Random, Happy Memories of 2011

Some years are great for shows – like 2008. Some are great years for albums, like 2009. But this was a great year for both, from the start. In the order I remembered them: Family Crest – My Living Room; 9/11 Duh. Can you believe this alterna-dad cream dream supreme? A stalwart and happy-go-lucky nonet of classically trained musicians show up at my house to play their lovely, life-affirming chamber pop on the anniversary of 9/11 and my teenage son sits in on clarinet? You just had to be there. But then we would have run out of pasta much [...]

Shalants – “The Mercury Twins”

Shalants' new self-titled album is out now via American Dust. With a sound that can best be described as garage-tinged Americana (bluesy and bold), "The Mercury Twins" manages to fit both the San Francisco garage-pop scene and the rustic spirit of California. Shalants - "The Mercury Twins" Shalants are playing the fantastic Penny Arcade showcase tomorrow, 7/6/11 at the Make-Out Room, along with Tim Cohen's Magic Trick, Tippy Canoe and Pancho-San (8:00 pm, $8).

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