If you haven’t yet seen the Gareth Pugh Pitti 2011 film by Ruth Hogben, watch it now. Even if you aren’t into fashion, just press play and listen. The music direction is by Matthew Stone and features Anton Coppola’s Ascension (think Dracula). Stone is Pugh’s go to man for scoring his shows.
Bay Area DJ history is at times elusive unless you’re from the area, so learning a bit about how different scenes and groups formed is always very cool. And better yet, learning of its cultural influence on friends is even cooler.
BMX bike tricks, old people with weird eyes, an urban horseback rider with a sword and no face, plus a John Legend cameo — It doesn’t get much better than this. Looking sharp Magnetic Man! Your sure to hear and see plenty more after this UK-based trio touches down for its U.S. live debut at Coachella in April.
We’re not sure if Luke Rathborne is worthy of the John Lennon and Elliott Smith comparisons bestowed upon him by at least one other publication, but “Dog Years” sure is a nice little ditty for a sunny afternoon. Kind of makes you want to stop what you are doing and roll around in the grass for awhile. Look out for rathborne’s two new EPs Dog Years and I Can be One.
[audio:http://lukerathborne.com/Dog%20Years%20-%20Luke%20Rathborne.mp3] Luke Rathborne “Dog Years”
John Vanderslice – White Wilderness
Released on Dead Oceans January 25, 2011
John Vanderslice is the Timmy Lincecum of the San Francisco music scene. Though slightly older and favoring a croquet mallet to a baseball bat, Vanderslice is just as much of a hometown hero to many and provides just as much — if not more — of an escape for listeners and show goers alike.
*Update: 3 day passes are now sold out
The days of predictions for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival are over. That’s right folks, the moment has finally arrived! As always the headliners aren’t always the biggest reasons to the travel hundreds of miles away from civilization to the dry desert of Indio California. Although Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West will be drawing large crowds from all over the country we’re excited to see Empire of the Sun, the triumphant return of Death From Above 1979, Cold War Kids, Animal Collective, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Broken Social Scene, PJ Harvey, The Presets, She Wants Revenge, HEALTH, Yelle, Menomena, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Cold Cave, Glasser, Moving Units, and Skrillex.
Of course we’ll be making a trip to Indio…know anyone who has an extra spot in their van?
April 15th, 16th & 17th in Indio, CA
Full Lineup and ticket info:
Get pumped for Chromeo’s upcoming gig at the Fox Theater with “I’m Not Contagious,” off of the duo’s iTunes Live from Montreal release that was just made available today. Tix are still available for their February 18th show in Oakland, but act quick, other stops on the tour are already sold out.