Video: Sonny Pete – “The Ghost of You”

Sonny Pete's video for "The Ghost of You" was shot on location in Parsonsfield, Maine by Sam Kassirer. Appropriately, "The Ghost of You" is from Sonny Pete's debut album, Where the Shadows Pass, which was also recorded with Kassirer in rural Maine, at Great North Sound Society. Sonny Pete - "On That Day"

By |December 14, 2011|Tags: |

Sonny Pete ‘Where the Shadows Pass’ vinyl release Friday, 6/3/11 at Cafe du Nord

Sonny Pete's Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience) came out back in April, complete with a release show at Viracocha. As a follow-up, Sonny Pete is also releasing his new album on limited edition vinyl, and will be playing this Friday, June 3rd at Cafe du Nord to celebrate (9:30 pm, $10/advance, $12/door, 21+). For this show, Sonny Pete (also known as Peter Arcuni, a member of Birdmonster) will be opening for the White Buffalo from Los Angeles, joined by fellow local openers Foolproof Four. Sonny Pete - "On that Day" Both the digital and vinyl versions of [...]

By |June 2, 2011|Tags: |

Local video roundup: Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Moon, Sonny & the Sunsets, Hunx & His Punx, Sonny Pete

Over the past week or so, music videos from a number of local bands sprouted from different soil, including two premieres on Pitchfork TV -- the above video for "Reflections on Youth" by Sonny & the Sunsets, and "I Need Seed" by Thee Oh Sees (viewable on Pitchfork TV). Speaking of Bay Area bands' recent domination of Pitchfork TV, tUnE-YaRdS' video for the song "Bizness" still remains in the top 20 most viewed music videos on the channel. The Soft Moon were recently featured on the series Room 205, where one song will be unveiled during each week of [...]

Snob Theater celebrates one year of comedy and music at the Dark Room, Friday 4/8/11

One year ago, Shawn Robbins of Kata Rokkar launched Snob Theater, an event series pairing local comedians and musicians at the Dark Room. The small setting of the theater (around 50 seats) encourages an intimate experience for both audience member and performer - something that's difficult to get at a typical concert, especially one with an above-average number of performers. Since the inception of Snob Theater, a variety of talent has graced the Dark Room stage: musicians such as Sean Hayes, Emily Jane White, Birdmonster, Picture Atlantic, etc., and comedians such as Moshe Kasher, W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery, Brent [...]

By |April 5, 2011|Tags: , |

Sonny Pete – ‘Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience)’

SF folk-rock arist Sonny Pete releases Where the Shadows Pass (Odes to Death & Transience) on April 5th, and you can stream the album above. Where the Shadows Pass was first inspired by a collection of Japanese death poems and is conceived as a series of vignettes and meditations on the nature of death and passage. You see, in the Buddhist tradition monks would each write a single haiku on their deathbed to reflect on the shadowy journey ahead. Despite the grim circumstance of their creation, these death poems were also a celebration of life both in this world and [...]

By |March 18, 2011|Tags: |

Thursday: Sonny Pete @ the Hotel Utah

Thursday's show at the Hotel Utah marks the homecoming of Sonny Pete, after playing two in Provo, Utah (tickets and Facebook event). The singer-songwriter will be joined by "the multi-faceted Justin James Tenuto on a smorgasbord of sound-makers and an intelligent fellow known primarily by the initial "J" on the accordion." And also, a special holiday treat to attendees: a code for a free song download, available at the Utah Thursday only. These Are Not My Ancestors and The Calendar Act support. Sonny Pete - "On That Day"

By |December 6, 2010|Tags: |
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