Premiere: Tino Drima, “Do The Damn Thing”

Tino Drima's Gregory DiMartino We're excited to premiere "Do The Damn Thing," the third single off of Tino Drima's new EP Suitin' Up. Opening with an arpeggiated synthesizer and a listless declaration from frontman Gregory DiMartino, the song quickly settles into a syncopated drum groove, fleshed out by a buoyant bassline, call-and-response vocals, and palm-muted guitars. It's a timeless piece of ear candy, and a prime example of what Tino Drima does best — sounding like they draw inspiration from sources as diverse as the 1950s rock and roll of Buddy Holly, the Strokes-esque indie rock of the early 2000s, [...]

By |October 7, 2019|Tags: |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 1 – 3

(poster: Joonbug) Friday, February 1 Tino Drima, Nobody's Baby, the She's @ Bottom of the Hill Kick off the season of love with this lineup of local bands that love you right back. Bandcamp Record Store Grand Opening @ Bandcamp Oakland We've relied on Bandcamp a lot over our 13 years of existence. Welcome the music hosting company's first physical location with a lineup of East Bay soul, R&B, and hip-hop's past, present, and future: Sol Development, Bells Atlas, and Queens D Light. Saturday, February 2 25 Years of Dookie @ 924 Gilman Yeah, we know, that was a quarter [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Silversun Pickups, Tino Drima and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, October 19 Max Savage presents Meernaa, Tino Drima, Diana Gameros @ Starline Social Club 8pm, $8. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, October 20 Nick Hakim, Sam Evian, Jimmy Whispers @ The Independent 9pm, $16, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, October 21 Nick Hakim [...]

Live This Month: September 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2017 (Podcast #414) 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. A ton of stellar local bands are featured in this month's mix, including newer acts Club Night, Sea Blite, and Humid, all of which formed just last year. By comparison, Tino Drima got its start way back in 2014, evolving from a duo into the six-piece band whose first LP arrives this month. We've also got new music from the terrific Oakland bands Everyone Is Dirty [...]

Tino Drima’s new album is a total dreama, Bay Area shows in September

(photo: Sam Yang) San Francisco indie rock band Tino Drima retreated to a cabin in the Sierra Mountains to record a new album and emerged with Her Kind of Man, out September 22, 2017 on Friendship Fever. Her Kind of Man is Tino Drima’s first full-length album, with its eight tracks showcasing the band’s distinct sound — enough big band to notice and just enough punk to make a point. “It’s like I’m the guy who’s out there in a suit smiling, but who’s actually manic inside, battling demons,” singer Gregory DiMartino has said. He's described the band’s music as [...]

By |August 29, 2017|Tags: |

Phono Del Sol: Tino Drima to croon in the sunshine

It will be a welcome change for Tino Drima when the band swaps night for day, indoors for outdoors, and stage light for sunlight to perform at Phono del Sol in a San Francisco park next month. “You play 300 shows in nightclubs at 11pm, then you play two or three shows in the daytime outside. It is a novel experience,” singer Gregory DiMartino said. “At night in a club you just try to be as badass as you can. But when its 2pm and everybody is outside in short pants having a good time, you just try to maximize [...]

By |May 26, 2017|Tags: |

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup! Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park. Come hang with music fans of all ages on Saturday, June 17, and take in the summer vibes with an incredible lineup of indie rock, punk and hip-hop sounds that’s sure to keep your ears happy all day long. Phono del Sol 2017 features a ton of national and local heavy hitters, including the return of garage-punk giants Thee Oh Sees, Atlanta noise-punks The Coathangers, Oakland-based indie favorite Jay Som, acclaimed SF singer-songster Sean [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

Live This Month: October 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: October 2016 (Podcast #394) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at 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. This episode kicks off with a song from Tycho, one of many great acts performing at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. From Saturday opener Kamaiyah through Sunday closer Sigur Rós, both days are stacked at the tenth installment of one of our favorite annual events. The fact that this year's fest [...]

Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’

Gaylord's Party Music is set to bring the party to a specific intersection of local music and tape releases. Based out of Oakland, the tape-exclusive label is making its release debut with Tino Drima's new EP Smoking. As the presumed patriarch/matriarch/helm of the label ship, Gaylord Edmonton says of the release, "Tino tapes are the best thing since sliced liverwurst." The band is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vipers), French Cassettes, and Spooky Mansion. They make a kind of music they deem "Psyche Doo-Wop Hell Croon," because they're "fascinated with metadata" like all [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Tags: |
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