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April 28, 2010 by Elizabeth Maki · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under News, Show Coverage, Show Reviews, Show Videos
Chambers opened the night at Cafe du Nord this past Sunday, launching the crowd into deep space with synthesizer and guitar layers that encompassed reverberated, cavernous vocals. Appropriately, singer Gareth Lloyd moonwalked his way through parts of the show. His vocals careened over the shifting rhythms of drumming played by three members of the band throughout the set, adding a great spacious feeling to their sound.
It was refreshing to see the confidence of Chambers’ female guitarists and bass player as they deftly worked through the rapid transitions of the songs. Sarah Melfy’s performance on guitar, drums and keyboard was particularly bright in its timely melodies and counter rhythms. The band executed the complicated and quick transitions of their songs efficiently, but it came at the cost of a more dynamic stage presence — with the exception of Lloyd, the band was economic in their physical movements.
The set had a funny moment when Lloyd tried to tell the audience about their album available for free while his voice modifier was still on; it sounded like a psa on a spelunking mission. Switching it off then on again, he teasingly garbled at the crowd for a moment, garnering some laughter before the next song.
Listening feels like: Major Tom took you out on a date to the arcade and you finally beat him at Star Ship (in a dim arcade room, minimalist electronics, sharing beers and the ebullience of winning).
Tiny Television maintained the high energy Chambers generated, but with a foot-stomping beat. Complete with mic lights and a smoke machine, their stage presence had the good-time feel of a house party; in the middle of the last song singer Jeremy D’Antonio let the smoke machine rip, exclaiming, “I almost forgot to use it!”
April 28, 2010 by Christian Cunningham · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Mp3, News, Video
To enter send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the phrase “I want to see Joe Rut!” in the subject line. The FIFTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 9pm, $14, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here.
We have TWO pairs of tickets to give away to this show courtesy of Frenchkiss and Barsuk. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the phrase “I want to see The Antlers and Phantogram!” in the subject line. The THIRD and EIGHTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 9pm, $14, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here.
To enter send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the phrase “I want to see Eluvium!” in the subject line. The SIXTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 8pm, $10adv/$12door, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here.
April 28, 2010 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Monthly Mix, News, Podcast
Stream the episode:
Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine Bay Area bands, including a number of submissions and some recently blogged-about artists. Enjoy!
About this week’s bands:
The Blank Tapes (“Driving Out Of My Mind”) have a new album, Home Away From Home, which you can currently download for free from White Noise. See them with Wave Array at the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley on May 15th.
Raw Pie, the singles tape from “Hoboken” punks Personal and the Pizzas (“Brass Knuckles”), remains one of my favorite things to come out this year. The band doesn’t have any dates scheduled until a late summer tour with Slippery Slopes.
Battlehooch (“Somersaults”) just released a new self-titled LP of experimental prog-pop. Catch this energetic live band at Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley in Cupertino on May 8th, and at the Great American Music Hall on June 12th.
April 28, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · 1 Comment »
Filed Under Bay Area Bands, Mp3, News
Tonight, a celebration of natural and technological releases: Chasing the Moon unveils Honeycomb‘s video podcast and Jascha vs. Jascha’s new album under our March podcast guest, Sonya Cotton (9pm, $10). Also supporting at the Rickshaw Stop this evening is Kris Gruen (VT).
April 27, 2010 by Ben Van Houten · 1 Comment »
Filed Under Bay Area Bands, Mp3, News
Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu Winery has announced a particularly attractive reason to head wine tasting on Saturday, June 5th. The Huichica Music Festival features an awesome, mostly local collection of bands at the winery’s outdoor amphitheater: Citay, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Tussle, Extra Classic, and Tortured Genies.
Tickets are $30 ($35 at the door), but include a complimentary wine tasting from 1â€“6pm. Purchase tickets here.
April 27, 2010 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Mp3, News, On Tour
Following the recent release of the Winter/Zig Zag 7″ (on Rocinante Records) and the digital-only Sea-Sides EP (out now on iTunes), Maus Haus are playing a bicoastal batch of shows with some similarly experimental pop bands, including Javelin, Rafter, School of Seven Bells and Frog Eyes. Locally, catch them at The Uptown on Thursday, and at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday.
Apr 29 2010 The Uptown (w/ Javelin/The Splinters) Oakland, California
May 1 2010 Bottom of the Hill (w/ Rafter, all ages) San Francisco, California
May 5 2010 The Hub (w/ Javelin) Sacramento, California
Jun 9 2010 Mercury Lounge (w/ School of Seven Bells) New York, New York
Jun 10 2010 Pianos New York, New York
Jun 12 2010 Schubaâ€™s (w/ Frog Eyes) Chicago, Illinois
April 27, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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The twists and jolts in this new noir mystery for Tempo No Tempo‘s “Pole Position” may induce some motion sickness, but if you turn it off, you won’t find out where they end up! Not only did these three take the long route back from Austin, TX, but they can’t seem to stay home for very long these days. Starting with the Hemlock tonight, they’re headed out for a few dates with Dinowalrus (NY):
April 27th – Hemlock Tavern, SF: Ingot Rot (Tussle side project)
April 28th – Biko House: Santa Barbara, CA
April 29th – The Smell, LA: Foot Village, Signals, Ezra (Gowns), Railcars DJ set
April 30th – Che Cafe, San Diego: Da Bears, Endless Bummer
May 1st – East LA: FMLY Bike Ride with Slang Chickens
May 2nd – Crepe Place, Santa Cruz: Green Flash
May 3rd – 21 Grand, Oakland: The Splinters, Nymph