Coachwhips reunite for first show in seven years at Total Trash Halloween Bash

Coachwhips – "I Made A Bomb" Hats off to the folks at Total Trash for getting John Dwyer's Coachwhips back together for their first show in seven years. It's part of Total Trash's Halloween Bash weekend, two great-looking shows featuring a whole bunch of local garage groups. Tickets for both shows are on sale right now! TOTAL TRASH HALLOWEEN BASH SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH HAUNTED HOUSE!!! COACHWHIPS TRADITIONAL FOOLS MOONHEARTS AMPLIFIED HEAT OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM BURNT ONES (Cocktail band) MC OSCAR VERDI CLUB 2424 Mariposa St. San Francisco CA 7pm, 21+ Full Bar Tickets available at: http://totaltrash.brownpapertickets.com/ TOTAL TRASH HALLOWEEN BASH [...]

Ten Bay Area-Related Releases for Record Store Day 2012

This Saturday is Record Store Day 2012, a time to celebrate independent record stores and break the bank snatching up exclusive, limited edition releases. Among the many, many tantalizing offerings coming out on Saturday are the following ten with Bay Area connections. For the full list of RSD releases, head here. Rhymesayers is releasing a 10" picture disc featuring artwork by SF's Jeremy Fish, and new songs from Atmosphere and The Uncluded. The latter is the duo of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who are releasing a joint LP later this year. From the label: "Bats" is the first track [...]

Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 1: Shannon & the Clams, Heavy Cream, Nobunny, Hunx & his Punx

Meeeeow! Or whatever sound it is a leopard makes... Nashville's Heavy Cream played second at the Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday for the first of MANY Burger Boogaloo events this week. Jessica (pictured here) prowled around the stage singing, screaming and spitting into a fury of hard rockin' milky goodness. Shannon & the Clams kicked it all off. Cody (aka King Lollipop) delivered the Buddy Holly meets Mortimer Mouse treasures. Nobunny held the third position (and his left nipple). The bunny can't be stopped. He continues to churn out buckets of Ramones-esque ditties but with his signature nipple twist. [...]

Hunx & His Punx, NOBUNNY, Heavy Cream, and Shannon and the Clams at Bottom of the Hill tonight, March 21st

Tonight Oakland's retro rock-and-roll contingent will commandeer one of San Francisco's dearest music venues, and it will be served with a side of punk, and it will be awesome. Hot on the heels of a pair of new solo music videos, which we've written about here and here, Hunx will be reunited with his Punx at Bottom of the Hill, and Shannon and the Clams, whose charismatic frontwoman lends her gravelly croon to Hunx, will be the first to kick off the grittier-than-the-50s lineup. NOBUNNY will precede the headliner to round out the trio of Bay Area nostalgics, and Nashville's [...]

Review & Photos: Nobunny, Bongwater & Black Swans, 1/24/12 – 1/25/12

"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel." - Hunter S. Thompson No, this photo is not from last week's show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. It was all ages after all and Nobunny kept his clothes on. The room was completely packed and no one was safe from the moshing, flying jackets and projectile vomit. The short set ripped through much of the Nobunny catalog including the signature "Boneyard" and "I am a Girlfriend". The grande finale was a fueled up version [...]

Halloween Weekend Show Roundup: Ty Segall/Nobunny, The Hot Toddies, The Soft Moon and more

As we noted on Monday, this week is jam-packed with shows, and a number of special concerts are happening over the upcoming Halloween weekend. Here's a brief rundown of some of what's going down in SF music around All Hallows' Eve. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy1wcML_f_U Nobunny, Ty Segall and more to cover New York Dolls, Gories, and more Not only are the four local bands playing at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Friday night (9pm, $10) rad on their own -- seriously, Nobunny, Ty Segall, Apache, and Uzi Rash all under the same roof? -- they'll all be performing as excellent [...]

Elvis Christ – “Wild at Heart”

Oakland's Elvis Christ will be releasing the band's debut 7" on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records soon, and "Wild at Heart" is upbeat garage pop with an endearing sentiment: "I'm wild at heart, but I'm doing the best I can." Says the label: Rock'n'roll savior from the heavens below! EC is the rotten lo-fi rock'n'roll brainchild of Jason Testasecca. JT is half of "Mandy & Jason" who's tape you may have heard from Burger Records, a touring member of the Nobunny band in various roles at various times and recording engineer to the stars (Midnight Snaxxx, Goochi Boiz and many others). Get [...]

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Noise Pop Review: Battlehooch, Nobunny, The Exray’s and The Downer Party

Blame the weatherman. Even though people kept going to Bottom of the Hill's rear courtyard and disappointingly peering up into the cloudless, snow-free sky hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime show, the real show was going on inside. After The Downer Party's poppy, riot girl-inspired punk rock opened the night, San Francisco's own Exray's took the stage. Nominally a duo but performing as a three piece, Exray's have a unique live setup. Instead of a drummer, their percussion is handled entirely by someone playing an electronic drum machine. Interestingly, for the majority of the set, the "drummer" used naturalistic drum sounds and [...]

The latest on Noise Pop 2011: new shows, more local bands added to the fest

Royal Baths - "After Death" Nobunny - "Blow Dumb" The Burnt Ones - "All Right (Sha-La-La)" Have you been following the Noise Pop 2011 schedule as closely as we have? No? Well, here are some of the latest additions in the month since we last checked in... A bunch of new shows have been added to fill out the calendar, including: - Ben Gibbard at the Great American Music Hall on 2/27 - "A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson" at the Great American Music Hall on 2/25 - Geographer headlining at The Independent on 2/23 - Battlehooch and [...]

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