on sale soon (07.30.09 edition)–last one

July 30th, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

This is the last week of this series. Enjoy while you can.

On sale now/ Thursday July 30:
9/18 Sea Wolf @ Slim’s
9/26 Blowoff @ Slim’s

10/14 Great Lake Swimmers @ Great American
10/18 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Depreciation Guild, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Great American

On sale Friday July 31:
11/15 Playing For Change @ Palace of Fine Arts

On sale Saturday August 1:
9/3 Mos Def, Erykah Badu @ Davies Symphony Hall
9/19 Jack’s Mannequin, Placebo, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Limousines @ Event Center at San Jose State University

10/17 Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright, BK-One @ Slim’s

On sale Sunday August 2:
9/6 Wavves, Ganglians @ Rickshaw Stop
9/8 David Cook @ The Fillmore
9/9 GLAY @ The Fillmore
9/10 Brendan Benson @ Great American
9/12 Michael Franti @ the Fillmore
9/15 Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Fool’s Gold, Local Natives @ The Independent
9/24 Manic Street Preachers @ The Fillmore
9/25 Galactic @ The Fillmore
9/25 Fishbone, Living Colour @ the Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
9/25, 9/26 Tainted Love @ Bimbo’s
9/29 Crown City Rockers @ The Independent

10/2, 10/3, 10/4 Dark Star Orchestra @ the Fillmore
10/2 Collie Buddz and The New Kingston Band, Devin The Dude @ The Independent
10/3 Shinedown, Sick Puppies , Cavo and Adelitas Way @ The Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
10/5, 10/6 Billy Bragg @ Great American
10/6 The Cave Singers, Lightening Dust @ The Independent
10/9 A Hawk and A Hacksaw, Damon and Naomi @ the Independent
101/10 Buju Banton, The Shiloh Band and New Kidz @ The Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
10/10 Satyricon, Bleeding Through, Toxic Holocaust, ChthoniC @ Slim’s
10/10 Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Zach Gill @ The Independent
10/16 Wax Tailor @ Slim’s
10/17 Monsters of Folk @ Fox Theater
10/25 Gossip @ The Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
10/31 Swingin’ Utters, Throw Rag, Thee Merry Widows @ Slim’s

11/3 Atlas Sound, Broadcast @ Great American
11/5 Hanson, Hellogoodbye @ The Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
11/10 Over the Rhine @ Great American
11/30 The Vic Chesnutt Band @ Great American

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

bay bridged benefit show (or, the whale; french miami) and dorkfest (heavenly states, french miami, railcars) this week

July 26th, 2009


Or, the Whale @ Cafe du Nord during Noise Pop 2008

This week there are a couple cool events with lots of good local bands.

Friday hols Regional Bias, the Bay Bridged’s benefit show, in store for us. Two bands that I always enjoy live are playing: French Miami and Or, the Whale. I’ve seen both of these bands in recent weeks (and many times in the past) and they both put on excellent shows. John Vanderslice is also DJing. Tickets are $15-$30 if you buy now, or $20-$30 at the show.

(Incidentally, Or, the Whale have a new album coming out in September and they have three of the new songs streaming on their myspace page. Also this video/ mp3 session by Luxury Wafers is worth checking out. )

Or, the Whale – Prayer for the Road (live) (mp3, Luxury Wafer session)

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7/31 French Miami; Or, the Whale @ Verdi Club, 7:30pm, $15-$30, 21+

french miami
French Miami @ SxSW

On Saturday you can go to Dork Fest at Cafe du Nord. Though I thoroughly disagree with the premise of the event (“Looking out across the cultural landscape of San Francisco there appears a disheartening absence.”) I still think it’ll be a good show. French Miami are also performing at this show, along with the Heavenly States and Railcars who I’ve been meaning to see–I’m intrigued by their experimental rock.

