Just Ride It….

Artist: Cuckoo Chaos
Album: “Woman”
Homeland: San Diego, CA
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Label: Lefse
Featured Track: “Just Ride It”

Let’s just say, ’nuff said on the lead single from the debut album “Woman” by San Diego indie pop outfit, Cuckoo Chaos. They’ll be heading out on a West Coast tour this month supporting Ganglians. Can I get a “hell, yeah”?

8/10 – Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s
8/12 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
8/13 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
8/14 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
8/17 – Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic
8/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters
8/19 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
8/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
8/21 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern

[July 06] The Rumble SF: Hot Toddies, Luke Rathborne, White Cloud

Hot Toddies

Luke Rathborne

White Cloud

I can hear the excuses already…I just got back home…holiday weekend…I’m tired. Wah wah wah. I’m having none of it. I say, what better excuse to keep the good times going than to run on over to Milk Bar July 6 for some all girl band action with Oakland’s surf pop princesses, The Hot Toddies. Not too shabby, right? Add to that the soulful sounds of Luke Rathborne and the psych pop sounds of San Francisco’s White Cloud, and you have yourself an eclectic evening of music for cheap or for free. For free if you RSVP on the Eventbrite page here. For cheap if you show up at the door – $5. It all goes down at 9PM.

J. Irvin Dally – Sunroom / Teething 7″


J. Irvin Dally“Sun Room” [audio http://crash-avenue.com/Media/mp3/2_JIrvinDally_SunRoom.mp3]

Wunderkid J. Irvin Dally produced one of my favorite albums last year, Despistado. A simply stunning album you must add to your collection. And he’s back with a new limited edition vinyl 7″ Sun Room/Teeting, to be released by the Bay Area’s very own Pretty Blue Presents on July 12. Supporting the release, he’ll be touring the West coast with a stop at San Francisco’s Hotel Utah next Friday, July 8 playing in conjunction with Garret Pierce. Hello date night!

July 6 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink
July 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
July 8 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
July 9 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
July 11 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
July 12 – Portland, OR – The Waypost

The Rumble SF 6/8 – Sister Crayon, Excuses, White Arrows

SISTER CRAYON – “Still the Same Person” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0611/stillthesameperson.mp3]

EXCUSES FOR SKIPPING – “Tonic for Hysteria” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0611/tonicforhysteria.mp3]

WHITE ARROWS – “The Voyeur” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0611/thevoyeur.mp3]


Let’s get ready to…RUMBLE! Next Wednesday, June 8, the monthly free music showcase rolls into town featuring a trifecta of Cali-based indie artists including Sacramento’s Sister Crayon, San Fran’s Excuses for Skipping and LA’s White Arrows. Our very own DJ Bagel Ted will be spinning tunes as usual. And true to form, the event is free. But to get your free pass, you must RSVP at Eventbrite here. Otherwise, it’s $5 at the door. See you there!

The Rumble SF 5/4: Mister Loveless, James & Evander, The Fling

Mr. Loveless“The Old Pain” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0511/theoldpain.mp3]
The Fling“Wanderingfoot” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0511/wanderingfoot.mp3]
James & Evander– “Constellating” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0511/constellating.mp3]

It’s that time of the month again. The first Wednesday of the month where you get a free preview into a line up of the bands of tomorrow. And May is a good month. Not only is it a great line up of artists – featuring San Francisco’s James & Evander, Mister Loveless and LA-based group, The Fling – but it’s also my birthday. So if you don’t come for the music, come for that.

For free entrance, RSVP here. Or pay $5 at the door.

The Rumble SF 4/6 :: Winter’s Fall, Vanaprasta, Space Ghost

Winter’s Fall – “Anyways” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0411/anyways.mp3]

Vanaprasta“Healthy Geometry” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0411/healthygeometry.mp3]

Space Ghost – “Drone” [audio http://www.therumbletour.com/_audio/0411/drone.mp3]

Come to Milk Bar this Wednesday, April 6, for another great line up of ‘what’s next’ in music, featuring Winter’s Fall – a Berkeley-based 5 piece that sounds like Band of Horses meets My Morning Jacket; the LA-based group Vanaprasta that has such a buzz going they landed on Consequence of Sound’s “Top 25 Bands to Catch at SXSW”; and Oakland’s Space Ghost that will bring their bass and synth dreamy beats.

As usual, DJ Bagel Ted will be spinning beats all night. RSVP for free here on EventBrite or pay $5 at the door.

EOTB Presents 3/28 :: Blackbird Blackbird, Foxes in Fiction, Happy Trendy, Kites Sail High

Keeping the SXSW afterglow alive, fellow blogger and Austin music buddy, Ears of the Beholder, has whipped up a great showcase this Monday, March 28 at Milk Bar featuring local up and comers Blackbird Blackbird and Kites Sail High along with two Canadian bands Happy Trendy and Foxes in Fiction. Tune in and chill out.  RSVP here.

The Rumble SF 3/9 :: Grand Lake, The Tellers, The Spyrals

Grand Lake

The Tellers

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


The Coalition on Homelessness Benefit Concert: Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Ty Segall, The Sandwitches

Thee Oh Sees “Tidal Wave”

Sic Alps “L Mansion”

Ty Segall – “Melted

More stellar music headed your way this Wednesday, February 9 at Great American Music Hall with a benefit concert presented by The Bay Bridged supporting The Coalition on Homelessness. Talk about a SF garage rock powerhouse line up. Geez. The only thing missing is Nobunny. Where’s he? Ah, well he’s also playing that night but at a different show at The Knockout. February 9 must be an auspicious date for garage rock bands. A great night for music on all fronts. Get tickets for the benefit here.