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Friday, May 28, 2010


New York friends it's time for some soul on a Friday night. Start off your Memorial Day weekend right before you head out to the beaches and see FITZ & THE TANTRUMS tonight @ The Mercury Lounge.

In case you fell asleep and missed it, Fitz & Co are on the quiet takeover of late. Having recently signed to Dangerbird Records and playing shows all over with SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, the wrecking crew are about to do a Thursday night residency at Spaceland in June that should be slamming every single week. Tonight they take it to the east siddddde
and then to D.C. tomorrow night at The Black Cat. We've heard the forthcoming full-length, "Pickin' Up The Pieces" and it's head-to-toe perfection, already a contender for Album Of The Year before it's even dropped.

Fitz & The Tantrums @ The Mercury Lounge tonight
Doors: 10:30 PM - 21+
Buy Tickets Here

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Thursday, May 27, 2010



At the tender young age of 19, Georgia Mason recently broke out of University and the ACM Gospel Choir to make music on her own. She's been teaming up with some heavy-hitting songwriters that have written for Dido, Corinne Bailey, Amy Winehouse and even Michael Jackson. We got this first track, "Million Miles" early, and the other two demos are also promising. "Million Miles" instantly sounds like that hit song that's playing in your Starbucks this morning.

Even if the UK pop-space is crowded with the Duffy's & Adele's, this squeaky clean little lady has something fresh and innocent about her. The demo for "Lights Go Down" has a Jackson 5 meets Little Jackie's "The Stoop" vibe.

Listen here to "Million Miles"



Tonight's Echoplex performance by Austin's VOXTROT is bittersweet. Sad because it's their “Goodbye, Cruel World” farewell tour. Happy because they are a great band of stellar people and they are playing Los Angeles tonight with recent Rumble Tour road dogs - THE FEROCIOUS FEW, WE BARBARIANS and THE BLACK.
It seems like yesterday, or February of 2006, that we fell for the track, "The Start Of Something", added it to Future Sounds 23, and the song really did being the start of something for the band. I compared them to The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian and The Housemartins at the time, but they quickly forged their own identity. Get out tonight and say goodbye.

8:30pm / $13 advance, $15 day of show / 18+

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Jesse Marchant is someone with a buttery tongue. Known as JBM to the music community, we recently were turned onto his music, and specifically the honey-of-a-song called "Ambitions & War" off his soon to be released album on July 27th (Partisan Records), "Not Even In July". "Ambitions & War" is like BREAD meets AMERICA, and it's a song my wife plays about 5 times a day about someone that's losing their mind. It's brilliant and I'm told it's about life in Los Angeles, which makes sense about losing your mind. The record is an acoustic jewel, my Sunday morning-cookin' breakfast type of jam.

Next week he'll be hitting the road with another one of our favorites - NATHANIEL RATELIFF for dates up in the Northeast and anyone catching this double team is in for a blessed evening. He recently hit the road with Rougue Wave & Avi Buffalo and Sondre Lerche.

June 1st -The Middle East - Boston
June 2nd - Le Poisson Rouge - New York NY
June 3rd - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Since the first moment we heard LITTLE DEADMAN's "Shooting Seagulls", we've been fans. Here's a live video from this month's RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO party at Bar Pink.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010


This weekend the SILVER LAKE JUBILEE takes place from 10am-1am all weekend and has something for everyone - food, music, arts, children's villages, and vendors all for $5.

