Tag Archives: Sonny and the Sunsets

watch: Sonny and the Sunsets | “Pretend You Love Me”

[directed by Sonny Smith + Ryan Browne]

What’s going on this week?

[Acid Baby Jesus in Athens, Greece]

Religious Girls, Brainstorm, Colored Girls, Creepers @
Vitus, 7pm 

Sleepy Sun @
Amoeba, 6pm
The Mallard, Small Sur Ava Mendoza & Patrick Mullins @
Amnesia, 9pm 
Grace Woodroofe, James and Evander, U.S. Royalty, Positive Destruction (DJ Set) @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 9pm  [free]

Cults, Spectrals, Ms. Magician @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm

Cults, Spectrals, Ms. Magician @ 
Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Lenz, Permanent Collection, Tint, Jealousy @
The Knockout, 10pm

Acid Baby Jesus @
Hemlock Tavern, 6pm

Bronze, 3 Leafs, Dark Materials @
63 Bluxome St, 9pm
Thee Oh Sees, Sonny Smith, The Mallard @
The Lab (2948 16th St.), 8pm 

Bear in Heaven, Blouse, Doldrums @
The Independent, 8pm

What’s going on this week?

Built by Stereo, Simon and the Fire Breathers, Meat Market, Younger Lovers @
Bottom of the Hill, 8:30 pm 

Deep Teens, No Babies, Uzi Rash, Whitman @ Jam City (1570 7th St., Oakland), 8pm
Switftumz Listening Party @
Casanova Lounge, 6pm
Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Colleen Green @
Great American Music Hall, 8pm 

Zola Jesus @
Amoeba, 6pm (free)

Switftumz, Little Mercury, Lenguas Largas @
The Knockout, 9pm 

120 Minutes, Sleep ∞ Over @
Elbo Room, 10pm
Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted @
1314 Grant Ave., (free)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Sister @
Slim’s, 9pm
The Fresh and Onlys, Tamaryn, Wax Idols @
Great American Music Hall,  9pm
Old Firm Casuals, Brassknuckle Boys, Young Offenders, Airfix Kits, Living Eyes @ Thee Parkside, 9pm

Barn Owl, Date Palms, Danny Paul Grody @
San Francisco Zen Center, 6pm
Dead Meadow, Burnt Ones, POW! @
Cafe Du Nord, 9:30pm
Girls, Sonny and the Sunsets, PAPA @ Great American Music Hall, 9pm
Big Troubles, Young Prisms @ VITUS (201 Broadway), 9pm

Japanther @
East Bay Rats MC Club House, 9pm
Girls @
Amoeba, 2pm $free
Girls, Sonny and the Sunsets, Carletta Sue Kay
@ Great American Music Hall, 8pm

We’re giving away tickets to the Halloween weekend Ty Segall + Nobunny show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Read more details here.

top records of 2011.5

Some of our favorite records (full-lengths and otherwise) and songs at the mid point of 2011, most of which we have written about before. If we missed anything, let us know.

1) Blasted Canyons // Blasted Canyons

Blasted Canyons // “Death and a Half”
Blasted Canyons // “Ice Cream Man”

2) Part Time // What Would You Say?

Part Time // “I Wanna Take You Out”
Part Time // “In This Filthy City”

3) Ty Segall // Goodbye Bread

Ty Segall
// “You Make the Sun Fry”
Ty Segall // “Goodbye Bread”

4) White Fence // Is Growing Faith

White Fence // “Sticky Fruitman has Faith”
White Fence // “Lillian (Wont You Play Drums?)”

5) Thee Oh Sees // Castlemania

Thee Oh Sees // “I Need Seed”
Thee Oh Sees // “If I Stay Too Long”

6) Fresh and Onlys // Secret Walls

The Fresh and Onlys //
“Do you Believe in Destiny?”

7) Permanent Collection // Delirium

Permanent Collection // “Let it Go”

8) Art Museums // Dancing With A Hole In Your Heart

Art Museums // “Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart”

9) Grass Widow // Milo Minute

Grass Widow // “Mannequin”

10) Sonny and the Sunsets // Hit After Hit

Sonny and the Sunsets // “Teen Age Thugs”

What’s going on this week?

Young Prisms @ The Middle East (Cambridge) [photo]

Culture Kids, Smell, Palms Spring // The Knockout, 9pm $5
The Fleshtones, East Bay Grease // Bottom of the Hill, 9:30pm $10/$12
The Alps of New South Wails, Michael Beach, Bleached Palms, Teeth & Tongue // Hemlock, 9pm $7

Terry Malts/Kids On A Crime Spree/The Tet Holiday/Manatee // The Uptown (Oakland), 9pm $FREE
Brilliant Colors, Animals and Men, English Singles, American Splits // Sugarland Studios, Oakland (25th and San Pablo), 8pm $6

Japanther, Field Trip // The Old Compound (Martin Luther King and Sycamore), 9pm $7

Group Doueh, Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots// Rickshaw Stop, 9pm $12/$14
Donkeys, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Red Pony Clock // Hemlock, 9:30pm $8
Mumlers, Poor Bailey, Upside Drown, Tastyville // The Uptown (Oakland), 9pm $FREE
Sonny & the Sunsets, Calvin Johnson, The Sandwitches, Wounded Lion // Great American Music Hall, 8pm $13

Lumerians, Young Prism, Bronze //
Great American Music Hall, 8pm $13
Ty Segall, Audacity, Mikal Cronin, No Boss //
The Independent, 9pm $8/$10
Animals and Men, Grass Widow, Rank/Xerox // Bottom of the Hill, 10pm $10
Royal Baths, Nuclear Aminals, Dadfag, Psychic Feline // Hemlock, 9:30pm $7
Younger Lovers, Burnt Ones, Eat Skull, Greg Ashley, &more (Crusher Fest Day 1) // Eli’s Mile High Club, 3pm $6

Religious Girls, Zorch, Clipd Beaks // Gamma Gallery (Oakland), 7pm $?
Grass Widow, Bare Wires, Dirty Cupcakes, Nectarine Pie &more (Crusher Fest Day 2) // Stork Club (Oakland), 3pm $10

Anything else?

Lemonade Stand

My little mix for the KUSF/SFMTS contest. Enjoy.

Positive Destruction // “SF Mixtape Society Party #6 – Theme: Lemonade Stand”

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01 Roof Light // “Playground Sunburst”
02 Brothertiger // “Like Water”
03 LA Vampires // “Streetwise”
04 Sic Alps // “Do You Want To Give $$?”
05 Gus Cutty // “All Mine”
06 Beach Fossils // “Youth”
07 Witch Gardens // “Small Daring Boy”
08 The Drums // “Saddest Summer”
09 Sonny and the Sunsets // “Too Young to Burn”
10 Washed Out // “Eyes be Closed”
11 Brooks Arthur Ensemble // “Heart be Still”