Gynosaur, The Blanks, Gentle Spirit

Fri Jul 6 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

Ages 18+

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  • Gynosaur

    Gynosaur

    Indie Pop

    WOMAN LIZARD BAND MUSIC NOISE POP

  • The Blanks

    The Blanks

    Rock & Roll

    From the gray desolation of Lansing, Michigan in the early 2000s to the faded gold of California in 2018, The Blanks have somehow been a rock and roll band for 16 years. They started as 20 year-old punk kids in garages, basements and dive bars in the middle west, figuring out how to play their instruments and write their first songs.

    After forming in 2002, they released The Center Street Sessions, an EP of 4-track cassette recordings they made in a basement bedroom. They soon followed that up with another home recorded release, this time an overly ambitious full-length album called Kiss You On The Mouth. In 2004, they went on their first tour and cut a live album at the legendary CBGB, before its demise a couple years later. In 2005, they recorded in a studio for the first time with garage rock royalty, Jim Diamond, at an old chicken factory in downtown Detroit. These songs became the album Love You Too, their first professional-ish record, despite being banged out in about 12 hours.

    In late 2005, The Blanks called it quits as each band member ended up migrating to different parts of the country, settling down in San Diego, San Francisco and St. Louis. Over the next decade, they would still find themselves together sporadically, in various garages and dive bars along the west coast, and before they knew it, they had accumulated more new songs than they knew what to do with. They finally made their way back into the studio and recorded an album of new material at Rarefied Recording in San Diego. The results are the first new Blanks record in 13 years, Yellow Fading Glimmer, in which you now hold in your hands or see as a tiny dot on your screen.

    The Blanks sincerely hope you enjoy a song or two and find yourselves singing and dancing, ideally with a friend.

  • Gentle Spirit

    Gentle Spirit

    Music

    Gentle Spirit, formerly known as The Music Wrong, is the creation of San Francisco songwriter Marcus Stoesz. Stoesz previously headed the influential Kansas band Paper Airplanes, and is best known in the city of San Francisco as one of the directors of Rock Band Land, a music and creativity school in the heart of the city.

    The self-titled album, due out early 2016, is a rumination in depression, grief, and the crumbing and reshaping of a relationship. Much of the material was written around the time Stoesz's father passed away in 2013. The songs, in contrast to Stoesz’s older projects, are often slow and sparse, reflecting the bleak mood of the subject matter. “Ram Van” is very indicative of this signature style, which recalls Pavement’s slower, more melancholic jams.  “Sucker Fish” on the other hand is an growly, angular rocker reminiscent of Polvo or Dinosaur Jr. There are elements of psychedelia and dream pop as well.

    Gentle Spirit has crafted a small catalog of songs that should resonate with listeners on an emotional level. The grief is there and all consuming, but moments of joy and acceptance arise and make the whole experience worth having.

    For listeners of: Pavement, Sun Kil Moon, Idaho, Yo La Tengo, Phosperescent, Devendra Banhart, Constantines. 

Gynosaur, The Blanks, Gentle Spirit

Fri Jul 6 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Gynosaur, The Blanks, Gentle Spirit
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$8 ADV / $10 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.