The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s

The Classical has been one of our favorites since frontwoman Juliet Gordon moved to the Bay Area in 2013. Luckily, they're releasing a new cassette, Survival of the Softest, tonight at Eli's Mile High Club. Sadly, Gordon tells me her bandmate Noah Quillec is heading back home to Kansas, so she's putting The Classical on semi-permanent hiatus after Friday night rather than bringing on a replacement. In addition to the cassette, Gordon and team are leaving us with a series of videos for the release. As expected, they're dark and fascinating. If you can't make it to [...]

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Live This Month: February 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: February 2016 (Podcast #380) 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. Noise Pop 2016 features prominently in this month's podcast, which shouldn't be a surprise given how many great bands partake every year in this annual highlight. Among other Noise Pop bands in the mix, check out new music from Seattle's The Cave Singers, a track from the acclaimed collaborative album by Kneebody and Daedelus, and recent tracks from DIIV and Julien Baker. Beyond Noise Pop, there [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: a Noise Pop Happy Hour with Baus, The Classical, and Motor Inn

Are you ready for Noise Pop? Well, we are, too. One of our favorite Noise Pop traditions is our annual Happy Hour show at Bender's February 26, and we're excited to bring it back this year with a trio of great local bands: Baus, The Classical, and Motor Inn. The show will start at 5pm and it's completely FREE. Baus is a trio formed by Thomas Jackson, Mike Morales, and Sierra Wendt who know how to play LOUD and without defined boundaries. Their 2014 LP Idol Minds draws from their wide array of influences to produce an entirely unique, high [...]

Video: The Classical – “Shovel and Bevel”

The Classical just premiered a rad new video on Impose for their track "Shovel and Bevel", off their recently released Diptych LP. It features lead singer Juliet Gorgon dropping the contractual hammer on a board room and great shots of Britt Ciampa's maniacal drumming while the Youtube stats accumulate. Much like the music, the video's weird and it's absolutely wonderful - check it out yourself: The Classical just wrapped up a tour of the Pacific Northwest, and to celebrate their return home, they're playing at everyone's favorite dive, The Stork Club, Thursday night. Come early for the comedy and [...]

By |March 4, 2015|Tags: |

Album Premiere: The Classical – Diptych

The Classical, a San Francisco duo fronted by Juliet E. Gordon with Britt Ciampa manning the drums, have released their first new album since moving to the city about a year ago, Diptych, which we are extremely pleased to premiere today. The 9 tracks are a dark and surprising experience. Often Gordon's booming voice and the reverb-heavy instrumentation makes you feel like you're hearing dark pop reminiscent of Lana del Rey, but a vicious drum break leading to a time change from Ciampa or a delightfully bizarre vocal stretch from Gordon reminds you are luckily in more experimental and edgier [...]

By |December 1, 2014|Tags: |

Main Attrakionz headlines an eclectic night at Milk Bar

If there's one thing I dislike about our local music scene, it's the relative lack of quality hip hop shows compared to their rock and roll peers. Well, Milk Bar deserves credit for not only booking Oakland cloud rappers Main Attrakionz, but pairing them with an exciting and unique bill. Main Attrakionz deserves plenty of props, as well - not every hip-hop duo would agree to headline a night like this. Regardless, I'm really glad everyone made it happen. The show is considered a "pre-release party" for Main Attrakionz' forthcoming album 808's and Dark Grapes 3. Here's a video for [...]

Video: The Classical – "Man on the Stairs"

The Classical is a new-to-San Francisco band fronted by DC native Juliet Gordon, and we're happy to introduce you to our new local friends. The Classical's songs are slightly dark, but impossible to classify in any genre, if that's something you feel the need to do (I hope you don't, for what it's worth). Gordon's voice generally leads the way on The Classical's music, while a variety of experimental backing compositions will keep you on your toes. You can get to know The Classical a little better by checking out their video for "Man on the Stairs" and listening to [...]

By |January 31, 2014|Tags: |
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