Violent Change releases new LP ‘A Celebration of Taste’ (opening for The Young and Rat Columns on Sunday)

San Francisco's Violent Change released their second LP A Celebration of Taste via city-based label Melters back in June. Following the band's excellent 2012 debut EP Suck On The Gun and last year's self-titled full-length (both of which featured a somewhat rotating cast of musicians including Tony Molina), frontman Matt "Gladys" Bleyle is joined this time around by "fellow noise maker/kindred spirit" Sterling Mackinnon, and the result is, well, nothing short of excellent. A Celebration of Taste's 13 tracks clock in at only a combined twenty-two minutes, but it's twenty-minutes of pure power pop punk bliss that will often slip [...]

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282)

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282) 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. So our top recommendation this month isn't terribly surprising, but it's a festival we're extremely excited about. On July 21, 2012, we'll be throwing the second annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park. We've got seven great bands lined up -- The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gardens & Villa, Dominant Legs, [...]

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