Noise Pop 25

Sold Out: Grandaddy

minihorse, N.Lannon, Goon

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$28 - $30

This event is 18 and over

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Grandaddy formed in Modesto, CA in 1992, and consists of Jason Lytle, Aaron Burtch, Tim Dryden, Jim Fairchild and Kevin Garcia. The band initially broke through with 1997's 'Under the Western Freeway' and the NME-praised single "Summer Here Kids." The band's sound," atmospheric electronics meet warped Americana," crystallized on 2000's 'Sophtware Slump,' which was met with breathless hype and earned the band "Next Big Thing" status. Tireless rounds of international touring and mountains of fawning press led to 2003's 'Sumday,' increasing album sales, more touring, more press, T.V. show appearances, and a slot on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival. The band produced another EP and an album entitled 'Just Like the Fambly Cat,' before disbanding in 2006. Following a brief live reunion in 2012, Grandaddy is set for a full return this year, including the first new music in ten years with the songs "Way We Won't" and "Clear Your History," available now on 30th Century Records.
The band explores that revelation over the unresolved pop progressions of debut EP Big Lack, shrugging off the big dumb universe with a wry tunefulness. Tracked at Collins’s home studio amid tinkerings with a prototype electrode headband, the record leaks out of headphones like slow direct current.

minihorse’s genetic inheritance is a recombination of bedroom transistor wizards like Bob Pollard, cruising guitar rock into the outer valences of space in a shit-can convertible, and the brandied humor of Evan Dando and Alex Chilton, approaching the void with a pack of cigarettes.

Cooing sarcasm over a wallop of scuzzy power pop, Collins pokes at misfit notions of belonging or purpose with a Jason Lytle sigh. “Hollywood painted it black/Wait. Paint it back,” he jokes before the dam breaks on “Drink You Dry.”

Collins and his fellow Ypsilanti yntroverts, bassist Christian Anderson and drummer John Fossum, are giddy with their musical contraptions. They scatter hooks like firecrackers on a blacktop throughout opener “Blueblack” and beat down doors with cool-headed kraut jam “Pinstripe Web.”

With breezy “Thriller,” Collins grips the tape reel, jerking the recording into warbled askew against a hummable fuzz bass counterpoint that coats the band’s keen insight:
“The thrill is not what’s gone/It never was.”

Big Lack will be available on November 11th, 2016. minihorse is currently in the studio, putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, coming in 2017 on Friendship Fever.
n.Lannon (Nyles Lannon) has been an active member of the San Francisco music scene for many years. He has released three solo albums with Badman Recording Co, and played with the SF rock band Film School for 7 years, touring and releasing albums on the Beggars Banquet label. In addition to his solo work, Lannon recently joined the band Rogue Wave, and toured with the band extensively in the summer of 2016, culminating in a performance at the Outside Lands Festival.
Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent. The results, Dusk of Punk, are a murky blend of smoldering guitars, melodic hooks, and batter-ram rhythms that serve as the musical translations of a mind that’s routinely betrayed by its own body.

Their debut EP Dusk of Punk pushes the boundaries of standard “lo-fi” music with both it’s diversity in songwriting and it’s somehow incredibly layered composition. The production is lo-fi but incredibly full and lush sounding. Their songs are loud and fuzzed out but are anchored down by beautiful harmonies. Even acoustic based songs are rounded out by delicate synths, drum machines or the occasional radio sample. The end result is a diverse and incredibly complex record that evolves with each listen.
Venue Information:
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133