Friday, August 22, 2008

Weekend Edition #5

This Sunday in San Francisco is the Rock Make Street Festival. Basically, I have been excited about this thing since I first heard about it. The event kicks off at 11AM and will feature booths of crafts and goods from local designers, not to mention two stages with great bands like Silian Rail, Rademacher, and Tartufi. The latter helped organize the event along with WhizBang Fabrics and our pals The Bay Bridged. The event is happening on Treat Street between 17th and 18th in the Mission. For more information click here.
MP3 - "What Yr Used To Back At Home (live) - Radamacher
This weekend in LA is the Sunset Junction Street Festival which does feature some big names (The Black Keys, Broken Social Scene), as well as some terrific local bands on the Bates Stage. The Happy Hollows play on Saturday at 12:50, while The Henry Clay People play at noon on Sunday.
Of course, this weekend is also the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. The three day fest kicks off today with Radiohead.
In non-festival news, I am feeling like a pretty crappy patriot because I have hardly watched any of the Olympics. I totally missed all of Michael Phelps's gold medals. Turns out, though, that Phelps has horrid taste in music.
Lastly, one great San Francisco band that I've been getting into recently is Geographer. The band celebrated a CD release this past Sunday at Cafe Du Nord, which I was unfortunately unable to attend. The Deli SF has both a review of the album and of the show. ipickmynose also has a review of the show, and I have to give Adrian a shout-out because he is the one who introduced my to this band. I can't wait to give this album a more thorough listen.
MP3 - "Can't You Wait" - Geographer

Bay Area Shows:
8/22 - Radamacher @ The Hemlock
8/23 - Kelley Stoltz @ 12 Galaxies for Parkerpalooza
8/23 - Birds and Batteries, the Ian Fays @ Bottom of the Hill
8/24 - Rock Make Street Festival!!!
More shows at The Bay Bridged

LA Shows:
8/22 - Shiloe @ Mr. T's Bowl (presented by
8/23 - Sunset Junction Street Festival
8/24 - Sunset Junction Street Festival
More shows at Radio Free Silverlake

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