SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Cate Le Bon at The Chapel 1/14 (SAT)

Cate Le BonWritten by Brett Ruffenach //

Cate Le Bon with Tim Presley //
The Chapel – San Francisco
January 14th, 2017 //

I first heard Cate Le Bon’s plucky guitar licks and emotive vocals in the opening theme for St. Vincent’s radio show on Beats1 last year. Even as a 20-second theme song, her indie-pop/rock melodies and poignant songwriting really have a knack for getting stuck in your head.

Hailing from Wales and now based in Los Angeles, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter rose to fame in 2013 with the release of her third studio album Mug Museum. Last year, she dropped her newest LP Crab Day, taking new steps forward in her rhythmic and artistic direction that was complete with a 12-minute music video on her website that looks like something out of a surrealist Wes Anderson film.

Crab Day builds on Le Bon’s indie-pop sensibilities and adds wonkier, more surreal rhythms and lyrics to the mix. It’s an intriguing move and considered one — by some critics — of her most accomplished works to date.

This Saturday, Cate Le Bon will take the stage at The Chapel with support from Tim Presley. Tickets are available for $15, 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:

Mirah: January 11th (WED) @ The Chapel
Fantastic Negrito: January 13th (FRI) @ The New Parish
Brown Sabbath: January 14th (SAT) @ The Independent
Protoje: January 15th (SUN) @ The Independent


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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to MSTRKRFT at The Independent 6/10 (FRI)

MSTRKRFTWritten by Brett Ruffenach //

MSTRKRFT with Io Echo //
The Independent – San Francisco
June 10th, 2016 //

Born out of the raw, fist-clenching dance-punk coming from Toronto duo Death from Above 1979, MSTRKRFT (pronounced “Master-craft”) are a gritty, electronic side project composed of DFA 1979 bassist/keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler and producer Al-P (Alex Puodziukas). Formed in 2005, MSTRKFT bring the grit of DFA 1979 as well as the uplifting rhythms and synth melodies of artists like Daft Punk and Ratatat to the stage.

Now, MSTRKFT are returning to the stage with an entirely new live production. This year in an interview with VICE, the duo discussed the challenge of producing electronic music in a live setting — that computers and backing tracks are too safe, minimizing the potential to make any mistakes. Foregoing the offerings of Ableton and other beat-making software, the group has created its own setup that’s basically one big mess of cables, synthesizers and drums.

“We’re trying to make a setup that can fuck up,” Keeler explained candidly. “One that can have grand, massive errors. That’s sort of the fun of being in a band onstage. I mean it sucks in the moment, but that’s how you know when you’re seeing something real. It’s like why people watch NASCAR — they’re waiting for an epic car crash. Well, that’s why I watch it.”

This Friday, MSTRKRFT returns to the Bay for a live performance at The Independent with support from Los Angeles indie-rock band Io Echo, who will open the show up with a DJ set. Tickets are available for $25, 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:

Mirah & Jherek Bischoff: June 9th (THUR) @ Swedish American Hall
Andre Nickatina: June 10th (FRI) @ Slim’s
Funk Fellowship: June 10th (FRI) @ The New Parish
DVSN: June 10th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom
Lyrics Born: June 11th (SAT) @ The Independent
Lila Rose: June 11th (SAT) @ Slim’s
Mac Sabbath: June 12th (SUN) @ Slim’s
Kaki King: June 12th (SUN) @ Swedish American Hall
Israel Nash: June 12th (SUN) @ The Chapel


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SF Shows of the Week // GO4FREE to Daedelus, Lagwagon or Mirah

11.4.14_SotW_postBy Mike Frash //

Win a pair of free tickets to one of our SF Shows of the Week by entering your name and email below.

• Daedelus: November 7th (FRI) @ Mezzanine
• Mirah: November 9th (SUN) @ The Independent
• Lagwagon: November 9th (SUN) @ Slim’s




Daedelus: November 7th (FRI) @ Mezzanine // BUY TICKETS

Alfred Darlington is a producer and instrumentalist (he holds his keyboard for proof in his press shot!) that isn’t afraid of duality. Just look at his 2014 record The Light Brigade, a contemplative work that balances ambiance and moments of intensity, then compare it to his upbeat, raucous live Boiler Room set from a year ago (embedded above). This prodigious music maker isn’t afraid to take the listener on a journey based in weirdness, and I mean weird in a very good way — think along the lines of Flying Lotus and Animal Collective.

Contest ends Friday, November 7th at Noon.




Mirah: November 9th (SUN) @ The Independent // BUY TICKETS

Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Mirah is kicking off a West Coast tour this weekend, making a Sunday night stop at The Indy. Touring in support of Changing Light, her fifth full length, Mirah’s experimental pop traverses a musical landscape that explores existence and the ever-changing nature of life. Sounds like a deep way to start a new week!

Contest ends Friday, November 7th at Noon.




Lagwagon: November 9th (SUN) @ Slim’s // BUY TICKETS

Lagwagon was one of my favorite acts when I first discovered punk rock in the mid 90’s, and the Fat Wreck Chords staple from SoCal has been putting music in its place for over 20 years. Even though the touring has never stopped, Lagwagon’s first album in nine years, Hang, was just unleashed last week. End your weekend with some scorching melodic punk that never got soft (we’re looking at you Blink).

Contest ends Friday, November 7th at Noon.


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