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Sunday, August 31st, 2008
2:12 am - Stephin Merritt needs some SF love

Stephin Merritt and Daniel Handler!!Collapse )

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
10:06 am - New Sound Magazine/Giving Unknown Musicians Exposure

New Sound Magazine just launched. We are an online publication dedicated to giving exposure to talented, hard-working, unknown musicians from all genres.
An issue every month Featuring 1 band/musician, 8 interviews w/ musicians, articles, + more.
We would like to invite any/all music lovers to view our magazine.

Thank You,
Daryl Green (NSM)



current mood: working

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Monday, March 17th, 2008
2:12 pm - New York Damned City

I'm going to New York City in late April. There are a few things I'm planning on checking out: Xanadu On Broadway, Elis Island and seeing what's left of the 1964/65 World's Fair.

Another points of interest is a good new/used record store. Anybody know of a east coast versionm of Amoeba Records? and a good place to buy Zines?

Thanks in advance.

A semi-recovering Amoeba junkie (I don't live in LA anymore),

current mood: ...I think

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Monday, November 12th, 2007
4:02 pm - New Century Chamber Orchestra with Margaret Batjer


The Grammy-nominated New Century Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the next program in its 2007-08 season. The program, with performances in San Rafael, Berkeley, Palo Alto, and San Francisco, features a 17-member conductorless string orchestra with guest concertmaster Margaret Batjer.

Currently the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and faculty member of the Thornton Music School at U.S.C., Margaret Batjer has selected a program that traces the arc of 122 years of Baroque music. In addition to such master composers as J.S. Bach and Handel, she includes the obscure but prolific contemporary of Vivaldi, Francesco Geminiani, and the virtuosic son of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach. C.P.E. Bach’s strikingly different style provides a smooth bridge from the late Baroque to the cusp between periods, the Rococo, and brilliantly leads into Haydn’s early treasure, the Symphony No. 8, Le Soir.


F. Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11
J. S. Bach: Brandenberg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
C. P. E. Bach: String Symphonie in E major
Haydn: Symphony No. 8, Le Soir


San Rafael – Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
Underwritten through the generosity of Morton B. Blatt and Peter G. Holmstrom

Berkeley – Thursday, November 15 at 8pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue

Palo Alto – Friday, November 16 at 8pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Avenue

San Francisco – Saturday, November 17 at 8pm
Florence Gould Theater, Palace of the Legion of Honor

Individual and season tickets are on sale now at www.ncco.org and 415.357.1111 or through City Box at www.cityboxoffice.com and 415.392.4400. 3-concert orchestra subscriptions are $114/$75. Single ticket prices for the orchestra series are $42/$28 (a small service charge applies for single tickets). Half-price tickets are available for students. For more information, call the NCCO at 415.357.1111 or visit the website at www.ncco.org.

For more information about the New Century Chamber Orchestra, click here.

For more information on Margaret Batjer, click here.


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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
5:52 pm - DETOX

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current mood: crazy

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
12:38 pm

hi everybody -

i'm putting together an open mic night at mama buzz cafe in oakland. it's going to be on thursday, september 13. the preliminary details are as follows:

signup at 6:30pm
show runs from 7-9pm
you can sign up for one or two 5-minute slots

all forms of sound-art are encouraged: spoken word, performance art, singer/songwriter, noise music, anything and everything - the only rule is that you must be CREATING something onstage. you can't just play a song that you recorded at home over the PA. you can, however, play the track and sing along with it if you'd like. just as long as you are using your body somehow on stage to create art for us. oh, and it can't be too loud. i love metal, but your metal band cannot come play at mama buzz. if you are unsure about whether or not your music is too loud, let me know and we will figure something out for you.

i am thinking about having a featured act play for 15-20 minutes around 8pm. if you are interested in being the featured act, please respond to this post with a little bit of information about yourself, what kind of music/art you like to perform, and why you are interested in being the feature. i will probably decide if there will be a feature and who it will be by the end of this month, and that will give you a couple of weeks to prepare.

i really want to start an open mic that is a little different than the ones i have been to. don't get me wrong, i love all the open mics that i go to (hotel utah, blake's, starry plough, missouri lounge, etc.), but i want to make this one more art-focused than song-focused. that doesn't mean you can't play a song, cuz that's what i will be doing. but, i want to give other types of sonic artists a space where they can come out and showcase their work as well.

i think that's about everything for now. please respond with questions, feedback, dirty jokes, etc.

also, let me know if you can think of a good name for the open mic, something a little more exciting than "mama buzz open mic." i am thinking "mic buzz: an aural art exchange." what do you think? suggestions?

