SEA WITCH FEST Day 1: Asteroid #4 and more

SEA WITCH FEST WITH

SEA WITCH FEST Day 1: Asteroid #4 and more

Terry Malts, Everyone Is Dirty (album release party!), The Young Elders

Thu, September 28, 2017

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-12

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS ARE CANCELLING THE REST OF THEIR TOUR DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL. WE WILL OFFER REFUNDS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM.

ASTEROID #4 WILL BE TAKING THEIR PLACE.

10 ticket limit per customer/account/household/email/credit card/address. Orders exceeding the 4 ticket limit subject to cancellation. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. ADV TIX $10 / DOORS 12.

 

ASTEROID #4
ASTEROID #4
Ups and downs, twists and turns; this is an appropriate way to describe the path long traveled by The Asteroid No.4 since the latter half of the 1990's. Originally forming as a quartet in Philadelphia, they’ve since become a permanent five piece and now call Northern California their home.

Over the last decade and a half they've built a trove of eight full length albums, well over a dozen compilation appearances, digital-only rarity releases and multiple singles; a feat that many modern bands would certainly find daunting. They've impressively managed to grow this lengthy body of work while tenuously fostering a family of A4 alumni. What's even more impressive is that they've kept moving while remaining solidly underground, never garnering the more above-ground momentum from which a select few of their "psych" contemporaries have been fortunate enough to benefit.

For The Asteroid No.4, success has never been measured by on-line social media "likes" or "going viral", but rather the music in which they write. That, and of course, how history will retrospectively view their completed body of work, similar to the vast unearthing of obscure artists the band themselves cite as their greatest influences.
Clearly, the A4 sound is a hypnotic hybrid of several different genres filtered through the kaleidoscope of all things psychedelic, "Krautrock", "Shoegaze", folk and even 70s "Cosmic" country rock and despite never shying away from wearing their influences squarely on their sleeves, it’s their longevity that has matured them to the point of originality rather than simply homage. It is that same longevity that has enabled them to do whatever they want, when they want, allowing them the freedom to experiment, which certainly makes up the foundation for anything truly "psychedelic."
Terry Malts
Terry Malts
Ever since Slumberland Records lost a bet and released 2012’s Killing Time, it seems that the bored drudges of this outhouse Earth have done nothing but follow that album title’s orders, a.k.a. harass me. (Lord knows the everyday “fan” of these “guys” has nothing better to do). Visitors, calls, letters. Look, I know I’m the only known liaison to the men behind the man, but that doesn’t mean I have the answer to the burning question on everyone’s melon: WHEN IS THE NEXT TERRY MALTS ALBUM COMING OUT?!

Oh, wait, actually I do know the answer to that one! Terry Malts’ brand-new platter, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere, is being released on September 10, 2013, once again on Slumberland Records. The official full-length follow-up to last year’s year-end-list-thrashing debut, hot on the heels of two more blistering 7”s in the meantime.

Who are these Nobodies? Where is this Nowhere? The same crack-staff has been employed: Phil Benson (bass, vocals), Corey Cunningham (guitar, throat), and Nathan Sweatt (drums, confusion), recorded by they-damn-selfs in their “San Francisco practice space”, and again mixed by Monte Vallier (Weekend, Half Church). Hey, Parrothead: changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, right? Right! Which is why the Malts tropes you’ve come to know and love haven’t gone anywhere: anger, hatred, exhaustion, delusion, seclusion, consumption, life, death, breathing, eating, and probably some sensitivity or something. It’s all right in front of your earballs!
Everyone Is Dirty (album release party!)
Everyone Is Dirty (album release party!)
Everyone Is Dirty is a violin-wielding quartet based in Oakland. Formed in 2013, they have been steadily rising on the strength of their hard-hitting home recordings and spirited live show.
The Young Elders
The Young Elders
Raw 60s tones with arrangements too brown to be just another garage band. Mex-imum R&B!!

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com