8/1 the Heavenly States, French Miami, Railcars @ Cafe du Nord, 7:30pm, $12, 21+

on sale soon (07.23.09 edition)

July 23rd, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

On sale now/ Thursday July 23:
8/13 Slowfinger, Orchid, Nylon Heart Attack @ Slim’s
8/17 Dickey Betts & Great Southern @ Slim’s
8/28 Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra, Amber Asylum @ Great American

On sale Friday July 24:
10/29 Joshua Radin @ Great American

11/9 The Raveonettes @ Bimbo’s

On sale Sunday July 26:
8/17 Third Eye Blind @ Fox Theater
8/28 Marilyn Manson @ The Warfield

9/3 Brave Combo, The Pine Box Boys @ Slim’s
9/4 Mew @ The Independent
9/9 Cass McCombs, The Papercuts, Girls @ Great American
9/16 Arctic Monkeys @ Fox Theater
9/17 Phoenix, The Soft Pack @ The Warfield
9/18 Method of Defiance @ the Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
9/23 Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Of Mice & Men, Tides of Man @ Slim’s
9/23 Revolting Cocks @ The Fillmore
9/24 OM, Lichens @ The Independent
9/24 The B-52s @ The Regency Ballroom/ the Grand
9/25 Billy Talent, AM Taxi @ Slim’s
9/25 Kid Koala, Adira @ The Independent
9/27 Blitzen Trapper @ The Independent

10/11 Dolores O’Riordan, Jeremy Lister @ Great American
10/15, 10/16 The David Bromberg Big Band @ Great American
10/17 Why?, Mount Eerie, Au, Serengetti & Polyphonic @ Great American
10/22 Echo & The Bunnymen @ Fox Theater

1/30/10 Nile @ Slim’s

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

on sale soon (7.16.09 edition)

July 16th, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

On sale now/ Thursday July 16:
7/30 Cava, Latin Dub Stars, Bayonics @ Bimbo’s

8/20 The Toy Soldiers, Battlehooch @ Slim’s

10/17 MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Passion Pit @ Treasure Island
10/18 The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo @ Treasure Island

On sale Friday July 17:
10/18 Rob Thomas @ Event Center at San Jose State University

On sale Sunday July 19
8/24 Pete Yorn @ The Fillmore
8/28 Opio & Pep Love, Bicasso, Cambo, The Understudies, JB Nimble, Venture Capitalists & Ro Knew Influence @ Slim’s

9/10 The Doobie Brothers @ The Fillmore
9/10 Perpetual Groove @ The Independent
9/17 World, Inferno Friendship Society @ Great American
9/17 Monotonix, Anavan @ The Independent
9/18, 9/19 Citizen Cope @ The Fillmore
9/29, 9/30 Mason Jennings, Crash Kings @ Great American
9/30 SOJA @ Slim’s

10/1 Datarock @ Slim’s
10/8 Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Mika Miko, T.I.T.S. @ Slim’s
10/15 Moby @ the Warfield
10/16 Ani DiFranco @ Zellerbach Auditorium
10/22 Heart @ the Warfield

11/5 Mat Kearney @ The Fillmore
11/25 Vader, Goatwhore , Decrepit Birth, Warbringer @ the Regency/ Grand

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

on sale soon (07.09.09 edition)

July 9th, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

On sale now/ Thursday July 9:
8/23 J Tillman, Moore Brothers @ Cafe du Nord

9/21 The Get Up Kids @ the Fillmore

On sale Sunday July 12
7/28 Noisettes @ Rickshaw Stop

8/7 YACHT @ Rickshaw Stop
8/14 Sekouba Bambino Diabate @ The Independent
8/20 Daughtry @ the Fillmore

9/4 Alexander Spit & Overview, Trackademicks, J-Billion, Hopie Spits Hard @ Slim’s
9/7 Israel Vibration @ The Independent
9/9 Vivian Girls, The Beets @ Rickshaw Stop
9/11 The Lovemakers @ The Independent
9/11, 9/12 Hot Buttered Rum @ Great American
9/12 The Honey Brothers @ The Independent
9/14 Collective Soul, Black Stone Cherry, Ryan Shaw @ the Grand/ Regency
9/16 Every Time I Die, Bring Me the Horizon; Oh, Sleeper; Architects @ the Grand/ Regency
9/21 In Flames, Between the Buried and Me, 3 Inches of Blood, The Faceless @ the Grand/ Regency
9/27 Sondre Lerche @ Great American
9/28 Alice in Chains @ the Fillmore

10/4 Jolie Holland @ The Independent
10/6 School of Seven Bells, Magic Wands @ Slim’s
10/8 Toubab Krewe @ Great American
10/9 Ingrid Michaelson @ Great American
10/10 Tommy Castro Band & the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue @ Great American
10/20 Brandi Carlile @ the Fillmore
10/29 Deadmau5 @ the Grand/ Regency

11/7 Tyrone Wells, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers @ Slim’s
11/21 Keller Williams @ Great American

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

ipickmynose presents rural alberta advantage @ bottom of the hill; interview, ticket giveaway

July 6th, 2009


RAA show poster by Random Found Objects

Show info:

6/9 the Rural Alberta Advantage, Okay, Half-handed Cloud @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm, $10, a/a

Here’s a reminder, for what will probably be the last ipickmynose presents show, the Rural Alberta Advantage (myspace) are playing a great bill at the Bottom of the Hill this Thursday July 9. Locals Okay and Half-handed Cloud (myspace) are opening.

