Racquet Club, Fake Your Own Death, Sun Valley Gun Club, awakebutstillinbed

Sat Feb 24 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall

1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103

$15

Ages 18+

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Racquet Club
Fake Your Own Death, Sun Valley Gun Club, awakebutstillinbed

  • Racquet Club

    Racquet Club

    Indie Rock

    Racquet Club, the newly formed quartet featuring members of Knapsack, The Jealous Sound and Samiam are proud to announce the band’s self-titled debut album. Produced by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Frank Turner), Racquet Club (pre- order) presents itself as a breathtaking rock record that will appeal to fans of the members’ previous projects but also stands on its own as something singularly impressive. From the driving pop perfection of “Let Beauty Find You” to the stripped-down power of “Blood On The Moon” and melodic moodiness of “Boundaries,” these ten songs are like different shades of the same color–and together they paint a picture that’s more hopeful than anything vocalist/guitarist Blair Shehan has penned in the past. “The records that I’ve done in the past have really been reactions to chaos in my life and the guilt or hurt that came along with that,” Shehan explains. “I’m still dealing with those tendencies but now rather than focusing on the chaos I’m focusing on solutions and those small victories.” Check out the music video for “Head Full Of Bees,” helmed by Steve Hanft who is known for directing Beck’s “Where It’s At” video. Additionally, Racquet Club will be making headline and support appearances throughout North America during September and October. Supporting Hot Water Music, The Movielife and The Early November on select dates, the band will be performing in markets such as San Francisco, CA on September 29, Phoenix, AZ on October 3, West Hollywood, CA on October 4, Berkeley, CA on October 7, Denver, CO on October 10, Toronto, ON on October 14 and more. A full listing of dates can be found below. A few years ago, Blair Shehan was burnt out. His highly respected rock band The Jealous Sound released A Gentle Reminder on Rise Records in 2012 but although the album was well received and the band toured with acts like Death Cab For Cutie and Sunny Day Real Estate, they never really hit their stride. Then something unexpected happened: Shehan’s previous act, Knapsack, starting playing shows again and he immediately rekindled a musical and creative partnership with the band’s guitarist Sergie Loobkoff, who was also a founding member of Samiam. “The Knapsack reunion was a real gift for me because there was no pressure and it was just for the fun of it,” Shehan recounts. “Sergie and I started talking about writing new music together but as soon as we began we knew that this was going to be a different beast altogether.” Also featuring The Jealous Sound drummer Bob Penn and new bassist Ian Smith, Racquet Club’s lineup was solidified and would eventually give life to these 10 tracks that see all of the members stepping outside of their comfort zones to create something that grows more compelling with each listen. “Making this record together was a struggle at times and there was a lot of self-doubt on Blair’s part but we pulled it off,” Loobkoff summarizes. Shehan echoes this sentiment adding, “For me making this record was a challenge in a lot of ways and just completing it makes me feel so good. In life you get these moments where you realize your goal is worth taking a chance on because once you accomplish it you can walk upright in the world knowing that you did your best.” In the end, the very act of creation is what makes Racquet Club a success–and the songs speak for themselves in a way that will stay with the listener long after the album has ended.

  • Fake Your Own Death

    Fake Your Own Death

    Alternative Rock

    You don’t have to actually die to start over, but you might have to pretend to. 

    FYOD has been compared to bands like Echo and the Bunnymen, Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain by both local and national press.

    Two of the band members in FYOD are teachers and one is a skipper on a boat.

    FYOD has played with bands like The Warlocks, Blood Red Shoes, Film School, White Denim, Bob Mould and Gang of Four.

    FYOD sometimes plays under the name El Terrible which was Terry’s nickname when he was a short order cook at a Sizzler.

    Fake Your Own Death is Scott Eberhardt, Terry Ashkinos, Israel Chavarin and Jimmy Chen.

  • Sun Valley Gun Club

    Sun Valley Gun Club

    Rock

    Sun Valley Gun Club is a Northern California band that has arguably listened to way too much Pavement. Known for “endearingly loose” guitar-rock (San Jose Metro) and wall-of-sound live shows, their second studio album finds the band expanding their references. The eponymous LP draws on decades of rock-and-roll as broad ranging as guitar tones lifted from 1960's psychedelia and folk rock; the concept albums of 1970’s art rock and an up-front, sometimes aggressive vocal delivery reminiscent of early 2000’s indie rock.

    Sun Valley Gun Club, LP, has been hailed as “nuanced and innovative” (SF Deli), and “shifting and complex” (Sacramento News and Review). Lyrically the songs are narratives inspired by film, classic Science Fiction, and the Bible, without being "buried in symbolism. It sounds like a person making sense of life." (Submerge) It is a record about cultural and religious fixation on the apocalypse, self-fulfilling prophecy, Will Smith, and the imperative of people to forgive, if not their loved ones, then at least themselves. Get it March 21st, 2016 from Transplant Sound / 20 Sided Records.

  • awakebutstillinbed

    awakebutstillinbed

    Indie Rock

    shannon + the band play songs

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Noise Pop Presents

Racquet Club
Fake Your Own Death, Sun Valley Gun Club, awakebutstillinbed

Sat Feb 24 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Brick and Mortar Music Hall San Francisco CA
Racquet Club, Fake Your Own Death, Sun Valley Gun Club, awakebutstillinbed

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