No Vacation, Small Crush, Boyo

Thu Feb 10 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

August Hall

420 Mason St San Francisco, CA 94102

$20.00

All Ages

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Proof of full vaccination is required to enter the venue. 

A negative test will not be accepted for entry into the venue, only proof of full vaccination.

Patrons 16 and up must show proof of an Up-to-Date Vaccination, including receipt of a booster as soon as they are eligible (with the booster having been received at least one week before attendance).

Patrons aged 12-15 must be fully vaccinated to attend - Boosters will be required starting March 1st, 2022.

Patrons 5-11 must show proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) before entry to the facility.

Acceptable forms of vaccination proof are the CA vaccine QR code, your physical vaccination card or a clear picture of your vaccination card.  Please also be prepared to present a government-issued ID along with your proof of vaccination to match. 

August Hall Presents
No Vacation, Small Crush, Boyo

  • No Vacation

    No Vacation

    Indie Rock

    No Vacation began in early 2015, and quickly received attention for the nostalgic bedroom-pop sounds off of their debut mixtape, Amo XO, and surf-rock single, Dræm Girl . A few months following the release of their second mixtape, Summer Break Mixtape, No Vacation went on an indefinite hiatus. Sabrina Mai, Marisa Saunders, Nat Lee, and Harrison Spencer officially reassembled in 2017 after playing shows under various names and a few line-up changes.

    Since their reunion, No Vacation has released 2 singles, "Mind Fields" and "Yam Yam", off of their new EP, Intermission, which was released by Topshelf Records in November 2017. As they transition out of San Francisco, No Vacation will bring the novice “wavy-gravy dream-pop” sounds of Intermission to Brooklyn.

  • Small Crush

    Small Crush

    Indie Rock

    Small crush began in Logan Hammon’s bedroom when she was 13 years old writing songs on her dads old guitar and recording covers on garage band. In her sophomore year of high school, she found some friends in jazz band class to help fulfill her dream of playing her songs in a full band. Together the band began playing little shows at 924 gilman and other DIY spaces. In 2018 the band released an EP that caught the attention of a local Bay Area label Asian Man Records and recorded a full length the year after. Since then the band has grown to touring and playing venues she has always admired. Through it all the band has made the joy of playing music and having fun the most important thing.
  • Boyo

    Boyo

    Pop

    In 2018, Tilden was finally diagnosed with an acute form of frontal lobe epilepsy, was prescribed the right daily regimen of pills, and has been free of seizures ever since. Slowly, life became less of a daily crisis, but the experience left him alienated by medically-induced, uncontrollable mood shifts. The isolation had taken its toll. Finding himself alone for much of the time, Tilden seized the opportunity to make a record entirely on his own. Working mostly in his bedroom, he found comfort in the work of songwriters like Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) and Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse). Fusing those artists’ ability to turn the bleak into beauty with his own newfound focus on songwriting and production, the foundation of Where Have All My Friends Gone? was formed.

    For Tilden, the making of Where Have All My Friends Gone? was a cathartic journey that not only helped his mind and body to heal from an intensely turbulent health scare but also restored his faith and trust in his artistic sensibilities. BOYO has come out from under an avalanche and grown expansively to make the album of its career. “The experience shaped my perspective but it inherently shaped the album as well,” Tilden says. “I use music to work through my problems and things I don’t understand, so this record has been a one-sided therapy session in a way. It doesn’t have to be this brooding, dark thing; it can be more connective.”

    Following a period of releasing songs that seem to have been lumped into the “bedroom pop” world—at once a somewhat fair descriptor but not necessarily faithful to all BOYO encompasses—Tilden resolved to try something different. Finding inspiration in the freshness he felt during some recent “play what I want to play” sets, Tilden holed up in his home studio in West Los Angeles for two weeks in the late summer of 2019. Despite the laid back environment, he attacked the music with a renewed zest and recorded the majority of a new album in that short time. He was reinvigorated by a return to his earliest musical influences and, viewing them through the new lens of his life experience, was able to fall back in love with his own process.

    As with most of BOYO’s recorded output, the fuzzed-out guitars take center stage—a quality Tilden calls “me searching for a My Bloody Valentine guitar sound that doesn’t sound like guitars.” Perhaps Tilden’s biggest strength as an instrumentalist is his self-awareness and ability to play to his strengths. “I know my limitations as a musician and I try to get around them. I almost play a character when I hop on the drums; on guitar, I close my eyes and pretend I’m Kevin Shields for three minutes and do the lead, then I pretend I’m Albert Hammond Jr. for three minutes and do the rhythm. I’m trying to be a soup of all my influences.” The album was co-produced by Tilden and engineer Chad Copelin (BRONCHO, Sufjan Stevens), who did his own mix on individual tracks after Tilden composed and recorded each one. Tilden calls the end result “a marriage of our mixes and a blend of our sonic sensibilities.”

    Where Have All My Friends Gone? opens with the driving “Dogma,” a fuzzed-out guitar jam laced with big-picture imagery about protecting yourself at all costs. “Backseat Driver” displays BOYO’s fascination with a Ween-like pitch warp, and although the song’s steady drum pulse and acoustic strumming feel as if you’re hearing them through a funhouse mirror, the sounds are infectious and highlight Tilden’s ability to create a riveting earworm. “That song is basically about someone in your life telling you how to live,” he says. “It could be a metaphor for medication as well, and for people who didn’t understand what I was going through insisting on telling me how to behave.” The album’s title track came to Tilden like a mantra as he watched the classic film Raging Bull. As the music chimes while steadily ebbing and flowing like a sun threatening to break through storm clouds, the singer repeats a pair of couplets loosely borrowed from the film’s battered boxer antihero, which mimic the anger Tilden felt during his illness.

    “Since making this record I’ve reconnected with a lot of people and I’ve come to realize that my friends are all right here. In the end it wasn’t my friends who were gone—it was me, to some degree. Maybe that’s a dark takeaway, but when you look around and wonder where everyone is it’s easy to point elsewhere and place blame on other things. But sometimes you’re on your own island, and I needed to make this record to get off that island.”

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August Hall Presents

No Vacation, Small Crush, Boyo

Thu Feb 10 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

August Hall San Francisco CA
No Vacation, Small Crush, Boyo

$20.00 All Ages

Proof of full vaccination is required to enter the venue. 

A negative test will not be accepted for entry into the venue, only proof of full vaccination.

Patrons 16 and up must show proof of an Up-to-Date Vaccination, including receipt of a booster as soon as they are eligible (with the booster having been received at least one week before attendance).

Patrons aged 12-15 must be fully vaccinated to attend - Boosters will be required starting March 1st, 2022.

Patrons 5-11 must show proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) before entry to the facility.

Acceptable forms of vaccination proof are the CA vaccine QR code, your physical vaccination card or a clear picture of your vaccination card.  Please also be prepared to present a government-issued ID along with your proof of vaccination to match. 

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