Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Last Thursday at the Hemlock, Elephant Sixers the Ladybug Transistor made magic and even helped to reunite some long lost family members. Oxnard’s finest, Sea Lions, and San Diego’s experimental tropicalists Red Pony Clock realized that evening some of their members were, in fact, cousins. “The Mexicans of indie rock,” Gabe Saucedo of RPC joked, “it’s just us and them.” [nggallery id=110908-ladybug] Sea Lions opened and performed their jangly and melodic pop, fronted by guitarist and singer Adrain Pillado and his baritone ballads. The band is touring extensively this fall to lead up to their November full-length release on Slumberland [...]

Live This Month: September 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #256)

Live This Month: September 2011 (Podcast #256) 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. Two big local-focused events top this month's calendar. First, we're pleased to be co-producing the free, all ages 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on September 17th at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission District. Additionally, the Mission Creek Music Festival returns to SF and Oakland for its fifteenth installment this month. Beyond those fests, the September concert calendar seems heavy on out-of-town acts playing [...]

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