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Sunday, June 17th, 2007
6:06 pm - Teeth and Hair Tour

We Leave for the FIRST OFFICIAL TEETH AND HAIR "BEARDS AND VISIONS" TOUR, if you live in any of these cities...wrangle up your partmer's and come on out to see Teeth and Hair play with some RADTASTICAL BANDS here iso our schedule, As of right now June 25th for our Tucson date and June 27th in San Diego is unbooked and we need YOUR help i you live there and know of any show that needs a band to hop on......

This tour is going to be MAGICAL, enfueld by Schmidt and PBRtelevangelists, whiskey, brainiac, bullfighting, falconeering, make up, , long island ice teas, explorers, and fluffers

sooooo come out and support us and by some sexy merch and we'll have our newly recorded album by Martin Feveyear of JUpiter Studios on Hand.....BRING IT!!!!

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Jun 21 2007 8:00P

Kilby Court Salt Lake City

Jun 22 2007 8:00Pw/lil' slugger, the jim jims, fissure mystic and

El toro de la muerte

@Emerald City Denver

Jun 23 2007 8:00P w/The Axe That Chopped The Cherry Tree and El Toro de la muerte, and after part with DJ Not So Good

@Black Sheep Colorado Springs

Jun 24 2007 8:00P

Space Maybe Albuquerque

Jun 25 2007 8:00P

WE NEED A SHOW??? Tucson

Jun 26 2007 8:00P

Modified Arts Phoenix

Jun 27 2007 8:00P

WE NEED A SHOW ??? San Diego


@ Mustang Club Modesto, California

Jun 29 2007 8:00P

XOXO Bar Reno

Jun 30 2007 8:00P

Edinburgh Castle San Francisco

Jul 1 2007 8:00P

Towne Lounge PORTLAND

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
10:52 pm - coming soon

this is an upcoming event that i don't think anyone should miss.



there is a change of venue on this show. 

the new address:

1269 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
4:51 pm - It's a Plastic Passion

I'm cleaning out my closet to try to make some money for traveling... take a look at my stuff... I have Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, plus tons of cheap accessories, anime, and collectables.

Thanks... and please feel free to comment or message me if you have any questions.

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
9:39 pm


A very special movie.

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Train dodge. Yeah. Dig it.

Thursday 9/14/06 at 8 PM

Melt Cafe in San Francisco

700 Columbus Ave.

(across from the Washington Square playground)

admission is FREE, but a donation in the form of a food purchase is what allows us to show these movies. thanx

your host,

Jesse Mills

Sept. 21 "Explorers" (Phoenix, Hawke)
Sept. 28 "The Goonies"

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Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
7:01 pm - 70's animated classic the Hobbit, free! in North Beach

Thursday, August 31st, 8 PM
Cafe Melt, 700 Columbus Ave.
(Across from the Washington Square playground)

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Admission is FREE
but please! tell your friends, buy some food, help support free, rarely seen classics in San Francisco

More great flicks to come... Hopefully.

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Monday, July 17th, 2006
3:53 pm - Shows!!!
sidechorecords in the following two weeks: 7/18-30. Check these bands out when they hit up your area!


07/23/06 Schubas 3159 N. Southport Ave, 60657 Chicago IL
07/24/06 Riverwest Commons 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212 Milwaulkee WI
07/25/06 King Club 114 King St., Madison, WI 53703 Madison WI
07/26/06 Turf Club 1601 University Ave. W, 55104 St. Paul MN
07/27/06 The Red Raven 14 Roberts St., 58102 Fargo ND
07/28/06 St. Joe's Pub 710 St. Joseph St., 57701 Rapid City SD
07/29/06 Level 504 Gallery 504 North 20th St., 59101Billings MT
07/30/06 Higgins Hall 617 S. Higgins, 59801 Missoula MT