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know my love of Rural Alberta Advantage is nothing new. In fact, they released one of my favorite albums of 2008, which will be rereleased by Saddle Creek tomorrow, July 7. I saw them twice at SxSW, including an incredible, breath-taking show at Central Presbyterian. They produce driving, often-raw indie folk about Alberta. Mark my word, they will put on a good show.

the Rural Alberta Advantage – Don’t Haunt this Place (mp3)

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the Rural Alberta Advantage – Sleep All Day (mp3)

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Okay play broadly folk music, but with some experimental and freak folk elements. When I saw them at the Bottom of the Hill last year, I enjoyed their set.

Okay – Natural (mp3)

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Half-handed Cloud is a band I’ve been following for quite a while, since I saw him open for Sufjan years ago. With folk-pop songs for people with ADD, this will be a fun way to start the set.

Half-handed Cloud – Skip the Rope (mp3)

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Ticket contest:

I have two pairs of tickets to give away. To enter to win a pair of tickets to this show, email contest [at] ipickmynose [dot] com by noon on Wednesday July 8 with “Rural Alberta Advantage” (or “RAA”) in the subject line. Make sure to include your full name somewhere in there–that’s what will be on the guestlist. The winner will be chosen at random from all that email in. I’ll email the winner on Wednesday afternoon. Get those emails in now! It’s easy!

rural alberta advantage
the Rural Alberta Advantage by ipickmynose

the Interview

I spoke to Nils Edenloff, who fronts the RAA and writes about his experiences growing up in Alberta for their songs, by phone last week from his father’s house in Edmonton. It was the day after their very first Edmonton show and it acted as a homecoming show for Nils. He was obviously still basking in the experience. Despite the interview taking him away from time with his family, he was gracious throughout the interview. We spoke for almost half an hour in the end and I wish I could share all of it here, but due to practical concerns, here’s just some of what we talked about.

Adrian Bischoff of ipickmynose: So you’re back in Edmonton?

Nils Edenloff of the Rural Alberta Advantage: Yeah, it was sort of a homecoming show for me.

Adrian: Have you played there with the band before?

Nils: No, this is the first time we’ve actually been able to make it west of Ontario. So we’ve been [doing] a, sort of, Canadian tour. The Alberta show have been going pretty crazy.

Adrian: Yeah, I bet.

Nils: I never, ever would have expected that when we started this the response would have been so overwhelming.

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on sale soon (7.2.09 edition)

July 2nd, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

Not a lot this weekend because of the holiday.

On sale now/ Thursday July 2:
9/19, 9/20 Bajofondo @ Bimbo’s

On sale Sunday July 5:
8/5 Jesse Winchester @ Slim’s
8/16 Quantic and his Combo Barbaro @ Slim’s

9/18 Mestizo, Caravanserai, Vortex Tribe @ Slim’s

10/9 MUTEMATH @ the Fillmore
10/12 Nomeansno, Triclops!, The Pack A.D. @ Slim’s

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

on sale soon (06.25.09 edition)

June 25th, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

On sale now/ Thursday June 25:
7/11 Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium @ Shoreline Amphitheater

On sale Friday June 26:
7/26 Eric Benet, Mint Condition, Ledisi @ Fox Theater

10/3 Jack Peñate, Miike Snow @ the Bottom of the Hill
10/13, 10/14 the Pogues @ the Warfield

On sale Sunday June 28:
8/2 Deerhoof @ Great American
8/5 Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds @ Great American
8/8 Sunn O))), the Accused @ the Independent
8/12 Barcelona, Meese @ Slim’s
8/16 Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah @ Mezzanine
8/19 Crocodiles, Pens, Graffiti Island @ Rickshaw Stop
8/21 Tracy Chapman @ the Fillmore
8/23 the Matches @ the Fillmore

