SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Japandroids at The Fillmore 3/15 (WED)

JapandroidsWritten by Brett Ruffenach //

Japandroids with Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers //
The Fillmore – San Francisco
March 15th, 2017 //

Singer/guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse are all who make up Japandroids. Listening to their music, it may surprise you that there are only two members in the band. With a sound big enough to fill arenas, you’d expect them to be more than just a duo, but somehow they manage to the find the energy simply within themselves.

Releasing their critically acclaimed debut LP Post Nothing back in 2009, Japandroids broke into the mainstream with their 2012 follow-up Celebration Rock, certified by UPROXX music critic Steven Hyden as one of the greatest records to drive a car to and get in a fight to — an opinion that’s hard to disagree with if you ask me. In January, the Canadian garage rockers released Near to the Wild Heart of Life, a blistering, full-length assault that further expands their sound into more pop-friendly territory.

With their capabilities onstage receiving equal acclaim to their studio efforts, it’s no surprise that they’re playing two nights at The Fillmore, with the second show set for this Wednesday. Tickets are available for $25, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Wednesday 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:

Thao (of The Get Down Stay Down): March 15th (WED) @ The Chapel
Emily Wells: March 16th (THUR) @ The New Parish
Keys N Krates: March 17th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom
G. Love & Special Sauce: March 17th (FRI) @ The Independent
Poor Man’s Whiskey: March 18th (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall
Xiu Xiu: March 19th (SUN) @ The Chapel


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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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PHOTOS: Poor Man’s Whiskey at Great American Music Hall 4/18

Poor-Man's-Whiskey

By Benjamin Wallen //

Poor Man’s Whiskey //
Great American Music Hall – San Francisco
April 18, 2014 //

Bay Area favorites Poor Man’s Whiskey returned to the Bay Area last weekend for another set of countrified covers. Previously, PMW took on Dark Side of the Moon with a bluegrass flair. The first set Friday was a welcome trip through highlights from all their albums. The second set ripped into great versions of Allman Brothers classics. They ended with a acoustic “Melissa” encore had the crowd quiet, except for the famous chorus — it was a great way to end a super high energy second set.