May 18, 2012
In 2009, Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez released In the Beginning, an appropriately-named debut as the likewise appropriately-named Billy & Dolly. Three years later, the duo of former Monolith members returns with Dally Bon Idyll, a Jason Quever-recorded set of winning AM Gold-meets-FM power pop. It’s top-shelf stuff, and you should stream it below.
After the jump, check out the duo’s new video for “Oh Yeah.”
July 26, 2011
This week feels like a really busy one for live music! But here’s another recommendation from the land of local folk: Billy & Dolly headline Bottom of the Hill Thursday, joined by Carletta Sue Kay and Karina Denike (9pm, $10). As Billy & Dolly prepare to go back into the studio for an album produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts, this will be their last show for some time.
July 30, 2010
We’re excited to announce details about the third annual Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on Treat Avenue and 18th Street on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 from 11am-6pm. Presented by The Bay Bridged, Tartufi, and Cookie and the Dude, the free all ages festival brings together the Bay Area’s arts and music communities for a hell of an all day party on the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. To be a bit more specific, we’re talking three stages of local music and entertainment, 100 local arts and crafts vendors, beer gardens, a children’s activity area, and a guaranteed good time.
Rock Make 2010 will feature performances by the following bands on three stages:
AB & the Sea
Leopold and His Fiction
The California Honeydrops
Sea of Bees
Billy and Dolly
And more entertainment still to be announced!
We’ve got a great slate of vendors lined up for Rock Make 2010, with only 10 10′x10′ vendor spaces left for this year’s festival! Head to Rockmake.com to apply. Applications are due by August 3rd!
NightLife’s Bay Bridged Rock Make Pre-Party with Magic Bullets and Still Flyin’
Before Rock Make we’re partnering with the California Academy of Sciences for a special installment of their NightLife August Summer Concert series. “NightLife on the Rocks” takes place Thursday, August 19th, from 6-10pm at the Cal Academy. There will be performances by Magic Bullets and 2010 Rock Make artist Still Flyin’, as well as a mixology competition featuring some of the best mixologists in the Bay Area competing to see who can craft the best drink from a list of secret ingredients.
April 30, 2010
Ever find yourself trying to sell your friends and fellow music critics on a new record you’re really jazzed about? On Tuesday, KQED Arts released an audio feature focused on local pop-rock duo Billy & Dolly, in which reporter Eric Winick thought to gather some testimonials about their debut album, In the Beginning. The result: an interesting discussion of the album, with the offering of some past and present comparisons to the band’s sound. B&D have no upcoming shows scheduled, but continue to check in on their website.
February 17, 2010
To enter send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the phrase “I want to see Sloan!” in the subject line. The FIRST and the FOURTH person to enter will each win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 9pm, $15, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here.
Saturday, February 27th: Noise Pop 2010 – !!! (chk chk chk) with Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ Mezzanine
Must Be The Moon (taken from Myth Takes)
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) | MySpace Music Videos
To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the phrase “I want to see !!!!” in the subject line. The EIGHTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 8pm, $20, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here.
Saturday, February 27th: Noise Pop 2010 – Black Prairie with Trainwreck Riders, Billy & Dolly, Birds Fled From Me @ Rickshaw Stop
Black Prairie is Portland OR-based, and features 3 members of the Decemberists along with 2 other acoustic musicians.
To enter send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the phrase “I want to see Black Prairie!” in the subject line. The FOURTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 8:30pm, $14, all ages. Purchase advance tickets here.
To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the phrase “I want to see P.E.E.!” in the subject line. The FIFTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show.
The show starts at 8pm, $12, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here.
November 16, 2009
Ex-Monolith members Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez are back with their new band Billy & Dolly, and a debut album called In the Beginning. Produced by bandmate/20 Minute Looper Nils Erickson and recorded and mixed by Jay Pellicci, the album’s packed with catchy guitar- and piano-driven power pop. Take a listen to the whole album below and at Bandcamp:
November 4, 2009
Artwork by Shepard Fairy
45 years ago, Johnny Cash released his most controversial album Bitter Tears, a dive into Native American history inspired by both the possibility of his own Cherokee heritage and his advocacy of Native American rights. On top of its political implication, the album is known to have influenced Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Tomorrow at the Makeout Room (7pm, $8 presale tickets) will be an evening in celebration of Antonino Dâ€™Ambrosio’s newest work and the previously untold story, A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears.
August 24, 2009
Local indie/alt-country band The Famous release their second album Come Home to Me this Thursday at Cafe Du Nord. The band describes the new album as a “blast of indie rock fused with hard-edged Americana that continues in the direction established on their debut, while venturing into fuzzed-out garage-blues, New Orleans swamp jazz, and Tex-Mex flavored surf.” For the record release, they’ll be joined onstage by Joe Goldmark (pedal steel) and jazz trombonist Charlie Wilson, both guest musicians on this newest 11-tracker.
In addition to making their new CD available for the first time, The Famous have generously declared that a portion of the proceeds from the Du Nord show will go to a very good cause: the fight against the restrictions felt by local venues via the CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). As we’ve written before, it’s an important fight and a cause definitely worth supporting.