Local Music

3:35pm

Wed January 2, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Field Trips

There’s not much we can tell you about the band called Field Trips, other than that they're an Oakland band. Field Trips claim to be ”running free and sharing their unhinged grooves” throughout the Bay Area. If this sounds appealing, you’ll want to show up at the New Parish in Oakland tomorrow night (January 03), where they’ll be playing. Doors open at 8pm, and music starts about 9pm.

3:00pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Whiskerman

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Not all members of today's featured band Whiskerman have whiskers, but most do. Whiskerman is one of the bands performing at a kick-off event sponsored by Food & Water Watch “to build a movement to ban oil fracking in California.” The event is coming up Friday, December 14 at Inner Mission, on Bryant Street in San Francisco, starting at 8pm. 

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3:56pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Guitar Pull

The Lady Crooners will be performing at the upcoming Guitar Pull

Now here’s something you don’t hear every day – a Guitar Pull. The term seems to come from the Great Depression when a group would get together to play songs. Often only one player would have a guitar, so they’d “pull” it from each other to have a turn.

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5:15pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: The Rogers

If your band members were named Walter, Brent, Roland, and Rafael, what would you call the band?  Why, The Rogers, of course! Although they’ve only been playing together in public for about a year, The Rogers already have an album, which was released this past summer.  You can hear them live on December 17, when they play The Rocket Room, an intimate space inside of the famous Fillmore, in San Francisco. 

6:54pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Grass Widow

There’s no leader in the band Grass Widow. That probably makes it easier for each member of this trio to suggest subjects for songs. Grass Widow, who you’re hearing now, call their music post-punk, and the New Yorker Magazine describes it as “pastoral melodies” floating over “trellises of spindly guitars.” If this sounds appealing, you can hear them live on Thursday, December 6, when they play at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.

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