Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month

More than 10 years ago, Picture Atlantic crafted a sound of its own. Since then the band has released two albums, four EPs, and have a third full-length on the way. While it’s been four years since the band’s last record Digital Tension, Picture Atlantic expects to drop another album in the second half of October. With the Release of “Billy Banker,” a single of Picture Atlantic’s upcoming third album and a release show at Bottom of the Hill last weekend, the Bay Area indie rockers are back and ready for action. The group is equipped with a new lineup and [...]

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Dangermaker release new EP ‘Light The Dark II’

San Francisco pop-rock outfit Dangermaker is about to finish what they started. Last September, the band released the first half of their EP Light The Dark. In September they brought you part two, and the sequel in this case is as good as the original. Opener "Disappear" channels The Cult's early glam days, "In Vain" showcases hooky '80s synths and a huge vocal melody, and "Never Go Back" rounds it all out with a Killers-like crescendo, featuring a driving beat and chanting chorus that falls somewhere between heartsick yearning and undaunted resilience. Though dark at times, Dangermaker has found a [...]

Photos: Picture Atlantic at the Rickshaw Stop

Picture Atlantic (photo: Brittany O'Brien) Last Thursday, September 24, 2015, Picture Atlantic were in town at the Rickshaw Stop and gave an energetic performance with support from Eyes on the Shore.  Brittany O'Brien has these photos to share from the performances and a few portraits of the headliner.

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Photos: Big Talk and Picture Atlantic at DNA Lounge

Big Talk (photo: Brittany O'Brien) Last Thursday, July 23, 2015, Big Talk performed a headlining show at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.  The band is fronted by Ronnie Vannucci, Jr, a side project from his regular gig as drummer for rock band The Killers.  The show was to celebrate the release of Big Talk's second album, Straight In No Kissin'.  They were joined by two local San Jose bands, The Trims and Picture Atlantic.  Picture Atlantic are hosting a free party at Art Boutiki in San Jose on August 1st to celebrate the release of their new music video directed by our own Brittany O'Brien.  Brittany was there [...]

Live 105’s BFD 2015 lineup abounds with local independent acts

  Live 105 bills itself as "The Bay Area's Alternative," and the radio station is living up to this title with its BFD 2015 lineup, which was announced this morning. Headlined by indie rock stalwarts Modest Mouse, Icelandic indie-folkers Of Monsters And Men, and indie-pop act Panic! At The Disco, and with main stage support from the likes of Cold War Kids and Atlas Genius, BFD 2015 will also feature a host of local independent bands playing three of the festival's four stages on June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. That's right, this year's iteration of the alternative radio station's summer [...]

Curious Quail, Rin Tin Tiger, Picture Atlantic play Art Boutiki

After eight months of tireless work, Curious Quail's Kickstarter-success-story of a record, After the Lights Failed, is finally ready to be unleashed on the public. This Friday, they'll host a release party at the Art Boutiki in their hometown of San Jose, and have invited a whole mess of friends to party with them (that includes you). After raising over $10,000 through the crowdfunding site, Curious Quail put together Lights, a true labor of love by the San Jose band. Though they (proudly) identify as a San Jose band, the night will be truly about the Bay Area music scene [...]

Who to See at C2SV

Are you ready, South Bay? Thursday marks the kickoff of C2SV, San Jose’s first real music festival in recent memory. Hosting over 70 acts across 12 venues in the downtown area, stretched out across four days, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Stumped on who to see? In no particular order, here are our picks for best bets at what we hope will be the first of many C2SVs to come. Brother Grand, Saturday,September 28th, 9pm, Agenda Ben Henderson, and the many projects he’s taken part in, is a little bit of a legend around San Jose. His latest [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Rin Tin Tiger, French Cassettes, Picture Atlantic @ Great American Music Hall, 8/31/13

Great American Music Hall is usually a touring-act kind of place: It's rare for a full night of locals to take over the stage there, even for a night. Which makes what’s happening Saturday night all the more special: San Francisco's French Cassettes and Rin Tin Tiger and San Jose’s Picture Atlantic, presented by Performer Magazine. Not only are we super-psyched about this show, we have free tickets to give away. If you’re interested in seeing your hometown heroes grace the stage at Great American, look below. You can also listen to French Cassettes’ “Us Kids,” right here, available for [...]

Art Boutiki brings back rock shows with Picture Atlantic, Cartoon Bar Fight 6/29/13

After taking a break to set up shop in their new home on Race Street, the beloved Art Boutiki will start hosting rock shows again. Starting with Picture Atlantic, Cartoon Bar Fight and Cold Eskimo on the 29th, fans can expect upcoming shows from more Bay Area acts like Bonnie and the Bang Bang and Koruscant Weekend, with many more to come. The bands scheduled to re-open regular rock shows at the Boutiki are all locals: both Cartoon Bar Fight and Picture Atlantic, two San Jose bands, recently wrapped California tours. Cold Eskimo hails from our neighbor-to-the-northeast Sacramento. Picture Atlantic, [...]

Curious Quail, Picture Atlantic, Rin Tin Tiger and more close out Art Boutiki's old location

As the Art Boutiki prepares to move to its new location on Race Street, a few parties are being held to send off its South-First digs in style. The Art Boutiki will be hosting “closing ceremonies” this weekend: its last Big Rock Show, delivered in two installments. Installment one, on March 15th, features local favorites Curious Quail, Brooke D., Drop Dead Sixty and more. Night #2 will see Picture Atlantic, Bent Knee, Rin Tin Tiger, Little Red Lung and Zen Zenith close up shop. The new location, just barely 2 miles away, is undergoing some finishing touches. Shows haven’t been [...]

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