Many of our friends and former Future Sounds/Rumble family members will be performing, here are some of the highlights (see the full schedule here):



4:40pm – 5:15pm My Pet Saddle

3:20pm – 3:50pm Blue Jungle
5:25pm – 6:05pm Nico Stai
7:45pm – 8:30pm The Growlers
9:00pm The Entrance Band

7:35pm – 8:10pm Weave!
9:00pm – 9:35pm Francisco The Man
10:00pm – 10:35pm Mississippi Man
11:00pm – 11:35pm Eastern Conference Champions


3:40pm – 4:10pm Dios
7:55pm – 8:35pm Voxhaul Broadcast

4:20pm – 4:55pm Lilofee
7:45pm – 8:30pm Foreign Born
9:00pm The Like


11:00pm – 11:35pm Useless Keys

12:00am – 12:35am Tenlons Fort

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Friday, May 21, 2010


Brooklyn buzz band - KEEPAWAY - are out on the west side for everyone to get a glimpse and play tonight at the AT1 ART PROJECTS space with LUCKY DRAGONS and a bunch of visual artists. Because you may not know them and feel the need to categorize them to determine if it's worth your time spent, then think ANIMAL COLLECTIVE meets THE AVALANCHES. The band recently dropped their EP, Baby Style on Lefse Records. Event goes down in Eagle Rock this evening and the music performances go from 8pm-10pm (FREE)!

Peep out the video for "Yellow Wings"

KEEPAWAY "Yellow Wings" from sam fleischner on Vimeo.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010



If you’ve been reading this blog at all over the past 6 months, you’re more than aware of our devotion to CHASING KINGS, so much so that we’ve tapped them to headline the West Coast leg of THE RUMBLE JUNE.

Named one of the Top 20 Indie Bands in LA by The Deli Magazine, they’ve already shared the stage with Sea Wolf, conquered SXSW, where they played our parties as well as the Levi’s/Fader Fort and have already snagged a spot up at the upcoming Also I Like To Rock summer series at The Hammer Museum. Comprised of four childhood friends, Matt Schwartz, Drew Beck, Mike Goldman and Nick Sandler, CHASING KINGS ooze a genuine enthusiasm for playing and crafting memorable melodies and harmonies that transcend whatever musical trend is penetrating the industry with The Pop Stereo calling them a “soaring breath of fresh air.”

Schwartz continues to draw comparisons to Elvis Costello and Britt Daniel with vocal and key skills well beyond his years, especially on “Dark Sunglasses.” Attracting the attention of bloggers and industry heavyweights including Tony Berg, who produced their six-song debut EP The Current State of Our Future last summer, Chasing Kings are on to something with their infectious piano laden indie pop. We can’t say it enough, they are a must see.

Kicking it off at THE RUMBLE SEATTLE at Havana Social Club on Monday June 7th, CHASING KINGS will be joined by Tacoma’s MOTOPONY. Led by Daniel Blue MOTOPONY are being compared to Broken Social Scene and Wilco. KEXP’s Richard Johnson has already jumped on this one, featuring “Seer” in his Song of the Day Podcast and recording a live session with the band back in January. TRUMER PILS specials all night!

Tuesday June 8th, CHASING KINGS will head down to Holocene for THE RUMBLE PORTLAND to play with PRIORY and BLOOD BEACH. PRIORY is a PDX four-piece calling themselves spacious folk rockers with touches of classic rock and soul with their debut scheduled to come out in June. Track “Devil vs. Heater” is sprawling number peppered with three part acappella harmonies.
BLOOD BEACH is a haunting shoegazy lo-fi outfit originally from Texas, calling Portland home and recently opened for Smith Westerns at Backspace. Velvet Underground combined with heavy distortion, BLOOD BEACH are right on point with lo-fi psych rock trend. With TRUMER PILS specials all night, THE RUMBLE PDX easily trumps Taco Tuesday.

On Wednesday June 9th we’ll head down to Milk for THE RUMBLE SF, where LEOPOLD & HIS FICTION and CITY LIGHT will share the bill with CHASING KINGS.
Local trio Leopold & His Fiction, an act that’s long been on our radar with their southern infused rock folk meets fuzzy blues. Led by Detroit native, Daniel James, Leopold & His Fiction are the Black Keys meets The White Stripes, but better. Their recently released single, “Golden Friends” is a piece of looming 70’s freak folk goodness. With their release, Ain’t No Surprise touted as one of the Thirty-Two Greatest San Francisco Bay Area Albums of 2009 by our friends at The Bay Bridged, LAHF are Rumble ready.

