Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 2)

Here's the second part of our retrospective on great Bay Area albums from 2009. Read Part 1 of this collection here. Download all 32 songs featured in these two articles here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright Sonny and the Sunsets - "Too Young To Burn" Grand Lake - Nevermint Grand Lake - "She's a Hater" Vetiver - Tight Knit Vetiver - "Everyday" Cryptacize - Mythomania Cryptacize - "Tail & Mane" Odawas - The Blue Depths Odawas - "Harmless Lover's Discourse" Still [...]

Tales of Rock and Roll: Thee Oh Sees, Tyvjk, The Fresh and Onlys at Cafe Du Nord

Words and Photo by: Ben Van Houten Thursday's show at Cafe Du Nord was a diverse and highly entertaining mix of psych rock, punk, and lo-fi bands appropriately capped by another winning set from the always excellent Thee Oh Sees. The SF band was clearly the primary draw for the sold-out crowd, as the first several audience rows bopped up and down to songs from the band's ever-expanding catalog, including some new ones from Help, forthcoming on In the Red. Having seen this band several times now, I still remain unable to describe their sound with satisfactory precision, as John [...]

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