SF Popfest 2011: Slumberland Records showcase @ Rickshaw Stop, 5/28/11
Saturday night's Slumberland Records showcase at the Rickshaw Stop was a mini-festival within SF Popfest 2011, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, or like something that's a smaller thing within a similar but larger thing other than a set of Russian nesting dolls. Promising ten bands in eight hours, the show offered prospective attendees a sampling of one of indie's most vital labels, but I'll confess to harboring a little bit of fear about the undertaking too. With a genre like indie pop, which often, and not altogether unfairly, gets derided as a little samey, one could imagine a [...]
The Mantles’ “Bad Design”
The Mantles - "Bad Design" Hot off the heels of their Siltbreeze full-length, The Mantles are back from tour with a limited edition 7" on Slumberland/Dulc-i-Tone, and a great show Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern (9:30pm, $8). Seriously, Mantles, Finches, Little Wings? That's a hell of a lineup.