Archive for January, 2010
KHI DARAG s/t (Zorastor) cd ep 10.98
Awesome new group from the Bay Area who channel international psych of years past to create some totally engaging and undeniably fun sounds. We’re lucky to have so many amazing bands and musicians in San Francisco and we’re even luckier that many of them are customers of ours. So it’s always cool to see what lots of our favorite music makers in town are listening to and checking out when they swing by the store. And not that we’ve been spying but every time Max Balaoin (one of the master minds of Khi Darag) has come into the store over the last couple years it was hard not to notice how fast he’d make a beeline to the ’70s Turkish Psychedelia section, as well as always seemingly after left of center sounds from across the globe circa late ’60s and ’70s.
With a band that features folks from groups like Rube Wadell, Rupa & The April Fishes, Charming Hostess, Lord Loves A Working Man and even the SF Mime Troupe, these extremely talented musicians have taken those international psych sounds from years past and brought in their own elements of surf rock, klezmer, and soundtracks to create music that is pretty impossible not to move to.
Much like Dengue Fever they use their influences from the past with total respect and love and it comes out in the sounds that they create. They also have a bit of a suspenseful undertone to their aesthetic which makes us think this is exactly the kind of band Mike Patton or John Zorn would want playing at their wedding with a dancefloor of weirdos having the time of their life. So fun!
Real Vocal String Quartet
Founded in 2008, Cello Bazaar is a monthly series at San Francisco’s Bazaar Café. Performers range from talented Conservatory students to seasoned professionals, playing everything from Bach and Beethoven to contemporary music (including local composers), jazz, and hiphop. While Cello Bazaar is a cello-centric event, our performances also feature collaborations with other instruments including violin, viola, piano, guitar, vocals, and more.
All performances are family-friendly and free, though donations are welcome.
Bazaar Café is located at 5927 California Street, between 21st and 22nd Avenues.
January 19th, 7-9:30pm. 2 year anniversary celebration!
Guts &; Buttons
18th and Guerrero. Dina (Violin) Marie (Accordion) + Special Guest (TBA)
We play, you gorge. What’s so wrong with that?