9/11 Flogging Molly, Hepcat @ Fox Theater
9/12 Paolo Nutini @ Fox Theater
9/17 The Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays, Amusement Parks on Fire @ the Regency Ballroom (the Grand)
9/19 Meat Puppets, Dead Confederate @ Slim’s
9/23 Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Fox Theater
9/24 John Brown’s Body, The Black Seeds @ Rickshaw Stop
9/25 Chickenfoot, Queensryche, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam @ the Greek Theater

10/9 Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Austrian Death Machine, Skeletonwitch @ the Regency Ballroom (the Grand)
10/13 Sunny Day Real Estate @ the Fillmore
10/16 Snow Patrol, Plain White T’s @ Fox Theater

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.

ipickmynose presents…the rural alberta advantage, okay and half-handed cloud @ bottom of the hill july 9

June 22nd, 2009


poster designed for ipickmynose by Random Found Objects

I’m pleased to announced the next ipickmynose presents bill: Canadians the Rural Alberta Advantage (myspace) with locals Okay and Half-handed Cloud (myspace) at the Bottom of the Hill.

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know my love of Rural Alberta Advantage is nothing new. In fact, they released one of my favorite albums of 2008 and I saw them twice at SxSW, including an incredible, breath-taking show at Central Presbyterian. They produce driving, often-raw indie folk about, well, Alberta. Mark my word, they will put on a good show.

the Rural Alberta Advantage – Don’t Haunt this Place (mp3)

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the Rural Alberta Advantage – Sleep All Day (mp3)

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Okay put out a really intriguing album with last year’s Huggable Dust. Broadly folk music, but with some experimental and freak folk elements, it’s a good listen. When I saw them at the Bottom of the Hill last year, I enjoyed their set.

Okay – Natural (mp3)

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Half-handed Cloud is a band I’ve been following for quite a while, since I saw him open for Sufjan years ago. With folk-pop songs for people with ADD, this will be a fun way to start the set.

Half-handed Cloud – Skip the Rope (mp3)

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So mark your calendars and stay tuned for a ticket give-away and more. Here’s all the info in one place:

6/9 the Rural Alberta Advantage, Okay, Half-handed Cloud @ Bottom of the Hill, 9pm, $10, a/a

rural alberta advantage
the RAA by ipickmynose

on sale soon (06.18.09 edition)

June 18th, 2009

Posted every Thursday, On Sale Soon is a weekly series of the tickets going on sale that weekend.

Where to get tickets: The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, Fillmore, Shoreline, and other Livenation venues, the Warfield. Another Planet booked venues like Greek Theatre @ Berkeley, Palace of Fine Arts, etc. Bimbo’s.

On sale now/ Thursday June 18:
7/27 Spinnerette @ Great American

On sale Friday June 19:
7/30 N.E.R.D., Clipse @ the Warfield

11/13 Pinback @ Bimbo’s

On sale Saturday June 20:
7/14 Tori Amos @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

8/15 Lil Wayne @ Sleep Train Pavilion

9/25 Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne @ Shoreline Amphitheater

On sale Sunday June 21:
7/19 Pato Banton @ the Independent
7/29 Kottonmouth Kings, Swollen Members, Big B @ the Grand

8/7 The Gris Gris @ Great American
8/7 Lucha Vavoom @ the Fillmore
8/8 Ziggy Marley @ Mountain Winery
8/22 Jedi Mind Tricks @ the Independent
8/28 Pearl Jam, The National, Q-Tip, Built To Spill, the Dodos @ Golden Gate Park [single day tickets]
8/29 Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, Jason Mraz, Raphael Saadiq @ Golden Gate Park [single day tickets]
8/30 Beastie Boys, M.I.A, Ween, Modest Mouse, the Avett Brothers, John Vanderslice, Morning Benders, Darondo @ Golden Gate Park [single day tickets]
8/30 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ the Grand

9/1 Tinted Windows @ Slim’s
9/15 Sugar Ray, Dirty Heads @ the Grand
9/18 Frightened Rabbit, the Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ the Independent
9/19 Dirty Three @ Great American
9/24 Jerry Jeff Walker, Django Walker @ Great American

10/2 Asobi Seksu; Loney, Dear @ Slim’s
10/16 Butthole Surfers @ the Grand

11/2 The Airborne Toxic Event @ the Fillmore
11/15 the Sippy Cups @ Bimbo’s
11/21 Jaguares @ the Grand

Double check all information as venues and promoters often change on-sale times and days up until the last minute.