Friday, June 18, 2010

"480 Minutes" - new Hold Steady, Lights On, Crystal Castles, Mates Of State

Well hello again, everyone. Happy almost summer -- yes, on Monday it will officially be summer here in the United States. Here in San Francisco, CA. it can be difficult to tell the seasons apart since our climate is temperate year-round...but we can always tell it's summer when the Slip 'N Slide commercials return to make the rounds.

The 31st SF Rumble is set for Wednesday, July 7th 2010 at Cafe du Nord and will feature live sets by A B and The Sea (Oakland), So Many Wizards (Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA), and What Laura Says (Tempe, AZ). RSVP here for free admission.

Today on 480 Minutes we will feature new music from The Cinnamon Band (Philadelphia, PA), The Constellations (Atlanta, GA), Crystal Castles (Toronto, Canada), Delta Spirit (San Diego, CA), Devo (Akron, OH), Fool's Gold (Los Angeles, CA), Frightened Rabbit (Selkirk, Scotland), Grand Lake (Oakland, CA), Here We Go Magic (Brooklyn, NY), The Hold Steady (Brooklyn, NY), Jews And Catholics (Winston-Salem, NC), Lights On (San Diego, CA), Lucy Bland (Seattle, WA), Mates Of State (CA, KS, CT), The One AM Radio (Los Feliz, CA), Punch Brothers (New York, NY), Regina (Helsinki, Finland), and Robyn (Stockholm, Sweden).

The new Mates Of State album, Crushes, is all cover versions. For me covers are always hit or miss (usually miss) with no middle ground. Not this time --there are a bunch of strong covers of good songs on this Mates of State self-produced release. Today's show will feature the best of the bunch -- one of which I expect, with time, will find a place on my list of all-time favorite cover versions.

Please tune in today and every Friday to 480 Minutes between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Check out the handy-dandy 480 Minutes Countdown clock atop the left column (above) to find out when the next episode will air.

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Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

Jamie Lidell @ Amoeba Music (SF) 6/18
Imogen Heap @ Mountain Winery 6/18
Jamie Lidell @ The Independent 6/18
*Birdmonster/ Dynamite Walls/ King Baldwin @ Bottom of the Hill 6/18
Portugal. The Man/ The Builders And The Butchers/ The Morning Teleportations @ The Fillmore 6/18
LSD & The Search For God/ Meek/ Fuxa @ The Hemlock Tavern 6/18
Stars @ The Independent 6/19 & 20
Warlocks/ Lumerians/ Gypsy Moonlight Band @ The New Parish (Oakland) 6/19
Eagles Of Death Metal/ Lyrics Born @ Mezzanine 6/19
Murphy's Law/ Hoods/ Pressure Point/ Wolves & Thieves @ Thee Parkside 6/19
A Place To Bury Strangers/ Light Pollution @ Rickshaw Stop 6/20
*Peggy Sue/ Pepper Rabbit/ Todayokay @ Bottom of the Hill 6/21
Tinariwen @ Yoshi's SF 6/21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre/ Federale @ The Fillmore 6/21
Psychedelic Furs @ The Fillmore 6/22
Rooney/ The Young Veins/ Black Gold @ Slim's 6/22
*Dum Dum Girls/ Crocodiles @ The New Parish (Oakland) 6/23
Wisdom Tooth/ Little Teeth/ Pineapple Explode @ The Hemlock Tavern 6/23
Hot Hot Heat @ Popscene 6/24
Josh Ritter/ Carolina Chocolate Drops @ The Fillmore 6/24
Radar Brothers/ Man-Miracle/ Mist & Mast @ Rickshaw Stop 6/24
Pavement/ Quasi @ The Greek Theater (Berkeley) 6/25
Minipop/ The Trophy Fire/ Chasing Kings @ The Rickshaw Stop 6/25
Lou Barlow @ Cafe du Nord 6/25
Goldfrapp @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 6/26
*Dum Dum Girls/ Crocodiles @ Bottom of the Hill 6/30
Mates Of State/ Free Energy/ Nick Thune @ The Great American 6/30 & 7/1
Pinback Presents The Rob and Zach Show/ Little White Teeth @ The Independent 7/3
**BAGeL Radio Presents...
The Rumble #31 featuring A B and The Sea/ So Many Wizards/ What Laura Says at Cafe du Nord 7/7
*Magic Bullets/ Dreamdate/ The Lambs/ Wax Idols @ The Knockout 7/9

* = We're there
** = We're DJing

# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

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