This Saturday, join Winfred E. Eye as they perform on the Bay Area’s own legendary, nationally syndicated public radio staple, West Coast Live. Tune in your terrestrial radio this Saturday, March 6th, as the WCL broadcasts from the SF Ferry Building . The show runs from 10am until Noon (PST), and for you Bay Area residents, check it out in person (always a fun event, click here for tickets) or tune in to KALW 91.7 FM. For those outside the Bay Area, don’t fret, this is a worldwide deal! To check out the live broadcast on the internets, click HERE. And for a radio station carrying the broadcast in your area, click HERE.
Yes, next Saturday, February 27th, Sugar & Gold play their first Yay Area show of the new year as part of Noise Pop 2010….and it’s going to be a killer show. They’ll be joined by !!!, Maus Haus, and My First Earthquake at the Mezzanine. This show WILL sell out, so get yr advance tickets here.
Why have they been absent, you might ask. Sugar & Gold have been working hard on putting the finishing touches on their new album, Get Wet! coming out on Antenna Farm April 27th. With a suite of videos and remixes in the works, this is going to be a feast for the eyes and ears, and you may never be the same. More on this soon.
In the meantime, the next time you are at your local Hollister Co. store, be sure to check their current “spring break” playlist, as S&G’s ‘Neighborhood’ makes an appearance alongside cuts from Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Chromeo and more. Happy shopping!
Two show announcements for you, spanning the breadth of our fine continent.
First, you have Bart Davenport, making a trip to NYC to mix a batch of songs with Quinn and Daniel (of the Phenomenal Handclap Band) for their garage/psyche side-project, The Incarnations. Never one to pass through the Apple without a shout out ot his fans there, BD has booked a last minute solo gig this Thursday, January 28th in Brooklyn at the legendary acoustic venue, Pete’s Candy Shop. For more info, click here.
Back here in the Yay Area, The Dry Spells are celebrating their debut album, Too Soon For Flowers rating an NPR 2009 Album of the Year nod with a special headlining show next Sunday, February 7th, at the Cafe Du Nord. Opening the show will be The Sarees and The Lambs, it promises to be a great night. For more info, click here.
Hey, friends! What better way to ring in the new year than to join us in listening to Bart Davenport perform on the Bay Area’s own legendary, nationally syndicated public radio staple, West Coast Live? Tune in your terrestrial radio this Saturday, January 2nd for a very special performance by Bart Davenport as part of a special WCL broadcast from the SF Ferry Building . The show runs from 10am until Noon (PST), and for you Bay Area residents, check it out in person or tune in to KALW 91.7 FM. For those outside the Bay Area, don’t fret, this is a worldwide deal! To check out the live broadcast on the internets, click HERE. And for a radio station carrying the broadcast in your area, click HERE.
Just in time for Christmas, Sugar & Gold have released the video for Neighborhood, their love note to San Francisco. Locals can play “spot the landmark” throughout this great video, directed by Sam Young. Enjoy it with your eggnog!
The Best of 2009 lists are rolling in, and Too Soon for Flowers has been selected as 2009′s album of the year by Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered.
“[Too Soon for Flowers] was my comfort record all year long, over and over again I played this record….The Dry Spells mix the best of bands like Fairport Convention (my heart and soul is in love with late-’60s and early-’70s British folk music) and elements of a band like Television in the way they play their instruments and solos. And they have stories in their songs.” — Bob Boilen, NPR
Congrats to the Dry Spells for this honor on their debut album! To check it out for yourself, click here. And to check out the NPR Best of 2009 podcast, go here. Happy Holidays!
Normally we over here at Antenna Farm Records are a pretty curmudgeonly bunch, willing participants in the war on Christmas. And one of the worst aspects of the whole season is the music, which is for the most part unlistenable treacle. But every once in a while the holiday redeems itself, and I am pleased to report that Sugar & Gold has recorded a Christmas song, called Xmas in Yr Neighborhood. And it’s good! Maybe not good enough for us to start liking Christmas, but enough to exorcize the grinch for a few minutes. To check it out and download it for FREE, head over to the Bay Bridged!
That’s right. The Dry Spells performed on West Coast live last week, just after receiving copies of their debut album, Too Soon For Flowers in glorious vinyl, courtesy of our friends over at Empty Cellar Records. Limited to 500 copies on top notch 140 gram vinyl, these come complete with a download card for a high quality MP3 version. Get your copy HERE. To check out more more photos from the Spells show on West Coast live, check their facebook page.
Tune in your terrestrial radio this Saturday, November 14th for a very special performance by The Dry Spells on nationally syndicated public radio program West Coast Live. The show runs from 10am until Noon (PST), for a radio station carrying the broadcast in your area, click Here.
In other news, Bart Davenport and Still Flyin’ are back in the Bay Area after extensive fall tours. Bart returned from Spain to find a shout-out from tour-mate and stand-up guy Erlend Oye (of Kings of Convenience and Whitest Boy Alive) in the pages of Pitchfork, where he once again called out BD as his favorite folk performer. Check it Here
Finally, Sugar & Gold are on the verge of wrapping their mammoth US tour with a string of shows in the Southwest. Following a standout performance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest where they were one of the few acts to not play to a torrential downpour, the band finishes their journey at the Echoplex in Los Angeles this Friday the 13th (!) sharing the stage with Thunderheist, Winter Gloves, and Iheartcomix DJ Franki Chan. Not to be missed. For more info, click Here.