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What's In My Bag with The Fresh & Onlys' Tim and Shayde

Posted by Kelly S. Osato, November 16, 2012 05:29pm | Post a Comment
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The Fresh & Onlys, besides presenting in name one of the best bandtonym-worthy word combinations, are without a doubt one of the most pimped-out live performers reppin the Bay Area these days. Currently on tour, and they tour a lot, The Onlys pack plenty of dirty raw party rockin' vibes into every sweaty show. I'd go so far as to say they bring a guaranteed good time to any venue; unadulterated fun at it's most arrested stage of development. What's more, the minds that inform the Fresh and Onlys' sound are like rich wells of music knowledge, deeply dug and flowing wide. I can say this with a certain degree of confidence having known and worked with three quarters of the band off and on for many, many years. That being the case, as happens with colleagues of any sort, their opinions on all things music, film, Amoeba or otherwise have abutted, aggravated, enhanced and influenced mine over time. It's one of those really good things about the working-at-Amoeba experience that I wish we could share more easily. But I suppose that territory best captured and exposed via our What's In My Bag video vignette series.

But before we get into that, get into this:
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A lovely, pastoral portrait of the boys in pastels, looking petal fresh and Easter Sunday garden party pretty in contrast to the live-action, imagery of sloshed, sudorific revelry, above left. Say what you will about the Fresh & Onlys workaday aesthetic, they clean up nice. And though Fresh & Onlys frontman and guitarist Tim Cohen is caught trashing Amoeba SF's Hip Hop section in the video below (for the record: tending said section used to be his responsibility) and bassist Shayde Sartin's picks skewed towards "white guy rock" and his years spent living in Florida on the day this little scene was recorded, I cannot speak more highly about these two dudes' astronomical taste levels when it comes to music, nevermind their particular genus of dusty, road tested rocker species. BUt don't take my word for it, find out for yourself -- check out the video below:


The Fresh & Onlys Premiere "Presence of Mind" Video

Posted by Billyjam, August 30, 2012 12:34pm | Post a Comment

The Fresh & Onlys "Presence of Mind" (2012)

San Francisco indie outfit The Fresh & Onlys today premiere the Dawn Carol Garcia directed, zombie themed, music video for "Presence of Mind" (the audio of the song was posted here by Billy Gil a few weeks ago) taken from the band's new album Long Slow Dance which is scheduled for release by Mexican Summer next Tuesday, Sept. 4th. In support of the new album by the band that features Amoeba SF's own Tim Cohen, who founded the group back in 2004, will kick off a North American tour that begins next Wednesday (Sept 5th) in Santa Ana and will include dates at The Echo in LA on Sept 7th and at The Independent in San Francisco on Sept 8th.

Also on the tour will be Terry Malts, Grass Widow and Quilt. The new album has the distinction, according to the band, of been recorded on the same reel-to-reel that Warren Zevon recorded "Werewolves of London." There is a documentary on the making of the album in the works which you can get a sneak peek below. And for a preview of the album you can pick up releases from the Fresh & Onlys back-catalog here + stream a preview copy here c/o Hype Machine  Fresh & Onlys tour details.
 

The Making of new Fresh & Onlys album (2012)

King Khan Tells Your Future Before His SF Show, Sept. 4th

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 27, 2012 02:40pm | Post a Comment
King Khan knows all! Are you a big fan of King Khan & The Shrines AND tarot cards? Want King KhanKing Khan to read your future? If so, please email the folks over at Great American Music Hall at  info@gamh.com and describe why you want King Khan to do your personal reading.

If you win, the reading will take place on Tuesday, September 4th before their Great American Music Hall show in SF. All entries must be received by Great American Music Hall by noon this Friday, August 31st. 

Get tickets to the show HERE!

King Khan shows off his tarot skills to Tim Cohen


King Khan live at Amoeba SF

Mix Masterpiece Features Bay Area Artists, DJs, and Musicians this Friday, August 3rd.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 2, 2012 01:00pm | Post a Comment
Mix Masterpiece showcases the vast and vibrant communities of art and music in the Bay Area. Join them on Friday, August 3rd at 144 King Art Cafe in San Francisco for another sparkling showcase of over 20 artists, Djs, and musicians. This show is not to be missed and... it's FREE!
 
Featured artists include Tim Cohen, Leo Docuyanan, Jeff Bostic, June Eng, Ben Needham, Six Nolasco Morsch, Jake Frye, Markus Lin, Katy Vawter, Gabriel Wheeler, Michael Valenti, John Coyne, Berlin Tomas, and more!
 
Featured music and DJs with The selector Dj Kirk (The Revival/Sweater Funk), Boom Bostic (Bostic Arts and Music), Chan Chan (Valencia Radio 87.9 fm), Doug Pagan (Voltage Music), and Psychic Sidekicks (Apollo Records).
 

Tim Cohen's Magic Trick Releases Video for "Invisible at Midnight." Go Amoeba Alums!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, July 22, 2012 01:05pm | Post a Comment
magic trick tim cohen ruler of the nightMagic Trick, the side project of The Fresh & Onlys' Tim Cohen (who just happens to be an Amoeba San Francisco alum!), is celebrating the release of their second album, Ruler of the Night, with a spectacularly imaginative video for the song "Invisible at Midnight."

Directed by Mat Dara, another member of the Amoeba SF family, the video follows a young girl's loss of a pet goldfish and her subsequent attempt at necromancy. Enjoy!




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