Photos: The Lovemakers at the Great American Music Hall

The Lovemakers (photo: Robert Alleyne) Valentine's Day was made extra special in San Francisco as the Lovemakers, vverevvolf, and Breakdown Valentine spread the love at the Great American Music Hall. The concert was a celebration of Bay Area music which even Cupid would've been proud of. Breakdown Valentine created a beautiful distraction by searching for paradise. vverevvolf, on the other hand, concluded that love is simply murder, after having played some cruel games. The Lovemakers invited us all to shake that ass, because everyone's fighting the same damn fight! Wednesday night was an evening of great music, lots of dancing and plenty of music to fall [...]

By |February 16, 2018|Tags: |

Love others, love yourself with the Lovemakers at Great American tomorrow night

Are you ready for Valentine's Day, Bay Area? We can't promise you candy, or flowers, or some dumb little thing from CVS (sources say those are overrated, anyway), but we can promise you a night of super-fun local bands. And honestly — that's way better than a giant teddy bear you bought at the last minute. We're presenting local favorites old and new at Great American Music Hall tomorrow night, with vverevvolf, Breakdown Valentine, and the Lovemakers on the bill. Get in the mood with this short-but-sweet release from the Lovemakers, "Cassingles #2." A companion to 2016's Cassingles, this two-song [...]

By |February 13, 2018|Tags: |

TBB does date night at Great American this Valentine’s Day

Next month's Bay Bridged Presents falls on Valentine's Day, so we've put in a little extra effort to impress you. That's right: We're putting on a tie and springing for the steak. February's show won't be your usual Valentine's Day Super Love Jam, but it is a fun, unique, and actually kind of cozy option. And isn't that what you want from your Valentine? We're hosting a night of local music with an almost 100% thematically-appropriate lineup (sorry, vverevvolf), in the lush turn-of-the-century interior of Great American Music Hall. Headlining band the Lovemakers are an East Bay institution, born in [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 13 ― Feb 16

See if David Duchovny's songwriting skills match up to his acting this Wednesday night at Social Hall SF. Monday, February 13 Trendy Dad @ Milk Bar San Francisco snotty punk rock giving King Tuff a run for their money. Thundercat @ The Independent Thundercat's latest single "Show You The Way" is a down-tempo synth-laden R&B tune featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. Kush Jones @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall A member of the 11-member Juke Bounce Werk crew, Kush Jones focuses on juke and Chicago's footwork. Tuesday, February 14 The Lovemakers, Planet Booty @ Starline Social Club We recently premiered [...]

The Lovemakers to bring back their beloved electro-pop at Alternative Cure cancer benefit

We're all in agreement that live music is the cure for for many ailments, right? Alternative Cure, a local non-profit, is taking this mantra to heart as they focus on their mission: to gift cancer patients and their families with memory-making concert experiences and raise funds for cancer research. Next week, they're putting on a benefit show featuring recently reunited Oakland electro-poppers The Lovemakers, local alt-rock stalwarts Scissors for Lefty, and Popscene/LIVE105 DJ Aaron Axelsen. Both these local bands have been teasing new work this year. The Lovemakers, who were on a four-year hiatus and have been more active as a band since 2014, [...]

Tricycle Records throwing benefit show for Sivan Lioncub of Everyone Is Dirty this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill

As we told you back in February, Everyone Is Dirty’s Sivan Lioncub has been suffering from liver failure due to an allergic reaction to Augmentin, an antibiotic she was taking to treat pneumonia. Back then, some of her closest pals banded together to throw a benefit show to help with her mounting medical bills, and now Tricycle Records – the label that released Everyone Is Dirty's debut LP, 2014's Dying Is Fun – is throwing its hat in the ring to help support this unique and vibrant Bay Area musician. This Sunday at Bottom of the Hill, Tricycle Records presents [...]

Video: Everyone Is Dirty – “Dirtbag Side Effect”

Everyone Is Dirty has been releasing a steady stream of new material since we first told you about them a little over a year ago, including this brand new video for "Dirtbag Side Effect". One of Everyone Is Dirty's strengths is the quirky weirdness of lead singer-violinist Sivan, and the video does a great job showcasing the energy she brings to their live performances. It also shows her wailing on her electric violin, which truly is a joy to watch in person. It just so happens that you can catch EiD's grungy sounds in person tonight at the Hemlock or [...]

The Lovemakers: new album out now on iTunes, play The Independent Friday

When I heard about The Lovemakers' second full-length album, its title, and the band's turbulent history of personal and record label relationships, the opening monologue of High Fidelity immediately jumped into my head.   I expected "thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss." I was way off base.  Despite the fact that the Lovemakers are no longer ahem, love-making, they're still churning out tunes as high-energy and fist-pump inducing as ever.  Sure, Let's Be Friends does feature the occasionally unhappy topic - the decision to become the ever-dreaded 'just friends' - and it opens with [...]

By |September 9, 2009|Tags: |
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