Oct 23, 2011

A word on Dreams

A word on Dreams

Our friends Dreams, who are co-headlining with us this Thursday, are a fantastic band. We're all really excited to be sharing the stage with them, and sincerely believe that their "local" status won't last long after their album drops early next year. We were also lucky enough to use the skills of the mad scientist behind much of the music, Rob, for a track on our upcoming EP.

You can hear their first two released recordings here and see their facebook page here.

Tasty musicianship, beautiful songs and a unique style of music.

Hope to see you all out at El Rio on Thursday!

Oct 12, 2011

Guy Fox at El Rio (with Dreams)

Guy Fox at El Rio (with Dreams)

Just wanted to let ya'll in on the most kickenest happening in Sf on the night of the 27th of October.  Guy Fox will be playing with the band Dreams (Pulsating rhythmic psychedelic pop juggernaut. Think of Billy Holiday meeting an electro-afro-pop infused future).  We plan to show up with our crew of horn players who are gonna wail on some new tunes.  Also, we're gonna break out a couple new ukelele songs that've never been heard.  Don't miss this great night of intrigue and musical mystery.

Oct 10, 2011

Boom Boom Room... a success!

Boom Boom Room... a success!

Just wanted to give all you Sunday night warriors props for making it out and getting down with us.  The Tumbleweed Wanderers were great as always and we had a blast playing our tunes.  We especially had fun playing the neo soul version of "Come Together" for you all... don't think Pete knew a single word but i think its better that way.  Much love all.   

Oct 5, 2011

Elkfest Remembered...

Elkfest Remembered...

Look at all these beautiful faces in the elkfest crowd.  We had a blast with all the group jams, uni suit live painting, and fireside chats.  Can't believe we need to wait another year to do it all again.  

Sep 21, 2011

The Elk Approaches...

The Elk Approaches...

Calling all elk heads.  The date is nearly upon us and things on the property are shaping up in the best kind of way.  We've been out giving the old elk lands a facelift the past few weeks, planting trees, shrubs, and flowers.  Hope you all enjoy the artwork from our elk ally Stacie Willoughby.  She was able to find time in her busy schedule (she recently was doing work for the Fleet Foxes) to put all her love and mystery into this poster.  In food and bev related news, we are getting four kegs of Trumer Pils, two whole goats we are gonna spit roast, and finally a dope bar.  You will have full access to all these items and front row seats to the bands for just ten dollars.  Want to remind everyone this event will be what we make it.  So don't let yourself regret there was no body paint at the festy... it is in your hands to bring some and spread it on your brother.  We can't wait... It's coming ya'll... the Elk is coming.      

Sep 7, 2011

Creative Solutions at Tiny Telephone

Creative Solutions at Tiny Telephone

Here's a friendly mechanic neighbor at Tiny Telephone Studios.  We were looking for a nice trashy-smashy-metalic sound for the drum track on a tune we were recording... so this fine gent sawed a hunk of car hood out for us to use... it ate through a couple saw blades, but the fire work show was worth it.  

Sep 2, 2011

Old People Party

Old People Party

Hahaha...

Just came across some pictures from the "Old People Party" that we played in Santa Cruz.  This night was filled with some moth eaten sweaters and lots and lots of baby powder (give us that silver fox look).  It was high energy with some heavy jams and many impromtu visitors on stage who freestyled their saggy buts off.  We have another show in Santa Cruz on the 24th of Sept... more on that soon.    

Apr 22, 2011

Alameda House Party

Alameda House Party

Thanks to all you die hards who made it out to the island bash in Alameda.  There were some legendary costumes and we were happy to see a more gritty working class side of the nights "boating" theme.  We hate to say it, but if you decided to stay in with a novel and some coco you really missed out.  It was wet and wild and the band really cut loose.  Thanks for dancing hard through the peaks and the troughs... we'll keep you all posted on the next happening. 

Feb 7, 2011

Farewell, 1077 Mission

Farewell, 1077 Mission

A huge thanks to everybody that made it out to The Common on Saturday. It exceeded our wildest expectations and Big Tings' reggae/dancehall set was the best way to end a great party. As we mentioned, the whole show was recorded and we have some video footage as well, so make sure to check back here as we'll be releasing tunes/clips as they become available.

It's also worth mentioning that the Common boys will be transitioning locations to 15th and Valencia over the next month. Saturday night was a great way to shut the place down (and possibly irreparably harm relations with the neighbors. Apparently not everybody is a fan of jam sessions that last until 3:30am)