Giveaway: Trans Am wraps up ‘Volume X’ tour at the Independent

Trans Am (a three-piece band including local Phil Manley, known also for his work at Lucky Cat Recording in Potrero Hill) have been on tour in support of Volume X, the electro-rock trio's tenth full-length effort. As mentioned back in May, Volume X incorporates a poppier side to the band's ever-inventive sound. If more incentive is needed to check out Trans Am's show tomorrow night at the Independent (with Dirty Ghosts, Golden Void, and Death Cheetah also on the bill), check out the live video for "Megastorm," as premiered by the A.V. Club back in May: We have tickets [...]

By |June 3, 2014|Tags: |

Trans Am takes a new sound out for a spin

(Photo by Mike Seely) Trans Am have gone pop! Not really, but the below alternate version of "I'll Never", a tune from the ever-inventive band's new album, Volume X (due out May 20 via Thrill Jockey), is certainly one of the most poppy things I've ever heard from them. I'm willing to bet the ten songs on Trans Am's tenth studio album (Volume X—get it???) are going to throw several more stylistic curve balls at you. Trans Am play The Independent on June 4 with Dirty Ghosts, Golden Void, and Death Cheetah. Details after "I'll Never", below. Trans Am, Dirty [...]

By |May 7, 2014|Tags: |

Thrill Jockey Records 20th Anniversary Show going down in SF on 12/13/12

Thrill Jockey is planning one hell of a twentieth anniversary celebration for itself. Actually, make that celebrations. The venerable Chicago-based record label is throwing itself birthday shows in its hometown as well as LA, London, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Baltimore, and our fair city. The lineup for the San Francisco show is typical of these gigs' awesomeness, including Liturgy, Wooden Shjips, Trans Am, and Barn Owl, to name just a few of the acts on the bill. Thrill Jockey's San Francisco show celebrating its twentieth anniversary is December 13th at The Independent. The label is also celebrating this milestone with re-issues of [...]

Trans Am – First Show of 2009!

Trans Am - "North East Rising Sun" This Sunday night, electro-rock trio Trans Am perform their first show of 2009 at Bottom of the Hill. Originally based in DC, the band's members are now scattered globally, with band member (and Fucking Champ) Phil Manley currently residing in SF. Rumors suggest the group will be releasing a live album later this year, with an unreleased track also appearing on Thrill Jockey's upcoming Record Store Day LP, Records Toreism. Trans Am - "Climbing Up The Ladder" Sunday's show starts at 9pm and is $14. fvtvrskvllz and ezeetiger open. [...]

By |March 27, 2009|Tags: |
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