CITY LIGHT, another Bay area band are Postal Service and Aqueduct esque electro rockers and Noise Pop fav. Their release Burned Out Bright (Banter Media) is full of bright yet distorted electronic soundscapes like “Someday Maybe” and has already caught the attention of out friends over at The Bay Bridged. Resident DJ, BAGEL TED will be there spinning throughout the night. RSVP at Sonic Living.

Thursday June 10th we’ll venture to 3 Clubs for THE RUMBLE LOS ANGELES where CHASING KINGS are likely to pack the house on their home turf. Also joining us are YAWN, an experimental indie pop act from Chicago. Think shades of Animal Collective with afro beat percussion and vocals in the vein of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koening. “Toys” is a danceworthy tribal jam off their Pitchfork certified self-released EP.

Rounding out the night are FOSTER THE PEOPLE, an LA based act being called the next MGMT (pre Congratulations). The brainchild of TV composer Mark Foster, Foster the People, are garnering major attention from NylonTV to London’s The Guardian. Their track “Pumped Up Kicks” has been branded the song of the summer by Black Book Mag and with a whistling hook that rivals Peter Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks” and The Drums “Let’s Go Surfing” it’s easy to agree. We’re already anticipating the dance party that’s about to occur in the backroom, so Foster the People are most definitely that band you’ll be glad you caught before they blow up…so don’t miss out.

Then Saturday June 12th were back in San Diego at Bar Pink, for what’s fast becoming one of the most best nights of The Rumble tour, with a constant stream of SD bands that never disappoint and June’s no different with MAREN PARUSEL and DRUG WARS sharing the bill with CHASING KINGS.

German songstress, MAREN PARUSEL’s reflective indie pop is melodic and beautifully orchestrated, especially “Dear Love” off their Dear Love/Days in Universe 7 inch (Single Screen Records). Formerly of Wild Weeked, an all female punk band, Parusel’s new keyboard based sound has been getting attention with a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best New Artist last summer and capturing the attention of Kim Fowley at SXSW this year.

Dirty, loud garage rock from SD best describe, DRUG WARS round out the night. Called “the best kind of post-hardcore-punk-rock to listen to” by 7 Inches, this four piece are gathering buzz even across the pond with Collective Zine UK taking notice of their 7 inch 9846 (Grizzly Records).

We'll be announcing line-ups for The Rumbles in Las Vegas, Austin and New York soon.

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Monday, May 17, 2010



Summer is upon us, and sunset laden beach filled days beckon. Enter A B & THE SEA, an SF (by way of Wisconsin) who wowed The Viper Room last night with set of frothy indie pop confections guaranteed to populate your summer playlist.

Fresh off their opening slot at the Noise Pop Closing Party in February and an endorsement from The Morning Benders’ Chris Chu (he produced their demos), A B & the Sea are riding high on fair amount of surf rock buzz, so I was excited to see what they had to offer.

A B & the Sea feel as if they could be transplanted in to the sock hop of any episode of Happy Days, with tinges of Buddy Holly and the Beatles. Channeling a young Brian Wilson minus those awful Hawaiian shirts, lead singer, Koley O’Brien, clad in a pale blue blazer and greased up hair is a 1950’s esque heartthrob in the making.

Opening with Suzie,” the track that first got me hooked on this four piece last summer when they played The Rumble parties in Portland and San Francisco. “Yellow-Haired Girl” was a bright morsel of sunshiny dreamy pop goodness heavy on the “sha la la’s,” while “Down Around” off their soon to be released EP, was a retro surf pop with a contemporary edge and pure nostalgia in the best way possible. Full of three part harmonies and a tight rhythm section thanks to the skills of Troy Lawton, they surprised the crowd with an apt cover of the Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby.

