Monthly Archives: December 2011

tonight: Blasted Canyons + Hot Victory + POW! + The Mallard @ Thee Parkside

Tickets available here. RSVP here. Doors at 8pm, show starts promptly at 9. Hope to see you all there.


listen: The Mallard // “I Listen to Lyrics Last”

New music from The Mallard, who are releasing their debut LP YES ON BLOOD on Castle Face sometime early next year. The Mallard joins POW! + Hot Victory + Blasted Canyons tomorrow night in San Francisco at Thee Parkside for our second annual Presents showcase. Buy your ticket here. RSVP here.

The Mallard // “I Listen to Lyrics Last”

video: Swiftumz // “2 Many Friends”

Nostalgic vid from the creator of one of our favorite albums of the year, featuring Brontez Purnell of The Younger Lovers. Directed by Brian Hamilton.

Positive Destruction songs of 2011

25. Bare Wires // “Ready to Go”
24. Monster Treasure // “I Don’t Give a Shit”
23. The Tambo Rays // “Doubt”
22. Sonny and the Sunsets // “Teen Age Thugs”
21. The Fresh and Onlys // “I Would Not Know the Devil”
20. Dominant Legs // “Hoop Of Love”
19. Magic Trick // “Daylight Moon”
18. Surf Club // “BB”
17. Pamela // “Lie Down (Eye Contact)”
16. Lilac // “Cathedral”
15. Rank/Xerox // “Nausea”
14. Ty Segall + Mikal Cronin // “Fame”
13. Part Time // “I Wanna Take You Out”
12. Permanent Collection // “Let it Go”
11. Melted Toys // “Rose Again”
10. Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”
9. Ganglians // “Drop The Act”
8. Blasted Canyons // “Blood On The Wall”
7. Terry Malts // “Tumble Down”
6. Royal Baths // “Darling Divine”
5. Ty Segall // “Where Your Head Goes”
4. Thee Oh Sees // “The Dream”
3. Sic Alps // “Breadhead”
2. Mikal Cronin // “Get Along”
1. PreTeen // “The Motorcycle Accident”

mp3: Royal Baths // “Darling Divine”

Hit up the new Royal Baths, off their new album “Better Luck Next Life”, out February 7th on Brooklyn label Kanine. If you don’t sense the dirge, check out our sit-down interview with the band before they left SF here.

Royal Baths // “Darling Divine”

What’s going on this week?

Meridians, Date Palms, Mike Wexler, Koen Holtkomp @ Life Changing Ministries (1629 8th St., Oakland), 7pm

Scratch Acid, Thee Oh Sees @
The Fillmore, 8pm
White Arrows, Races @
Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 10pm
Night Genes, Houndstooth, Garrett Pierce @ Hemlock Tavern, 9pm

Blasted Canyons, Hot Victory, POW!, The Mallard @
Thee Parkside, 9pm [positive destruction presents]
Love Inks, Melted Toys, Tidelands @ Hemlock Tavern, 9pm

Burgers, Dimples, Pink Films, TINT, Grandma’s Boyfriend @
LiPo Lounge, 8pm
Phanton Kicks, Bad Bibles, Mist Giant @
Hemlock Tavern, 9:30pm
Wild Hum, Nathan Grice, Asabov Sobelo, Ryan Sambol @
Engine Works, 9pm
Two Gallants, Black Bird Raum, Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick @ 924 Gilman, 7:30pm

Uzi Rash, High Castle, Lenz @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm [record release]

Victim’s Family with Jello Biafra, Ty Segall, Ricky Berger @
Rickshaw Stop, 9pm [SF Rock Project benefit]

video: Rat Columns // “I Wonder”

Another excellent Hannah Lew-directed music vid, this time for SF’s Rat Columns. We’ve been down with the four-song 7″ we’ve heard from these guys, who’s members span other acts such as Rank/Xerox and Total Control. Pick up the self-titled release over at Midheaven.