Flour + Water = Mixtape

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Flour + Water Mix

Good food, good wine, good friends, good music.  Do you need anything more than that?  You can get all that and then some this Thursday, October 8, at the hottest restaurant in San Francisco right now – the Mission district’s Flour + Water – where the OCMD will be curating an evening of strictly local music.

This unassuming neighborhood gem has earned the praise of The New York Times, WSJ, and our very own Michael Bauer. Even though the entire town is busting down the doors of this place, the owners remain decidedly laid-back and committed to preserving the hip, low-key neighborhood vibe. Fitting with that theme, I’m excited to share the local love by featuring some of the best up and coming bands San Francisco has to offer. To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant has set aside several coveted tables to bestow on a few lucky readers for this Thursday.  First four readers to email me at theocmd@gmail.com wins!

Here’s a taste of what’s to come. Enjoy the mix!

1. Papercuts, “Future Primitive”
2. Ty Segall, “Lovely One”
3. Sic Alps, “L Mansion”
4. Thee Oh Sees, “Can You See”
5. Leopold & His Fiction, “Tiger Lily”
6. The Ferocious Few, “Crazy Love”
7. The Dodos, “Fables”
8. Girls, “Lust for Life”
9. The Mantles, “Burden”
10. Garrett Pierce, “Your Feet In Wet Cement”
11. John Vanderslice, “Tremble and Tear”
12. LoveLikeFire, “William”
13. Stripmall Architecture, “Version”
14. Lilofee, “Lock and Key”

SF Spotlight: LoveLikeFire

LoveLikeFire - Photo credit Rhetts Wood

Photo credit - Rhetts Wood

LoveLikeFire – “Signs

Meet LoveLikeFire – a San Francisco indie rock group whose classic Britpop sound could have one easily mistake them as a UK band.  In fact, the first time I heard lead singer Ann Yu’s voice I thought I was listening to Delores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. Not a bad thing.  So it’s no wonder the group is taking their brand of dream pop across the pond on a full UK tour promoting their latest release, Tear Ourselves Away – releasing September 14 in the UK and expected to hit in the US sometime next year. I unfortunately missed their Pacific coast tour, so I’ll expect a full report from you UK readers!