A B & the Sea excel in crafting sincere catchy pop gems that demand foot tapping and hand clapping, so much so that I challenge anyone to resist the urge to not cut a move at one of their shows. Closing with current single “Bone Dry,” a thumping harmony rich number that elicited a roving dance party in front of the stage courtesy of O’Brien’s proud mom. A B & the Sea are undoubtedly the Beach Boys of 2010 and once again prove that Chris Chu has absolutely impeccable taste.

Check out A B & the Sea on Thursday June 10, when they play Spaceland with Fitz & the Tantrums.

Post by Veronica Pulcini

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THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO is proud to receive another San Diego indie heavyweight into our collective - OWL AND BEAR - a San Diego music blog that we've been reading for some time that time and time again seems to be tracking bands that are also close to our hearts. We all know that San Diego right now is producing some of the freshest new bands in the country. Tristan and his team have an excellent O&B Podcast, as well as interviews, reviews, videos and write-ups on shows happening in San Diego. Owl & Bear joins SDdialed In as our blogger component of the Rumble SD team, which also is comprised of our soul-sista's Indigenous Promotions, M-Theory Records, SD CityBeat and Trumer Pils.

The Rumble: San Diego takes place monthly at BAR PINK in North Park.

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It's no secret that Future Sounds loves the San Diego trio, APES OF WRATH. One of the first single releases on Future Sounds Records was the song that this video was created around, "Death Train". The band has since self-released their full-length s/t album that is nothing short of brilliant. The boys will be back in LA on May 22nd at Mr T's Bowl with JACK LADDER & HOTEL ST GEORGE.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010


We've been tracking this little lady from Oslo, Norway with a voice as sweet as fresh snowflakes - SOLVOR VERMEER, and thanks to Lazy Acre Records, this release exists outside of her homeland. 'The Beaming Light' will appeal to the IMOGEN HEAP fan in you, with hints of BJORK. The title track is the one for me, but Solvor has a voice that will melt you, as it did ours at By:Larm in Oslo last February. Hunt this one down.

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Our friends over at FMLY are always up to something, whether it's a FMLY bike ride or a show on the beach, and tonight they are hosting a benefit for WELLS BRING HOPE with a slate of great bands, including STARFUCKER at the Cozy Castle. Cozy Castle is a creative space/music venue located in Mid City at 4625 Exposition Blvd.

Wells Bring Hope is committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa. Our vision is to save lives with safe water. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, and one of many places where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children. There is more to this sad story. The burden of getting water falls upon women and girls, who walk back-breaking miles everyday to find and carry water back to their villages. The result? Girls are not able to go to school.

This doesn’t have to happen. Drill a well deep into the ground and lives are transformed instantly.

* Child mortality is dramatically reduced
* Girls can go to school
* Women can work productively for their families

Doors open at 8 and include performances by Starfucker, Fake Drugs, Professor Calculus, Moon Pearl and Stellaluna and the show is $5.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010


Two bands we've had the recent pleasure of watching perform on our RUMBLE parties in recent months - MISSISSIPPI MAN and PEPPER RABBIT play tonight at The Echo for a show put on by LA Record. The boys in Mississippi Man have all the makings of rock legends in the makings, after having a friend hustle us for money one night and the next partaking in scandalous van activities, and then stepping on stage to deliver an amazing live set. They surprised us with a much larger sound than we had anticipated and really closed out the last Rumble Los Angeles party at 3 Clubs. Pepper Rabbit of course played through the Rumble WC dates in April and forged new followers at every stop. WHITE ARROWS and THE FLING also support this bill which kicks off at 9pm.

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Crawl back through the Future Sounds archives and you'll see a very long and intimate relationship with the band known as FILM SCHOOL. We've been family since their brilliant EP, Alwaysnever, and have watched the evolution of a band that has had entire line-up changes, vans stolen, label changes and various directions in sound. In the end the theme continues, which is one of constant forward motion, constantly redefining their goals and a band mature enough after 10 years to not chase the tail or do what's expected. After all, they could've rested on their coattails of the nu-gaze movement which they helped pave the road for this new pack that everyone loves that is really just a watered down version of albums they've already done, but they quietly do their thing, and people eventually catch up.

