Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore

Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver) "Oh, man, look how young Jerry is," breathed a young woman as she pointed at one of the Fillmore's archival photographs of the Grateful Dead. "They're all young," sneered her boyfriend, pieces of the iconic Fillmore-provided apple occupying his mouth as he spoke, his hand around her waist and his other hand looking up the Grateful Dead on his phone. "And, hun, that's not Jerry, it's Bob." "I don't think I actually know any Dead songs," the woman said as they went into the auditorium. So began the evening. I'm not criticizing anyone for not having [...]

Review + Photos: Swervedriver at Bimbo’s 365

Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver) “Have you seen these guys before?” I asked the young woman standing next to me at the rim of the stage. “Yeah,” she said with a sly smile, “I saw them last night, and the night before that...and I’m seeing them tomorrow night, too.” Her name was Jestine, and, from a glance around the room, she did not appear to fit the profile for a Swervedriver fan. Female, beardless, about 10 to 20 years too young, and not wearing a stitch of plaid flannel, Jestine stuck out amongst the die-hards who were amassing by the stage nearly [...]

By |September 27, 2017|Tags: |

Live This Month: September 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2017 (Podcast #414) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A ton of stellar local bands are featured in this month's mix, including newer acts Club Night, Sea Blite, and Humid, all of which formed just last year. By comparison, Tino Drima got its start way back in 2014, evolving from a duo into the six-piece band whose first LP arrives this month. We've also got new music from the terrific Oakland bands Everyone Is Dirty [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Swervedriver, Happy Fangs and more

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 for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, March 6th Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $19, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 7th Hungry Skinny, Happy Fangs, Lemme Adams, Strange Hotel @ Great American Music Hall 8:30pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, March 11th The [...]

Swervedriver to fill Great American Music Hall in March

Swervedriver are playing at The Great American Music Hall on March 6, four days after they release I Wasn't Born to Lose You, their first album in 17 years. They are playing with Gateway Drugs, a psychedelic-tinged band from Los Angeles. Formed in Oxford, England in 1989, Swervedriver generally get talked about as the 'heavier' or 'harder-rocking' member of the shoegaze family, which probably has less to do with their musical intentions than their contemporaries -- they gained attention after signing to Creation Records alongside My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive and a much longer and absurd list of bands. One thing rings true through the years: Guitar [...]

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