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Carousel, Rin Tin Tiger, DJ Set: The Bay Bridged

Tue, March 5, 2013

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

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

This is a Free Show!

This event is 18 and over

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PAPA
PAPA
There's a poetic purity that runs through PAPA's music. Each song's groove exudes a dark sexiness, suggesting insidious truths and adept lies among the lines conveyed by singer/drummer Darren Weiss' earnest vibrato, which assumes a Springsteen-like growl in his best moments. PAPA encapsulates the furious grip of the dance floor, the cold weather bearing down, and the shelter that it demands you find. With the help of Weiss' musical partner and childhood friend, bassist Danny Presant, their soulful rock bellies a hip-hop sensibility that separates PAPA from simple revivalists and propels them into timeless territory.

Last year's debut EP, A Good Woman is Hard to Find was an imploding bubble that captured the attention of the lost, hurt, and amorous across the country. Over the course of a year's extensive touring PAPA converted listeners into believers with passionate, high-energy performances at shows with Temper Trap, Girls, Of Monsters and Men, as well as a series of summer festival dates.

Their new single, "Put Me To Work" is the sonic explosion of their former bubble. No longer consumed by the static energy of failed romance, PAPA's new sound takes on the feel of propulsion and hunger, providing a sense of urgency missing from many young bands. Lyrically Weiss's references stretch from shadow boxing, to the innocence of chilldhood, to the bible. It is the force behind lyrics like "I want to see the lights, put me to work tonight," that help to visualize the act of reaching toward and through the limitations of ones grasp that moves the sound, this band, and their potential to reach the light.

A Good Woman is Hard to Find was an album as ripe for sorrowful romance as it was for ecstatic midnight perversion. Their forthcoming full-length, however, breaks new ground pedestaling rhythm as king and keeps the shadows dancing through the frigid night ignoring the requests for shelter; unconstrained.
"I always like the idea of the Clash being referred to as the 'only band that mattered,'" says Weiss, "So we have no interest in doing anything, unless we feel deep in our guts that it's going to matter."
Catch them on tour with Grouplove this November.
Carousel
Carousel
Carousel is an up and coming indie-pop trio based in Boston.
The three Berklee College of Music graduates have created a unique sound that combines the drive of electro with the melodic sensibilities of pop.
Since the release of Carousel's debut single, the band received immediate attention from blogs all across the web, including the Hype Machine where they charted on the "Most Popular Page" with nearly every release.
The trio has been playing shows throughout Boston and New York and looks forward to making their way across the country.
Rin Tin Tiger
Rin Tin Tiger
Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk trio from San Francisco, CA. Comprised of brothers Kevin (songwriting, vocals, guitar) and Sean E. (bass, vocals) Sullivan, with Andrew Skewes-Cox on drums and additional vocals. The music carries an emphasis on lyrics, organic musicianship, and raw energy -- showing traces of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Tupac and Morrissey while retaining a sound that is contemporary in an electronic-drenched world. They have spread their sound across the Bay Area and beyond; from small cafes and art spaces to well respected venues like Bottom of the Hill, Rickshaw Stop, Cafe Du Nord, The Avalon, and The Blank Club. Their full length album, released under the name Westwood & Willow in July 2010 was recorded entirely on their own and only mastered and duplicated by other hands. All songs, lyrics, artwork, and layout were done by Sean and Kevin, showing testament to the spirit of the modern independent artist.

In 2010 they also performed on San Jose's Left Coast Live music festival alongside headliners Ok Go, Yo La Tengo, and Neon Trees. They have gone on two independently booked tours up the pacific northwest coast (summer 2010 and summer 2011), performing in major cities from Sacramento, CA to Vancouver, CAN.

In February 2011 they were part of San Francisco's Noise Pop festival, opening for Max Bemis of Say Anything in its 19th year. Since releasing their self titled EP in June 2011 the band has sold over 700 physical copies in five months without distribution or support from a record label. They are currently working on a full length album of entirely new material to be released sometime in 2012.

In November of 2011 Rin Tin Tiger was selected by Live 105 as one of 15 bands to potentially open Not So Silent Night with Jane's Addiction, Mumford and Sons, and Florence + the Machine. They came in fifth in the voting process with the competition getting a total of over 500,000 votes.

Their music has been featured on Live 105, Save Alternative, KSFS San Francisco, KSJS San Jose, KSCU Santa Clara (top 30 Nov 2011), KALX Berkeley, KDVS Davis, Local Public Radio KALW, Alabama Public Radio Mutiny Radio, Radio Valencia Palo Alto based television show "American Songwriter", Mevio.com's "Mevio Underground", The Bay Bridge's "Monthly Mix" Podcast (number 224), BandSoup.com's "Bandabaisse Vol. 1" compilation, Covermesongs.com, The Songwriter's Network, and Rukus Radio.

The band has also been written about or mentioned by SF Weekly, SF Gate, The Bay Bridged, The Owl Mag, The Deli SF, Live105.com, KissKissBangBang.com, SaveAlternative.com, and more.
DJ Set: The Bay Bridged
DJ Set: The Bay Bridged
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/