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Song of the Day – Friday 4/30/2010 Pavement April 30, 2010

Let’s take a trip in the Wayback Machine…I’m talking all the way back to 1994:  Pop punk hits the scene with Green Day and Blink 182’s debut album; Nirvana plays their last concert and one month later Kurt Cobain is found dead; the Fillmore reopens in San Francisco; Blur vs. Oasis; and of course, Stockton’s indie rock kings, Pavement come close to having a hit with “Cut Your Hair.”

After years of speculation of a Pavement reunion, the day has finally come.  Having just played at Coachella, the band will perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on 6/25/2010.  Pavement just released a compilation album entitled, Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement on 3/9/2010 which received 10 out 10 from Pitchfork.

Pavement – Cut Your Hair



Song of the Day – Thursday 4/29/2010 Local Natives April 29, 2010

What would you get if a Fleet Fox and a Grizzly Bear mated?  No, not a Jackalope or a Liger (“bred for its skills in magic”) or even a Tiglon (look it up).  You’d get Local Natives, the LA quintet that combines Fleet Foxes’ folksy three-part harmonies with Grizzly Bear’s psych folk.

Local Natives debut album, Gorilla Manor dropped on 2/16/2010 and the band will be playing two back-to-back gigs in San Francisco.  On 6/2/2010 the band will play at the Rickshaw Stop, and on 6/3/2010 they’ll play at Bottom of the Hill.

Local Natives – Airplanes




Just Announced: MGMT at the Fox Theater in Oakland 7/21/2010 Presale Password April 28, 2010

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MGMT are quite the dynamic duo…They just finished two sold-out shows at the Fillmore, next month they will perform at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, and in July they’ll make their way to the Fox Theater in Oakland. 

Need your monthly MGMT fix?  Get your presale tix starting tomorrow at 10:00 am through Saturday 5/1/10 for the Fox Theater show. 

The password is…bart.  Click here for tickets



Song of the Day – Wednesday 4/28/2010 Portugal. The Man

See, not everything coming out of Wasilla, Alaska is pure-evil.  In fact, unlike the bespectacled rogue she-devil, indie rockers, Portugal. The Man are quite cool; and smart enough to know that they had to get the hell out of Wasilla to stay cool.

Here to explain why Portugal. The Man has a period in between their name is vocalist John Gourley, “A country is a group of people.  With Portugal, it just ended up being the first country that came to mind. The band’s name is ‘Portugal’. The period is stating that, and ‘The Man’ states that it’s just one person.”  Ummm, OK?

The bands’ fifth album, American Ghetto, was released last month.  Catch Portugal. The Man perform at Fillmore. The Auditorium on 6/18/2010.

Portugal. The Man – The Dead Dog




Avi Buffalo Free Live in-Store Performance at Amoeba Records in San Francisco on Wednesday 4/28/2010 April 27, 2010

Avi Buffalo will play a live in-store set at Amoeba Records in San Francisco tomorrow at 6:00 pm. 

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Song of the Day – Tuesday 4/27/2010 Washed Out

Fo’ rizzle, another drizzle?!  It’s the end of April and it’s raining…again!  Who’s ready for full-time rock steady sunshine?  Well, MizMuze is here to help.  Close your eyes and let the chillwave sounds of Washed Out take you away.

Ernest Greene aka Washed Out, created this beautiful chillout tune off the Life of Leisure EP, at night in his bedroom while his parents were asleep at their home in Georgia.

The term “chillwave” was actually created in 2009 by Carles of Hipster Runoff in order to describe the Washed Out sound.  So let’s ride this chillwave until April Showers give way to May Flowers…

Washed Out – Feel It All Around



Song of the Day – Monday 4/27/2010 Jacuzzi Boys April 26, 2010

Miami, Florida’s lo-fo/garage rock trio, Jacuzzi Boys, have been described as The Ramones meets the Beach Boys.  Their debut album, No Seasons was released last year.

You can catch the band when they play at Thee Parkside in San Francisco on 5/21/2010.

Jacuzzi Boys – Island Ave



Just Announced: Rufus Wainwright at The Mountain Winery on 8/23/2010

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Baroque pop artist, Rufus Wainwright has just completed his first opera, Prima Donna, and his sixth studio album, All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu was released on 4/20/2010.

Wainwright will be performing at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on 8/23/2010.  Tickets go on sale today at 10:00 am.

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Song of the Day – Friday 4/23/2010 Goldfrapp April 23, 2010

Put on your lip gloss, feather your hair, and grab your leg-warmers…It’s rollerdisco time!

Alison Goldfapp and Will Gregory of Goldfrapp are bringin’ the dance hits 80’s style.  On the English duo’s latest album, Head First, which was released last month, the band summons the late 70’s early 80’s disco era with their Blondie, Abba, and ELO tunes.  Ahhh…it’s enough to make you wanna head over to Aloha Roller Palace to rex and Shoot-the-duck…

Catch Goldfrapp dance and sing the night away under the mirrorball on 6/26/2010 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Goldfrapp – Rocket




Song of the Day – Thursday 4/22/2010 Lucky Soul April 22, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 10:10 am
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Happy Earth Day Everyone! 

No excuses, but MizMuze is late with the SOTD today as she was being “Green Conscious” and decided to plant some trees, walk to work, changed all the light bulbs to CFL’s, visited the local farmer’s market, reduced, recycled, and reused…oh yeah, and I’m also tired from last night’s Camera Obscura and Best Coast show.    

Lucky Soul is a British six-piece pop band from South East London who’s second album, A Coming of Age was released on 4/15/2010 and has been described as a “mixture of 60’s sounds with hints of ABBA, Dolly Parton, The Smiths and Blondie.” 

Lucky Soul – White Russian Doll