Late Night at Locus returns to Club Lamia with LA-based band, Left of Zed, and local indie favorites, the Skyflakes and Pidgeon.
Location: Club Lamia
3910 Geary Blvd @ 3rd Ave
Admission: $8 before 10pm/ $15 after 10pm
* 21 and over
for more info: http://www.locusarts.org/
ABOUT THE BANDS
Left of Zed
Left of Zed is John Cho, JK, Brian Sapp and Alberto Albis. Thier influences are far ranging individually, and they like it that way. They allude to their respective musical pasts, then mix in more modern textures. The result is something simultaneously familiar and entirely new. Left of Zed mixes literatre lyrics with strong melodies, bold guitar tones and solid grooves. For songs and more info: www.leftofzed.com
"The Skyflakes. Now this is what INDIE Rock should sound like! Great jangly guitars, crashing drums, endearing vocals and wonderful melodies. This Bay Area band has got the whole package." Asian Man Records
"The group has become one of the Bay Area's best indie rock secrets, with a sound that mixes seriously catchy riffs and sweet vocals with a disturbing lyrical undertow." Dan Strachota, SF Weekly
Some folks find it difficult to get past the low-key charm and obsess about the cuteness of THE SKYFLAKES . With four out of five members of the band related to someone else in the band, one recalls the endearingly earnest cinematic or televised portrayals of kids playing rock in more innocent times, minus the horrific outfits the Brady kids were forced into when they were turned into pop stars. Yet, a closer listen or look at the Skyflakes' lyrics provide something more than just endearing cuteness. Musically they are quite tight with well-crafted pop melodies, hooks, and harmonies. www.theskyflakes.com
"...a patchwork of introspection and demolition...the guitars were bearing down on glissandi that heaved like tsunamis."
- Jon Pareles, New York Times
"Pidgeon are a beautiful train wreck of a band to watch out for." - Leah Freeman, SF Bay Guardian
Pidgeon, the dirty dove of rock music. Impossible to pigeonhole (ouch), the band?s three guitar assault boosts and buries pop hooks with swirling noise and power riffs. They blend Val and Micah?s off-kilter pop vocals (a la Blonde Redhead) with Micah?s intense and ferocious screaming (a la Rudimentary Peni or certain black metal bands). The Cardigans vs. Motorhead? A modern Pixies? A Heavier Vegetable? You could play band math all day, but Pidgeon is Pidgeon, a delicate and frightening rock band.
Virtually unknown until recently, the band?s fan-base has grown like a rabbit population and audience response has bordered on the chemical. After seeing them open at 2004?s Noise Pop festival, Live 105 (KITS, San Francisco, the largest commercial alternative station in the region) music director Aaron Axelson declared them one of his top favorite five bands at Noise Pop on his show. KUSF DJ?s have also adopted the band as a new local favorite. www.pidgeonsf.com
Added by locus on February 17, 2005