Satan sucks…but you’re the best!

CUB memories.

These girls are in a real cool new band called LOUIE PAIN. Thea used to live with them in Bernal Heights before she moved to Oakland this spring. They are a powerful trio, new to their instruments, and their sound evokes Mission of Burma, Big Black and the Breeders. They just put out their demo: here

We hope you will love them as much as we do!

SHOWS N THINGS

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We have lots of shows coming up! (AND are you enjoying this sweet pic from the time our good bud Jay Howell received a pie to the face on his birthday this year by Josh?? I AM! Oh wait, he got TWO PIES TO THE FACE!)

Enough horsing around. Here are the shows:

AUG 10 w/ BRONZE @ the Make Out Room SF

*A benefit for Kristen’s amazing space Vacation in the TL!

AUG 20 w/ Beach Day and Amanda X @ the Night Light OAK

SEPT 13 w/ Dead Leaf Echo, Moonbeams, Slowness @ the Hemlock SF

SEPT 19 w/ Still Flyin & Track Star @ Bottom of the Hill SF

*A benefit for Bren Mead!

OCT 3,4,5 w/ a bunch of bands like Justice, Beach Fossils, DIIV, The War on Drugs and BLONDIE for TBD FEST in SAC

OCT 4 w/ Literature @ the Hemlock SF

SAN FRANCISCO’s (NOT) DOOMED …(SORT OF)

We are lucky to be hanging in San Francisco at such a tumultuous time for art and music—-most of us in this little music scene are desperately holding on to our houses and rehearsal spaces lest some developer come in put in an artisinal chocolate factory. But fear not! There is so much good music happening all around us! AND we’re happy to report that many of them are, as Chani likes to say, “CHICK HEAVY.”

Here’s some our favorite stuff right now. 

SILVER SHADOWS

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Chani and Thea are both rabid Silver Shadows fangirls that hover up front at shows and clutch the sides of their heads in fevered anxiety brought on by echo-y guitars, punching drums and ethereal vocal harmonies.

LISTEN

DISSOLVE

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Blissful shoegaze from Inna and Blaine (now in full-ass-band form as well) makes me wanna take a nap in a poppy field and live in a dream world.

LISTEN

MICHAEL & THE STRANGE LAND

Michael & the Strange Land are three funny  boys who make washed out trippy gothic surf pop. They are riding the black waves to heaven and they also went on tour with us last summer! Their EP cassette is a standard in the van.

LISTEN

MORE TO COME!!! We’ll keep your spirits high with another “scene report.” OK NOW GO OUTSIDE! EAT SOME ICE CREAM!

Love,

CRUEL SUMMER