Radiohead’s Kid A at The Independent – An UnderCover Tribute

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If you haven’t been to an UnderCover presents show … I challenge you to attend their Radiohead tribute this weekend. With 75+ artist from 10 Bay Area bands gathered to honor Radiohead’s Kid A album, how can you say no?

Witness interpretations that range between Latin Hip-Hop, Beat-Boxing, Flamenco, and 7 other genres. This is an encore to their 3 night sold-out SF run in 2013.

Three Nights (Same show each night)
Friday-Sunday, June 3-5
Times: Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8 PM

10 Bands (one song per band)
1) Everything In Its Right Place – Disappear Incompletely + Brass Magic [ElectroJazz]
2) Kid A – Gamelan X [Gamelan / Bali / World Fusion]
3) The National Anthem – Meernaa [Neo Soul Prog Rock]
4) How to Disappear Completely – Elizabeth Setzer & La Tania Baile Flamenco [Flamenco]
5) Treefingers – Gojogo [Indian Classical / World Ambient]
6) Optimistic – Bang Data [Hip Hop / Cumbia / Rock / Urban Latino]
7) In Limbo – BATTLEHOOCH [Shape-shifting Orchestral Rock]
8) Idioteque – Kid Beyond / Classical Revolution / L.L. Aspect [Strings & Beats]
9) Morning Bell – The Hurd Ensemble [Electronic / Classical]
10) Motion Picture Soundtrack – Guavalove feat. Mooncandy [Experimental Pop]

Guest Music Director, Elizabeth Setzer

Readings by audience members and Quiet Lightning

KALX’s Citizen Zain will be spinning between sets and for the after party.

Stage Design: Rachel Znerold
Sound Power House: Ryan O. John, Brendan Dreaper, David Claudio, Arielle De Leon

More Information: www.undercoverpresents.com/shows

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Northern Nights Music Festival 2016

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Do you like to camp in the redwoods, float on the Eel River, work on your tan, do yoga, hear comedy and listen to live music for 3 days straight? You should check out Northern Nights Music Festival on July 15th-17th.

NNMF is just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco in Cooks Valley. Just off the 101 it is tucked along the Eel River under towering Redwood trees. The festival grounds feature deep swimming holes, the largest Redwood grove used for camping, and plenty of space to stretch out. Northern Nights Music Festival is a unique and safe experience for both newcomers and seasoned campers.

Not yet convinced? Check out the lineup:

GORGON CITY (LIVE), GRIZ, CLAPTONE IMMORTAL LIVE, AMON TOBIN / TWO FINGERS, THE KNOCKS, SNBRN, TROYBOI, THE COUP, STEPHEN, XYLO, LAFA TAYLOR, BASS PHYSICS, SUGARBEATS, PRINCE FOX, FORT KNOX FIVE FT. QDUP, NOMBE, MACHINEDRUM, DAKTYL, D∆WN, TEKLIFE (DJ SPINN & TASO), MOONZZ, DEEJAY THEORY, OBJECT HEAVY, SUBSUELO, TRAVISWILD, ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE, BURN UNIT, DJ DIALS, DANNY CORN, GOVINDA, SLUMBERJACK, TREVOR KELLY, DOV1, HYPHA, THE SCHMIDT, VIOLIN GIRL, TEMPLETON, 2TIGHT (LOU E. BAGELS + ANNIE DOLLY), HORSES HEAVEN, ONHELL, JSUN, JUST ONE, YUNGG TRIP, G DAVIS, DUB COWBOY, ANDREW PARSONS, JAY EV, BEAUTIFUL MACHINES, RUNDAT, D’VINITY, THAT’S COOLFACE, HAM, ZEROHOUR, BRIAN HARTMAN, ZANDRO, ZERA, MICHAEL SCALAR, MARJO LAK, PRESSURE ANYA, ZANAPOD, WHITLOCK, EL COOL J, CREMES N LOTIONS, ELEKTRISK, M3RC, D’JON, ELI BE LOVED, AFB, ANDY P, MARCO UTAH

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Serf and James, Unlikely Heroes & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones at Great American Music Hall


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The lead singer of The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Rudy Colombini, is my boss. When he asked, “who should open for my next show at Great American Music Hall.” In my mind, the answer was easy, “the last two winners of Music City SF’s Battle of the Bands, Serf and James & Unlikely Heroes.”

Our city is filled with amazing talent. Some bands fold, others leave, but new talent is constantly popping up and will continue to. It’s hard to afford San Francisco, but bands are going to continue to try. That being said, it’s super helpful when established bands, and leaders like Rudy Colombini step up and throw these new bands a bone. If you haven’t heard of Serf and James or Unlikely Heroes, you’re in for an ear full of treats.

Serf and James:
facebook.com/serfandjames

Unlikely Heroes:
facebook.com/realUnlikelyHeroes

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones:
facebook.com/unauthorizedrollingstones

Day Wave & Hot Flash Heat Wave at The Independent

I got a phone call from SF Weekly, “Sorry this is last minute, can you shoot photos of Day Wave tonight?” I thought to myself, “what an awesome call!”

I discovered Day Wave in March while scouring bay area show calendars for bands going to SxSW. I was hoping to find local bands that might want to play Music City SF’s Bay Area showcase. Day Wave was officially booked on my calendar for 45 minutes … then the band realized they wouldn’t arrive in Austin in time for the showcase. I was bummed that I was unable to book them, but vowed to see them as soon as possible.

Thus this was a photo assignment was PERFECT!

Hot Flash Heat Wave opened for Day Wave. I only have one question … how do they make being in a band look so effortlessly cool? Why do some bands have to be taught how to look like a band?