Sherwood on Warped Tour

07/11/06 Seaside Park Ventura CA
07/12/06 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles CA
07/13/06 Sleep Train Amphitheater 94203 Sacramento CA
07/14/06 Treasure Valley Speedway 83701 Boise ID
07/15/06 Gorge Amphitheater Seattle WA
07/16/06 Columbia Meadows 97201 Portland OR
07/18/06 Thunderbird Stadium Vancouver, CANADA BC
07/20/06 Race City Speedway Calgary, CANADA AB
07/22/06 Utah State Fairgrounds 84101 Salt Lake City UT
07/23/06 Invesco Field Denver CO
07/25/06 UMB Bank Pavillion Maryland Heights MO
07/26/06 Riverbed Music Center Cincinnati OH
07/27/06 Post-Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh PA
07/28/06 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Noblesville IN
07/29/06 Comerica Lot/Woodward Ave. Detroit MI
07/30/06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Tinley Park IL

Some By Sea

07/15/06 Basin Summer Sounds Festival 30 C St. NW, 98823 Ephrata WA
07/21/06 Club Zoe 1710 Market St., 98402 Tacoma WA
07/26/06 The Paradox 1401 NW Leary Way, 98107 Seattle WA

The Spores

07/14/06 El Cid 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, 90029 Los Angeles CA
08/03/06 The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
08/10/06 The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
08/17/06 The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
08/24/06 The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
08/31/06 The Viper Room West Hollywood CA

Tokyo Rose

07/10/06 Faith World Church Jackson TN
07/11/06 Southside Church 1533 Nicholasville Rd., 40502 Lexington KY
07/12/06 Tremont Music Hall 400 W. Tremont Ave., 28203 Charlotte NC
07/13/06 Greene Street 113 N. Greene St., 27401 Greensboro NC
07/14/06 The Brewery 3009 Hillsborough St., 27607 Raleigh NC
07/15/06 St. Johns in Hamilton 5315 Hartford Rd., 21214 Baltimore MD
07/16/06 Roscoe Firemens Field Roscoe NY
07/25/06 Crocodile Rock 520 W. Hamilton St., 18101 Allentown PA
07/28/06 Somer's Point Firehall Somers Point NJ
07/29/06 Bloomfield Ave Cafe Montclair NJ 

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
11:28 am - The Spores cd released TODAY!
sidechorecords The Spores are in-stores today! The debut record Imagine the Future is now available at your local indie record store, Tower Records, FYE, Best Buy or wherever you shop! Find it, buy it, and support this band!�

You can hear them perform live this Thursday, on LA's Indie 1031.1FM as they perform 2 acoustic songs and do an on-air and interview. Not in LA? Thats ok, you can stream it live at www.indie1031.com�

For all of the most recent tour updates, news and information about The Spores visit www.sidecho.com.

Thanks for your continued support of Sidecho Records!

click the link, buy the album

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Friday, June 23rd, 2006
4:42 pm - Only 4 days til it drops!
sidechorecords The Spores will be releasing their debut album Imagine The Future this Tuesday, June 27! You can pick up the album at your local Best Buy and Tower Records.

The Spores put on an amazing live show! Molly McGuire, lead singer, has worked with many artists such as Queen of the Stone Age and Peaches.

This is one album that must be in your collection! If you would like to recieve a free signed poster, exclusive Spores buttons and stickers! Come over to www.sidecho.com to PREORDER the album now!

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
9:17 am - The Spores on Indie 103.1!

The Spores will be playing a very special on air performance with Indie 103.1 on June 29th at 4:30pm to support their debut record Imagine The Future! Make sure to tune in if you're in LA/OC or listen online at www.indie1031.com

We thank Indie for their support and are encouraging everyone to tune in and request songs from the band!

