Monthly Archives: October 2011

What’s going on this week?

Monday (Halloween)
The Soft Moon, Led Er Est, Michael Stock @ The Independent, 9pm 

Ty Segall, Kut U Up @
The Mezzanine, 9pm

King Tuff, Audacity @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm

El Ten Eleven, No Fires, Noys Annoise, Talk of Shamans @
The Depot [SF State], 6pm
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gauntlet Hair @
Rickshaw Stop, 9pm

Sic Alps, Lilac, Sourpatch, Meridians @ Verdi Club, 8:30pm
Still Corners, Ganglians, Silver Swans @
Rickshaw Stop, 9pm
Shonen Knife, Shannon and the Clams, The Pleasure Kills @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm
Wild Flag, Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives @ Great American Music Hall, 9pm 

Wild Flag, Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives @ 
Great American Music Hall, 9pm
Zodiac Death Valley, The Icarus Line, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord, 8:30pm

Zodiac Death Valley, The Icarus Line, The Tambo Rays @
Cafe Du Nord, 8:30pm

Anything else?

mp3: Thee Oh Sees // “The Dream”


Carrion Crawler/The Dream drops November 15th on In the Red. Catch Thee Oh Sees on tour.

Thee Oh Sees // “The Dream”

video: White Fence // “The Pool” (Live @ Cakeshop)

So clean. [via Bleary Eyed Brooklyn]

mp3: Woodsboro // “Pocket Comb”

by Noah Sanders

There is no deficit of reasons to love Woodsboro.   One, Woodsboro is the solo project of former Honey (the same Honey who’s former members are now in bands like Lilac and The Mallard) frontman Moses Montalvo.  Two, the song “Pocket Comb” features bass riffs and flatly enchanting vocals from both Montalvo and The Mallard’s Greer McGettrick.  Three, not one to just put out an album, Montalvo is releasing only 100 copies of the Pocket Comb 7”, with every ultra-limited copy being graced with it’s own individual album sleeve put together by some talented artist.

And most importantly “Pocket Comb” is a woozy charmer of a song.  A low-key bit of rumbling croon that finds the voices of McGettrick and Montalvo interweaving above a warm layer of fuzz, “Pocket Comb” is at once soft and subtle and sad.  If you ask me a beautiful new direction for the obviously talented Montalvo.

The Pocket Comb 7” is going to be released on Pretty Penny Records.  Head over their to see a smattering of the beautiful covers Montalvo has culled together.

Woodsboro // “Pocket Comb”

Strange Boys playing free show @ Clift Hotel Saturday

Clift Sessions returns to the luxury hotel on Geary with free performances by Strange Boys and Little Boots coming up this Saturday and November 22nd, respectively. As usual, the shows are free with an RSVP (do that here – link fixed) and are 21+. Austin rockers Strange Boys’ new record Live Music dropped earlier today on Rough Trade, and it’s good — stream it over at AV Club now. Find out what else is happening this Halloween week in the Bay. Watch the video for “You and Me” below:

Mikal Cronin announces west coast dates (El Rio included)

Mikal Cronin has literally been playing double-time this year: his band opened for Ty Segall on their recent national tour while Mikal continued to play bass in the Ty Segall band. Cronin’s band co-headlines with Thee Oh Sees this Thursday (tix) at the New Parish in Oakland this Thursday, but if you can’t make that his band will be playing with Shannon and the Clams and Pangea December 3rd @ El Rio. Read our interview with Mikal here. Listen to a track from his stunningly-good debut album here if you haven’t already. Tickets for the El Rio show are not on sale yet. Full dates below:

Dec 2 – SCC Lawn on Pomona – Claremont, CA
Dec 3 – El Rio – San Francisco, CA *^
Dec 4 – Luigi’s Fun Garden – Sacramento, CA
Dec 6 – New Frontier Lounge – Tacoma, WA %
Dec 7 – Cabin Tavern – Bellingham, WA %
Dec 8 – Black Lodge – Seattle, WA %
Dec 9 – East End – Portland, OR &
Dec 10 – The Shanty – Eureka, CA
Dec 11 – 105 Pioneer St – Santa Cruz, CA

* w/ Shannon and the Clams
^ w/ Pangea
% w/ The Bermudas
& w/ Ty Segall (solo set)

What’s going on this week? (Halloween week)

Male Bonding, Waters, Lilac @
Rickshaw Stop, 8pm
Garret Pierce, Himalayan Bear @ Hemlock Tavern, 9pm

King Tuff, Extra Classic, Audacity @
The Makeout Room, 10pm

Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin, Total Control @
The New Parish, 9pm
High Places, Psychic Handbook, DSS, Bobby Browser @
Sub-Mission, 8pm

Nobunny, Ty Segall, Uzi Rash, Zulus @
Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 9pm
Moccretro, The Terrible, Creepers @ Hemlock Tavern, 9pm

The Strange Boys @
Clift Hotel, 11pm [[free]]
Ty Segall, Zulus, Rock N Roll Adventure Kids, High Castle @
924 Gilman, 7pm
White Cloud, Dirty Riggs, Season of the Witch, Creepers @ Eli’s Mile High Club, 6pm

The Warlocks, Fake Your Own Death, The Spyrals @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm

Anything else?