So when the latest sneak copy of 'Fission' entered my grasp I shut the door to be alone with this old friend. The other thing about a Film School record is that they creep on you. Sure, there are always songs that immediately jump out at you, like "Waited" on this new record, which is a radio single if I've ever heard one, but it requires multiple plays to get past the initial sonic buzzsaw or waves of layered vocals. This record the lovely and wonderful bassist, Lorelei Plotczyk, steps forward with more vocals than ever before and the tag-team with frontman/mastermind Greg Bertens is a harmony in my head. To be honest, I'm still just processing this album, which is released on July 20th (FFO Records), but I'm already stuck on album opener - "Heart Full Of Pentagons" and first single, "When I'm Yours".

We're looking forward to seeing/hearing this record live when they start touring this summer and hope to share tracks as soon as we get clearance.



THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO has added yet another indie cornerstone to it's team of SF partners - AMOEBA RECORDS. The family includes The Owl Magazine, Bagel Radio, The Noise Pop Music Festival, The Bay Bridged, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and Spin Earth, which is pretty much the indie rock Mount Rushmore of the Bay area. We're all committed to helping up-and-coming bands get as much attention as possible in a time where the establishment is no longer working on developing bands.

The Amoeba store on the end of Haight Street near the entrance to Golden Gate Park is a mecca for music heads, especially in a city where the % of people that are DJ's rival any city on the planet. I think I've personally spent enough for a college education in this location, and I bet my brother is probably there right now flipping through bins.

Our next Rumble: SF party is on June 9th @ Cafe Du Nord.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


THE RUMBLE: AUSTIN returns tonight to Beerland after taking some time off post-SXSW to recover.

Headlining the party is the amazing WOVEN BONES! Since first hearing 'If You're Gold, I'm Gone", we were hooked on their scuzzy smack.

"It's not that they're the sonic reincarnation of pre-Psychocandy Jesus & Mary Chain mated to the Troggs primordial oomph-ah-arrgh, but rather that they're the absolute essence of garage rock: viscous, vicious, and utterly unforgettable, like a trip inside Russ Meyer's dirty mind circa Mudhoney."- The Austin Chronicle

Miami's JACUZZI BOYS are playing through and drop in on Austin for this party.
"Singer Gabriel employs both hot n' bothered Mick Jaggerisms and Lou Reed's cooler-than-thou tics to bemoan an imperious, noblesse-obliging girlfriend." - Pitchfork

Opening up is OBN III, the Austin trio that I'm told is a 'super group'.

The show is 21+ and is only $5 and is brought to you by Future Sounds, Waterloo Records, The Onion AV Club, The Austinist and Spin Earth.

Beerland is located at 711 Red River

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Chicago's PANDA RIOT have finally dropped their latest effort, "Far & Near" (Mirror/Mirror) today on the eve of a Midwest and East Coast tour that starts in Athens, OH tomorrow night. We tipped them in the past, but now that the music is out and available, it's time you take them home. Fuzzy and sonic, reminding us of acts like CLUB 8, GREAT NORTHERN, SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS and FILM SCHOOL's more recent albums. Like many acts from Chicago, they show their Pumpkins roots from time to time as that shadow always seems to be present, and why not. The track that has us most excited is 'When You Said When I Said", which blends front lady Rebecca Scott's dreamy COCTEAU TWINS-like voice into a MBV haze. Other cuts like "Motown Glass" and "Julie In Time" jump out from this six song EP.

