444 Jessie St.
San Francisco, California

Chad VanGaalen w/Women and Tempo no Tempo

This promises to be an excellent show with two Canuck bands and a local-yocal group out of Oakland. Can't beat the venue: if you have never been to Bottom of the Hill you owe it to yourself to check it out. And did you check the price? C'mon!

Chad VanGaalen (from Flemish Eye, his record label's site):
A notorious homebody, Chad VanGaalen is well known for rarely leaving his basement in Calgary, endlessly drawing, recording and making art. Fortunately, he has an uncanny knack for creating music that is sweepingly beautiful and undeniably genuine, and with his third full-length Soft Airplane, this celebrated multi-talented artist has created his most complete album to date.

A talented illustrator and animator, Chad’s work has shown across Canada.

Women (from Flemish Eye, their record label's site):
The debut album by Women was recorded by label-mate Chad VanGaalen over 4 months on ghettoblasters and old tape machines in his basement, an outdoor culvert and a crawlspace. Sometimes light and spacious, at other times eerie and dense with an ominous weight, this self titled album touches upon Velvet Underground, The Zombies or This Heat while not really having any obvious precursors – a lo-fi masterpiece cloaked in layers of vibrato and guitar wash.

Friends since childhood - two of them brothers - the band has an intuitive rapport that seems to transcend speech from years of playing together. The members of Women have collectively toured North America and Europe in various projects.

Tempo no Tempo (from their MySpace):

Added by danapalooza on February 20, 2009