Ty Segall + Charlie and The Moonhearts @ The Hemlock

Ty Segall, “The Drag” Charlie and The Moonhearts, “Cagemouth” Ladies and gentleman, Ty Segall has band! He’s evolved from a one-man act into a full fledged surf punk trio with a girl drummer to boot. Friday night The Hemlock played host to his CD Release party for Lemons, his new album due out July 14. […]

Concert Pick O’ The Week: Ty Segall Tonight at The Hemlock

Ty Segall – “It #1” San Francisco’s one-man band, garage punk rock extraordinaire, Ty Segall, is having a CD release party tonight at The Hemlock.  I fell in love with him the first time I heard him play, which was opening for Girls at the very same venue a year ago. Watching him sing, play […]

I Heart Girls and Ty Segall

It was a long night of music at The Hemlock Friday night, waiting to see my favorite local band, Girls – who I thought were opening, but ended up as headliners.  It was worth the wait as they did not disappoint.  Girls lead singer, Christopher Owens, was mesmerizing to watch in his belted dress, tattooed […]

<< REWIND // Best Albums of 2014

Here it is. My favorite albums and EPs of 2014. Unranked, because playing favorites is way too hard. 2014 brought many good things. As abundant and fulfilling as the year was for me personally, so it was musically. This year brought my favorite Ty Segall album, ever. He just keeps getting better with age and still […]

White Fence – Family Perfume Vol. 2

Artist: White Fence Album: Family Perfume Vol 1 & 2 Hails From: Los Angeles (via Bay Area) Release Date: April 3 (vol. 1); May 15 (vol. 2) Featured Track: “It Will Never Be” Tim Presley is a genius. Let’s just state the facts and get that out of the way. The member of Darker My Love and The […]

Heavy Cream – “John Johnny”

Artist: Heavy Cream Album: Super Treatment Hails From: Nashville Release Date: May 8, 2012 Featured Track: “John Johnny” In a Ramones-meets-the-Runaways incarnation, this mostly all girl (and a dude) band from Nashville is set to release their Ty Segall produced effort, “Super Treatment”, on Infinity Cat Records May 8. Yes, that would be the same label created […]

The Younger Lovers – “The Boy From Leeds”

Artist: The Younger Lovers Album: The Young Lovers 7″ EP Hails From: Oakland, CA Release Date: December 07, 2011 Featured Track: “The Boy From Leeds” Home to some of my favorite hometown heros like Ty Segall, Bare Wires, The Sandwitches and Shannon and the Clams, Southpaw Records have recently released a new 7″ from Oakland’s […]

Fresh Tracks: Royal Baths – “Darling Devine”

Artist: Royal Baths Album: Better Luck Next Life Hails From: Brooklyn by way of SF Release Date: February 7, 2012 Featured Track: “Darling Devine” I silently stalked the Royal Baths (formerly known as The Baths) during their debut album launch for Litanies last year, simultaneously in awe of their lo fi sound and androgynistic style. […]

Stuck in My Head: Mikal Cronin – “Get Along/Apathy”

Artist: Mikal Cronin Album: Mikal Cronin Homeland: Orange County, CA Release Date: September 20 Label: Trouble in Mind Featured Track: “Apathy” & “Get Along” Mikal is no stranger to the California surf punk scene. He’s been kicking around with the likes of The Moonhearts (formerly Charlie and The Moonhearts) and, my local fave, Ty Segall […]