FRANKIE ROSE

FRANKIE ROSE

The Mantles, Pure Bliss

Tue, February 4, 2014

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$10-12

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

ADV TIX $10/DOORS $12. There's a 6 ticket limit for this event per household, customer, credit card number and email address. Patrons who exceed the ticket limit can have their order cancelled automatically and without notice.

FRANKIE ROSE
FRANKIE ROSE
"On her third album, Herein Wild, Frankie Rose performs a magical synthesis of her first two albums to reveal her most satisfying and accomplished record yet. Her debut, Frankie Rose and the Outs, is a thrilling noise-pop car crash of an album, and Interstellar is a slickly melodic synth pop album. Both were brimming with exquisite pop songs, with Rose's bright and tender vocals leading the way. On Herein Wild, she retains much of the sophistication and texture of Interstellar, but brings back the fuzzy guitars and clattering drums of the first record. It's a nice amalgamation of her sounds and fits the new wave- and goth-inspired songwriting perfectly." --Allmusic.com
The Mantles
The Mantles
San Francisco/Oakland’s The Mantles have been charting a unique path through the Bay Area’s storied garage/pop scene since 2007. The early shows were loose & loud Velvets/Nuggets-bashing, always with weirdly catchy songs & oddball chord changes. Their first singles saw them honing their sound, building towards their excellent 2009 self-titled debut album (on Siltbreeze) and follow-up EP on Mexican Summer. Loosely aligning with artists like White Fence and Ty Segall, The Mantles thoroughly modernize and personalize the folk-rock tradition.

Now on Long Enough To Leave,The Mantles still color outside the lines but dial a cleaner, more infectious sound. SF’s Kelley Stoltz (Sub Pop) recorded the new album with enough savvy to make it pop while keeping the performances idiosyncratic & affecting. Sharp ears may spot bits of early Love, New Zealand’s Flying Nun label and LA’s Paisley Underground, but The Mantles are very far from revivalists and have more song-writing and arranging skill at their disposal than many bands could hope to have.

"The Mantles is the kind of album that defies expectations. Its shades of New Zealand-ry (an organ sound and laconic vocal delivery not far from Flying Nun groups such as the Chills and the Verlaines), its Paisley Underground touches (some reviewers have mentioned Steve Wynn and Dream Syndicate), and its better-than-NME's-C86-cassette pop appeal seem very au courant, but come across as natural as breathing. ... the Byrds-y jangle of 'Disappearing Act'; the churning propulsive energy of 'What We Do Matters'; and maybe most of all, the brooding balladry of 'Look Away,' a now-I-see-you-now-I-don't relationship ode which possesses a kind of offhand melodic and vocal strength that sounds easy to achieve, but obviously isn't, because so few ever manage to do it." --SF Bay Guardian
Pure Bliss
Pure Bliss
Nine Ways to Begin a Pure Bliss Bio

1. While you slurped down a thimble full of DMT last CMJ, Pure Bliss merged two shimmering guitar leads into a single javelin of sound to split the heart of ecstasy.

2. Two musicians sauntered along either side of a white picket fence and struck it with twigs in the spring. At the fence’s terminus near the abbey, Frank Ene and Sam Weiss started a band.

3. Oakland has a moderate climate. Still, it felt quite cool when Pure Bliss formed in 2013.

4. Jean Genet wrote that “harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.” I think that at least one member of Pure Bliss agrees. Bassist Margot Rhodes is undecided.

5. “True conjurers, Pure Bliss . . . [They] yanked the gold outta the chaff in a five-gallon bucket for two nights room and board last winter.”

6. Forget what you think you know about Oakland—Pure Bliss leader Frank Ene lives in Berkeley.

7. In a band that drummer Sam Lefebvre calls rock but Ene calls pop, Joe Carducci susses a problem.

8. Pure Bliss covers Christian Death on Halloween and fawns over the Go-Betweens in private. The rest is speculation.

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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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