Here are the live dates!
5.12.10 - Athens, OH - Bruce Manor
5.13.10 - New York City, NY - Lit Lounge
5.14.10 - Lowell, MA - Daileyville
5.15.10 - New Haven, CT - Elm City Popfest
5.16.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Khyber
5.17.10 - Harrisburg, PA - Stage on Herr
5.18.10 - Asheville, NC - Bobo Gallery
5.19.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
5.20.10 - Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
5.22.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern
5.23.10 - Columbus, OH - Bernie's



We seem to have a love affair going on with the music scene of San Diego of late, as 'those guys' down south keep cranking out bands that are doing something very interesting. One of the many strong acts, and one that just won best rock band in SD, TRANSFER, plays tonight @ The Viper Room. They go on at 10pm so all you old heads can roll over there after Idol. Transfer has been a vital part of the SD music community for some time now and they are a part of the uber cool OBSCURE MAGPIE collective.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010


This evening in Las Vegas at the Thunderbird Lounge in the Aruba Hotel it's THE RUMBLE: LAS VEGAS. We wind up the first leg of the Rumble run of shows (the 6th party in 7 nights) starting at 8:30pm tonight, so pull your mothers off the craps tables and over to see this FREE show that will work off the buffet you leveled.

Our traveling wilburys THE FEROCIOUS FEW and San Diego's LITTLE DEADMAN shake off the rust from last night's gig at Bar Pink in San Diego and join up with local favorite THE CLYDESDALE and DJ REX DART
. Las Vegas City Life just did this nice feature on TFF that provides some insight into their 'busking lifestyle' - read it here. Our friends at Neon Reverb tipped us on LV's The Clydesdale so we're intrigued to catch it ourselves.(The Clydesdale) Sounds like the soundtrack to a western directed by Quentin Tarantino” - Rolling Stone Magazine

The Rumble Las Vegas is brought to you by Future Sounds, Neon Reverb, KUNV and Las Vegas CityLife.

The Aruba Hotel is located at 1215 Las Vegas Boulevard South

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Saturday, May 08, 2010


In what's turned into one of our most exciting Rumble parties month in and month out, THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO @ Bar Pink loads up for a Saturday night filled with local talent and the wild bunch known as THE FEROCIOUS FEW.

North Park's THE KABBS headline tonight's party and are the perfect night cap to what the other two - dirty whiskey drinking/sounding bands will set up. They specialize in seedy garage rock that is right at home in a dark, dive bar. Give a listen to "Golden & Blue" (mp3)

Supporting from San Francisco it's the band on a mission from The Mission - THE FEROCIOUS FEW. Frontman Francisco Fernandez is a mix of early Bob Dylan and late Howlin' Wolf, and actually drives a hearse while writing over a dozen songs a month, most coming in under 2 minutes and all relating to tragedy, drinking, drug takin', heartbreak and near criminal behavior. Their debut release, "Juices", on Birdman Records, is appropriately titled and witnessing TFF live might make you messy.

Openers - LITTLE DEADMAN - have truly been one of our favorite new discoveries thanks to Zack/Sezio and our good buddies over at Single Screen Records, a label that can't seem to pick a bad band if they try. Their track, "Shooting Seagulls" has already been placed on a half-dozen friend playlists around the office since the mp3's hit our inbox. We fell for them hard and fast and have convinced them to continue the Rumble run onto Las Vegas tomorrow to the Aruba Hotel.

DJ Cory Casey will be on the decks all night and there will be TRUMER PILS beer specials all night long!

The price is also right for these current hard times - FREE!

The Rumble San Diego is brought to you by a collective of indie minded partners that support developing acts and consists of Future Sounds, Indigenous Promotions, M-Theory Records, SDdialed In, Trumer Pils and SD CityBeat.

BAR PINK is located at 3839 30th Street

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Friday, May 07, 2010


I finally got my copy of the latest release by NATHANIEL RATELIFF, "In Memory Of Loss" (Rounder) and after only getting two songs in was already to fire up the 'ol blogspot and start yapping about how absolutely brilliant it is. I hope you already know of Rateliff from his other bands, BORN IN THE FLOOD and THE WHEEL. We were lucky enough to have The Wheel play our Skewer CMJ party at Pianos last year and got to spend a little time with him, only to release he's not only supremely talented, but one of those guys you just want to see win. I had already thought that he had met his quota of having one of the most beautiful songs in years with "Just For Me, But I Thought Of You" off this 'Desire and Dissolving Men' album, but he's struck lightning TWICE with this song - "Early Spring Till" (click here to download), which could very well be the most beautiful song of 2010 thus far. Track down this release if you can, it's worth your hard earned cash.

