Written by Nik Crossman //
Coming from Michigan in 1996, Electric Six (aka E6) played shows early on at The Old Miami and Gold Dollar in Detroit, two local venues that also helped promulgate The White Stripes. Infused with garage, disco, punk, new wave and metal, the amalgamation of Electric Six’s sound is best summarized by their first hit single “Danger! High Voltage”.
It’s been 20 years since Dick Valentine (born Tyler Spencer) brought this group of musical hooligans together under its original moniker The Wildbunch. With 11 full-length albums under their belt and some new band members, Electric Six are no stranger to the spotlight and as their name suggests, commands a live performance worth experiencing.
Back in 2014, the six-piece launched a Kickstarter campaign, successfully raising $65,000 to produce a two-disc compilation entitled Mimicry and Memories, which was comprised of 12 covers, a collection of outtakes and live performances from the past two decades.
With opening support from their friends and collaborators Yip Deceiver, Electric Six will stop in SF this Sunday to take The Independent through a journey of garage rock/new-wave metal. Tickets are available for $18 at the door, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• Pimps of Joytime: March 19th (SAT) at The New Parish
• Poor Man’s Whiskey: March 19th (SAT) at Great American Music Hall
• Hot Flash Heat Wave: March 23rd (WED) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Kawehi: March 23rd (WED) at The Chapel
• Phil Cook: March 24th (THUR) at The Chapel
• Vela Eyes: March 26th (SAT) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Yuck: March 26th (SAT) at Great American Music Hall
• Cool Ghouls: March 28th (MON) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Lissie: March 30th (WED) at Slim’s
• Earthless: March 31st (THUR) at Slim’s
• Birds of Chicago: April 2nd (SAT) at Great American Music Hall
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