The Faint highlight their history for one night in SF

The FaintBy Norm de Veyra //

The Faint with Gang of Four, Pictureplane //
The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
October 23rd, 2016 //

Those seeking an all-out dance party last Sunday were in luck when The Faint dropped by The Regency Ballroom.

With a career spanning nearly two decades, the Nebraska-born dance rockers showcased tracks from their recently released retrospective album CAPSULE:1999-2016.

Post-punk predecessors Gang of Four and electronic artist Pictureplane opened the show.

SF Show of the Week (TIMF edition) // GO4FREE to YACHT at The Independent 10/17 (SAT)

YACHTWritten by Nik Crossman //

YACHT with Sage Caswell //
The Independent – San Francisco
October 17th, 2015 //

There exists a band, belief system and business coordinated by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans under the acronym YACHT. Named after, but not affiliated with, an educational program in Portland, YACHT stands for “Young Americans Challenging High Technology”. The movement, which Bechtolt and Evans have dubbed “The YACHT Trust,” suggests the creation of an idea into form provides a spiritual high attainable by anyone willing to try.

Bechtolt began transmitting YACHT’s belief system into music and PowerPoint presentations in 2002 as a solo project before Evans joined in 2008. After Evans came on board, the dance-punk/electropop duo continued developing its personal philosophy and embodied the result in 2009’s See Mystery Lights and an ebook entitled The Secret Teachings of the Mystery Lights: A Handbook on Overcoming Humanity and Becoming Your Own God. The album, which was released on NYC label DFA Records, received rave reviews from critics, including a “Critic’s Choice” honor from The New York Times.

With support from Los Angeles solo artist Sage Caswell, The YACHT Trust will lead its community through another experience of discovery this Saturday at The Independent in what will serve as a late-night show for this weekend’s Treasure Island Music Festival. You can buy tickets for $22, 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:

Hinds: October 14th (WED) at Slim’s
The Districts: October 14th (WED) at Great American Music Hall
El Ten Eleven: October 15th (THUR) at Great American Music Hall
Guy Fox: October 15th (THUR) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Gang of Four: October 16th (FRI) at The New Parish
Deafheaven with Tribulation: October 17th (SAT) at The Fillmore


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SF Show of the Week (TIMF edition) // GO4FREE to Albert Hammond, Jr. at The Independent 10/16 (FRI)

Albert Hammond, Jr.Written by Nik Crossman //

Albert Hammond, Jr. with Day Wave //
The Independent – San Francisco
October 16th, 2015 //

Citing The Beach Boys, John Lenon, Buddy Holly and The Velvet Underground as some of his major influences, Albert Hammond, Jr. has made a name for himself beyond playing guitar and keyboard in the indie-rock goliath The Strokes. Releasing his debut album Yours to Keep in 2006 launched Hammond’s solo career with much support from his fellow bandmates — lead singer of The Strokes Julian Casablancas, in fact, even played bass and sang backup vocals on the track “Scared”.

After years of living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Hammond opened up about his life in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone in 2013, explaining why he put himself in rehab and subsequently dove into the making of his first solo EP AHJ. With the release of his latest full-length album Momentary Masters this past July, Hammond continues to balance life as a double agent, refusing to blend the sound of his solo career with that of The Strokes.

This Friday hours before Treasure Island Music Festival gets underway, Hammond invites SF to share an intimate evening with him and opening act Day Wave at one of the city’s most charming venues, The Independent. You can buy tickets for $20, 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:

Hinds: October 14th (WED) at Slim’s
The Districts: October 14th (WED) at Great American Music Hall
El Ten Eleven: October 15th (THUR) at Great American Music Hall
Guy Fox: October 15th (THUR) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Gang of Four: October 16th (FRI) at The New Parish
Deafheaven with Tribulation: October 17th (SAT) at The Fillmore


Win-2-Tickets

Enter your name (First and Last) along with your email below. If you win a contest, you’ll be notified on the day the contest ends (details above).

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