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Hooray for Everything
Hooray for Everything is a loud, melodic, and energetic female-fronted punk band from the East Bay. Core members Faith Gardner (guitar and vox) and Jamie Sanitate (drums) have played in many different bands, together and separate, and HFE is their latest incarnation together. HFE has been around for about five years and their current bassist is longtime friend Matt Peterson from Tucson, Arizona. Their music is influenced by and/or has been compared to The Wipers, Husker Du, Team Dresch, The Big Boys, and even Black Sabbath amongst many others. HFE’s releases include a 2009 self-titled full length CD and a 2011 split 7″ with Angries from Corvallis, Oregon, and plan to record a second full-length in the near future. Other HFE achievements include time and interplanetary travel, the resurrection and destruction of the Cyclops race, baking excellent pies, and writing unprofessional bios about their band.
Caldecott is an organically grown band of working men based in Oakland, creating music based on experiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Each aspect of Caldecott contributes a unique and essential taste in music, which is shaped into something all communities can appreciate. The group takes any opportunity to build beautiful melodies and foot-stomping rhythms for everyone that understands passionate music and good times.
Cool Ghouls began as a prenatal brain child between high school classmates, Pat McDonald and Pat Thomas back in 2007. Originally called The Patricks, the band was hatched between the two Pats while McDonald was a freshman at SF State and Thomas was a freshman at UC Santa Barbara. They emailed each other demos and extolled the merits and virtues of rock n roll until Thomas finished school in 2010 and moved home to Benicia, a half hour Northeast of SF.
They started jamming at Pat’s practice space on 6th and Market and enlisted fellow Benicia native, Ryan Wong to supply the tunes with ripping guitar solos. The Pats remembered Ryan from high school as that younger guy who could shred way harder than both of them combined. Pat got SF State classmate and good-timing New Jerseyite, Cody Voorhees to play drums. Thomas, McDonald, and Wong all came up with some catchy tunes. They practiced harmonies. They developed musical telepathy. They drank beer and malt liquor. They started realizing they sounded pretty good. Pat watched a Parliament Funkadelic concert film and heard George Clinton say, “How you cool ghouls doing tonight?” They called the band Cool Ghouls.
Future Twin was originally brought together by the first all girl moped gang in San Francisco, The Lockits. They became fast friends and were soon waxing synth songs, huffing gasoline and making shred tents. Now consisting of Jean Jeanie (gtr/vox/field recordings), Antonio Roman-Alcala (drums), Jo Bleak (rhythm & bass), and Dan DK (synths & bass), their music juxtaposes a tangible beauty with an honest grit that can only come from a band birthed and breathing in San Francisco’s Mission District. The band has announced the dual release date of July 31st for the new Resist 7″ as well as Future Twin Deluxe Edition, a limited edition cd release combining the new 7″ along with the 5-song EP/cassette Situation. The single “Situation” is available for free download, and the video for “Landslide” was premiered by Impose recently. The band will be playing San Francisco this summer, and will also be hitting Brooklyn, NY for a pair of shows as well.