Tortured Genies to support both Dean Wareham Galaxie 500 shows at Hemlock Tavern on 5/11/12

The exclusivity of Dean Wareham's two shows at Hemlock Tavern next Friday is no mystery. Set to perform Galaxie 500 material for the lucky attendees, the term "rare event" doesn't quite do the night justice. The phrase now lends to an underlying theme however, as Tortured Genies have been announced as support for both the 7:30pm and 10:30pm shows (Ed. note: the early show is now sold-out.) Comprised of members of Sonny & The Sunsets and a rotating cast of special guests (including Sonny Smith himself), the Genies surface just infrequently enough for the word "rare" to remain reasonable. Grab [...]

Tortured Genies (members of Sonny & the Sunsets) – “Brown Leaves” / Sunsets record Aquarium Drunkard session

Brown Leaves by Tortured Genies While SF's Tortured Genies include Sonny & the Sunsets' Tahlia Harbour, Ryan Browne, and Zack Ehrlich, the psych-pop on "Brown Leaves" feels more than a bit removed from the Sunsets' proto-rock jangle. That said, "Brown Leaves" is a really pretty song, and a good sales pitch for the band's show on Tuesday, August 9th with Sunbeam Rd. and Roommate at the Hemlock Tavern (9pm, $6). By the way, Sonny & the Sunsets recently cut a session for Aquarium Drunkard. The three song set is definitely worth grabbing over at AD's site. Sonny & the Sunsets [...]

Holly Miranda, Foxtail Somersault, and Tortured Genies @ Cafe Du Nord, 3/9

A friend of mine from SoCal told me to check out Holly Miranda (because she is awesome, I was told) at the Fox. Scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening but, to my luck, Holly was playing Cafe du Nord only a few days later. Better yet, the Du Nord show included some local supporters opening up the bill. I made it in time to catch the last few songs of Tortured Genies. I'm really digging the 60's pop revival that's going on and the Genies bring their own flair to the sound. Floating along like a cool California breeze, the [...]

Go to Top