Baghdad by the Bay,
Saturday Feb, 2nd 4-6pm
In Spring of 2006, a plague of brightly colored, plastic tambourines threatened the foundation of an over-crowded house party. Social Studies, based out of San Francisco, took the stage for the first time, sweating out the indie pop anthems that had been building up inside them since adolescence. The band started as a side project for four friends who shared a love for musical experimentation and fun and slowly turned into an obsessive project aimed at writing a collection of perfect pop songs for a modern musical sensibility.
After gaining a reputation for their energetic live show the band released their debut EP, This is the World's Biggest Hammer, in Fall 2006. The EP quickly received both local and national airplay, and charted for three months on KALX Radio, peaking at no. 8. Social Studies is currently completing their first full length album, to be released in 2008, gearing up for SXSW, and planning a national tour.
Social Studies will be headlining The Hemlock Tavern Saturday, Feb 2nd
The Speakers and Correatown
Brian Miller and Peter Musselman have been playing music together since they were twelve. In 1999 they moved to the Bay Area and formed The Speakers. Inspired by their mutual love for the sounds with which they grew up-the sounds of the cicadas and whippoorwills in the backyards of Lancaster County-they began writing and recording quiet, experimental, folky pop songs, some 400 in all, not all of them good. They sang and played accordion, guitar, bass, banjo, drums, violins, piano, organ, whistling, spaced-out keyboards etc. etc. (Brian also makes solo albums under the nom de plume "The Lightning Bug Situation" and he can totally make good songs on his own okay? God.)
Los Angeles-based indie singer-songwriter Correatown (a.k.a. Angela Correa) released a limited edition three-song EP on January 22, titled Echoes. The EP contains the song “All The World (I Tell Myself),” which was recently featured on ABC’s hit show “Grey’s Anatomy.”
A much beloved fixture of L.A’s eastside music scene, Correatown spent the last few years gaining recognition for her blend of lo-fi indie rock and alt-country. L.A. Weekly declared “You read it here first: Angela Correa is going to be a much-loved L.A. artist.” She garnered praise for her DIY ethic, successfully acting as her own manager, record label and booking agent. Over the course of her brief career she released two full length albums and an EP and licensed songs to several hit TV shows. In addition to “Grey’s Anatomy”, her songs have been featured on “The OC”, “Brothers & Sisters” and “Without A Trace”.
Both band will be performing at The Hemlock Tavern Sunday, Feb 3rd
Official Website: http://www.piratecatradio.com
Added by rickabruzzo on January 30, 2008