Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) 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. November's concert lineup includes big record release shows for the great local bands The Total Bettys and Perhapsy, and you can sample new music from both acts in this episode. Speaking of records, Same Girls will be performing at the Bay Area Record Fest this month, which offers a chance to learn more about local record labels amidst performances by half a dozen excellent Bay Area bands. [...]

Open Mike Eagle brings new project to Starline in November

What Happens When I try to Relax, a six-song project from Open Mike Eagle, is now available on streaming services. The Los Angeles rapper, who is originally from Chicago, released the project on his own record label AutoReverse. According to the artist’s Twitter account, it is the first time that the rapper has independently released his own music. The project — the rapper says not to call it an EP — follows his 2017 critically acclaimed LP Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, a concept record about the demolition of the Robert Taylor housing complex in Chicago. According to an [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 23 – 26

Native Chicagoan Open Mike Eagle trades wind for fog at the Independent this week. Monday, October 23 Trashcan Sinatras @ The Chapel Legendary Scotsmen bring their catalog of early alternative to SF. Elettrodomestico, Matt Jaffe and the Distractions @ The Independent Get to know Jane Wiedlin's new psych project Elettrodomestico. Tuesday, October 24 Omni, Blank Square, Otzi @ Hemlock Tavern It's a beautiful contrast of light and dark with the heaviness of Otzi pressed against the art-rock angles of Omni and Blank Square. Mary Lambert @ Cafe du Nord The "Same Love" star is back, this time on her own [...]

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Open Mike Eagle brings daydreams to the Independent

Open Mike Eagle is always the man with a story: His successful 2014 project Dark Comedy embraced and wrestled amongst the trials, tribulations, and musings of a premature midlife crisis, injecting his own humorous observations into uncomfortable truths for listeners to chew on. His latest record, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, on the other hand, drips with a poignancy reflective of recent times. Emotional, but not without the wit, Mike tells the story of a kid from the Robert Taylor Homes, a South Side Chicago project that has been dismantled and repurposed for a new community unlike the one that [...]

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