San Francisco’s own Sleepy Sun will be spreading the psych this Friday, providing main support to Austin’s The Black Angels at Slims. Still riding the rave reviews surrounding their latest release Fever, the band launched a digital single of the song “Desert God” with an exclusive new b-side, “Toys” to celebrate the tour.
Seemingly moved by the Prop 8 decision and the spate of LGBT teen suicides in 2010, local 8th grader and all-around hip kid Noah Hornik (he writes an indie rock blog) started a Kickstarter campaign to organize a local show that would benefit The Trevor Project and It Gets Better.
Ergo, “It Gets Indie.”
Another year of Noise Pop ended Sunday night at the Great American Music Hall with more of a polite indie rock bow than the requisite bang, as members of Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave, Husker Du and The Album Leaf all took the stage at various times to play to a dedicated, capacity crowd.
Get an early listen to Toro Y Moi’s latest album, Underneath the Pine, a followup to his debut last year that made waves on the blogosphere. The new album, set for release on February 22nd, focuses more on live instrumentation, as opposed to more electronic/programmed approach he took on 2010′s Causers of This. Listen to the free stream HERE. He returns to San Francisco after a run of gigs at SXSW for a show at Great American Music Hall on March 24th.
The San Francisco-based rock group The Mother Hips are coming back to the Great American Music Hall this weekend for what has practically become an annual tradition. Last year, I was lucky enough to grab an exclusive interview with the guys right before the concert.