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YAY AREA SHOWS: duckyousucker, WATERS, Yann Tiersen, and Plants & Animals

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05/9/2012

Concerts, Featured, Music

I’ve seen my fair share of the Bay Area’s own WATERS perform at some of San Francisco’s most prestigious concert venues and Van Pierszalowski always surprises. If you’ve been lucky enough to witness Delta Spirit live, you’d know this is a perfect line-up for May 11th at The Fillmore. So show up early and see these guys rock your gorgeous face off!
Keep in mind that WATERS’ debut full length was released last year and is a healthy addition to anyones music library.

Buy it now.

MP3: WATERS – For The One from Out in the Light (2011)

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Besides being the driving force behind the soundtracks of ‘Amelie’ and ‘Goodbye Lenin’, Yann Tiersen has created over seven albums of textural and dense albums of orchestrated pop music. You wouldn’t think it when you first listen to Skyline, which was recorded between Paris, Ouessant, and San Francisco (!!!), but the album is bursting with influences of 80s post-punk, atmospheric synth-pop, and rich compositions that form into a jazz-like entity. It sounds crazy and it is; in the best way possible.

You can see Yann at the Regency Ballroom Friday, May 11th.

You can purchase Skyline here.

Plants & Animals are coming to the Bottom of the Hill! The folk rock group have been riding waves of positive reaction of their wistful and merry album The End of That.

You can catch the band in all their glory with our own folk rock super-ensemble Cannons & Clouds on Friday, May 18th.

MP3: Plants and Animals – Lightshow from The End of That (2012)

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Opening for the the Portland, OR young yet gritty Animal Eyes will be the loosely psychedelic and musically transcending duckyousucker.  Last year’s Hallelujah Space Mountain was a vast exploration of funk, afro-beat and soul music, while their recently released nearly 8-minute track Tap Tap/Loa exposes their love for Mingus inspired jazz while still staying expansive and soulful. I highly recommend witnessing their talent live…

You can see duckyousucker and Animal Eyes at the Hemlock Tavern May 15th at 9PM for only $6.

MP3: duckyousucker – Omã from Hallelujah Space Mountain

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  • AlaskanAthlete

    Who the moma lovin’ in hell is BANANA STAND MEDIA? They are SUPERIOR%%%. Animal Eye’s lineup includes two diamonds from Talkeetna, Alaska, a town where most the youth really are above average. From Talkeetna, TEARS of JOY while watching this! Go Animal! Go Banana!