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Monday, June 12th, 2006
1:56 pm - Maximum Ink Reviews The Spores

THE SPORES - Imagine the Future (SideCho Records) Using Paper Mache persona on stage, the Spores score slippery symphonies for marionettes, serving irresistible ear candy slathered in hip urban funk ripe for fantasy and satire. Flexing psycho-tropic muscle with slick hallucinogenic hustle, the electro-phonic dance-rock grooves of Imagine is pumped with electric adrenaline and coated in neon foxy bravado. www.thespores.com

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1:27 pm - The Spores Review in RockIt Newspaper

THE SPORES - Imagine the future
Label: Sidecho Records
Reviewed by: Christina Cetto
Will The Spores make it? Only time will tell; June 27 of 2006 to be exact. Along with a catchy debut album title, comes along a catchy but spacey Trip-hop new band, The Spores. The Spores, one can consider a poor man’s version of England’s infamous Portishead. In areas where Portishead really tends to stand and deliver, The Spore’s vibe tends to be much lighter and shyer, but also retains that same techno/electronica sound.
“The Spores will win you over live. You’ll put down the cellie and become a fan”-Indie 103.1. Their single “(Don’t) Kill yourself” had received particular media and industry insider’s attention. Much thought that the original title of the single “Kill yourself” was “too brutal for mass exposure”-thespores.com . Because of the hesitant and negative release advice given to The Spores, they simply added one word into the title that changed it all. Now it is called “(Don’t) Kill yourself,” and since then it is a highly anticipated album. Imagine the future has been featured on KROQ's "Rodney on the Roq" and "Flash Forward." Hopefully The Spores live up to their already sought after reputation, and do truly become as popular as they expect to be.


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Friday, June 9th, 2006
4:32 pm - CHECK OUT 1090 CLUB!

1090 CLUB
“Shipwrecked on Shores”
In Stores – 9/19/2006

Line Up
Sean Lynch: guitar, vocals
Megan Dibble: violin, vocals
Mike Galt: piano, vocals
Steve Serfazo: drums, vocals

With the nearest major metropolitan area ten hours away in any direction, Billings, Montana may not seem to be the most ideal or likely hometown for a respected up-and-coming indie rock act like the 1090 Club. Wedged between the Northwest’s Seattle and Portland scenes, and Midwest music meccas of Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio, Billings is an oft-forgotten location, which has been left to create and support its own musical community.

But the members of the 1090 Club are hoping they can faithfully represent the Treasure State that’s been crucial to their success as a band outside its own borders. After all, being a big fish in a small pond (and one of the state’s only signed rock bands) does have its advantages — something guitarist Sean Lynch learned, when he opted to move back to his hometown to open a café after living several years in Portland.

Upon his return to Billings, Lynch became an instrumental figure in the local music scene, actively promoting shows in the area and opening a recording studio.

“Coming back to Billings was one of those things where I felt like I could add something back to a community that probably needed something,” he says.
In 2002, Lynch also released two compilations of local Montana bands and included a contribution from his yet-finalized project on the disc with collaborator Mike Galt, which was dubbed The 1090 Club.

The band began to take form over the next year, with the addition of drummer Steve Serfazo and later, violinist Megan Dibble. But the major turning point came not with an addition, but the omission of a member — namely the band’s bassist.
“Before we were writing poppier songs, more shoegazer indie pop stuff,” says Lynch. “But we all started to sing and when that happened, the feel of the music started to change as well. It was a huge decision for us to decide that we weren’t going to play with a bass player, but we played a show without one and thought, ‘Wow, this is it right here.’”

Able to carry on without a bassist, the band began re-tooling its compositions to include vocals from all members and found ways to compensate on the lower register.

“It took a few months to actually get used to playing without a bassist,” says Lynch, “and now there’s no looking back.”

With influences from bands like The Decemberists Death Cab For Cutie and Stars, the 1090 Club quickly began perfoming locally and regionally with a host of artists including Minus the Bear, The Gossip, Neva Dinova, Orenda Fink, Even In Blackouts and The Jealous Sound.

The band also launched its recording career via a series of split recordings with an eclectic mix of artists, including The Brother Egg (Lynch’s former band), The Forecast and The Front. Chalk it up to the “one scene fits all” attitude of its locale.

“The scenes are all the same up here,” says Lynch. “There’s just an independent music scene. It’s not like, here’s the indie kids, here’s the ‘whatever’ kids. It’s just, here’s the music scene.”

Still working in the concert promotions business, Lynch became aware of SideCho after booking one of the label’s acts, Neva Dinova, at a local club. On a whim, he sent the label a demo and kept the label informed of the band’s progress. Next thing he knew, label owner James Cho was interested.
“James was very similar to us in the way we think,” says Lynch. “For him to call us and say he liked our demo, that was the best part to us. We went with our gut feeling on it and the label has a lot to offer.”

