Tonight! Live Performance by Mike Kupietz; Interview with Cloud Archive

28 05 2009


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Mike Kupietz
Michael E. Kupietz, King Of The Bedroom Blues Guitar, performs imaginative stylings of traditionals and classics drawn from his eclectic breadth of popular music knowledge on a variety of guitar-shaped instruments. Together with Bronson McKinley, the human under my kitchen sink, now out of hiding, they are collectively known as Donny, Jordan, and James, the members of the Troubadours Of Montmartre, who perform high-seas song and drama under the guise of classic radio-age serial greats Captain Blackheart And The Scurvy Sea Dogs.


Cloud Archive
Cloud Archive started as an instrumental rock band in Oakland California. These days, we’re headed toward multimedia collective / interdisciplinary art endeavor. We’re interested in investigating ideas through sounds, arrangements and light. Most of our influences all have the first name David.

Tonight! Live Performance by Annie Bacon; Interview with The Dry Spells; ABC and SF All Ages Club Crackdown

21 05 2009



Annie Bacon
For me music is a way of resisting the tide that urges towards blind consumption not just of things but of ideas and lifestyles meant to imprison us in complacency. in creativity/creation we find the antidote to war, to genocide, to injustice, intolerance. we find ways to empathize with our enemies, and to gently criticize our lovers. for me it is how I explain to myself all that is unexplainable. it is my direct line to the divine.

Discussion of Alcholic Beverage Control and all-ages clubs in SF
Jamie Zawinski of DNA Lounge
Dawn Holiday of Great American Music Hall and Slim’s
Terrance Alan of the SF Entertainment Commission


The Dry Spells
The Dry Spells, a San Francisco-based female-led ensemble, create a unique sound drawing from traditional folk ballads of lost loves, unimaginable sorrows, and nostalgia for a forgotten past, charged with an array of electric and acoustic instrumentation and intricate vocal harmonies. On their debut album, Too Soon for Flowers, the Dry Spells prove they are as gifted at songwriting as they are at interpretation, presenting a song cycle that invites listeners to join them as they traverse an arboreal path less taken, to an uncertain yet revered destination. Along the way, there will be epic songs of deep-sea weddings, sirens, and gold rush tragedies, each illuminating a bit more of the path ahead and offering another piece to the puzzle.

Tonight: Live performance by il gato; Interview with Audio Send Out and Raised by Robots

14 05 2009



il gato
The current incarnation of il gato may best be described as indie-baroque-folk. Utilizing the repetition of the loop pedal and a broad pallette of instrumentation (acoustic guitar, trumpet, violin, harmonica, melodica, banjo, drums) in the hopes of creating a sense of awe, or, moreso, to create beauty and then to destroy it only to see it live once again.


Audio Out Send
“The sonic equivalent of a slow motion shot of landscape through a car window. Delicate keyboards, fuzzed out guitars and drowsy vocals create a floating space rock sound that stretches time, and dissipates it into tiny particles…” – SF Bay Guardian


Raised by Robots
Raised By Robots is an indie rock band from San Francisco/Oakland that suckles lovingly on the teat of multitudinous influences – among them early 90s indie, soul, post punk, country, and hip hop – and ameliorates that disparate mash into a sonic reformation that Zeus would be proud of. This band also believes strongly in an energetic & charismatic live show, which it has brought to fans all over the bay

Tonight: Live Performances by They Might Be Brothers and Zach Jones; Interview with Bay Area Derby Girls:

7 05 2009


The Might Be Brothers
THEY MIGHT BE BROTHERS: Arthur Adams (BLAMMOS, The Phenomenauts) & Jordan Adams (Pirate Cat’s own J*Beau) perform the Linnell/Flansburgh songbook.  Plus special guests.  “Particle Man” will not be played.


Bay Area Derby Girls
The B.A.D. Girls were founded in August of 2004 by a couple of girls with delusions of grandeur after one too many late-night cocktails. Inspired by dozens of burgeoning neo-derby leagues in cities like Austin, Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, these ladies decided the Bay Area had to be next on the roster.

Currently, the B.A.D. Girls have 70+ full-time league members and continue to grow by the season. As members of the national Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), a skater-run organization of flat-track female derby leagues, they have participated as a Division 2 league in multiple tournaments and intra-league bouts, placing fourth in the West, and sixth in the nation.

Zach Jones
Hailing from Portland, Maine, Zach Jones is an artist of exceptional musical talent.  Having toured tirelessly as lead guitarist for the band As Fast As, and having performed over 2,000 times for captive audiences, you might expect an ego to accompany such an accomplished musician. Yet there is an effortlessness to his manner that pervades his song writing and speaks to experience through his music.