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Our dear friends - THE FRAIL (FS28) - are representing San Francisco in the Ford Fiesta Mission where one band gets to play at Bonaroo this June and are playing this incredible line up tonight @ Mezzanine. Headlining are Future Sounds Records' own LILOFEE and it's also the CD release for MENEW. Topping things off is POPSCENE's AARON AXELSEN handling the DJ duties. The Frail has already gathered over 1500 RSVP's for this "movement" so let's get them to Tennessee next month.

Here's a sOOper rare track by The Frail - "Oh Shana" (mp3)

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Thursday, May 06, 2010


TONIGHT @ 3 Clubs in Hollywood it's the May version of THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES with three more acts performing that should be on your radar.

Headlining the show will be the LA based act - MISSISSIPPI MAN - we recently got turned onto them and their song "Hell's Oven" has us hooked. Check them out and download this song - "Ricochet" (thanks Rollo & Grady)

Here's what our partners had to say about them..

"American infused... earnest folk-pop" - Buzzbands LA

"The band's live sound references the past while simultaneously looking to the future" - SPIN Earth

Playing all of the RUMBLE parties along the West Coast this week (6 shows in 7 nights) is San Francisco's THE FEROCIOUS FEW, as they have released "Juices", their Birdman Records debut, and a culmination of their songwriting craft that they have worked on religiously on every street corner in San Francisco and Oakland. Known for their guerrilla sidewalk shows outside concerts and street fairs, that generally end in near arrests, the FF are a blues explosion that's part Black Keys, part Robert Johnson at the Crossroads.

Opening up the evening someone we've also started stalking recently - LA's DIRT DRESS. Thursday's party is going to be a whiskey-infused mess after these three acts drop their delta blues meets 2010 rock n roll on all of us. Dirt Dress caught our attention after we received their EP on cassette, Perdido en la Suciedad (Papermade), and we love their Velvet Underground meets The Modern Lovers vibe. Here's a look at DD and what's to come tonight...

The party is always FREE and we'll have 5$ Svedka vodka drinks all night long.

The Rumble: Los Angeles is brought to you by Future Sounds, BMI, RM64, Buzzbands.LA, The Planetary Group and Spin Earth.

3 Clubs is located on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Vine - look for the 'Cocktails' sign

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Celebrate Cinco De Mayo tonight with Francisco Fernandez and THE FEROCIOUS FEW as this month's RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO celebrates the release of "Juices" on Birdman Records!

Headlining the Rumble party this month at Cafe Du Nord are the dynamic duo of THE FEROCIOUS FEW, who just dropped their debut LP on Birdman and are playing the West Coast leg of THE RUMBLE this week - 6 parties in 7 nights. The San Francisco show, being their home turf, will also double as their CD release party, so the boys should be in rare form.

Supporting them are a band we've been trying to get to play our party for ages, THE SERMON. Frontman Mike Gabriel comes off like a Southern Baptist preacher - preachin' the blues! They have just finished up a new album which has help from such heavyweights as Penelope Houston of THE AVENGERS and Mr Incredible- KELLY STOLTZ.

Coming up from Los Angeles but a band with a sound that will be right at home with these growlers is MISSISSIPPI MAN . We recently got turned onto them and their song "Hell's Oven" has us hooked.

Resident DJ - BAGEL TED of Bagel Radio will do what he does best - spin great records all night in between the bands, and we have TRUMER PILS beer specials all night long for this Cinco De Mayo version of THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO.

