Photos: Spindrift at Great American Music Hall

Spindrift (photo: Ria Burman) The ever-awesome, spaghetti-Western, psychedelic rock mix that is Spindrift headlined the 12th year of Music Box Presents at the Great American Music Hall last week. With support from the Bomb and Bay Area's own Cellar Doors and Caravan 222, sweet, trippy visuals from Molly and White Light Prism and great obscure DJ picks from Clay Andrews of the Spiral Electric, the night was set for rock and roll revelry.

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Spindrift heads to Milk Bar for a multimedia show

Los Angeles-based outfit Spindrift cinematized their Western-flavored psychedelic rock in a new film titled, Spindrift: Ghost of the West. Directed by Burke Roberts and completed with a soundtrack of both original material and singing cowboy standards, the movie was shot during the band's 2012 Ghost Town Tour, a month-long stint that brought them through 21 of America's abandoned towns and historic desert sites. The resulting film is a blend of dusty psych and golden-era John Wayne classics -- a tripped-out Spaghetti Western on a cocktail of Quaaludes and LSD. Spindrift mastermind Kirpatrick Thomas and his band are taking the movie on the road and making a stop at Milk Bar [...]

Second annual San Frandelic Summer Fest hits Thee Parkside tomorrow

Thee 2nd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest kicks off at Thee Parkside tomorrow. We're talking 12 solid hours in which 14 different bands that can lay some kind of claim to descriptors like psych rock, acid rock, stoner rock, or just generally trippy psychedelic music, will grace the stage. If you somehow have not had your fill of summer festivals yet, this one is not to be missed. Spindrift tops the bill, so here's their video for the spaghetti Western theme song "When I Was Free": Other bands playing include Electric Flower Group, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, and [...]

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Review: San Francisco Embraces its New BFF Band…Sleepy Sun @ GAMH, 6/19

Photos by: Nicole Browner Earlier this year, I attended one of those Brightblack Morning Light showcases at Cafe Du Nord. It was so resolutely weird (both good and bad weird), that in hindsight, it has proven to be a personal turning point for my overall consideration of the Bay Area's so-called "freak folk" or your 'term of choice' movement. Symbolically, at least. Like a plume of smoke, the 10 mph soothing and repetitive soul stoned picnic that is Brightblack, wafted over a suspiciously passive audience, a great number of which funneled out the door before the set's end. It was [...]

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