Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Cortez - Feb. 3 - w/ The VLA, Alex Kemp and Shane Walsh at Bootleg

"They are cut from a cloth that embraces the free-thinking spirit of 60s, via San Francisco and Woodstock. They tap into the liberating sense of possibility and scoff at any kinds of limitations imposed on the people of this country. They gravitate toward the melancholic dimension of the war – or any war – that’s being waged and chronicle it with a new song about a wife continuing to receive letters from her soldier husband though he’s already dead. She chooses to think of him still as a living person and the letters are all the indication she needs. Red Cortez tap into the souls of the folks they make up or relay to us, giving a warm display that feels like betterment." – Daytrotter

Friday, January 22, 2010

Timber Timbre Will Support The Low Anthem on March 25th at Bootleg

Curious about Timber Timbre?

The elements are deceptively simple: a confident, but hushed voice, understated guitar, strings and keyboard flourishes, and a subtle percussive beat. Timber Timbre front man Taylor Kirk is making pop as if it was meant to sound haunted. Something grounded in a strange place where genre descriptions like blues, country, and folk intersect becoming secondary to the precision of the moods being conjured.

89.9 KCRW, When You Awake, and Rollo & Grady will present the show - March 25th at Bootleg. Advance tix are $15!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maus Haus at Silverlake Lounge Tonight

“Leave it to the weirdo mecca of San Francisco to produce a smart psych rock band in Maus Haus that practices the biggest rock perversion of them all - complete lack of guitars. Hailing from the Bay Area, Maus Haus combine a paranoid insomniac vibe with playful pop lines and cleverly cinematic lyrics that make them out to be the bastard child of Kraftwerk hanging with Captain Beefheart that would obviously have a video starring Simon Le Bon and the boys. That is an admittedly nutso sentence, but it's hard to pinpoint exactly what Maus Haus is - other than totally rad.” – RCRD LBL

We've listened to MH's full roster of Myspace songs at least 6 times today. The band will be direct support for Chk Chk Chk (!!!) during Noise Pop in San Fran this February. Maus Haus plays tonight at Silverlake Lounge w/ Pomegranate (also from NorCal - Oakland), The Californian and Melanoid.