The 1090 Club immediately began work on its debut full-length, sporadically recording in Lynch’s studio throughout the entire year of 2005.
When it came to mix the album, the band had two excellent options of which to choose — so they selected both. Six tracks were mixed with veteran engineer Steve Fisk (Nirvana) on an extremely tight budget. “Because he liked the record, Steve did it for quite honestly, virtually nothing,” says Lynch. And three other tracks were mixed by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta), also on a “virtually nothing” deal.

The act christened the album Shipwrecked On Shores — a fitting title if you ask Lynch. “Billings, Montana is like being shipwrecked on shores. We’re out in the middle of nowhere. Still trying to get off this island, this isolated scene.”
Shipwrecked On Shores fires off with “Hello,” of which Lynch says was written with an air of optimism about a big turning point in his life. Other key tracks include “Gypsea” of which Galt says, “I’ve got loads of stuff to pick through so I pieced together lines. I started to laugh about how tough it is at times to write a song, so that’s what the first lines are about — making sure everything’s all right, making sure everything’s supposed to be where they’re at.” “It Starts With” is a full-on collaborative affair between Lynch and Galt. “That’s a good song for us because I feel like that’s the direction we’re moving in,” says Lynch. “That’s the newest of the songs on the record.”

With the album wrapped and ready, The 1090 Club have shifted into full-time band status, including plans for national tours, of which they can thank their largely affordable hometown.

“The best thing for us is that it is very inexpensive for us to live here,” says Lynch. “That allows us the opportunity to tour. And for us, being able to afford to do this is really key.”

“We can say we are from Montana and can represent Montana,” adds Galt.

“We’re excited to put the focus on Montana. It’s not all cowboys or Unabombers. It’s been a fun and interesting experience so far. And it’s kind of like we’re right at the first step of many.”

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
2:48 pm - Sidecho Records Signs 1090 Club!
sidechorecords Dear Friends,

Sidecho Records is proud to let you be the first to know, we have signed a new band! We welcome the 1090 Club into our club! Below is the press release including a brief band bio and the new record drop date. Please post this news and check out their music at www.myspace.com/1090club. If you are interested in reviewing or featuring this band you can contact me anytime!

SideCho Records Plans Fall 2006 release of 1090 Club

LONG BEACH, CA-- Never has there been a more successful meeting of chance than Billings, Mont.-based indie rock quartet, the 1090 Club. Four years after their formation, the band is gearing up for the September 19, 2006 release of Shipwrecked of Shores on SideCho Records. Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Minus the Bear) and Alex Newport (Mars Volta, At the Drive-In) mixed several songs off the new album.

Formed in 2002 by guitarist Sean Lynch as a one-song project for a compilation, the cohesion of Mike Galt, keyboards; Megan Dibble, violin; and Steve Serfazo, drums; manifested into the 1090 Club.

Each member shares vocal duties to produce a singsong style that fits comfortably beside Death Cab for Cutie, the Postal Service and Mates of State.

Finding the two famous names of Fisk and Newport to mix the CD was simple for 1090 Club. They offered to mix our CD because they liked the band, Lynch said.

The 1090 Clubs fanbase reaches past their hometown. The band frequently tours to the thriving all-ages scene in Rapid City. I always enjoy coming to Rapid City; its fun, Galt said, Its nice to have people come and want to listen.

Last January the band ventured out to the west coast. The 1090 Club is planning to hit the road again for a Midwest tour with Landing on the Moon in August.

Updated tour information and sample tracks can be found at www.myspace.com/1090club and www.the1090club.com.

For more information, contact Maureen Valker at SideCho Records by e-mail (Maureen@sidecho.com) or at 562-427-6200. Label information can be found at www.sidecho.com.


Warm Regards,

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
9:40 am - Silversun Pickups?

Hey, wondering if anyone else around here is a fan. My bandmate and I picked up their CD at Amoeba about two weeks ago and are really into it. It was cheap! I hear a lot of Smashing Pumpkins in their sound, and their songs can make you zone out, but in a good way. I recommend a listen if you haven't heard it (and no, I'm not associated with the band).

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