I had the pleasure of dining with Academy Award nominated documentarian Sam Green a while back when I heard of this amazing SF MOMA art project and collaboration with indie super stars Yo La Tengo he was masterminding called, “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.” To put it in context, the SF MOMA is on the verge of launching an exhibit honoring Buckminster Fuller – the eccentric designer, inventor, theorist and futurist forever associated with the creation of the famed geodesic dome. The exhibit will open at the SF MOMA on March 31. Part of the programming schedule will feature a documentary retrospective by Sam Green exploring Fuller’s utopian vision. Green’s imagery and narration will be backed by live music from Yo La Tengo. Two live performances will take place May 1 at 7PM and 9PM. Tickets are on sale now through the San Francisco Film Society. An event not to be missed, so get on it now! They won’t last.
- Jason Lytle “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
- Sonic Youth “The Eternal”
- Papercuts “You Can Have What You Want”
- Jeff The Brotherhood “Heavy Days”
- Animal Collective “Fall Be Kind” (EP)
- Built To Spill “There Is No Enemy”
- Mew “No More Stories…”
- Systems Officer “Underslept”
- Flaming Lips “Embryonic”
- Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
- Atlas Sound “Logos”
- Polvo “In Prism”
- Girls “Album”
- Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
- Circulatory System “Signal Morning “
- Mission Of Burma “The Sound The Speed The Light”
- The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
- Them Crooked Vultures “Them Crooked Vultures”
- Woods “Songs Of Shame”
- Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”
Things That I Would Like To See Disappear Forever in 2010: Any band listing Animal Collective as an influence.
Genre With The Least Staying Power: Chillwave, Glo-fi, et al.
What I Have High Hopes For in 2010: 1) Bands who remember that the guitar is indeed an instrument. 2) LIARS LIARS LIARS!!!
Yay, Yo La Tengo! This is the second video in a series of five from the upcoming Yo La Tengo album, “Popular Songs” due out September 8th on Matador Records. Can’t wait to see them at Treasure Island this fall!
Happy day! The Treasure Island Music Festival has announced the line up for this fall’s event scheduled October 17-18, 2009 on Treasure Island in San Francisco. As usual, the line up is divided into the more electro pop/hip hop day on Saturday and the indie rock day on Sunday. Single day tickets are $65 and early bird two-day passes go on sale tomorrow at noon for $99 (limited availability). Get your tickets and get ready!
Saturday, October 17 features: MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Brazilian Girls, The Streets, Dan Deacon, LTJ Bukem, DJ Krush and more.
Sunday, October 18 features: The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Beruit, Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, The Walkmen, Sleepy Sun, Vetiver and more.