Avalon Emerson & Glenn Jackson play Pro Fans Pop-Up Show at Vinyl Dreams, 9/7/13

No plans for Saturday? Great. Make your way over to Lower Haight for an afternoon of vibe-worthy electronic music and (probably) free beer. Professional Fans are hosting a Pop-Up Show at Vinyl Dreams with a live set from Glenn Jackson, and vinyl DJ sets from Avalon Emerson as well as Coolgreg. The free event is sponsored by Newcastle. Oakland's Glenn Jackson, half of James & Evander, released his debut solo EP on Ceremony earlier this year (stream it below). He has performed solo sets at the Sacramento Electronic Music Festival, Push the Feeling, and recently at the Born Gold house [...]

Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Professional Fans are at it again with another Grade A California showcase featuring Colleen Green, SISU, and Burnt Palms at Cafe Du Nord on Monday, July 22. Hardly Art sweetheart Colleen Green (West LA) released her debut LP with the label in March. Following the Ramones and Descendents-inspired themes of her early releases Cujo and Milo Goes To Compton, her new album Sock It To Me soaks up the sunny sounds of sad girl stoner pop and rings them out with a sense of gloomy lo-fi flair. Watch the video for "Taxi Driver" below, and catch Colleen wearing her signature [...]

Professional Fans Showcase 006: LENZ, Pure Bliss, Tears Club, Tiaras

This Sunday, Professional Fans will bring the party to Thee Parkside. Pure Bliss, Tears Club, and TIARAS will support headlining band LENZ. Oakland's LENZ was formed in 2010 by Andy Jordan, Ray Seraphin, and Kephera Moon. Once the band established its "ice-pop" sound drawn from krautrock, post-punk, and pop, LENZ released its first 7-inch with SS Records' Scott Soriano in 2011. Drummer Brett Eastman joined the band in 2012, and the quartet released four new tracks as a 12-inch EP on Tic Tac Totally. Moon has since left the band, and Matt Bulimore was brought on as the second guitarist. [...]

Gothic Tropic, Seatraffic, Cruel Summer play ProFans showcase at Brick & Mortar, 5/19/13

Professional Fans is bringing its fourth official showcase to Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Sunday, May 19 with performances by Gothic Tropic, Seatraffic, and Cruel Summer. Expect a night of sunny California pop jams with subtly relatable undertones of emotional turmoil. Gothic Tropic is a trio from L.A.'s Echo Park comprised of Cecilia Della Peruti, Daniel Denton, and Lia Braswell. The band's sound echoes its moniker, fortifying rhythmic jungle pop with dark and witty themes. Listen to "Flesh Dance" off the Awesome Problems EP, below. Rising San Francisco synth-pop duo Seatraffic, a Professional Fans favorite, will also perform at [...]

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