Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SF Briefs: ipickmynose Presents, Grand Lake at Mission Creek, more

+ ipickmynose is presenting a great show at Bottom of the Hill tomorrow - the Rural Alberta Advantage with locals Okay and Half-handed Cloud. Reasons to go: this could be the last IPMN show ever (in SF, at least), and IPMN's Adrian has this to say:
If you’ve been reading this blog, you know my love of Rural Alberta Advantage is nothing new. In fact, they released one of my favorite albums of 2008 [rereleased this week on Saddle Creek].... I saw them twice at SxSW, including an incredible, breath-taking show at Central Presbyterian. They produce driving, often-raw indie folk about Alberta. Mark my word, they will put on a good show.
The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Don't Haunt This Place" (mp3)
Okay - "Beast" (mp3)

+ The Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival kicks off this weekend, and the complete lineup is a beast. A totally awesome beast, that is. One highlight is this Saturday's OMFG Oakland! - an all-day showcase for East Bay bands at Rooz Cafe. The lineup features our pals Grand Lake alongside Make Me, White Cloud, The Blank Tapes, Colossal Yes, The Splinters, Ghost and the City, The Dashing Suns and The Double U.
[via The Bay Bridged]

+ On the subject of Grand Lake - the band is now a trio consisting of original members Caleb Nichols (bass/vocals) and Jameson Swanagon (guitar), alongside new drummer John Pomeroy.

Grand Lake - "Concrete Blonde on Blonde" (mp3)

+ MBV has a video of John Vanderslice performing "Forest Knolls."

+ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are hitting the road. Their California stops will be July 20 at The Echo in Los Angeles and July 21 at The Rickshaw Stop in San Fransisco. Support for both shows comes from locals Girls. Pains' debut album and a bunch of 7" singles are out on Oakland label Slumberland.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Young Adult Friction" (mp3)

+ Or, The Whale's new, self-titled record will be out September 22 on Seany. Check out this performance of "Never Coming Out" from Luxury Wafers...

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