In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

This is a big week for queer electro-pop artist SUMif. Originally from Los Angeles, the rising San Francisco musician is set to perform at this year's San Francisco Pride celebration at Civic Center Plaza on June 23 and just released a new single called "Body." The summer tune is a perfect anthem for what is going to be a wild and feel-good weekend of celebration for the LGBTQ and ally community. SUMif, real name Steph Wells, made her EP debut at the beginning of the year with Pretty Cage, a compilation of electronic pop songs that are extremely upbeat and [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Tags: |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, January 5 -7

Friday, January 5 SARO, SUMif, verevvolf @ Rickshaw Stop (SF) Expert indie pop from some of SF's own. Read more in Robert's Bands in Portraits on SUMif and VVEREVOLF. Cortnee Langlie, Cap and Iain, Brad Sanzenbacher @ Art Boutiki (SJ) The Acoustic Series returns with some South-of-San-Francisco locals. Death By Stereo, Get Married @ The Ritz (SJ) San Jose's darkest bar gets an appropriate injection of hardcore. Dirty Denim, Esses, Composite, Sweetwater Black @ The Uptown (Oakland) Get ready for a wide range of rock and roll in Oakland. Saturday, January 6 Bowie Birthday Bash @ The Chapel (SF) There [...]

By |January 5, 2018|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Avid Dancer, SUMif and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, January 4 Avid Dancer, Loco Tranquilo, Locus Pocus @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 5 Saro, SUMif @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $10, 18+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, [...]

By |January 3, 2018|Tags: , |

Bands In Portrait: SUMif

“I was in the gym locker room jumping up and down, screaming, like ‘I’ve got number one,’” exclaims Steph Wells (who performs under the name SUMif) as she shares how her single, "Lay Down," made it to number one on Hype Machine. When I played the song for a colleague, he described it as “sitting on a bench swing and eating a cup of ice cream under a summer night.” This laissez-faire description captures everything about the record: It is a feel-good pop song which weaves and flows to your eardrum at the beginning, before the playful and punchy bassline [...]

By |April 20, 2017|Tags: |

Photos: SUMif brings local passion and pop to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Sumif (photo: Robert Alleyne) SUMif gave an energetic performance to a hungry crowd on Wednesday night, September 14, 2016 at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. It was Steph Wells' first performance in the town she calls home under the new electro-pop moniker, performing songs that had a nice bite to them. When the performance finished with an enormous roar the surprise and appreciation on her face was evident.  Their song "Lay Down" is making the rounds and its popularity seems like a good sign of things to come for the band. Local band Mosaics opened for the headliner along with Norweigian/British band ohlayindigo. There was [...]

By |September 16, 2016|Tags: |
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