Wed, March 28, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

Sea of Bees is the musical project of Julie Ann Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her.

She sings, writes the songs, and plays lots of musical instruments on her albums.

She tours with her band as a four piece, solo, or as a duo with her cohort in harmony, Amber Padgett.

She has played hundreds of shows, from Glastonbury to a private birthday party last week and everything in between.

She loves to play music.

"Some artists have a tendency to leave an audience largely lukewarm or indifferent, but with Sea of Bees, it's hard not to have some kind of a gut reaction. Over the course of the forty-minute set at Mercury Lounge Saturday night (4/30), Baeziger effectively tore down the invisible wall that often stands between the performer and the crowd thanks to her heartfelt delivery and endearing banter." --Brooklyn Vegan

"Sea of Bees is essentially one woman, Julie Ann Bee. If I had to sum her up in a sentence, she's sort of a female Sparklehorse. Her music is rooted very much in folk and rock but wildly experimental; some crazy, beautiful, wonderful sounds on her new album Songs for the Ravens.
It is in my top 10 for the year." --NPR
Portland’s Radiation City released their second full-length album Animals In The Median, on May 21, 2013 via Tender Loving Empire. From their use of modern electronic sounds and the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, the band has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once refreshing and classic

Effortlessly bending genres, Animals In The Median takes you on a journey through time. “So Long” turns Motown inside out with funky bass lines, catchy church organs and vintage vocal arrangements. The suspenseful lush orchestration of “Wash of Noise” soothes the musical palette. “Zombies” dabbles in doo-wop, flawlessly adorned with swinging handclaps and melodies. “Foreign Bodies” makes you want to snap your fingers to sweet and simple guitar rhythms that dance side by side with cascading flute melodies over a strong even beat.

"A new generation of acts that don't care much for the longstanding walls between slow acoustic pop, dance music, experimental electronic music and distortion-fueled rock." --Willamette Week
The Loom
The Loom
The Loom is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band. Formed in New York City in 2006, the band consists of six members playing a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolin, French horn, trumpet, banjo, ukelele, percussion, keyboards, and male/female vocals.

The band released their debut EP "At Last Light" in 2008 and subsequently went on tour and played Pop Montreal and CMJ Music Festivals. In early 2010 they completed their first full-length album entitled "Teeth", recorded at Maverick Studios in Chinatown, New York, with producer Allen Farmelo and mastered at Masterdisk Studios, with album artwork by Asthmatic Kitty artist DM Stith.

The Loom played 8 shows at SXSW Music Fest 2010, including the Muzzle of Bees Backyard Barbecue with Rural Alberta Advantage, The Love Language, and others. They were featured in Paste Magazine's "Best of What's Next", and of their live show The New Yorker said, "The beloved Loom...have lately been guiding their chamber-folk sound to decidedly louder sonic territory."

In summer 2010 they toured the Midwest, Northeast and Canada, and they have planned more touring through the fall and winter including CMJ to promote their unreleased album. They were recently called "The Next Big Thing" by the New York Times.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102