Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Sit back, relax, and let "Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy," the new single from Once & Future Band, put you into a fuzzed-out psychedelic trance. The Oakland-based band is poised to release their self-titled debut with Castle Face Records on January 27. The night before, they'll take the stage to celebrate at The Chapel with a stellar opening lineup featuring Kelley Stoltz, Dirty Ghosts, and DJ Frankie (Frankie Koeller from Papercuts). Sure, Once & Future Band has a distinctly '70s vibe, but this isn't purely a nostalgia play — Joel Robinow, Raj Ojha, and Eli Eckert seem so [...]

Fresh off its fourth anniversary, the future is bright for The Chapel

Chapel manager Fred Barnes. About a month ago, former Pavement guitarist Spiral Stairs (nee’ Scott Kannberg) came out of semi-seclusion from his home in Mexico to play to two sold-out shows at The Chapel. Working closely with the Mission District venue, Kannberg assembled an all-star cast of his friends to play, and the gigs featured he and Stephen Malkmus (and lovable stoner drummer Gary Young) playing Pavement songs live together for the first time since 2010. Footage from those shows made their way to national music blogs like Pitchfork and Stereogum, and further cemented The Chapel’s reputation as a delightfully [...]

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Noise Pop: Cave Singers at the Chapel

Cave Singers (photo: Ian Young) Dead car. Forced converse regarding new lazy foodie apps. Ambulance called for a biker's wheel caught in the trolley tracks. Lyft driver proclaiming Ed Lee's money-sucking toad-nature and disdain for Valencia Street. Ah yes, you know it's going to be a good show when all these things happen on the way — spawning a hungry soul with an appetite for rock. And beer. Noise Pop accrued an awesome and eclectic lineup for last Friday's show at the Chapel. Reviews from opener to headliner: Jacob Golden: The indie singer/songwriter left his folk-filled heart on the stage one '60s-style croon at [...]

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