What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 20-22

Show your solidarity with trans prisoners with Queers Against Prison this Sunday night at The Night Light. Friday, January 20 Goon @ Garden of Weeden Grungy lo-fi Goon will be playing a "message for the address" show somewhere in San Francisco tonight. Listen to "Dizzy" to get your bearings before going. Van Goat, Battlehooch, Wicked Man @ The Uptown Nightclub Over the summer, Bear Lincoln changed their name to the wordplay-heavy Van Goat and never looked back. Cartoon Violence, Elegant Trash, Chemical Gunns @ Stork Club Cartoon Violence deems itself "Bay Area nerd rock" of "musical crime fighters" and this [...]

Preview + Giveaway: Wicked Man at Great American Music Hall

Wicked Man (Photo by Shawheen Keyani) Oakland's Wicked Man have seemed to be touring at a breakneck speed since we caught up with the band's last EP in November and singer Yonatan Tietz announced his whimsical children's project Yona Bird. Now back home, they're getting ready to play one of their biggest hometown shows yet: as an opener for Imarhan (feat. members of Tinariwen) at the Great American Music Hall. Wicked Man are masters of mood. Their music is hard to describe, but it's easy to feel what they're emulating. Smooth, mellow vibes are cushioned in reverb and piqued by [...]

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Wicked Man releases ‘Terranean Tremors’ EP

We first told you about Oakland's Wicked Man over a year ago, and since then they've added members, and just dropped a second EP, Terranean Tremors. The EP premiered on Culture Collide, where the author compared each track of the EP to a more well-known track. It's a great read, but Wicked Man are really doing their own thing with Tremors. Yonatan Tietz's voice is entirely unique, the rhythms throughout the EP are full of surprises, and the female guest vocalists are a great complement to Tietz. All-in-all, they're a great representative of an East Bay scene that's pushing music [...]

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Video: Wicked Man – “Selfish Indeed”

Little to nada is known about Berkeley's Wicked Man, a self-described "folkie funkie indie junkie" trio who have had a page on Facebook for less than three months. What IS known is that they released a lush, beautifully composed, and patiently articulated EP titled Fingership in May. Engineered at San Francisco's respected Tiny Telephone Studios by Ian Pellici, the three-song release features the musicianship of Yonatan Tietz, Matt Fisherkeller, and Nick Blossom. While "Solitude" and "We Are Near" are softer indie ballads, "Selfish Indeed" is buoyant with attitude. Directed by Andrew Callaway, the video takes us into a dreamscape filled [...]

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