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Noise Pop's Musical Pursuit Night, Tuesday July 23rd in SF

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 21, 2013 06:16pm | Post a Comment
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Ready to show off your mad music trivia skills? Join Noise Pop and Amoeba Music this Tuesday, July 23rd at 1772 Market Street for the launch Musical Pursuit, a night of music trivia -- both contemporary and vintage. This free monthly event, sponsored by Drambuie, will challenge music nerds, industry professionals, and anyone who wants to explore their musical knowledge while enjoying some great food, drinks, and music.

Come early and make it a music-fueled evening! Enjoy dinner starting at 6pm, with trivia starting at 8pm hosted by SF impresario Parker GibbsMusic for the evening will be provided by Jamie Jams of DEBASER and Last Nite.

Music knowledge is rewarded handsomely at Musical Pursuit! Check out these prizes for July's event:

GRAND PRIZE 
Two-day GA tickets to Treasure Island Music Festival (October 19-20). The winning team will receive one ticket per team member, up to 8 tickets total.

RUNNER UP
$10 WillCall credit for each team member (up to 8 credits)

Your team will also have the chance to win concert tickets, rounds of drinks and shots, and food! Oh, and bragging rights, tons of bragging rights.

3rd Annual San Frandelic Summerfest With Vincent Gallo, August 3rd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 18, 2013 12:16pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music is proud to co-present the 3rd annual San Frandelic Summerfest on August 3rd at Thee Parkside in San Francisco! Summers in SF may be notoriously foggy, but this all-day rawk revival is sure to melt the fog and more.

This year, the San Frandelic Summerfest welcomes actor, director, and musician Vincent Gallo in what will be his first show in five years, as well as bands Spindrift, OUTLAW, Djin Aquarian (of Ya Ho Wa 13), Greg Ashley, The Groggs, Wild Honey, Meat Market, Cool Ghouls, Virgin Hymns, and MoonFox.

But that's not all! There will be great DJs too with Joel Gion of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Duke of Windsor, and Smile's Neil Martinson.

Get your tickets NOW as this is sure to sell out!vincent gallo san frandelic

 

Toy Love Song

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 15, 2013 07:25pm | Post a Comment

A 1980 interview with a bunch of new bands based in Auckland by the old New Zealand rock mag Rip It toy loveUp posed the question, "How would you most like the audience to react to your music?"

All the bands interviewed answered that they liked it best when the punters hit the dancefloor...except Chris Knox, the peripatetic vocalist for Toy Love. His response? "We'd rather stun them..."

Done and done. Over their all too brief two-year life, the South Island band were the best in the country by a long shot, packing pubs and slaying the hundreds of people who packed in to see them.

The band put out three singles and one LP before splitting up in late 1980. Their impact was monstrous in NZ, directly influencing the formative years of the country's premier indie label in the '80s, Flying Nun.

Brooklyn label Captured Tracks has just released a vinyl document of Toy Love's recorded output, toy lovean eponymously titled double LP comprising the best of the LPs and singles, along with other recorded material and demos. Your writer was an unabashed fanatic; I saw all but one Toy Love show in Christchurch, and a bunch at other places around the country.

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Trannyshack: Michael Vs. Janet Jackson Tribute With Special Guest Jinkx Monsoon! 7/19

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 14, 2013 06:22pm | Post a Comment

Trannyshack, San Francisco's biggest drag club night, presents a tribute to Michael & Janet on Friday, July 19th at the DNA LoungePlus, special guest Jinkx Monsoon (season five of RuPaul's Drag Race) joins the fun along with performances by Heklina, Raya Light, Bea Dazzler, Miss Rahni, Holy McGrail, and more!

General admission starts at 10:30pm, but get your tickets now for a special 9pm meet and greet with Jinx Monsoon!
 

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SOUL SLAM SF 8: Prince & Michael Jackson, July 20

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 1, 2013 06:08pm | Post a Comment
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The Bay Area summer tradition known as SOUL SLAM SF: Prince & Michael Jackson returns for its eight year! Amoeba is proud to join Keistar Productions, fresco, and Massive Selector as a sponsor of this celebration of two musical geniuses on Saturday, July 20th at Mezzanine

All the way from Brooklyn, the legendary DJ SPINNA will rock the best of both Michael Jackson (and his Royal Clan...The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, MJ covers, and more) and Prince (and all his Disciples...Sheila E, The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Alexander O’Neal, Vanity 6, Morris Day, and more).

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