Fast Times! goes ahead online with Lalin, Healing Potpourri

Forgive us, but the last time we told you anything about Fast Times! was eight months ago. Since then, Andrew St. James and crew have been chugging along, simply transposing their concert series — which kicked off in late 2019 at the Chapel — online. And while we haven't had the time or staff to be able to highlight all of Fast Times!' excellent events recently, I thought I'd shout this one out because this lineup boasts a number of our faves: Sandy's, Healing Potpourri, Lalin, and of course Andrew St. James. This is their 2nd installment in a monthly [...]

Photos: San Francisco’s Sandy’s show FAST TIMES at the Chapel for new EP ‘Chime’

Sandy's (By: Paige K. Parsons) Over the weekend, a special evening (presented by Andrew St. James) at the Chapel under the title FAST TIMES took over the venue with a headlining performance by San Francisco's own Sandy's. It was in support of their latest EP Chime. They were supported by other locals, French Cassettes and Holy Spirit (now officially dubbed Fast Times - take note), a new side project from Cody Rhodes, the drummer of Geographer, Duncan Nielsen (DONCAT), and Andrew St. James. Check out the gallery of the night by our own Paige K. Parsons!

By |September 19, 2019|Tags: |

Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

For the sixth year in a row, the Ocean Beach Music + Art Festival is coming back to the Outer Sunset. Celebrate the neighborhood with a day of live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, and even a pumpkin patch. Hosted by the Outer Noriega Merchants Association, the festivities will include live performances from LA GENTE SF, Soul Ska, Sandy's, and many more. Have a drink at one of the beer and wine tents while enjoying food from one of the amazing food trucks. Let the kids roam around the pumpkin patch while you browse the incredible arts and crafts [...]

Surf band Sandy’s is breaking waves with new EP ‘Chime’

On April 26, San Francisco surf band Sandy's will release a new, daydreamy EP titled Chime. These bona fide surfers let their inspiration flow freely at singer Alexi Glickman's seaside cabin one long weekend, in hopes of sparking spontaneous musical magic. Motivated in part by the fun-loving spirit of Christopher Guest's films, the members of Sandy's became the merry cast of Chime, falling into step with Glickman's loosely structured chords and melodies while maintaining an easy going surfer vibe. Glickman recounts his vision for building an intuitive, joyous recording atmosphere: “My wife and I moved to a a little beachside [...]

By |April 19, 2018|Tags: |

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

Download: Live This Month: April 2018 (Podcast #425) 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. We've got a whole wealth of great local bands in this month's mix, with new music from Healers, The Family Crest, and Sandy’s joined by new-to-the-podcast acts Down 2 Earth, Shame Waves, Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist, and Moon Daze. Electronic artists also make a big impression in this set. In addition to the Rostami/Blomquist track, enjoy synth-driven sounds from Alice Glass, Yaeji, and Lou Rebecca. Or, [...]

Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop Download: Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop (Podcast #375) Indie pop music -- a wide-ranging label used to describe everything from jangling rock-pop to dreamy synth-pop -- has been one of the Bay Area's successful musical exports in recent years. Groups like Geographer and Painted Palms are just some of the latest in a long line of acclaimed local indie pop bands to break out nationally, joining Rogue Wave, The Dodos, Papercuts, Film School, The Aislers Set and many, many more. Lest one be concerned for the future of local indie pop, this mixtape shows that [...]

Sandy’s release ‘Prom’ EP

In need of music to facilitate daydreaming? Look no further than Sandy's latest release, Prom. Sandy's frontman Alexi Glickman picks up right where his Fourth Dementia LP left off, with 15 minutes of lush, low tempo, and absolutely lovely melodies. Put it on repeat and get lost in your thoughts. For now, you can stream Prom in it's entirety via KCRW, or click the link in the player below to purchase the album on vinyl. Sandy's will hit California for a few dates over the next month, including an EP release show at Sweetwater in Mill Valley on July 30 [...]

By |July 21, 2015|Tags: |

Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes Download: Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes (Podcast #344) In a scene as active as the San Francisco Bay Area, it's not uncommon to learn that the members of your favorite band are also involved in other musical projects. It's also not surprising to see bands break up, burn out or go through significant lineup changes, enabling former players to explore new terrain on their own. All of this means that a number of newer bands with unfamiliar names might have some familiar faces -- or, perhaps more appropriately, voices -- involved. It also means that if [...]

Interview: Sandy’s on ‘Fourth Dementia’ LP

We let you know about Bay Area based Sandy's as soon as we got our first taste of their music a little over a year ago, and now the debut Sandy's LP, Fourth Dementia, is available on vinyl from Thomas Campbell's Um Yeah Arts. The brainchild of Alexi Glickman, former frontman of the now defunct band The Botticellis, Sandy's will sound familiar to those who appreciated the dreamy pop of The Botticellis. Friday night, Sandy's will celebrate the release of Fourth Dementia at The Mill on Divisadero, alongside a screening of Campbell's skate film Cuatro Sueños Pequeños. I chatted with [...]

By |July 8, 2014|Tags: |

Sandy's – "Lonely Hunter"; playing Hickey Fest this weekend

Sandy's is a new project for Alexi Glickman, who was previously the singer and guitarist for The Botticellis. Glickman, who now lives in West Marin, is currently wrapping up recording Sandy's debut album, and has shared three tracks on his Bandcamp page. All three are well-crafted, breezy pop songs with just a touch of retro feel. Listen to "Lonely Hunter" below, and see them play Saturday at Hickey Fest, the great-looking festival we told you about late last month. Lonely Hunter by Sandy's

By |May 21, 2013|Tags: |
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