Friday, December 02, 2011

"480 Minues" - New Duke Spirit

We're back from the Thanksgiving holiday and all of that fabulous food and time off.  It was glorious, and I didn't overeat at either feast I attended...well, by Fast Bastard American standards, anyway.  While there were too many delicious things to list them all, I must give a shout out to the chocolate tart made by Hal Looby, which I have dreamt about all week.  Hal delivers his amazing baked goods to your door by bicycle (if you live in San Francisco), and you can score a couple on auction at the SF Bike Coalition's Winterfest event this Sunday.

As always this edition of 480 Minutes will highlight all of the new indie rock noise pop gems making their way into rotation next week (yes, you get a preview!).  Today we'll be debuting new music by Bleeding Knees Club (Gold Coast, Australia), Cloud Control (Sydney, Australia), Darkness Falls (Copenhagen, Denmark), David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels (Los Angeles, CA), Devin (Brooklyn, NY),  The Duke Spirit (London, England), Girl In A Coma (San Antonio, TX), Gotye (Melbourne, Australia), Highway Gimps (New York, NY), Hindi Zahra (Khouribga, Morocco), Horrid Red (Aachen, Germany/San Francisco, CA), Husband (Perth, Australia),  Kill Moi (San Francisco, CA), The Lost Sounds (Memphis, TN), Mikal Cronin (San Francisco, CA), Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Oasis), Okkervil River (Austin, TX), Serenades (Stockholm, Sweden), Willoughby (Los Angeles, CA), Wooden Wand (Lexington, KY), Zomby (England), plus music from the Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 3.  While in my not-so-humble (nor hard-to-elicit opinion) it is generally a mistake to cover Beatle songs, there are some credible ones here, featured bands include Cloud Cult and Tapes 'n Tapes, plus it's for a good cause (proceeds go to support music education in Minnesota), plus I love the album art:

We interrupt this message to bring you a shameless plug and ticket giveaway alert: BAGeL Radio Presents... Her Space Holiday at Bottom of the Hill along with Silver Swans and City Light on Saturday, December 16h, 2011.  Buy advance tickets here.   When you hear a song by any of the three bands during the live show (Fridays, 9a.m. - 5p.m. Pacific Time) today, 12/9, or 12/16, get in touch and you might win yourself a pair of tickets to the show. Consider yourself alerted.

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Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest -

My Morning Jacket @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/2
Los Lobos @ The Fillmore 12/2
The Hot Toddies/ Kepi Ghoulie/ Dan P. And The Bricks/ Gnarboots @ Bottom of the Hill 12/2
Sting @ Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium 12/2 & 12/3
*The National @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/3
Papercuts/ Dominant Legs/ Tim Cohen's Magic Trick @ Rickshaw Stop 12/3
Iron & Wine @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 12/4
Hammell On Trial @ Hotel Utah 12/4
Iggy & The Stooges/ Le Butcherettes @ The Warfield 12/4 & 12/6
Peter Murphy @ The Fillmore 12/4
The Black Heart Procession/ Chelsea Wolfe @ Bottom of the Hill 12/4
The Sea and Cake @ Great American 12/5
*Jeffrey Lewis/ The Yellow Dress/ Tortured Genius @ The Rickshaw Stop 12/6 buy tickets
Bush @ The Oakland Coliseum 12/7
Ganglians/ Young Prisms @ The Independent 12/8
The Motels @ Red Devil Lounge 12/8
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin @ Hotel Utah 12/8
The Jealous Sound/ Taxes/ Great Apes @ Bottom of the Hill 12/8
The Naked And Famous/ The Joy Formidable/ GroupLove @ The New Parish (Oakland) 12/8
*Tennis/ Miniature Tigers/ Devon Williams @ Bottom of the Hill 12/10
Cave Singers @ Great American 12/11
Metallica @ The Fillmore 12/7, 12/9 & 12/10
The Kooks @ The Fillmore 12/13
Chris Cornell @ Palace of Fine Arts 12/15
Dinosaur Jr. @ The Fillmore 12/15

BAGeL Radio Presents... 
#**Her Space Holiday/ Silver Swans/ City Light @ Bottom of the Hill 12/16  buy tickets

(more upcoming shows at

* = We're there
** = We're DJing
# = win tickets during 480 Minutes

Lyric of the week:  "Yeah you gotta have someone/ Even if they're not there/ Someone thinking about you/ When you're thinking about them." - Mikal Cronin, "You Gotta Have Someone"

Happy birthday to the second hottest Stuy alum ever, Lucy Liu

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