With the official release of her debut LP, Charlatans At The Garden Gate, arriving this week, Tristen Gaspadarek is poised for a potential breakout year. Her mix of pop, rock, and Americana influences has already created a buzz in Nashville, where she moved after leaving her hometown in the Chicago area, and it’s likely to catch on as she takes her show on the road for most of the year. We caught up with after her gig in Fort Worth, Texas, in a phone interview. Catch her San Francisco debut at Rickshaw Stop on February 2rd.
Oh, how time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were given you the scoop on Popscene’s move to Rickshaw Stop, and now here we are at the party’s big debut at the venue. Don’t miss your chance to say you were at the beginning of the party’s residency at Rickshaw tonight with Blaqk Audio, an electronic music duo featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI .
You are lost in an endless field of grass at night. You find yourself mysteriously drawn towards a nearby barn for refuge. As you slide through a gap in the large red doors you’re greeted by various farm animals. You realize these are no ordinary animals, they are all made of wood. They have gears for organs, leavers for legs and paper for skin. As you examine them in wonder, they begin to look away, towards the stacked hay bails at the other end of the barn. You notice that at the very top a young farmer begins conducting each of them as an instrument. The space comes alive…
“Hall” by Baths
Explore the enigmatic (and sometimes funky) tunes from LA’s Baths (Anticon)
The crew behind Popscene celebrates the end of an era tomorrow as they close up shop at 330 Ritch and prepare to move the weekly party to Rickshaw Stop. The party, which focuses on Britpop, indie rock, electro, and more, is often responsible for introducing emerging artists to San Francisco and the United States just before they blow up on the national level. We asked co-founder Aaron Axelsen to share his Top 5 best memories from Popscene at 330 Ritch.