SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Wave Racer at Mezzanine 3/25 (FRI)

Wave RacerWritten by Nik Crossman //

Wave Racer with Basenji //
Mezzanine – San Francisco
March 25th, 2016 //

Taking his name from the Nintendo 64 game, Wave Racer (born Tom Purcell) made waves in early 2014 with his effervescent electronic sound, quickly becoming one of the most rotated artists on Australia’s Triple J and a staple for international radio stations like BBC1 and KCRW.

Despite having only been on the scene for two years, Wave Racer has already gained attention from such electronic heavyweights as Diplo, Flume, Madeon and Skrillex for his disco-house flair and aquatic remixes.

Touring with both Disclosure and Chromeo and performing at large-scale festivals like HARD Summer, Dour, Peacock Society, Falls and Mad Decent Boat Party, Wave Racer has made his way around the globe and become well-known for mixing vocal samples with synthesized trumpets and bass-guitar slaps to elevate his soothing, sunrise melodies.

With opening support from Australian electronic producer/DJ and Future Classic labelmate Basenji, Wave Racer will stop through SF this Friday to play Mezzanine as part of his fifth U.S. tour. Tickets are available for $20 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.


Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

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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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Electric Six at The Independent 3/20 (SUN)

Electric SixWritten by Nik Crossman //

Electric Six with Yip Deceiver //
The Independent – San Francisco
March 20th, 2015 //

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.


Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

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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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to James Murphy 3/12 (THUR)

James MurphyWritten by Molly Kish //

James Murphy (DJ set) with Eug (FACE) //
Public Works – San Francisco
March 12th, 2015 //

World-renowned musician, producer, DJ, filmmaker, composer, actor and Blue Bottle Coffee espresso muse James Murphy returns to Public Works this Thursday night for a rare DJ set with Eug (FACE) serving as support. Known as the electro-punk archetype from his seminal career as the frontman for LCD Soundsystem, Murphy has played a key role in the evolution of modern-day dance music over the past two decades.

Forming his own record label (DFA Records) in 2001 with co-founders Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy, Murphy provided a home for prolifically like-minded artists as well as a launching pad for some of today’s hottest touring acts: Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, Factory Floor, Yacht, The Juan Maclean and more. After LCD played their last show ever at Madison Square Garden in 2011, Murphy continued branching out as a hands-on producer, getting involved in both Arcade Fire’s 2014 hit album Reflektor as well as several other creative projects including Despacio, remixing sound samples from the 2014 US Open, directing a short film for Canon’s Project Imagination and collaborating with the co-owner of Blue Bottle Coffee to inspire his own blend of espresso.

Contest ends Thursday, March 12th at 3 p.m.


Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

Hucci: March 12th (THUR) @ Mezzanine
Howlin Rain: March 13th (FRI) @ Leo’s Music Club
The Sam Chase: March 14th (SAT) @ Slim’s
Electric Six: March 14th (SAT) @ The Independent


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