The day started out in a haze trying to find who I thought was Gentleman Reg, only to find out halfway through the set that I ended up at Gentleman Jesse and His Men, which was okay by me. It was a nice outdoor venue with shade and seating, which I really needed at that moment.
Listen to Gentleman Jesse and His Men, “I Don’t Wanna Know“:
Luckily, the same venue was hosting another band I was dead set on seeing, Dead Confederate. No pun intended. Thankfully my Gentleman Reg blunder got me to the venue in enough time so that we weren’t shut out from seeing them. The venue was small and there was a loooong line at the door. Waiting for the band to start, I was interrogated by a man named Walker as to whether or not a fair maiden like myself was in the right place and if I indeed liked the Dead Confederate. After assuring him that I was and did, he replied “cool” then walked up to the stage and started playing guitar.
Listen to Dead Confederate, “The Rat”:
After a quick pit stop at Starf**ker (I couldn’t resist), we headed South of Congress to chill out at Home Slice Pizza and catch up with The Phenomenal Handclap Band – again.
Listen to Starf**ker, “Florida”
Listen to The Phenomenal Handclap Band, “You’ll Disappear”:
After refueling, it was off to Club Deville to catch Iran – Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio’s) side project with friend and filmmaker Aaron Aites. I’m really liking their new album, Dissolver, right now.
Listen to Iran, “Buddy“:
Then it was off to The Beauty Bar to catch a little Jana Hunter, Harlem and – finally – Gentleman Reg. Harlem was a hoot and I was completely to surprised to learn they were local. They were all one big hot mess and looked like they’ve been living out of a van for months.
Listen to Jana Hunter, “Babies“:
Listen to Harlem, “South of France”:
Listen to Gentleman Reg, “How We Exit”:
Wrapping up the evening was Halifax Nova Scotia favorites, Wintersleep, followed by Austin’s answer to Little Richard, Black Joe Lewis.
Listen to Wintersleep, “Drunk on Aluminum”
Listen to Black Joe Lewis, “Bitch, I Love You”
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Yo Julie. How was the Dead Confederate? I was sorry to miss them last trip through SF. And I officially HATE the Phenomenal Handclap Band. Can you come up with a more pretentious band-name? And hand-claps, as a musical tool, are just a trendy, no-talent-having filler.
Oh Ryan, don’t be such a hater. You’re just jealous because you weren’t there 😉
But I guess I’ll stop that playlist that I’m making for you with The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band on it.
And for the record, Dead Confederate rocked!
Peace and love always…