This Week in Local Music News
Sic Alps debuted a hazy, new music video for the first of three new tracks found on their She's On Top EP. Filmed in SF, it features hometown babes, images of Grateful Dead bears, and characters in various states of freaking out. Best of all, two more videos for the rest of the EP are on the way! [via tinymixtapes.com]
Oakland's Shannon and The Clams' new LP Dreams in the Rat House got a ton of praise this week! Pitchfork said, "In the number of years they’ve played together, [Shannon] Shaw and [Cody] Blanchard have learned how to disassemble the parts and rebuild them in a way that sounds both classic and wild at the same time," while Consequence of Sound lauded Shaws "effortless voice," which steals the show.
There are some band logos in the world that are more recognizable the world over than, say, a politician'sname or face–and quite a few of those come from the Bay Area. All Shook Down rounded up a list of seven homegrown band logos that fit the bill. [via SF Weekly]
Adult Swim and Dr. Pepper collaborated on a surprisingly legit garage rock compilation, featuring a slew of Bay Area notables like Thee Oh Sees, former Oaklanders Weekend, Mikal Cronin, Gris Gris, and more. You can download it for free here. [via Adultswim.com]
A few local clubs are alleging that the SF Entertainment Commission's sole inspector, Vajra Granelli, has been punishing them with official citations if the clubs do not choose to do business with Granelli's private security firm, Yojimbo Protection Services. Though Granelli denies it all, All Shook Down makes some interesting points on the matter. Crossing fingers that this isn't true. [via SF Weekly]
It seems that even over in Paris, SF's ever changing psychedelic rock movement gets major props. In July, the City of Light will host the City Sounds Festival: San Francisco Edition, featuring the Bay's very own wigged-out musical wizards Thee Oh Sees, Warm Soda, Ty Segall and Shannon and the Clams, as well as further-flung White Fence and Moon Duo. [via The Bay Bridged]