The Bay Brewed Artist Q&A: Shannon and the Clams talk “spaghetti western space ballads” and the best in Bay Area music and beer
October 14, 2013 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
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Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they’re all playing! For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay Area, check our Local Concert Calendar.
Tuesday, October 15
Tim Kasher, Laura Stevenson, Jake Bellows at Rickshaw Stop
Disappearing People, Sutra, Creepers, Buffalo Tooth at Hemlock Tavern
The Body, The New Trust, Know Secrets at Thee Parkside
MS MR, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Miles the DJ at The Independent
Halsted, Churches, Buckeye Knoll at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Har Mar Superstar, Harold Ray Live In Concert, Michael Gaughan, The Reefer Twins at Bottom of the Hill
Wednesday, October 16
Wavves, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys at Slim’s
The Dodos, Dustin Wong at Great American Music Hall
That Ghost, Golden Drugs, Halcyonaire at Milk Bar
Oceanography, Sea Knight, Not Sure. Not Yet, Crez DeeDee at The New Parish
Quintron & Miss Pussycat, zZz, Cave at Elbo Room
San Fermin, Snow Angel, Luke Sweeney at Cafe Du Nord
MS MR, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Miles the DJ at The Independent
Coliseum, Creative Adult, Yi at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Be Calm Honcho, Great Wilderness, All My Pretty Ones at Bottom of the Hill
October 14, 2013 by M B L · Leave a Comment »
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San Francisco’s royal family, Thee Oh Sees, are setting out on a month long US tour with Austin psychopaths OBN III’s and Minneapolis lunatics The Blind Shake. The circus began with a sold-out, three-night takeover at The Chapel. SF should be naming a fucking street after Thee Oh Sees. Maybe we can evict some of the bullshit gentrified establishments on Valencia and rename it Oh Sees Alley? In the meantime, you can get Thee FFuzz Warr Overload pedal from Death By Audio.
Thee Oh Sees are permanently on fire. They never let you down, and the amount of sweat seems proportional to the fierce intensity of their live set. Does it get any better than Petey Dammit?
Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Yuck, Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, & more)
October 11, 2013 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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Ben: Yuck could have gone the way of plenty of bands that lose their lead singers, which is to say that the group could have quietly imploded or shattered amid tabloid drama. Instead, the group, which released one of the best albums of 2011, returns with Glow & Behold, a late contender shaping up to be a highlight of 2013. The sound is different, less fuzzed out and more jangle pop, but it’s probably for the best that the reinvention backstory seems like a footnote easily eclipsed by the work at hand. It’s a far better second act than plenty of groups that preserve their original lineups, and while nothing on the LP tops “The Wall” in terms of grungy immediacy, that wasn’t the point now, was it?
Jason: I’m headed to New York this weekend for a reunion of sorts, and I was tasked with finding a show for one of the nights we’re in town. After striking out on tickets to see Fuzz and CCR Headcleaner at the Mercury Lounge (hey, it ain’t easy getting 11 guys to agree on something, and the tickets were sold out by the time we had a consensus), I turned my sights toward Bay Area expat Hanni El Khatib and Oxford, Mississippi garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death‘s gig on Friday night at the Bowery Ballroom. Thankfully, by the time we reached an agreement, there were still tickets available. So, in the run-up to our trip, I’ve been listening to these two acts on repeat, reminding myself how great each of their respective 2013 albums are. Listen to “Family” off El Khatib’s Dan Auerbach-produced Head In The Dirt and “Crawling After You” off Bass Drum of Death’s eponymous sophomore effort, below.
Anna: I don’t know if this counts as “this week” since I only just started listening last night and this morning, but whatever. Fine Steps put on a fun and energetic set last night at our Treasure Island Music Festival pop-up show at San Franpsycho, so I promptly starting giving the band’s All Day Long 7″ a hearty listen. Next up, the band’s previous release of Boy’s Co, but for now, more “Stereo.”
October 11, 2013 by Ben Van Houten · 3 Comments »
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The folks at Boiler Room are coming to SF to throw a Treasure Island Music Festival after-party with a DJ set from Madlib and more special guests to be announced. The location’s a mystery too, but, regardless, Madlib + Boiler Room = a great way to cap off your Saturday night at TIMF. RSVP now.
October 11, 2013 by Roman Gokhman · Leave a Comment »
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Following the somewhat surprising success of their debut album and extended tour, Brooklyn’s Holy Ghost! returned home and found themselves in an unfamiliar situation.
“I think Keith Richards called it post-tour depression – I read it in his book,” said Alex Frankel, half of the synthpop duo. “You come home from tour, and a lot of your friends…don’t text you anymore because you always texted back, ‘I’m away. Sorry I can’t come to the birthday party. I can’t come to the wedding.’ You missed your best friend’s wedding. You missed your parents’ birthday. You missed Thanksgiving.
“And then you come home, and there’s not the excitement of the shows. There’s no more press to do. There’s no more fun times to be had and early morning flights. There’s no drama. There’s just you and your house.”
Frankel and partner Nick Millhiser, now both in their 30s, found that their old lives didn’t exist anymore. That spurred the duo, who perform at the Treasure Island Music Festival next weekend, to get back to work and write a follow-up (Dynamics was released last month). Some of the themes and “darker sound” on the album stem from the restless energy the two felt about moving on.
“I remember feeling kind of lost, like, ‘what do I do now?’” Frankel said. “I was looking for the album to be some way to get some stuff out.”
October 11, 2013 by Alyssa Pereira · Leave a Comment »
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Thee Oh Sees have returned home to San Francisco once (or rather, three times) again for a short residency at The Chapel in the Mission this weekend (and last night). The garage-tinged rock group have blown up locally, especially following the release of this year’s Floating Coffin — and if their raging set at our own Phono Del Sol is any indication to, they are not to be missed. If you live in the Bay Area and have yet to catch the prexies of psych-punk live and in action, this is your chance.
Need proof? Check them out at this year’s Phono del Sol in the video below. Then look for tickets on Craigslist, because these shows are all sold out.
October 10, 2013 by Anna Gazdowicz · Leave a Comment »
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Not long after the release of first single “Night Drives,” and just in time for the record’s official release on October 15th via Sacred Bones, Wymond Miles‘ Cut Yourself Free is currently streaming in full. Listen to all of the tracks (including “The Ascension,” below) over at the Fader.
As previously mentioned, Wymond Miles has a couple of local shows coming up in October and November, so you can see the solo work of the Fresh & Onlys’ guitarist up close and personal.
October 17, 2013
Crocodiles, Wymond Miles
November 9, 2013