Tonight: Live Performance by Weather Pending; Interview with Middle Maki

13 08 2009


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Weather Pending
http://www.weatherpending.net/
8:00pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE
On their first album, And How!, the San Francisco trio known as Weather Pending creates deep, sultry, continuously unfolding music with a sound that’s vaguely familiar and surprisingly unique. The band’s electronic grooves and the smoky vocals of singer Janie Oliver draw you in. Bass player and producer Rob Cross accompanies Oliver’s luminous vocals with the dark, melancholy rhythms of hip hop and dub reggae, profound tones that swirl and dance with the elemental force of a restless ocean while guitarist Brian Bloi’s chords color with shimmering overtones that emote with aching melodies. The album’s ten sultry songs have a cinematic, one drop, hip hop flavor driven by the subliminal swing enhanced by guest drummers Max MacVeety (Crown City Rockers, Zion I) and Derek G. Taylor (Nino Moschella, Alice Russell, Hyim, Darondo).

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Middle Maki

http://www.myspace.com/esmaki

8:40pm
Simple, clean and melodic, Middle Maki writes songs in the American narrative. Founder Elizabeth has spent the short years since beginning to play the guitar and banjo compulsively learning about American music. She is joined by her twin brother, Spencer, on guitar and Jack on bass. On a mission to modernize its mythology and more particularly the banjo, Middle Maki makes songs with stories to live in and music to move to.





Tonight! Live performance by Petracovich; Interview with La Plebe and Overview

6 08 2009


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petracovich
http://www.myspace.com/petracovich
8pm
Live performance
Petracovich is music of open spaces and a floating heart. Jessica Peters writes songs, plays the keys and banjo and sings, with Max Diez plays on drums and Heather Houseman plays the cello. The music has evolved from dreamy trip-hop folktronica to the current sound with big live drums, momentous piano and melodies that weave and drive. Fluid pop influenced by americana and folk and rock.

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La Plebe
http://www.myspace.com/laplebe
9:05pm
…Somos la plebe; pero no la plebe de los faraones, mústia y doliente; ni la plebe de los césares, abyecta y servil; ni la plebe que bate palmas al paso de Porfirio Díaz. Somos la plebe rebelde al yugo; somos la plebe de Espártaco, la plebe con que Münzer proclama la igualdad, la plebe que con Camilo Desmoulíns aplasta la Bastilla, la plebe que con Hidalgo incendía Granaditas, somos la plebe que con Juárez sostiene la reforma. Somos la plebe que despierta en medio de la francachela de los hartos y arroja a los cuatro vientos como un trueno esta frase inolvidable: “¡Todos tenemos derecho a ser libres y felices!” –Texto extraido del libro “La Revolución Mexicana”, página 12, Ricardo Flores Magón. Julio de 1907.

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Overview
http://www.myspace.com/overview
9:40
SF veterans Overview have toured the entire country relentlessly for the past 2 years, but it all ends this Saturday as they play their final show under that moniker at Bottom of the Hill. For anyone who was ever a fan, this is your last chance to catch some of your favorite old tunes. If you are new to the band, come find out how these SF locals developed a rabid fan base across the whole US from Manhatten to Kansas City to LA!





TONIGHT: Interviews with Weekend and HoneyBody MoonBee

30 07 2009


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Weekend
Weekend

http://www.myspace.com/wkndlfe
8:40
Weekend began in a San Francisco suburb 12 years ago when Kevin Johnson and Shaun Durkan met at the far side of a 6th grade band classroom. The two couldn’t read music so they taught each other punk bass lines instead. Taylor Valentino was also a drummer in the same class who preferred Kurt Cobain to para diddles.

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HoneyBody MoonBee
http://www.myspace.com/emilyritz
An upcoming San Francisco act, Honeybody Moonbee, has the ability to  silence rooms with her electrifying tales of life in the big city. The project is a brainchild of Upstate New York transplant and multimedia  artist Emily Ritz, who moved to San Francisco a few short years ago to pursue a degree at California College of the Arts. Her distinctive voice and ukulele playing have garnered comparisons to Joanna Newsom,  and recent performances have had captivated audiences with accompaniment from  women’s choruses, percussion, vibraphone, and cello. She will be performing at 7:00 pm sharp this Friday, July 31st, at the CD Release celebration of fellow San Francisco folk luminary Sonya Cotton.





