Linda Perhacs to Play SF

Posted by Miss Ess, September 15, 2010 10:45am | Post a Comment
Wow, this promises to be one of the hipster events of the year! 

Linda Perhacs, whose brilliant 1970 album Parallograms is beloved by Amoebites and psyche folk fans alike, will take to the stage to perform new material with a band at the SF Art Institute Lecture Hall on October 9th. Tickets are on sale right here.

"Hey, Who Really Cares"


Tim Cohen's New Video for I Come Alive

Posted by Miss Ess, September 9, 2010 04:46pm | Post a Comment

"I Come Alive"

Local artist (and, full disclosure, Amoeba employee) Tim Cohen's quite the prolific guy. Aside from fronting the Fresh & Onlys, Tim also has put out several solo records, including The Two Sides of Tim Cohen and Laugh Tracks.

Now, our own Gabriel Wheeler (yes, so much talent stews and brews within the walls and halls of Amoeba!) has directed Tim in a video for "I Come Alive," his track on the Secret Seven release of SF local sounds In A Cloud. The vid is full of dark Guy Maddin-esque flickering imagery and vampire women. Intriguing! You can check out more of his music here.

Matador at 21 Box Set Release

Posted by Miss Ess, September 8, 2010 04:22pm | Post a Comment
More thrilling news from the fine folks at Matador: On September 28th, pretty much the eve of their 21st anniversary blowout party in Vegas, the label will release a limited edition box set of tracks culled from 1989 right up to the present!

Artists such as Steve Malkmus & the Jicks, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Chavez, Kurt Vile, Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Arab Strap, Liz Phair and about a zillion others will be represented! There will also be an oh-so-enticing extra disc of exclusive, unreleased live tracks from the 10th year anniversary concert back in 1999 with artists like Cat Power, Pavement, and Bardo Pond.

AND the box set comes with 36 custom Matador poker chips! How fun is that?

If all that wasn't enough, all the proceeds from the box set will be given to three selected charities.

Please hit up the Matador website for full track listings as well as all the details.

Mountain Man's Debut Record, Made the Harbor, Is a Stunner

Posted by Miss Ess, September 7, 2010 11:10am | Post a Comment

I'm a sucker for a three part harmony and the ladies of Mountain Man deliver 'em in spades on their fantastic debut album, Made the Harbor. Their singing creates an effortlessly beautiful sound, one that is refreshingly unlike anything else out there currently in music. Instead, Mountain Man sounds like something crying out from the past, while lyrically remaining in the present. The combination is flawless.

If you are into music that is simultaneously organic and magical, this is the new band for you! Check out some of these gals' songs below, and to read an interview I did with them back in February, click here!

Apparently I am not the only one obsessed with Mountain Man -- international singing sensation Jonsi is bringing them out on his fall US tour, and the ladies will also be performing at Amoeba Berkeley on October 20th.


Radical Act - A 1995 Documentary About Women Who Rock

Posted by Miss Ess, September 1, 2010 09:38am | Post a Comment
On September 13, the 1995 documentary Radical Act will be released on DVD! The film contains interviews with female musicians, journalists, and historians about how being a woman has impacted their work. It's gonna be interesting to look back on where we were as women in music back then, and to think about what progress we have made, and where we still could stand to see improvement.

Gals featured in the film include: Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Julie Ruin), Toshi Reagon, Gretchen Phillips, Melissa York (Team Dresch, Vitapup, The Butchies), Kim Coletta (Jawbox, co-owner of DeSoto Records), Shirlé Hale (Mary Lou Lord, Gerty, Womyn of Destruction), Sharon Topper (God is My Co-Pilot), journalist Evelyn McDonnell (Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock n Roll and Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop and Rap), author Victoria Vicky Starr (KD Lang: All You Get Is Me) and Dr. Kay Turner (now Folk Arts Director of Brooklyn Arts Council).

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