Review + Photos: The Yellow Dress at Brick + Mortar

The Yellow Dress (photo: Kaiya Gordon) I had just got back from visiting family in Mexico the night before. Suffering from food poisoning and extreme mental constipation from not having the support system the Bay Area DIY scene has gifted me, I had to go to this show. Every musician who performed was incredibly different, but all amazing in their own musical identity. Rose Droll brought Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts on stage with her, to join in a chillingly beautiful acoustic set. Shoeless and with so much meaning, Droll left the crowd wanting to know more. Fatty Cakes and the Puff [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 9 – Jan 12

Women's Audio Mission is throwing a free Local Sirens event this Thursday night at Rickshaw Stop. Monday, January 9 Manatee, Midnight Snaxxx @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records All local punk. Proceeds from this show will be donated to the Ghost Ship Fire Relief. Periwinkle, Kamikaze Palm Tree @ The Honey Hive Gallery Periwinkle is as whimsical as their name suggests. Head to the Avenues for local upbeat doo-wop. Tuesday, January 10 Tower of Power @ Yoshi's Around since the late '60's, TOP is an Oakland R&B band, who at one time had Lenny Williams as a lead singer. Chris Botti @ [...]

The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

I'll never forget the night I stood beside my friends in a small attic in the Richmond District, singing loudly along side by side to "Existential Heckle" by The Yellow Dress. We may have been in a crowded space, we may have been having our own existential heckle as we found our way to the space hours before, but, in that moment, we all felt safe and at home in someone else's bedroom. All our worries were left on the floor glaring up at us in silence, while we were unapologetically belting, "IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY." There's something about [...]

Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #333) 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. Truth be told, a couple of the concerts highlighted this month are already sold out, but their inclusion here is meant to inspire you to do what it takes (hopefully just look on Craigslist?) to find tickets. One of those shows features Blood Orange, the latest project of Devonté Hynes. As a writer/producer, Hynes has worked with the [...]

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