This Friday, December 9th, Antenna Farm is teaming up with our favorite local radio station, KALX, for a special night at the cool new Oakland venue, Vitus. As a bonus, this show is specially priced at a budget-friendly $5, so you can come out without having to cheap out on mom’s Christmas present.
Join us as we welcome Social Studies back for their first East Bay show in almost a year, and their first show in several months altogether. The band has been on a hiatus from live shows while drummer Michael has recovered from foot surgery earlier this year, but they haven’t been idle. They’ve taken the opportunity to lay down a whole new set of songs for their next album (coming in mid 2012!) and this is a great chance to check out some new material for the first time!
Dreamdate singers Yea-Ming Chen and Anna Hillberg play stripped down pop arrangements reminiscent of the early 90s twee of groups like Cub and the Spinanes, anchored by the drum work of Joe Haener (most recently of the Dodos.). Will Sprott is the frontman for the Mumlers, San Jose’s most exciting musical export since the Count Five. As a solo performer, Will Sprott is a bit more subdued than the Beefheart inflected New Orleans vibe of his full band, but no less complex, freed to try his skillful hand at capturing the raw essence of 75 years of collected American pop music.
Finally, we should add a note about Vitus, the great new Oakland venue hosting this show. Locals might remember this location as the home of the former Oakland Metro; Vitus has been completely renovated and re-opened by Damon Gallagher, one of the folks behind one of the East Bay’s most legendary underground venues, the Ghost Town Gallery. He’s gone legit now, and with his old friend and studio wiz Greg Ashley (the Gris Gris) handling sound, Vitus is a worthy addition to the newly thriving Oakland nightlife scene.
So if you’re in the Bay Area, do come out, this will be a fun night! Details below:
Friday December 9th
Will Sprott (of the Mumlers)
Vitus, 201 Broadway (in Jack London), Oakland, CA 94607
And yes, you totally should RSVP on Facebook here.