Sufis releases second video from October performance for BAMM.tv, playing five Bay Area shows

Photo: Pamela Garcia-Aguirre SF quartet Sufis self-describes as "gypsy blues" and "garage jazz," and either characterization is incredibly apt. Comprised of Jon Shaheri (aka Jonny Cat) on guitar, Lauren Bjelde on vocals, Tyden Binsted on bass, and Felix Macnee on drums, the band delves into sounds not often found around these parts, laying down throwback, jazz-infused, swinging tracks that call to mind the roaring '20s and big band music, while maintaining a hint of garage rock edge. Crediting influences ranging from ancient Persian poets Rumi and Hafez, to jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, and Cab Calloway, and [...]

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Premiere: Brand New Trash and Coo Coo Birds drop new tracks, celebrating record releases together at Bottom of the Hill tonight, 11/15/12

Brand New Trash (above, top) and Coo Coo Birds (above, bottom) are joining forces for a dual record release celebration tonight at Bottom of the Hill. The former band – a new project from Indiana natives, Oakland residents, founders of Buxter Hoot'n, and brothers Vince and Jimmy Dewald – is releasing their debut self-titled LP, while the latter is dropping its second studio album of 2012, the aptly titled Psychedelic Warrior. The two bands are quite familiar with each other, as Coo Coo Birds' bassist, Charles James Gonzalez, produced Brand New Trash's album at Radical House Studios in SF and [...]

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