Sandy's

Untitled SF Presents

Sandy's

The She's, Farallons, DJing by Kacey Johansing

Wed, February 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

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Sandy's
Sandy's
Sandy's is a new project from Alexi Glickman of Big Star-infused guitar-pop in reverby open tunings. Featuring Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine), Brett Simundson & Nelson Saarino (Rustangs). Alexi Glickman (Sandy) grew up writing songs and surfing in Santa Monica, the son of a choreographer and a scientist. In addition to his solo project, Sandy's, he sings in the Botticellis and plays drums in Little Wings and tracks sand into friends cars sometimes earning him his nickname. He believes in peace on earth and good will toward humankind.
The She's
The She's
The She's are four natives of San Francisco who grew up as best friends in a city brimming with music. Inspired by their surroundings, each other, boredom and surfer boys, they began writing and performing their own brand of west-coast-garage-pop. They have played with touring bands such as GIRLS, The Morning Benders, The Thermals, and The Stone Foxes.

A recent write up in The Bay Bridged sums up what many have said:

"We have reported on The She’s in these (web) pages on several occasions, so of this night let us say primarily this: you can scratch “teen” off in front of “band.” This is one of the best bands in town, period. Their songwriting, their vocal arrangements, their tight playing and their polished yet completely unspoiled, cheery stage presence put them head and shoulders above volumes of their drinking-age peers."

The She's first full length record was released in November 2011, and they just finished recording an EP this summer.
Farallons
Farallons
"Farallons’ music is painted in shades of California, though not in the sunny, beach-rock way often associated with the state. It's warm but dark – darker than it initially seems, darker even so with every listen. It takes its time, moving forward at its own pace, only after each electric guitar reverberation has properly rung out, and every acoustic riff has been distinguished. It's stripped back, but also layered. It holds in it the power of what makes California so attractive–it's beautiful, and there's a certain ease to it – but in a more realistic way than say, The Beach Boys ever did. It's less about “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and more concerned with modern disconnects, though the fun is still there (See: “With Our Friends”). The band still has some “Ooo-Ooo” sing-a-long moments, but it gets real where a lot of surf bands fail to." From the Bay Bridged, July 2, 2013.

Described as "dream-surf" (The Bay Bridged), vocal harmonies, analog sounds, and dynamic arrangements color the voice of Farallons. With Andrew Brennan (guitar, vocals), Aubrey Trinnaman (synthesizer, vocals), Scott Fetzer (guitar, vocals), Blake Henderson (bass), and Justin Wiener (drums), theirs is a live show that is at once intimate and expansive, much like their deput EP, Outer Sun Sets.
DJing by Kacey Johansing
DJing by Kacey Johansing
Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with meandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Weaving together elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical music, it sounds as if she spent years studying in old smoky theaters with icons Leonard Bernstein and Joni Mitchell directing the show, and The Beach Boys in the orchestra pit. A soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato land her the leading role.

Collaboration has proven to be a fundamental part of Johansing’s creative process. She has been a member of San Francisco groups Geographer and Honeycomb, and is a current member of the experimental folk duo Yesway. Johansing has shared the stage and contributed to projects with local talents Tune-Yards, Sean Hayes, Mirah and Thao Nguyen and has collaborated with French filmmaker Vincent Moon.

Johansing’s latest release and sophomore LP, Grand Ghosts, evokes the wilderness of the California coastline that she now calls home and the isolated mountain towns in Colorado where she grew up. Sonically and thematically darker than her debut album Many Seasons (2010), Grand Ghosts grapples with loss, paying homage to loved ones who passed during the making of the record. While Many Seasons reads more like a playbill, featuring a rotating cast of skilled friends and local musicians, Grand Ghosts was intended to capture the chemistry shared by the more permanent cast consisting of Johansing (electric guitar, piano, organ, vocals), Jeremy Harris (guitar, piano, vocals, and string arrangements), Robert Shelton (keyboards), James Riotto (bass), Ezra Lipp (drums), and Andrew Maguire (vibraphone, percussion).
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/