Review: Wiretap Anniversary at Thee Parkside Oct. 19

This was an all-day affair at Thee Parkside, an old-hat venue for some of you, I'd imagine. I like a good and greasy dink, tho, and whenever a performer busts out the Mitre, you know it's gonna go off faithfully, like a skypiece from a tonsured Monk. Olivia from Wiretap did a great job collecting myriad habits for this marathon ball. Most notable among those assembled was Sean (the Pope) of Pope of Yes a.k.a. El Papa, who changed out of a boy's technicolor dreamsweater into a very strange poncho for his set during which he plied everything under the [...]

Wiretap Music Anniversary Party This Saturday at Thee Parkside

Fellow local music blog Wiretap Music will be celebrating its one year anniversary this Saturday at Thee Parkside. The extensive and diverse lineup includes: Hey Three Eyes, The New Centuries, The Lovely Public, Pigeons or Panthers, Pope of Yes!, Pidgeon (whose newest album, Might as Well Go Eat Worms, came out September 23rd), Paranoids , Cotillion, Blank Tapes, and Bjornstad . An extremely diverse assortment of musicians performing one after another is the best way to applaud one year of local music. As is evidenced in the following clip, the harder side of Pidgeon's music blends tender melodies with a [...]

Episode 133: September 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] This week's podcast is our latest monthly mix episode, featuring new music, recent music and otherwise excellent music from seven Bay Area bands and one from the Central Valley. More information about all of the bands below: Blue Rabbit ("Separate") recently released their debut EP Separate digitally and the title track is some great rolling cello-pop. You can pick it up at their MySpace page, and can see the San Francisco folk-rockers on October 19th at the Fiesta on the Hill. French Miami ("Multi Caliber Rifles") killed it at the Rock Make Street Festival, and we're excited for their [...]

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