Royal Baths – “Nikki Don’t”

Royal Baths - "Nikki Don't" News came down recently that The Baths are now Royal Baths (so as to prevent getting confused with LA's Baths), in the latest overlap-reducing name change to hit the Bay Area music scene. Also important, though, was the reveal of the album cover for Litanies, the band's full length debut, out on Woodsist in September. Royal Baths are at The Knockout on July 29th, with The Mantles and Fungi Girls.

Sunday: All-local garage bill of the summer, with Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets + The Baths

Don't miss the official release party for Ty Segall's Melted, this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill (8pm, $8/10, All Ages), featuring the ridiculously excellent supporting lineup of Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets, and The Baths. Via Stereogum, here's a new one from Grass Widow, off the band's upcoming album Past Time: Grass Widow - "Shadow"

The Baths, Future Islands, Lower Dens at El Rio Monday 5/24

This Monday, May 24th, El Rio will host local band the Baths, joined by two bands from Baltimore:  Lower Dens, a new band by Jana Hunter, along with Future Islands. This show will act as preparation for the Baths' mini-tour of California, as well as an East Coast tour with fellow local Ty Segall starting August 3rd. Check out the Baths' MySpace for more dates. Lower Dens - "Hospice Gates" Additionally, Lower Dens are playing here in San Francisco in support of their debut album release (Twin-Hand Movement), out in July via San Francisco label Gnomonsong. The first single from the [...]

Free MOMA art/music show this Saturday

Saturday, the SF MOMA's having a free opening reception for a new installation by Philadelphia artist Max Lawrence in the Natoma Alley off New Montgomery. Lawrence's installation is billed as a "self-sustaining light orchestra," which is located in the SF MOMA Museum Garage windows between Minna and Natoma. On the local front, Saturday's show will also feature music from SF's The Baths and Double Brainbow (Hunx and His Punx, Jonesin'). Free refreshments, too (if you value booze more than art, you phillistine). More about the artist: Lawrence’s installations boast the lo-fi sentiments of the Chuck-E-Cheese band executed with the homemade, [...]

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