This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:
Wooden Shjips, a quartet from San Francisco heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism, and garage rock excess, started as an experiment in rhythmic primitivism and group improvisation. The current roster brings a more structured rock approach to its performances, utilizing a traditional lineup of drums (Omar Ahsanuddin), bass (Dusty Jermier), organ (Nash Whalen), guitar (Erik “Ripley” Johnson), and vocals.
Tartufi is Brian Gorman and Lynne Angel. They are friends. They make explosive, scary, pretty – and sometimes ouchie – epic masterpieces. Tartufi began in 2001. They have a strong and loyal local following and a substantial and ever growing national and international following. Tartufi has been voted by the SF Bay Guardian as one of San Francisco’s best live shows.