Hello All! Did you miss me, or even notice I was gone? Probably not, but as so often happens with life, we get caught up in its web and either narrowly escape the claws of the deadly spider or become paralyzed by its mercilessness. But good news everybody, I escaped and am doing quite well. The last couple months have been slow, but September should bring much excitement once again. Here is what I have in store for your viewing and listening pleasures.
Terry Malts @ Thee Parkside Friday September 5th. This fuzz rock trio has brought some edge to the standard lo-fi indie music that’s spreading like wildfire. Aggressive riffs reminiscent of Minor Threat meet idle and witty vocals of Devo make them easily likeable, and they just released their new album in over a year, “Nobody Realizes this is Nowhere.” Check out their first single on Sound Cloud, Walking Without.
Caged Animals @ The Bottom of the Hill Sunday September 15th. I’m really excited to cover this show. This Brooklyn based electro group led by Vincent Cacchione (Soft Black) might fall into the category of a James Blake with a bit more stable songwriting. The band includes Cacchione’s French Canadian classically trained partner, Magali Charron, his sister Tayla, and his oldest Friend, Pat Curry, on percussion. Think Postal Service meets John Lennon. They are supporting their new album, “In the Land of Giants.” You shouldn’t miss this show if you’re around.
Wax Tailor @ Mezzanine Tuesday September 24th. Who says nothing cool happens on Tuesdays? Well, if you’re in search for something to do here’s your answer. Not only is this awesome French trip-hop DJ coming to San Francisco, he’s playing at Mezzanine, an intimate club located in the heart of downtown. From the likes of Bonobo and Tricky, Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, aka Wax Tailor, will bring his slow, sultry, and sexy beats to the bay. In support of his last album, The Dusty Rainbow Experience, a concept album which he worked with Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields, Lovage) and Ali Harter, he is sure to bring a bag plentiful of tricks and surprises. There will also be an interview coming soon!
True Widow @ Great American Music Hall Monday September 30th. This super group from Dallas, Texas, derived from members of Low, Concrete Blonde, and PJ Harvey ,brings their haunting sound to San Francisco. Pitchfork described them as “a vast bone-crunching slab of murky distortion,” and NPR included that”True Widow is a band that uses volume as an instrument.” True Widow is like a marriage between Portishead and Neurosis, and for only three members this post-metal, experiment group promises to be loud.
These are just a few events/musicians you might not have heard about that you should be exposed to. Hopefully you can catch the shows, but if not and like what you hear, support them and purchase their music, or follow up with them online. Support Underground Music!