Okay, so we thought we were sick of these guys. I mean, once commercial radio got a hold of Home and overplayed every second of that catchy tune we nearly stopped listening to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
However, ever since their new album, Here, dropped on May 29th we’ve become addicted all over again. Aside from Man on Fire, we’re loving the nostalgia in All Wash Out and That’s What’s Up definitely has a similar vibe that Home exuded. Let’s just hope Top 40 doesn’t get their paws on these new favorites.
You can see Polica at The Independent this August (get tickets).
Yes, we know that this post has no tie to San Francisco other than the fact that Yours Truly is responsible for it and we like these guys. Enjoy.
PAPA is performing in the city with Milo Greene this Friday at Rickshaw Stop (get tickets). They’re also playing at Outside Lands this August (get tickets).
Last night’s performance by Lonely Forest and Portugal. The Man at The Independent concluded the national Jagermeister Music Tour and man, it was epic. At first, the decor resembled a high school dance; however, cheesy plastic balls soon morphed into an intense light show once Portugal. The Man took the stage.
Chances are if you’ve lived in a big city, you’ve had your fair share of “seriously?!” moments. When I first moved to San Francisco I told a lot of wild stories. My friends at home were appalled to hear of the man with a hole through his foot (often seen on Mission and 3rd), and could not fathom how I survive an hour and a half wait for brunch. But stories like those began to dwindle because the inevitable occurred; I became immune to crazy behavior, and sadly, somewhat nostalgic for it. Perhaps this is why SRSLY is so successful.
Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” White are two locals you want to know. Otherwise known as Girls, Owens and White have a unique sound that has “been compared to the likes of Elvis Costello, the Beach Boys, and Buddy Holly.“
To find out more about the San Francisco band, check out their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.
Hosted by Paavo Steinkamp, American Hipster “takes a hard look at pop culture while saving room to laugh at itself.” Hipsters are so much more than trendsetters, and these videos showcase the creative spirit of our country.
Paavo captured two of our favorite things in the Bay-music and coffee. Check out his videos on SF based music site Yours Truly and neighborhood coffee shop Four Barrel below: