The new video for the sweet doo-wop song ’Bases of Pyramids’ by Oakland’s Cave Clove is making me excited for the Bay Area summer- the kind of summer where you can still wear your favorite vintage coat while picnicking among a sea of craft beer bottles, and the graffiti around you mingles beautifully with the greenery and the grins of your friends…
One half of the Brothers Quazar once made me the best mix CD I’ve ever received in my life, so I may be a bit biased when I tell you to head to their DJ set at the Night Light tonight.
The pair of bros (not literal, but almost brothers) have been swapping tunes since high school era and share a common interest in tasty tracks from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s and spaced out jams. That plus cheap drinks, crushed velvet wallpaper and paintings of naked ladies all adds up to good clean fun, in my book. Set starts tonight around 8. More details here.
Download a Bay Area Bourgeois exclusive preview mix here. Track list below.
Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23
Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather be with You
The Beatles – Sun King
Brian Benette – Solstice
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Pete Wingfield – Whole Pot a Jelly
Frank Zappa – Apostrophe
Ed Green – My Love For you
Another mix of songs all using some form of the word ‘love’ in the title…
(the first of which can be found here)
Track listing below:
We’re Looking For a Lot of Love -Hot Chip
Strange Love -Theophilus London
This is Love -PJ Harvey
Poor in Love -Destroyer
My Wild Love -The Doors
Love Like a River -Girls
Lover Lover Lover -Leonard Cohen
Modern Love -David Bowie
Love is All -The Tallest Man on Earth
I’m the Man Who Loves You -Wilco
Love Makes You Feel 10 Feet Tall -The Velvet Underground
This Tornado Loves You -Neko Case
Big Love -Kevin Drew
To the Love Within -Megapuss
Sweet Lovin’ Man -Magnetic Fields
This Love is Fucking Right! -The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
I Think I’m in Love -Spiritualized
Goodnight My Love -Mcguire Sisters
407 million people speak Spanish as a native language and another 60 million speak as a second language. Most of those speakers are in the Western Hemisphere and represent more than half of the population of the Americas. Ana Tijoux – born to Chilean parents exiled in Lille, France – is one of them. I am not.
Despite my inability to comprehend most of what the trilingual and quite pregnant Tijoux uttered on stage, I found myself captivated with her grounded and soulful stage presence.
I knew I had to get back on the blog-wagon when I heard that one of the coolest exports from my new home, Chile, will be making not one but two appearances in the Bay Area! If you’re not familiar with Grammy-nominated emcee Ana Tijoux’s music, perhaps you may have heard her hit song ’1977′ in the background of this sick scene from Breaking Bad…
So we’re all pretty wiped out from our various Halloween / Dia de los Muertos / Harvest festival celebrations and associated costume shopping and assembly. But imagine how spent Maus Haus — who just returned from a nationwide tour with the likes of the Dodos and the Generationals — must feel.
After a months long recording hiatus and slight changes in line-up, the electro-pop quartet have also recently released their latest work, an EP entitled ‘Light Noise’ on Lavish Habits.
On a holiday where everyone gets to masquerade as someone else, why do the bands and DJs always have to be themselves? Thee Parkside is bucking tradition and hosting four bands — being not themselves — this weekend at the Hallorager.
Cover sets by Glitter Wizard (The Seeds), Twin Steps (The Cramps), Meat Market (G.G. & The Jabbers) and the Parmesans (The Kinks) on stage plus tarot card readings, a haunted house and something called MOM’s spooky booth will abound. Mysterious.
We’re currently accepting bets on whether Jonathan Reddick will dress up like Poison Ivy.
Show is 21+. Tickets are $5 w/ costume; $8 w/o and available here.