Here are some of my favorite stuff and things going on for the week of August 5, including Outside Lands, Club Soundcheck at Rickshaw Stop and essential new music from Oh Land, Cloud Control and a brand new video from one of Live 105’s top 5 local tunes of the year.
1. CLUB SOUNDCHECK:
Show this Thursday at Rickshaw Stop with 3 fantastic new bands, plus me DJing. SMALLPOOLS from LA and armed with their Live 105 Summer smash ‘Dreaming’ will be making their SF headlining live debut and also on the bill Australian upstarts CLOUD CONTROL and Brooklyn cool kids SAVOIR ADORE. 9pm doors. 18+ (http://www.rickshawstop.com) Other Soundcheck club shows this year featured SURFER BLOOD, YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE and TANLINES!
2. CLOUD CONTROL:
This new Australian band is so good that they deserve their own # this week in my top 5 blog. Lush, mellow and dreamy indie-rock in the vein of The Shins, Youth Lagoon and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. If you’re coming tomorrow night to our Soundcheck club show please arrive early to catch Cloud Control as they open up the night. (9pm doors, 9:45 set time)
3. OUTSIDE LANDS 2013:
This weekend is gonna rule. We’ll be broadcasting live backstage all 3 days from 10am-3pm and doing interviews with all your favorite OSL acts, too. Our Live 105 backstage OSL compound will also feature private acoustic sessions from PHOENIX and ATLAS GENUIS and you can still win this AND sold-out 3-day passes by listening all this week at 9:05am, 12:05pm, 5:05pm! So many incredible options this year but I’m really excited to catch FOALS from Oxford, England! They put on insane live shows and are not to be missed (Lands End mainstage on Sunday at 2:50pm)
4. THE TROPHY FIRE:
San Francisco’s own The Trophy Fire finally just released the video for one of Live 105’s Top 5 Bay Area songs of the year with ‘Hey Dreamer’ The first song taken off their latest album ‘Directions for Daylight’ –which was recorded in Oakland’s Castle Ultimate Studios- this emotively charged new single has been regularly featured on our Sunday night new music show Soundcheck and is always greeted with a sea of listener “Who is this?” texts with every spin! Catch this local 3-piece rock out at America’s Cup Pavilion on August 21!
5. OH LAND:
Before LORDE was dominating the American modern rock radio charts and CHVRCHES were selling out big theaters like The Fox, Danish synthpop songstress OH LAND was producing infectious electro dancefloor gems that had every indie club and music blogger freaking the hell out! Fast forward to today and we see OH LAND back in the mix with a brand new track, her first new material since her groundbreaking 2011 debut album, with the release of her brand new single ‘Renaissance Girls’