The party is FREE if you RSVP at at SONICLIVING (if not, it's $5)

As always, this event is brought to you by Future Sounds, The Owl Mag, Bagel Radio, Noise Pop Festival, The Bay Bridged, SF Bay Guardian, Stranded In Stereo, Trumer Pils and Spin Earth.

Cafe Du Nord is located at 2174 Market Street

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010


THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND returns to Holocene TONIGHT with an incredible line up of Portland bands + a traveling act that make this FREE party something you can't miss.

First up is 1776, a band we got turned onto by our partners at CRAVEDOG, and then after listening we understand why this band was recently signed to the Dandy Warhols' label, Beat The World Records, because this band has the songs, and tonight we'll see their live chops.

The band playing through all The Rumbles is the SF based duo, THE FEROCIOUS FEW. Since first meeting frontman Francisco Fernandez (that's a lot of F's) at a Rumble SF party by the DJ booth, and FF talking the most smack I had ever heard, we've been fast friends ever since. They've graced the Rumble SF and Rumble LA in past years and played our first Hollywood BrewFest last fall. They are supporting the instant classic - 'Juices' - and it's memorable that they are all official and on a label after all these years selling thousands of CD's on the street corners out of their guitar case.

Portland Mercury darlings, MONARQUES round out the night, as this seven piece are set to bring their sunny, 1950’s inspired indie pop. We're pumped that they are playing the party this month indeed.
"Portland's Monarques churn out sunny bubblegum pop that would feel equally at home in a '50s sock hop as it would in a cramped basement show in 2010. What's most impressive is that Oh Captain, My Captain's Josh Spacek pulled the whole project together in just a matter of months." - Portland Mercury

We'll also be having TRUMER PILS beer specials all night long!

As always, the party is FREE, and is brought to you by Future Sounds, Pampelmoose, Music Millennium, Cravedog, XO Publicity, Trumer Pils and Spin Earth.

This is indie supporting indie, so come out and join all of us and these incredible up-and-coming bands.

Holocene is located at 1001 SE Morrison Street

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Monday, May 03, 2010


The first week of May promises to be FEROCIOUS musically - as San Francisco's dynamic duo known as THE FEROCIOUS FEW hit the road, starting TONIGHT, and play the West Coast leg of THE RUMBLE.

This evening @ Havana Social Club, THE RUMBLE: SEATTLE showcases a band that we got tipped off about from SOUND ON THE SOUND - THE HEAD & THE HEART. I think "Sounds Like Hallelujah" has appeared on every personal mix I've made since this discovery. This band could be the US version of MUMFORD & SONS, and we'll get to see for ourselves this evening in the intimate space of the Havana Social Club.

San Francisco's THE FEROCIOUS FEW have released "Juices", their Birdman Records debut, and a culmination of their songwriting craft that they have worked on religiously on every street corner in San Francisco and Oakland. Known for their guerrilla sidewalk shows outside concerts and street fairs, that generally end in near arrests, the FF are a blues explosion that's part Black Keys, part Robert Johnson at the Crossroads.

There will be beer specials all night long from TRUMER PILS.

As always, The Rumble Seattle is FREE and is brought to you by the indie-minded collective of Future Sounds, The Stranger, Line Out, Easy Street Records, The Wig, Trumer Pils and Spin Earth. We're also thrilled to have a new partner joining the fold - Seattle blogger SOUND ON THE SOUND. We've been reading this blog for years and they've helped with great tips on bands we'd never have known about, and now they'll be helping us pick bands. This is indie supporting indie!

The Havana Social Club is located at 1010 East Pike Street

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Saturday, May 01, 2010


Tonight at The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, someone we consider at brother at FS is headlining - NICO STAI. There is something about Nico that just feels so genuine and sincere, and for me feels like putting on an old Replacements record. He put together a great supporting cast on this show with SHADOW SHADOW SHADE (Formerly Afternoons, before that Irving) and THE BLACK APPLES. Go HERE for tickets.

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