November 1, 2013
The recent release of VII was the seventh time that Blitzen Trapper has released a full-length album. If that’s not enough to highlight the band’s creativity and perseverance, we can also make note of the fact that the band’s 2003 self-titled debut was given the reissue treatment back in April, and the band’s own Marty Marquis released an all-synthesizer version of Ty Segall’s Goodbye Bread.
Blitzen Trapper will be at the Regency Ballroom this Tuesday! Lucky for you, we have a pair of tickets to give away.
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November 5, 2013
8:00pm, $20/advance, $25/door
June 5, 2013
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.
A whole slew of great Bay Area bands are celebrating the release of new albums this month, and we’ve included songs from a number of them in this episode. As we say in the show, The Mantles have long been one of our favorite local bands, and early cuts from Long Enough To Leave indicate it’s another winner from this jangle-pop quartet. Similarly, The Spyrals‘ title track from their new LP offers rock and roll equally (and skillfully) informed by the worlds of garage and psych. In addition, we’ve also included new music from local post-punk band Creative Adult and East Bay Afro-indie soul band Bells Atlas.
On the touring front, Valleys craft expansive atmospheric pop with a strong sense of dynamics, a sound that they’re able to deliver live despite only having two members. As Monster Rally, visual artist Ted Feighan crafts pop songs out of samples of old records; he’s put out several albums on Oakland’s Gold Robot Records. Finally, if it’s lo-fi with a weird streak that you’re looking for, both Japanther and Total Control are arriving in SF. Total Control’s SF show finds the band sandwiched between Fuzz and Thee Oh Sees for what promises to be a hell of a show.
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
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May 23, 2012
Via Pitchfork, here’s Goodbye Bread “recreated using the Moog Taurus 3 and Voyager XL plus Moogerfooger array” by Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper. It’s a fitting listen for Bob Moog‘s birthday and surprisingly (or maybe unsurprisingly?) enjoyable.
October 5, 2011
The schedule of free live shows at Amoeba SF this week is impressive. Tonight at 6:00 pm, Zola Jesus will be playing in support of their new album, Conatus, which is streaming in full via the Guardian. The band’s video for “Vessel” is also out now, via the New York Times. Zola Jesus will be playing the Independent on November 1st.
Tomorrow (Thursday 10/6), Blitzen Trapper will also be playing at 6:00 pm, in support of American Goldwing, the band’s third Sub Pop release. The band will also be at Petaluma’s Mystic Theater on October 7th.
And lastly, Girls will be playing at 2:00 pm this Sunday, 10/9. Father, Son, Holy Ghost is the sunny, fantastic new album from the local band, and if you purchase the CD or LP at Amoeba on Sunday, you can get your copy signed by the band. Girls will be playing at the Great American Music Hall this Saturday and Sunday – Saturday’s show is sold out, but it looks like tickets for Sunday’s show are still available!
April 17, 2009
Photos by: Charlie Homo
Tuesday night at the Fillmore, Fleet Foxes leadman Robin Pecknold constantly insinuated the band’s interest in moving to what he called “the place he thinks of when it comes to a West Coast sound,” yes, our own beloved city.
The first of three shows they’re playing in the Bay (including this past Wednesday night with Vetiver at the Palace of Fine Arts and next Tuesday at Oakland’s Fox Theatre again with Blitzen Trapper), Fleet Foxes were warmly received. And actually, the Foxes played astoundingly great if not better than their highly acclaimed previous performance in these parts (Treasure Island 2008).