Snob Theater this Friday, 11/18/11: Rin Tin Tiger and Sea of Bees

Everyone's favorite local music-and-comedy spectacle, Snob Theater, returns this Friday to the Dark Room in the Mission (put together by Kata Rokkar, as always). This month's show features Rin Tin Tiger and Sea of Bees, as well as comedians Lydia Popovich, Imran G-i, Joey Devine, and Matt Morales. If you haven't yet experienced a rendition of Snob Theater, you're in for a treat. The event is light-hearted and engaging, providing easy entertainment for both your ears and your funny bone. If you can't make it out this Friday, consider the fact that the Definite Articles and John Vanderslice will be [...]

The Definite Articles conclude album cycle with Bottom of the Hill show Saturday

San Francisco's orchestral indie rock ensemble The Definite Articles are declaring their Bottom of the Hill show Saturday the official end to their King Merriweather album cycle, playing with Passenger & Pilot and Blonde Summer (9pm, $10, RSVP). The Definite Articles - "Sea Things" Back in November of last year, TDA did an epic, two-night inauguration of the concept record they had captured at Tiny Telephone. On Saturday, they plan to play not only titles off the most recent release, but a few older tunes and covers as well. The next news we'll hear from the band will be when [...]

Backseat Beat: Episode 8, part 2: The Definite Articles

Everyone knows what happens at the end of Revenge of the Nerds. The Tri-Lambs mop the floor with the Alpha Betas during the Greek Games, using their big brains and a Vader mask to demolish the meatheads in competition and score with the hot Pi Delts. The lesson of the movie is plain — the geek shall inherit the Earth. Backseat Beat episode 8: The Definite Articles, part 2 from Brad Robertson on Vimeo. In part 2 of episode 8, the Definite Articles don't have revenge on their minds. They also don't have nautical fire cannons, vegan donuts, brand-name vibrators, [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 8, part 1: The Definite Articles Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. It's a damn shame my public high school didn't have an orchestra. No orchestra means those kids contentedly playing D&D in a corner while everyone else was busy pretending [...]

The Definite Articles performs as a 14-piece for two record release shows

The Definite Articles is a band of appreciable size and aspiration; they spent three years putting together King Merriweather, which they will perform in its entirety tonight and tomorrow at the found venue of a Presbyterian church (32 Ocean at Mission). Each night includes a different Sacramento-based folk rock supporting act -- understandable, for the headliners transplanted from that area down to the Bay Area just a few years ago. Friday's will be DoomBIRD and Saturday's is Sea of Bees. And if you show up Saturday, you'll be surprised with a guest performance (my lips are sealed). The Definite Articles [...]

Live This Month: November 2010 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #236)

Live This Month: November 2010 (Podcast #236) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the next 30 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. November's got a ton of great shows, with multiple bands from Denver (Tennis, Gauntlet Hair) and Philadelphia (Sun Airway, Kurt Vile) making noteworthy appearances, while a bunch of locals celebrate the release of new CDs (Eux Autres, Faun Fables, The Definite Articles, The Parties). Enjoy the mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get every new episode! About the [...]

Live this week: Bay Area shows 9/27-10/4

Tuesday, September 28: Fennesz, Odd Nosdam @ Swedish American Ryat, Dominique Leone, Religious Girls @ Elbo Room Wednesday, September 29: Erin Brazill and the Hitchcock Blondes, Fancy Dan Band, Middle Maki @ Cafe du Nord Dungen, The Entrance Band, The Fresh & Onlys @ New Parish Judgement Day, Tornado Riders, The Definite Articles @ The Independent The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Thee Oh Sees @ Bimbo's Psychic Handbook, Electric Sunset, Last Eyes, Via @ Milk Bar Party Owl, The Mallard, Burrows @ Hemlock Tavern Thursday, September 30: Mark Matos and Os Beaches, Ghost Town Refugees, Alright Class @ Bottom of [...]

Live this week: Bay Area shows 6/2-6/6

Wednesday 6/2 The Lickets, Swanifant, Neighbors @ El Rio WHY?, The Donkeys, Josiah Wolf @ New Parish Thursday 6/3 Citay, Barn Owl, The Sarees @ Cafe du Nord Skeletal System, Craft Spells, Ghost Animal @ Milk Screaming Females, Songs For Moms, Street Eaters @ Thee Parkside Friday 6/4 Vetiver, Alela Diane, The Moore Brothers @ New Parish X, A Frames, The Mantles @ Bottom of the Hill Born Ruffians, Young Rival, Tempo No Tempo @ Rickshaw Stop Saturday 6/5 Loquat, The Hot Toddies, The Frail @ Rickshaw Stop The Dodos, Red Cortez, DJ Britt Govea @ Independent The Downer Party, [...]

SF supergroup venerates the =w= @ BotH Thursday

Nostalgic albums -- they cause the ear to tingle upon the first note of the first song and once soundtracked every moment of a period of your life. Call them crazy, but a group of local talent had the valiant idea of giving Weezer's Pinkerton a public genuflect at Bottom of the Hill tomorrow night with two more Bay Area acts: Wendy Darling and The Definite Articles (9pm, $10). If half-Japanese girls are your thing or maybe you're just tired of sex altogether, there's at least one song for you. The headliners will perform the 1996 masterpiece from start to [...]

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