See full Day Wave photo album on SF Weekly: http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/day-wave-the-independent-4-25/Slideshow?oid=4640602

Growwler October Residency at Amnesia

You’ve already missed two shows, but you still have the chance to catch the last two Growwler DEAD-SIDENCY shows.

Tonight, OCTOBER 15, you can see Portland band Tango Alpha Tango and San Diego band Gayle Skidmore. On OCTOBER 29 our local legend Kendra McKinley will play along with Growwlers **Secret Creeper Surprise** band. Both nights are guaranteed to be fun!

Perhaps you’ve never seen Growwler before? You are in for treat. I attended their first show and had a blast. I got candy at the door, creepy bats, bugs and eerie fog machines waited for me inside. Davis and his band hit the stage decked out in their Halloween best. They played some band classics, but also introduced us to a new track called “Dawn of The Red.” I was highly entertained … and I think you will be to.

I hope to see you tonight!

Just a tiny hint of what to expect in our set tomorrow for the Dead-sidency.BFF.fm- Best Frequencies Forever presents,…

Posted by Growwler on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TIMF 2015

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

TIMF is taking place on October 17th & 18th on Treasure Island in San Francisco. I’ve been listening to the lineup for the last 2 weeks and I am most excited about the bands playing on Saturday. Sunday is also going to be epic, I can’t get enough of CVRCHES. Lets just say, you can expect 2 very different days of music, Saturday is very dance and DJ oriented, while Sunday is more chill and band oriented.

Getting to the festival is easy, a complimentary shuttle will pick up attendees from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Shuttles will run on a continuous loop throughout the day beginning at 11:00am. FYI, the lines for the shuttle are minimal in the morning and atrocious in the evening.

For those of you that would like to hear the line-up, I have created this Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

DEADMAU5
FKA TWIGS
BIG GRAMS
STS9
RUN THE JEWELS
GORGON CITY (LIVE)
HUDSON MOHAWKE
CASHMERE CAT
VICEROY
SKYLAR SPENCE
BOB MOSES
BAIO
SHAMIR

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

THE NATIONAL
CHVRCHES
THE WAR ON DRUGS
FATHER JOHN MISTY
PANDA BEAR
JOSE GONZALEZ
DEERHUNTER
DRIVE LIKE JEHU
LOWER DENS
EX HEX
MIKAL CRONIN
VIET CONG
OUGHT

Lila Rose – This Could Be Ha (Official Video)

Seeing a new video by Lila Rose is ALMOST as cool as seeing her live … but not quite.

However I think you’re going to love this new video recently released. Let’s consider this a tease … a primer to get you motivated to see her next local show. You’re bound to fall in love with Lila Rose, she knows how to entertain a crowd.

 

I've donated some of my music to this wonderful organization called Cadence and Cause to help provide music education to youth at risk.Check it outtttt!!!

Posted by ANML on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff Played a Sold Out Show at The Chapel

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It was shoulder to shoulder at The Chapel on Wednesday night. The crowd was filled with fans eager to see Nathaniel Rateliff from Denver, Colorado.

I had never seen Nathaniel Rateliff in concert before his show at The Chapel on the 9th. I wanted to catch this show based on hearing amazing praise from local singer songwriter, Travis Hayes, who had opened for him when the band toured through San Francisco a couple months ago.

Upon arrival at The Chapel, I hugged my friend and Chapel security guard Cade. He warned me about the crowd and advised me to use the side entrance if I wanted to snag any photos. I progressed through the Vestry to the side entrance, when I swung open the door it revealed a very sweaty pack of fans. There was barely room to move my groove shaker but I did my best. The Rock & Roll music of Nathaniel Ratelifft is a lot of fun to dance to. It feels inspired by the Blues Brothers, Jackson 5 and various other 50’s pop artists. After a bit of dancing I suddenly got very tired and decided to peace out … but not before hugging Travis Hayes, who I spotted in the hallway and high fiving my friend Ted Maider, skateboard legend in his own. When I finally got home, I passed out hard.

It was a good night!

New album available now. iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NRatNSiTunesAmazon: http://smarturl.it/NRatNSAmazonAmazon Vinyl LP: http://smarturl.it/NRatNSAmazonLP

Posted by Nathaniel Rateliff on Friday, August 21, 2015

 

FEARLESS FEST 2015

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Night 1 of Fearless Fest was a mega success.

The line-up was solid, the theme was fun, and the performances were entertaining. If you were there you got to see me (DJ Stefan Aronsen), The Y Axes, The Moonsaults, and the star of this month at Hotel Utah: Your Fearless Leader.

I highly recommend you catch at least 1 of the residency shows. You can catch them on the 11th, 18th & 25th. Here are the line-ups for those nights:

September 11
Hollow Fortyfives
Night Genes
ICE CREAM
Your Fearless Leader

September 18
Dogheart
French Girls
The Hugs
Your Fearless Leader

September 25
Sister Chief
Friends W/O Benefits
Gold Minor
Your Fearless Leader

Hey look! We're on the cover of The Deli Magazine's SF website! Thanks for the love and to all those who voted for us to be their band of the month! http://sf.thedelimagazine.com/

Posted by Your Fearless Leader on Monday, September 7, 2015

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents The Sandwitches / Carletta Sue Kay / Kat Robichaud

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Awesome, Probably Awesome, & Super Cool!!!

I went to see Kat Robichaud, meant to see Carletta Sue Kay (didn’t), and really enjoyed The Sandwitches. What a great night of fun at The Chapel. I have never been to a (((folkYEAH!))) Presents show before … and now I don’t want to miss one.

The Sandwitches haven’t played a show in 2+ years, this night was their CD release show. Let’s hope they don’t wait another 2+ years to do their next show.

2 more new songs arriving via Southpaw Records!

Posted by The Sandwitches on Tuesday, July 7, 2015