Premiere: WOVE – “The Climb”

Do you need a heavy dose of intense, sludgy, shredtastic music in your life? If so, you need to check out WOVE's brand new track, "The Climb": The Climb (Single) by WOVE The big fat guitars interacting with those tasty licks send me back to my younger, wilder days and make me want to revisit my Corrosion of Conformity CD's (after a few spins of WOVE, of course). Although WOVE is primarily based in Southern California, WOVE guitarist/vocalist Nate Mercereau is tightly intertwined (OR WOVEN?) with the local scene: the EP was mixed and mastered by Patrick Brown and Grace [...]

By |July 6, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Creepers, Strange Vine, Tourist, and more

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 for 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, April 16 Strange Vine, Annie Girl & The Flight, Blood Sister @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $12 (6+) Buy advance tickets here Friday, April 17 MOM Djs 6 Year Anniversary @ The Independent 9pm, $15 (21+) Buy advance tickets here Saturday, April 18 Creepers, Wove, [...]

WOVE releases live video, prepares to co-headline SF show with Creepers

(source: Facebook) Not long after WOVE (formerly A Million Billion Dying Suns) released their first metal and psych-inspired EP, they've already got another on the way — and a killer live concert booking to show off their new stuff. Pretty soon, we'll be able to catch the band co-headline a set alongside San Francisco's Creepers at the Great American Music Hall later this month. "We are stoked," WOVE's Nate Mercereau says of the booking. "Creepers is an awesome band and [they're] awesome people, and to play together in such a historic venue — we're going to have fun." It looks like [...]

By |April 8, 2015|Tags: , |

Live This Month: April 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: April 2015 (Podcast #360) 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. It sure is a great time to be a fan of classic dream-pop and shoegazer music, with the recently-reunited Ride hitting the US this month for their first US shows in 20 years. By contrast, Warren Defever, leader of longtime 4AD act His Name is Alive, has kept that band actively releasing records since its inception, but the experimental group's 25th anniversary tour across the United [...]

Review & Photos: Deafheaven & WOVE play Converse Rubber Tracks Live set at The Chapel

Deafheaven (Photo: Zack Frederick) The line to get into Deafheaven and WOVE’s Converse Rubber Tracks Live gig at The Chapel on Wednesday night stretched down the block. The buzz in the crowd was palpable, and deservedly so – Deafheaven has done its best to bring black metal to the masses since the release of their 2013 album Sunbather, and now they were coming home* for the first of five shows for Chuck Taylor-manufacturer's live music series, a show that was free and sold out. And Deafheaven didn't disappoint, proving that almost two straight years on the road hasn't dulled the [...]

By |November 6, 2014|Tags: , |

Win tickets to Deafheaven & WOVE’s show (and listen to an exclusive new track from WOVE)

Everybody's favorite black metal band* is doing the Converse Rubber Tracks Live thing. Yep – Deafheaven is heading out on a five-date Rubber Tracks tour that kicks off with a free (but sold out) gig on their home turf tonight at The Chapel in SF, followed by dates in LA, Brooklyn, Boston, and Toronto. And guess what? We get a special treat tonight, as WOVE – the nacent project from Nate Mercereau of the now defunct A Million Billion Dying Suns – will open the evening, playing their first ever show in the Bay under this new moniker, and we [...]

By |November 5, 2014|Tags: , |

A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

(Photo by David Wasjfelner / Edited by Floyd Hill) We've been big fans of Nate Mercereau's project A Million Billion Dying Suns since he first shared his self-made kaleidoscope-inspired videos accompanied by his mind-blowing shredding. Over time, as members of the live version of A Million Billion Dying Suns were constantly involved in a wide variety of projects, the band evolved into a duo with Brent Jasperse known as WOVE. Why WOVE? "Brent and I have known each other since before we were born," Mercereau explains. "Our parents were friends so we were kind of destined to also be. Our [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Tags: |
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