L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA (Summer Sounds: Sic Alps; Bill Orcutt; The Baths)
L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
Summer Sounds: Sic Alps; Bill Orcutt; The Baths
June 11, 2010; 7:30 p.m.
Gallery B; All other galleries open until 9 PM
Programmed by Franklin Melendez
Franklin Melendez’s programming series concludes in June with a special homage to the East Bay’s garage band scene, which is at the core of the local DIY ethic. A summer kickoff of sorts, the program will feature a lineup of old-school rock ’n’ roll bands nurtured in our backyard. Channeling everyone from The Who and Donovan to Gong and Strapping Fieldhands, SF-based Sic Alps have honed their noisy neo-psych pop through a handful of very-hard-to-find singles, EPs, and LPs on a variety of labels including Drag City and Siltbreeze. Bill Orcutt is primarily known for his work with 1990s noise pioneers Harry Pussy, but he is earning new recognition for his solo guitar work. His new album A New Way to Pay Old Debts (his first in over a decade) is already out of print and being praised as one of the year’s best. The Baths will give a sneak preview of the reverb-drenched lo-fi pop offered on their forthcoming self-titled album on Woodsist Records. For the occasion, Zine Mart will be transformed into a temporary record shop featuring vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes, and other rare musical offerings by local bands, labels, and artists.
Preceded at 6 p.m. by one of our favorite DJs spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer will be available for purchase.
L@TE is made possible in part by Bank of America, the Tin Man Fund, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Special thanks to our media sponsors, East Bay Express and San Francisco Bay Guardian.
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