great american music hall
Some of the best local bands are coming together for a show tonight at the Great American Music Hall to help turn around one of this city's most serious plights: homelessness. Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Ty Segall and The Sandwitches will shred amps and ear bones all night long for the Coalition on Homeless, so you don't have to feel guilty about spending wads of cash on drinks and band merch on a Wednesday.
One thing San Francisco's music scene will never be short on is ego, especially during a time when artists here are trend-setting at a breathless pace.
Don't get me wrong--I like Best Coast a heck of a lot. I'm just way more excited to see San Francisco band Sonny & the Sunsets open for them at their Great American Music Hall show tomorrow night, the 26th. With their latest and most excellent disc Tomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum) hot off the presses this summer, Sonny & the Sunsets--who have been rigorously touring for a few months now--has become one of our best musical exports.
One of the bands many of us here at 7x7 agree on is San Francisco's very own Fresh N Onlys. If you've seen them, you know that they're multifarious, loud and psychedelic. And if you haven't, definitely check out their multitude of albums and EPs (these guys churn them out like they're nothing) - each one is a journey of the band's collective music-obsessed mind. And speak of the devil, they've got a new one hot off the presses - Play It Strange (In the Red) will be out October 12th.
Which Pixies album is your favorite? Mine is Doolittle, which I knew back to front in my high school days. It's hard to believe the timeless alt-rock album celebrates its 20th anniversary today, but I'm not complaining because that means Black Francis, also known as Frank Black, the voice behind the Pixies, is in full force supporting his masterpiece.