SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Bakermat at Mezzanine 11/12 (THUR)

BakermatWritten by Nik Crossman //

Bakermat with Alex Adair //
Mezzanine – San Francisco
November 12th, 2015 //

While studying psychology at Utrecht University, Lodewijk Fluttert (better known by his stage name Bakermat) began moonlighting as a DJ in his spare time. Releasing his first two EPs in 2012, Fluttert quickly made a name for himself when he integrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech into his title track “One Day (Vandaag)”. The hit single charted in the Netherlands (his homeland), Belgium and France upon release, and the 24-year-old was later awarded a platinum record in Germany.

Meanwhile, Fluttert’s Uitzicht EP appeared in several iTunes charts after its release in 2013 on Soundplate Records. Now with his popularity continuing to quickly grow, Bakermat continues to develop his unique electronic amalgamation of gospel, soul, jazz and blues with his latest single “Teach Me” from 2014.

This Thursday, Bakermat and British DJ, producer and remixer Alex Adair invite you to join them in an exploratory evening at Mezzanine. Tickets are available for $25, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Thursday 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:

Fortunate Youth: October 13th (FRI) at Slim’s
Soulside: October 14th (SAT) at Slim’s
Blitzen Trapper: October 15th (SUN) at The Independent
Born Ruffians: October 15th (SUN) at Slim’s
Hunter Hunted: October 15th (SUN) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Alvvays: October 16th (MON) at The Independent
Bells Atlas: October 17th (TUE) at The New Parish
The Good Life: October 17th (TUE) at Great American Music Hall


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Smallpools hook SF fans with plenty of pop

SmallpoolsBy Steve Carlson //

Smallpools with Grizfolk, Hunter Hunted //
The Independent – San Francisco
May 25th, 2015 //

Los Angeles-based pop quartet Smallpools brought their high-energy “LOVETAP!” tour to a sold-out Independent on Monday, demonstrating that their hook-laden debut album of the same name was an accurate reflection of what this band is capable of doing live.

Lead vocalist and keyboardist Sean Scanlon led the group through most of the tracks off their debut, many of which sound as though they are destined for heavy radio play, as well as an eerily accurate tease of the New Radical’s mega-hit “You Get What You Give” where Scanlon’s voice could have easily been confused for the New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander. Highlights of the evening included set-closer “Killer Whales” and the one-two punch of “Karaoke” and “Dreaming” during the encore, which were preceded by the oddly low-key choice of the instrumental album-closer “Submarine”.

Hunter Hunted

Hunter Hunted

Opening the show was Hunter Hunted, who originated in the Bay Area but now call LA home. Their impressive six-song set included their first single “Blindside”, which was well-received by an audience that seemed largely unaware of their music going in. They return to the Bay Area on July 15th at Slim’s in a double-headlining show with Young Rising Sons and are expected to release their debut LP sometime in the near future.

Next up was no stranger to Bay Area music fans in indie-rock quintet Grizfolk. The band rollicked through their set of crowd-pleasing tracks from the 2014 EP From the Spark, including highlights Vagabonds and The Struggle, as well as two cover songs. Grizfolk returns to play BottleRock on May 30th.

Over & Over
Street Fight
No Story Time
What’s That a Picture Of?
A Real Hero (College cover)
Drum Solo
American Love
Mason Jar
9 to 5
Admission to Your Party
Killer Whales