There’s a new kid on the block in SF. His name is Nick Waterhouse and I’m very quickly falling in love with his way back, rhumba, R&B tinged groovy sound. Get on it. All over it. And look to see him live and in the flesh at Bottom of the Hill on April 21 and The Knockout on April 30.
Last week The Morning Benders were supposed to play their very first show in Tokyo, Japan. That didn’t happen for obvious reasons. In support of the terrible disaster, they’ve put together an EP of unreleased material. Visit their site to donate and download.
Japan Echo EP (日本・エコー) Tracklisting:
1. Cold War (Star Slinger Remix)
2. Better In Blue
3. Hand Me Downs (Wild Nothing Remix)
4. Excuses (RAC Remix)
5. Mason Jar (Twin Sister Remix)
6. Wet Cement (Aislyn Remix)
7. Little Riot
8. Promises (Star Slinger Remix)
Judging by the turnout last month, The Rumble is shaping up to bigger and better this year. This month in SF features our very own Grand Lake, whom I saw recently and had forgotten how good these guys are. Be sure to check them out. Supporting them are Belgium’s The Tellers and another local act, The Spyrals.
Milk Bar/ Doors at 8:00 / Show 9:30 Ages 21+ / Free with RSVP / $5 without
I sound like a broken record but I’ll say it again…Australia is where it’s at. Boy & Bear is another Australian band bound for Austin that’s sure to make some waves. Especially after being hand picked by groups like Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Angus & Julia Stone to support their tours.Their EP With Emperor Antarctica is out now and a forthcoming debut full length album is in the works.
3/16/11 @ Lamberts (C3 party) 3:20 pm
3/17/11 @ Klub Krucial (Communion/Chess Club showcase) time TBA
3/18/11 @ Buffalo Billiards (Billboard) 8 pm
3/ 19/ 11@ Maggie Mae s Rooftop (Aussie BBQ) 12:35 pm
Artist: San Cisco Album: Golden Revolver EP Homeland: Perth, Australia Label: Independent Track: “Solitude is Bliss” (Tame Impala Cover)
Australia is where it’s at folks. Check out San Cisco (an homage to San Francisco perhaps?) with their stripped down bonus cover track of Tame Impala’s “Solitude Is Bliss” from their Golden Revolver EP.
Artist: That Ghost Album: Songs Out Here Homeland: Santa Rosa, CA Release Date: March 1, 2011 Featured Tracks: “To Like You”
Some might say that the one man band of Ryan Schmale, known as That Ghost, might be somewhat of a boy genius. Having self released three albums before he was seventeen would certainly classify him as ambitious. The now 21-year-old has recorded and is about to release his fifth album, Songs Out Here, on Two Syllable Records. Written partially on the grounds of author Jack London’s Bay Area estate, all the instruments on the recording were played by Schmale himself.