Cold Cave’s Wesley Eisold spent a number of years in the seminal hardcore bands American Nightmare and Give Up the Ghost. He took a moment before heading out on tour to explain why he made the leap to synthpop and his how his inability to express himself makes him the ideal front man. He performs July 25th at Great American Music Hall.
Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival arrives July 16 at Potrero del Sol Park in Potrero Hill. Festival co-organizer Christian “The Crusher” Cunningham let us in on the concept behind the festival and what to expect.
Bay Area DJ Bass Cadet received his first taste of electronic music when someone handed him a CD titled “Freak Beats for Beat Freaks” by Lorin (now better known as Bassnectar). This CD changed his musical outlook, which had then consisted of only playing lead guitar in bands, and sent him running to the nearest store for turntables, a mixer and headphones.
With a pair of acoustic guitars, interesting melodic exchanges, and a little production help from tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, both well known for separate projects, have joined forces at Thao & Mirah to spread some summer love with a new album and a homecoming show in SF this Thursday.
After numerous near-death experiences, substance abuse disasters, and personal and professional collapses, Mötley Crüe has somehow managed to keep touring 30 years after it was formed in Los Angeles. The band returns to San Francisco this week for an all-star 80s revival show with Poison and New York Dolls.
Ezra Rubin, aka Kingdom, has been an exciting face for bass-heavy dance music, drawing from a variety of styles, from jungle to R&B. He performs at Tormenta Tropical on Saturday during a showcase for the up-and-coming label he started with two of his peers, Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom.