Last minute show announcement: Ty Segall, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps) and Ryan Sambol (Strange Boys) at Engine Works TONIGHT (Tuesday 12/3/12), 9PM.
Live shows: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, the Sandwitches, and Carletta Sue Kay tonight at the Eagle. As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Eagle is closing. As it is the ONLY cool place I live near, and for a lot of deeper reasons that I won’t get into here, this is especially sad news to me. No doubt, tonight will be a shitshow. Come for your last time (or second-to-last time) to the Eagle Tavern tonight (4/26), 9 pm. RSVP here.
Also, Ty Segall has a new 7-inch titled “I Can’t Feel It” coming out 5/17 (Drag City Records), and a full-length called “Goodbye Bread” set to be released in June. Also, see Ty Segall live
5/9 at Cafe Du Nord (edit: this show has been canceled), 7/2 at the Independent, and 8/14 at Outside Lands Festival.
Live shows: Thee Oh Sees play this Friday (4/22) at 924 Gilman with Ty Segall and OFF! and next Thursday (4/28) at Cafe Du Nord, performing a special acoustic set. Thee Oh Sees performs with a raw and radical energy that is unmatched. The Berkeley venue’s history—it’s been a hotbed for new music and ideas since it open its doors in 1986—imbues its present state and makes it an awesome spot to see this band rock live.
Ever prolific, Thee Oh Sees have plans to release Castlemania on June 14th via In The Red Records, and Dwyer says the band will release another full length by next fall on his own label Castle Face Records. Also, Ty Segall just released (for Record Store Day!) “Ty Rex” on 12-inch vinyl which features T Rex covers, clearly. Listen to Ty Segall’s “First Heart Mighty Dawn Dart” here.
Check Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall live at 924 Gilman this Friday (4/22) 7 pm, $10, all ages. See Thee Oh Sees “mellow” set at Cafe Du Nord next Thursday (4/28) 9 pm, $12, 21+.
Video & Film Screening // New Garage Explosion. This film is a gem. It begins with the pinnacle rocker Jay Retard and then zooms into San Francisco’s own KUSF as Ty Segall leafs through the radio station’s record collection. Of course, the film is conflicted, as it tries not to define something, that by its very nature it inevitably does. Journalist Bobby Martinez calls it, “Balls-out fun rock ‘n’ roll.” The film strings together both a regional and a global rock explosion and shows the best from both, like Davila 666, Clean, Thee Oh Sees, and Girls. There’s a free screening of New Garage Explosion at Embarcadero Center Cinema on 4/27 at 7 p.m. You can also watch the film below.