Wax Cactus is an up and coming San Francisco rock band, birthed from the tough streets of the Tenderloin. Despite their gritty origins, the band has been able to find a delicate balance between hard rocking heavy hitters and sweet soulful songs. Their attention to song craft, as well as technical prowess and showmanship, align them with the style and philosophy we still adore from classic rock legends like Neil Young & Crazy Horse and the Grateful Dead. Rather than coming off like a retread of those great bands, the band has forged a sound that hearkens to that golden era, yet remains refreshing in the current state of over processed, cookie cutter acts that dominate the musical landscape.
They’ll be joining their funky friends, Sans Pablo, this Saturday night (2/9/13) at The Connecticut Yankee. Give a listen to the band live below, and make sure to head down to the venue to check them out. Show starts at 10pm. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Check out this awesome acoustic version of “Crooked Smile” by Moxie Kids. Chris hooks the listener immediately with an earworm of a riff, that leads directly in to a strong vocal melody. Kyle plays the piano instead of drums, but still propels the song by keeping the pulse driving forward. Give a listen and make sure to catch the band this Wednesday (1/23/13) down at El Rio. They start at 10pm, and will be followed by friends and fellow SF band, future us. Discounted tickets for the show can be purchased in advance here.
Moxie Kids are an indie rock duo based in San Francisco. Chris and Kyle are lifelong friends who have been writing music since the age of 11. With many years of experience together, and many years logged playing in other bands, the two have reconnected and spawned a new project that seems like it was destined to be. Pulling from the blues and rock’n'roll, as well as garage and disco-punk, the band has forged a fresh sound that rests it’s laurels on solid songwriting and proficient playing. Make sure you come out to The Connecticut Yankee tomorrow night (11/9/12), to watch the band open at TurnStyle Music Group’s first show in San Francisco.
Watch the band rock their song “In the Storm” live below.
future us will be performing this Friday night (11/9/12) at The Connecticut Yankee in support of Spidermeow. The duo is comprised of singer/songwriter, Megan Heavlin Ochoa and electronic artist Daniel Durrett. The two cutting edge artists are fusing the classic storytelling of folk, with the soundscapes and beats of electronica. Make sure to hear their innovative sound first hand this Friday night. Half price tickets are available here.
Listen to “On My Mind” below to get a taste of what you’ll hear on Friday night.
Spidermeow will be headlining TurnStyle Music Group‘s first ever show in San Francisco this Friday night at The Connecticut Yankee. A forward thinking blend of Appalachian songcraft and progressive improvisation, Spidermeow spins their unique sound best in the live setting. With room to breathe and grow, their artfully constructed Laurel Canyon influenced tunes take flight via guitar fireworks and space funk grooves. Make sure you head down to The Connecticut Yankee in Potrero Hill this Friday, November 9th to see and hear the band for yourself!
More details and half price advance tickets can be found here.
Watch a live cut of the band performing at Owl Fest in Nevada this summer below.