Posts tagged ‘California’

HIJK: Tonight We’re on Fire

By | February, 26, 2014

HIJK are an Indie Rock band from Oakland, trafficking in “hyper late 90’s-style rock, full of addictive hooks and complex riffs”. Their art forward style hinges on angular guitar work that simultaneously references the Post-Punk sound, as well as, Alt-Rock staples like Superchunk. Check out the stop motion video for their brazen song “Paper Boat”.

The band is looking to “take your TV set” this Friday, February 28th, in a cool double bill with Autocomplete, at The Connecticut Yankee. Getting robbed never sounded so good…

Make sure to get your half price tickets in advance here!

Autocomplete : Out of the Garage, Into the Bar

By | February, 25, 2014

Autocomplete are a group of “rudderless kids” based in San Francisco, grinding out a brash and punky brand of Garage Rock. Their sound has more in common with The Stooges and former SF band, Thee Oh Sees, than other California contemporaries like the Allah-Las, or The Fresh & Onlys. Check out their captivating video for the gritty song “Fish” below.

Autocomplete is performing this Friday, February 28th at The Connecticut Yankee in support of HIJK. Make sure to get your half price tickets in advance here.

Jacob Jeffries is Selling His Soul

By | February, 14, 2014

Jacob Jeffries is a young Singer/Songwriter hailing from Florida who has some notable accolades to his name already. Besides being signed to Warner/Chappell for a publishing deal, he has also won the Florida Grammy Showcase for Best New Artist, and has opened for Allen Stone, Eric Hutchinson, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, and Dashboard Confessional. Following in the rich tradition of storytellers who have a knack for spinning their tales in the catchiest way possible, Jacob Jeffries is on the path to building a dedicated fan base founded on substance rather than hype.

Check out the video for “Highest Bidder” below, and see what Jacob is selling his soul for. Once you know, make sure you come see him perform live tomorrow night at The Connecticut Yankee, with support from local San Francisco bands, The Whiteboards and Hidden in the Sun. For more details and half price tickets click here.

Hidden in the Sun through the Fog

By | February, 12, 2014

Hidden in the Sun is a San Francisco band, that mines heartfelt songs, from the rich well of American storytelling and roots music. Lead singer Lizzie Clapper divulges personal experiences in poetic phrases, grounded by the beautiful folk, blues and rock piano stylings of Ciara McAllister. The style is steeped in tradition, which seems to be losing ground in today’s musical landscape, which is heavily over saturated by cut rate DJ’s remixing lowest common denominator pop hits. It is refreshing to see that some acts are holding on to what makes music so special to everyone, the ability for the sound, the voice and lyrics with substance to move the not only the body, but the mind and the soul as well.

This music was the basis for the style and sound that put San Francisco on the map back in the ’60s. Here is some press from music writer, John Wooley, who obviously felt that same energy.

“To my ears, Hidden in the Sun sounds a lot like the San Francisco psychedelia that came along in the late ’60s and really kind of started that whole album-rock/FM radio thing. All four songs from the EP Smoke Signals — and especially the first two — have the kind of vibe that first knocked me out back then, when radio started playing bands like Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and, of course, Big Brother and the Holding Company. In fact, Lizzie’s phrasing and vocal approach reminds me at times of both Janis Joplin and Grace Slick in their primes.”

Watch the band perform “Three Flavors of Five” below, and make sure to come out this Saturday, February 15th to The Connecticut Yankee to see them perform! It is sure to be a bright spot in what’s been a foggy streak over the last week plus. Show up by 10pm to see Jacob Jeffries Band and The Whiteboards. You can purchase half price tickets, for $5, in advance of the show here.

Wax Cactus

By | February, 7, 2013

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.

future us Live on Air

By | January, 22, 2013

future us performed a few tracks live on air at FCC Free Radio back in November shortly after killing it in our first show back at The Connecticut Yankee. Give a listen to “I Belong to You” and “No Good” below, and make sure to come down to El Rio tomorrow night (1/23/13) to see the future of music as Jim Morrison so aptly described back in 1969. Discounted tickets are available here.