Live This Month: June 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2015 (Podcast #364) 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 number of the Bay Area bands included in this month's mix are celebrating the release of long-overdue albums, although no band embodies that quite as much as SF band Acid King. The stoner metal group began in 1993; its new album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, arrives a full decade after its predecessor. Listening to "Red River," one might assume that the ten years [...]

Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (Photo Credit: Drag City) Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches of the Interwebs, and sifting through the veritable deluge of emails from artists and publicists around the globe hawking the latest songs and videos. While we’d love to write about everything that catches our ear, it’s impossible – there’s just too much good music out there. This is an attempt at rounding up the latest and greatest that we didn't have the bandwidth to cover throughout the month – the [...]

Noise Pop 2015: Jessica Pratt, Kevin Morby charm at The Chapel

At this point, "otherworldly" is probably an overused adjective to describe a singer's voice, but I'll be damned if it doesn't nail Jessica Pratt's uniquely captivating way with a melody. Joined by a single guitarist at The Chapel on Wednesday night, the duo's intricate folk was simply stunning. The set flew by far too quickly, with "Moon Dude" and "Back, Baby," both from her new album, On Your Own Love Again, standing out as two of many highlights. But if the beauty in her voice and her music felt slightly alien, the singer-songwriter was gracious and charming, remarking about how [...]

Two Sheds launch Kickstarter for new album

Two Sheds have been playing beautiful folk music for many years in the Bay Area - since 2006! For those unfamiliar, listen to past releases Strange Ammunition, Two Sheds EP ("You" is one of my personal all-time favorites), and Covers. Two Sheds recently announced their Kickstarter for a new album, entitled Assembling: Our Goal: We ask you to join us in raising $3,500, which will be used to: Professionally manufacture CDs, cassettes and our first vinyl LP, to be released through Crossbill Records and Weiner Records in May 2015. Manufacture merchandise - t-shirts, tote bags, buttons, etc. Spread awareness of [...]

By |January 16, 2015|Tags: |

Premiere: Two Sheds – “It’s Okay”

Our LA-based/Sacramento-raised buds in Two Sheds recently sent over "It's Okay," a dreamy, currently-unreleased song from the band's forthcoming album. The group comes to Amnesia tonight for a matinee show with James Finch Jr. and Houses of Light (a terrific acoustic folk band featuring members of Tartufi and Sands). Two Sheds, James Finch Jr. (7" release), Houses of Light Amnesia June 20, 2014 7pm, $7, 21+

Two Sheds release 'Covers EP,' opening for Emily Jane White at Brick & Mortar tonight, 6/12/12

On May 19th the talented husband/wife-led Two Sheds (John and Caitlin Gutenberger) said goodbye to their hometown of Sacramento with a farewell show at Luigi's Slice, before packing up to brave Los Angeles. Around the same time, the Gutenbergers released their Covers EP, a collection of honest and fun tunes ranging from The Troggs' "With A Girl Like You" to Harry Nilsson's "Me And My Arrow" (The Point, anyone?). The EP begins with Caitlin's excellent vocal take of Birds & Batteries' "We're an Industry", which you can hear below along with the whole release. It's also available over on Bandcamp, [...]

By |June 12, 2012|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279)

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279) 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. From the electronic pop of Exray's to the fiery punk of White Lung, June's concert calendar features a wide variety of highlights. Like Exray's, Still Flyin and Adios Amigo are also celebrating new albums this month, but it's not just the locals who have exciting records to offer. Japandroids' latest finds the band in peak DIY noise pop form, [...]

Photos: Two Sheds, Sands @ Amnesia 1/27/12

Last Friday, friends gathered at Amnesia for a rare performance from Sacramento's husband-and-wife duo Two Sheds, who pulled together a full band including Sea of Bees guitarist/vocalist Amber and Chris Larsen, a Sacramento musician (founder of Buildings Breeding), who successfully met his fundraising goal to release his first solo recording under the moniker Flowerss. Two Sheds opened for local pysch-folk band Sands, who invited Caitlyn Gutenberger of Two Sheds up on stage for a number. [nggallery id= 120127_sands]

By |January 31, 2012|Tags: , |

Sands, Two Sheds play early Amnesia show this Friday

This Friday, January 27th, Sacramento folk band Two Sheds will open an early show for Sands at Amnesia (6pm, $5-7). Two Sheds' most recent release was 2008's EP, but we're happy to share the group is in fact working on new material. "We're going to be playing new tunes," says the band of Friday's show. "As far as 2012, we plan on releasing a new record at some point, but no official release date just yet." Look for the two bands to share the stage too, as the Sheds' Caitlin Gutenberger is lending some harmonies for Sands' forthcoming studio effort. [...]

By |January 25, 2012|Tags: , |
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