If you're not jetting off to some tropical locale or retreating to the woods this Memorial Day Weekend, pack some earplugs and head to the Rickshaw Stop for SF Popfest's Slumberland Records Showcase tonight and Saturday. Oh, and don't forget to honor our fallen war heroes with plenty of stiff drinks, ice cold beers, and maybe a cheeseburger along the way.
The Bay Area's got world-class music and killer indie record labels to match. But what does it take to run a tastemaking label? In this new series, we look at the movers & shakers who've been changing the music game here in the past decade.
It's hard to overstate the influence Slumberland Records has had on indie bands around the country, and maybe even the world. Born in 1989 by former Black Tambourine member Mike Schulman, the one-man operation has used the DIY aesthetic of punk and a passion for fuzzy, noisy pop and experimental music to nurture groups like Stereolab, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, SF's very own Weekend, Brilliant Colors, The Swirlies, and Crystal Stilts.