MAC DEMARCO

MAC DEMARCO

Trails and Ways, Cocktails, Calvin Love

Wed, April 3, 2013

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-12

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This event is all ages

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MAC DEMARCO
MAC DEMARCO
Not content to coast into 2013 after a breakout 2012 that saw him release his debut EP Rock and Roll Night Club and subsequent LP, simply titled 2, Mac DeMarco is kicking off the year with a brand new music video and announcement of a spring US tour.

DeMarco’s a weird cat cultivating an affinity for occult imagery, nudity and social satire. But his most impressive trait is his undeniable and instinctual ability to compose magical pop jangles, of which he’ll likely refer to as “jizz jazz”. His dusted jams have garnished him accolades that are as ever-increasing as his song writing abilities; his sound rendering comparisons, but in a nomadic fashion alluding no distinct origin.

"Mac's guitar has a real '60s garage rock feel to it but he sings with a seductive baritone that recalls '80s new romanticism as much as it does a '50s rockabilly croon." --Brooklyn Vegan

"On Rock and Roll Night Club, he gets weirder and churns out an unsettling brand of soft rock." --Pitchfork
Trails and Ways
Trails and Ways
Trails and Ways make bossanova dream pop from a bedroom studio in Oakland, CA. After graduating from UC Berkeley, lead singers Emma Oppen and Keith Brower Brown took off–one to Brazil and the other to Spain. Both learned the new territory and languages through nylon strings and percussion. After months abroad, they came home with a vision; to craft a sound with the pensive warmth of Brazilian jazz, the tight songcraft of Latin pop, and the hypnotic rough edges of basement dream pop.

The two female and two male members of Trails and Ways all sing, braiding their voices down landscapes of tight percussion, reverbed guitar hooks and tidal synthesizers. The lyrics are political graffiti and lovers’ unsaid conversations, crossing at the borders between Spanish, Portuguese and English.

The band makes its home in Oakland’s tight-knit scene of jazz pop experimenters and R&B producers. They play visceral shows powered by the force of their four matching crystals: amethyst, agate, larimar, turquoise. Through 2012, they rode a swell of singles and covers, and are currently working on their debut album.
Cocktails
Cocktails
"Cocktails, a self-described "slop-pop" foursome from San Francisco, blend sun-baked fuzz with Pacific Coast Highway-ready melodies, stirred in turn by frontman Patrick Clos' Elvis Costello-like sneer." --SPIN
Calvin Love
Calvin Love
This is Calvin Love: He started a punk band in the northern Canadian city of Edmonton at the age of thirteen.

This is Calvin's first foray into a solo career. Armed with a 4-track, mics, computer machine, keyboards and guitar, Calvin has laid down his debut record New Radar, due to be released this fall on Autumn Tone Records. With backing influences of pop and dance music of the 50's and 60's, as well as the punk/electronic/new wave of the late 70's and 80's, Calvin Love's music is a sonic escape into psychological mysteries and enlightened tales of love and death.

For what it's worth, Calvin's interests lie in photography, aesthetics, the paranormal, technological adaptations, pirates, The Goonies, zombie apocalypse, Jarmusch, strange states, dancing girls, sleepless nights, D.I.Y., Iggy, Bowie, tombs, hitchhiking,

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