that "all forms of art have been present since the [...]

By |December 26, 2012|Tags: , |

Live This Month: November 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #291)

Live This Month: November 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #291) 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. Who would have expected November to offer a slew of new releases from Bay Area bands? The month promises long-awaited new records -- and local shows -- from Maus Haus and Social Studies, as well as psychy new offerings from The Love Dimension and Golden Void (a new project that includes Earthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell). And that list doesn't [...]

Maus Haus releases "Light Noise" EP, launches North American tour including 11/3/12 gig at Rickshaw Stop

Maus Haus released the seven-track Light Noise EP digitally on October 2nd with the physical release to follow on October 23rd, both via new Om Records imprint Lavish Habits. When we last heard from Maus Haus – 2009's Lark Marvels – there were seven members of the band. Now there are only four, but that doesn't mean the band is any less adventurous in its sonic exploration. "We experimented with a lot of new production techniques, instrumentation and gear for this record," says multi-instrumentalist Sean Mabry. "If you listen there's definitely a wide variance in texture and timbre. Each song [...]

By |October 5, 2012|Tags: |

HOTTUB to headline San Francisco Yellow Bike Project's Upcycle Ball

The San Francisco Yellow Bike Project is throwing a party this Saturday at the Rickshaw Stop (8pm, $15-25). Actually, they're throwing a Fundraiser, Parts Drive, and Dance Party. And when they say dance party, they mean it, because they went and got Oakland's HOTTUB to headline the thing. If you don't go for the dance party, go for the fundraiser and parts drive. SFYBP is a "nonprofit, volunteer-powered community bike shop" and the Upcycle Ball is their launch party. You can get in for the low, low price of one complete bike (no bike will be turned away for not [...]

Noise Pop 20: Flaming Lips, Class Actress, Bob Mould, more great additions

The show calendar for Noise Pop 20 has fleshed out nicely. Recent additions include a pre-party with Class Actress at the Academy of Sciences, The Flaming Lips playing The Soft Bulletin at Bimbo's, two performances by Two Gallants at The Edinburgh Castle (!?), Bob Mould performing Sugar's Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill, Mac McCaughan from Superchunk playing solo at the Swedish American Hall, and Sleigh Bells at the Regency. Class Actress - "Weekend" Born To Lose by Sleigh Bells Those are the headliners, but plenty of supporting names have been added to existing bills as well. Chief among [...]

Maus Haus – “You Made My Radar” on City Limits Presents: San Francisco, playing compilation release party 6/17/11

[wpaudio url="" text="Maus Haus - You Made My Radar" dl="0"] In honor of the City Limits Presents: San Francisco compilation's digital release yesterday, we are very happy to share the track contributed by Maus Haus, entitled "You Made My Radar." The song will not be on the EP the band has scheduled to come out this summer, so this track is exclusive to City Limits for the time being. About the song from Maus Haus' frontman Jason Kick: Most of this song came about in the studio we work in now, just called Room Five. We were hanging out in [...]

By |June 1, 2011|Tags: |
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