Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ty Segall playing w/ Nobunny, Uzi Rash @ Brick and Mortar (win tix)

You’ve seen the first official video for “Goodbye Bread,” now you can score a pair of free tickets to the recently announced Ty Segall + Nobunny + Apache + Uzi Rash show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, Friday October 28th. Halloween in the Mission is always crazy, so this will sell out. To enter the contest, e-mail us at with your first and last name. One winner will be chosen at random early next week. And we won’t do anything evil with your e-mail. Good luck!


video: Ty Segall // “Goodbye Bread”

[directed by Matt Yoka]

mp3: Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”

Grab this ridiculously catchy cut off Wax Idols debut LP, No Future, out October 25th on HoZac Records. If you’re interested in helping their upcoming tour with Terry Malts, the bands are jointly operating a Kickstarter fund set up where donations are being accepted to help defray touring costs + earn some band swag. Dates below.

Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”

Wax Idols + Terry Malts 2011 tour:

Thu 10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar w/ Raw Geronimo & Dead Angle
Fri 10/21 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
Sat 10/22 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
Sun 10/23 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s Marfa
Mon 10/24 – Austin, TX @ 29th St. Ballroom at Spiderhouse w/ Rayon Beach & Hidden Ritual
Tue 10/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Wed 10/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone w/ Kruxe & Bake Sale
Thu 10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Places
Fri 10/28 – Raleigh, NC @ The Layabout
Sat 10/29 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Sun 10/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe
Mon 10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Little Bar w/ Pack A. D.
Tue 11/1 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
Wed 11/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ DIVE & Sundelles
Thu 11/3 – Youngstown, OH @ Cedars Lounge
Fri 11/4 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
Sun 11/6 – Chicago, IL w/ RADAR EYES @ COLE’S
Mon 11/7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters RocknRoll Palace w/ Radar Eyes
Tue 11/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu 11/10 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Sat 11/12 – Portlant, OR @ East End

preview: Day 1 of Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island Music Festival turns 5 this year — it’s unquestionably the biggest year yet for the two day party on the former naval base. Historically, Treasure Island has traded in the overflowing spectacle that is Outside Lands for a more intimate setting and a gorgeous, skyline backdrop of San Francisco’s Financial District. Both OSL and TI are newcomers to the city’s musical landscape and have evolved rapidly over their short lives. Treasure Island, however, has maintained its two day, two stage genre-splitting schedule — electronic-flavored acts are on the billing for Saturday, while Sunday features “indie” artists. All set times are staggered so that you won’t have to miss any acts, either. Added bonus if you’re the type of person who can’t decide between Best Coast or Erykah Badu.

Single day and two day tickets are on sale now. Set times were recently announced — here’s our preview of what to expect the first day, Saturday, October 15th:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th (“Electro Day”)

[12:00-12:45] Geographer

The first set of the first day is none other than Geographer, the SF indie-pop trio. These guys frequently get compared to Radiohead but the only similarities I can see are that both bands use guitars. They headlined a sold-out Noise Pop show @ The Independent in March. Recommendation: You’re probably still at home asleep.

[12:45-1:25] Aloe Blacc

OC-raised rapper touting a degree from USC and spouting socially responsible rhymes. Recommendation: Everyone can see you slamming Jameson in line for the shuttles.

[1:30-2:15] Shabazz Palaces

Former Digable Planets member and current indie blogger love affair Ishmael Butler’s cryptic Shabazz Palaces blends hip hop grooves with elements of jazz and funk. RecommendationSometimes all it takes is a new style and an effective, yet shrouded, PR campaign.

[2:15-2:55] YACHT

Since they’ve added a couple of members to their touring band, Portland dance-duo YACHT has been tearing it up on the live circuit, including a much-heralded performance at Coachella this year. Recommendation: If you’re still hungover from last night, prepare to feel it now.

[3:00-3:45] The Naked & Famous

Great up-and-coming kiwi band. Recommendation: Why not?

[3:45-4:30pm] Battles

Battles are great. Their comeback album Gloss Drop is fun if you’re into the glitchy synth-drum thing they’ve got going on. They’ve also put out some awesome music videos this year. Recommendation: Get some ice cream.

[4:35-5:25] Dizzee Rascal

I’ll be truthful: I really don’t know much about these guys other than that they were nominated for the Mercury Prize this year alongside The xx and Wild Beasts, among others. So at the least you know they will be entertaining. Recommendation: What does Steve Albini think of the Mercury Prize?

[5:25-6:10] Buraka Som Sistema

Portuguese dance troupe that blends techno with an upbeat flavor of Angolese house music called “kuduro“, literally translated as “hard ass.” See video below for full explanation. Recommendation: Novelty-seekers rejoice.

[6:15-7:05] Chromeo

Not sure how singer/professor/bro David Macklovitch keeps his day job with Chromeo‘s busy touring schedule, but in any case this is the duo’s first appearance in the Bay Area since their packed show at Fox Theater back in February. Recommendation: Don’t give up your day job.

[7:05-7:50] Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus has maintained a hectic schedule outside of his own live shows. Having recently produced Thundercat‘s debut album, FlyLo has also been spending time alongside Thom Yorke at a host of recent events and is rumored to be working on a remix of King of Limbs in its entirety. RecommendationDig it.

[7:55-8:45] Cut Copy

Australia’s Cut Copy has had a great year. They’re latest release, Zonoscope, got slapped with the BNM label and since then they have been playing lots of music festivals and generally doing their thing. RecommendationRefill on booze before the next set.

[8:45-9:30] Death From Above 1979

First came the announcement that the  duo would reunite for Coachella, then a riot broke out at a secret DFA show @ SXSW — since then Sebastian Graingier and Jesse F. Keeler (JFK) have played a slew of dates across the world and bring their supercharged act to Treasure Island. Recommendation: Heads will explode.

[9:35-10:50] Empire of the Sun

What? Recommendation: Get some sleep – Thee Oh Sees start at noon tomorrow.

mp3: Eddy Current Suppression Ring // “Walking In Unison”

[via Polaroids of Androids]

Here’s an epic, nearly 10-minute long cut from a new 12″ by Aussie punkers Eddy Current Suppression Ring, released on Captcha. Mikey’s other project, Total Control, plays with Mikal Cronin and a “special guest” at The New Parish 10/27 — get tickets here.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring // “Walking in Unison”

video: Wooden Shjips // “Lazy Bones”

[directed by Black Dice]

top 10 bay area bandcamps

Here are our top 10 favorite artist Bandcamps — our favorite source of high-quality streamable music — all of which we have written about before. Let us know if we’ve missed anything:

1. Burnt Ones

Features: Free download(s); full-album stream; extensive discography.

2. Art Museums (Burundi Cloud)

Features: Full-album streams; extensive discography; memories.

3. PreTeen

Free download of full EP.

Features: Reverse Shark Attack.