Saturday, June 20
Power pop & psychedelic rock
The Real Numbers 11:30pm-12:30pm
49 square miles. Water on three sides. Two bridges. And one champion of powerpop - The Real Numbers.
Part power pop, part geek rock, The Real Numbers specialize in well-crafted compositions with powerful hooks, lush chords and heaps of harmony. The songwriting duo of Dave Ambrose and Lawrence Grodeska founded the band in 2008 with a shared musical vision of concise, well-crafted pop rock compositions. That vision was fully realized with the additions of San Francisco pop maestro Chuck Lindo on bass and harmonies, and powerhouse percussionist Rob Tucker punctuating the band-s tight, tasty arrangements.
The Real Numbers, conjure an era of songwriting that may have come and gone from commercial airwaves, but is still carried on by the likes of Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds and Fastball. Not afraid to embrace their geekdom or plant tongue firmly in cheek, their smart yet smart-ass lyrics make mundane observations meaningful, amusing or both. All the while, their catchy melodies stick like peanut butter to the roof of your skull.
The Real Numbers are also responsible for -Do the Wiggle!,- a clever pop-paean to San Francisco-s most famous bicycle route-a one-mile, zig-zagging course from Market Street to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco that minimizes hilly inclines for bicyclists. Half PSA, half goofy love letter to the beloved bikeway, the video has been viewed over 14,000 times on Youtube and featured on SFist, SF Weekly and The Huffington Post, along with a live performance by The Real Numbers during a charming appearance on KFOG-s World Famous Morning Show.
Altre di B (Bologna, Italy) 10:30pm-11:15pm
We are Altre di B, a four-piece band based in Bologna, Italy.In 2011 we released our first album “There’s a million better bands” (inspired to a song by “The Presidents of the Unted States of America”) and played lot of gigs through Italy (Ypsigrock w/ Alt-J, Of Montreal, Primal Scream and Stephen Malkmus), Europe (Sziget Festival 2013) and USA (New York and New Jersey).
We recenty released our second LP called “Sport” and we’re now on tour.
$8-$12 Sliding Scale
Music Starts at 9pm