TONIGHT: Live performance by Middle Maki; Interviews with The Hi-Nobles and Bohemian Circus

23 07 2009


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Middle Maki

http://www.myspace.com/esmaki

8pm
Live Performance
Simple, clean and melodic, Middle Maki writes songs in the American narrative. Founder Elizabeth has spent the short years since beginning to play the guitar and banjo compulsively learning about American music. She is joined by her twin brother, Spencer, on guitar and Jack on bass. On a mission to modernize its mythology and more particularly the banjo, Middle Maki makes songs with stories to live in and music to move to.

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Hi-Nobles
http://www.myspace.com/thehinobles
8:40pm
For a band that updates and reinvigorates a classic mod/garage rock sound, it’s no surprise that The Hi-Nobles—a group with decades of collective music experience and more than a few personal stories involving Pearl Jam, the Sex Pistols and the Bay Area metal scene—can put a 21st century spin on the standard “how we formed” story.
For this band, it all began with a snarky Craigslist ad—the one quoted above. “I saw that ad, and I’m like ‘I’ve gotta call them up!’” says Scott Holderby, a Bay Area music vet probably best remembered for his time in the genre-bending metal group Mordred. “And it was perfect timing; I was looking for a band to try out for me. So I thought I’d go to their audition and give them a chance.” He laughs. “Because, you know, I’m a prick, not an asshole.”

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Bohemian Carnival
http://www.bohemiancarnival.net/
9:20pm
Catch the bay area’s most titillating Avant-Cabaret community this Friday night at the DNA Lounge. Bohemian Circus — featuring Vau De Vire Society and GOOFERMAN — will perform with special guests Triclops!, Diamond Daggers, and guest host Jello Biafra! Composed of classically-trained dancers, some of the nation’s most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists, circus side-show acts, fire performers, thespians, and go-go’s, this is one show that is not to be missed!





Tonight: Live Performance by That Blasted Hound; Interview with Photobooth

16 07 2009


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That Blasted Hound
http://www.myspace.com/thatblastedhound
8pm
Live Performance
That Blasted Hound is a show in the theater or a group of friends or a short story. The curtain rose with music coming through as a recording project, weaving through time as psychedelic rock band, beating strings as a solo acoustic act, then gathered friends along the way finally to emerge holding hands triumphantly towards the sky. Davyd Nereo has put together a band currently starring voices of Harmony Club, cello, percussion, slide guitar, and himself cradling a uke. As fortune smiles with this ensemble, extra pages of their tale are being written every day.

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Photobooth
http://www.myspace.com/photobooth510
8:40pm
Photobooth came together in late 2007 playing pop music for numb skulls. Comprised of Carlos Bermudez, Jason Patrone, Matthew Melton & Robbie Simon, the unambitious quartet played around town some, recorded a few tunes and put out a single on Daggerman Records with a follow up single on Raw Deluxe Records set to fall out of the clouds soon enough, a mere nine months and counting behind schedule. Having seen the departure of Mr. Melton, the band picked up Tim “Cooze Hound” Hellman and has plans to one day play behind the confines of the bay area. Plans for this big venture are not yet underway.





Interview with Dashing Suns

10 07 2009


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The Dashing Suns
http://www.myspace.com/thedashingsuns
The Dashing Suns are a four piece from Oakland who write about waiting in line, really liking someone, and holding hands. The band takes inspiration from everyday life, translating these tiny but important moments into quirky two minute pop songs. Included in their blend of Richman inspired romantiscism is their wry tongue-in-cheek acceptance that any love song should be followed by a break up, one that’s most likely their fault. The Dashing Suns aren’t naive; they just wish they were.





Rev. Horton Heat Interview on Pirate Cat Radio

7 07 2009


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Rev. Horton Heat

Rev. Horton Heat and me

The Rev graciously came down to the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe and sat with Mike Routhier of Neat Neat Noise before his performance at the Great American Music Hall.








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