Little Fish – “Darling Dear”

Little Fish“Darling Dear”

In case you haven’t figured out by now, I have a soft spot for Brit rock and have been keeping and eye on this UK duo called Little Fish for quite some time.  I like their stripped down, bluesy rock vibe and the raw energy Juju brings to the vocals – like Heartless Bastards on Red Bull. They’re in the states for a limited US tour, supporting Hole for much of it.  Lucky for us, they’ll be hitting Cafe du Nord this week for a headline appearance. Get it while it’s hot!

Little Fish US Tour Dates (* w/ HOLE)
April 20, 2010 Cafe du Nord, San Francisco
April 21, 2010 Viper Room, Los Angeles
*April 22, 2010 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles
*April 23, 2010 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles
*April 27, 2010 Terminal 5, New York City
*April 28, 2010 Terminal 5, New York City


Concert Picks ‘O The Week: Girls, Band of Skulls

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San Francisco’s Girls are paired up this week with New York’s Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight for a great night of music at The Rickshaw Stop.  Bonus prize, Girls are offering up their 10″ for free download. Get ’em.

“Hellhole Ratrace”

Solitude

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Band of Skulls, “Death by Diamonds and Pearls

Then this Sunday, July 26 features a repeat performance of one of my favorite bands this year, Band of Skulls. The hot UK trio will be rockin’ it at Cafe du Nord.  Be there.

7×7 Mag Reports on San Francisco’s All Ages Music Venue Battle

San Francisco’s 7×7 Magazine has now stepped into the mix to shed some light on our city’s battle to keep our cherished all ages music venues alive – such as Bottom of the Hill, Slim’s, The Fillmore and Cafe du Nord.

Stay involved and on top of the latest developments on this issue by joining one of the groups on Twitter or Facebook.

SF Music Venues Continue to Battle ABC for Licensing

The battle between California’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and some of San Francisco’s most beloved all ages music venues wages on.  Here’s a YouTube clip of a recent report from NBC 11 explaining the situation. Imagine a San Francisco without a Bottom of the Hill, Great American Music Hall, Cafe du Nord and Slims.  I cannot!  Here’s what you can do to get involved.

ABC Email and website:
SFO.Direct@abc.ca.gov Attn: Brett Musselman
http://www.abc.ca.gov/districts.asp?City=SFO#Sanfrancisco

Email Senator Mark Leno!
http://icanhaz.com/MLeno

Buy this shirt to show your support for GAMH and Slim’s:
http://www.slims-sf.com/tshirts/

Thursdays In May with Loquat at Cafe du Nord

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LOQUAT RESIDENCY
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28  | CAFE DU NORD
8 p.m. doors  

San Francisco’s answer to Swedish pop, Loquat is getting ready for their May residency at Cafe du Nord, performing every Thursday in May. Loquat handpicked out-of-town and local bands—Head Like a Kite (Seattle), Juliette Commagère (L.A.), Greycoats (Minneapolis), Foxtail Somersault (SF), Malbec (L.A.), The Union Trade (SF), Jen & Abby (L.A.), and AimLowKid (SF)—to join them for the four shows. Each night will be different: reworked old songs, new songs, surprise covers, visuals, and between-band DJ sets from Zion-I’s AmpLive and SomaFM’s DJ Elise—not your regular Loquat show.  

Listen to “Harder Hit” from Loquat’s latest album, Secrets of the Sea (Talking House):

More Great SF Music: Papercuts, Cryptacize, The Finches

The new video for “Future Primitive” off Papercuts new album You Can Have What You Want – one of my favorite albums! The band will be at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco this Friday, April 24 for a CD release party with The Finches and Cryptacize.  Wow, so much good music this week!

Papercuts Future Primitive”:

Cryptacize, “Peg” (one of my favorite covers!):

The FinchesHuman Like a House”: