Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 9:00 PM
6 years ago
Manny's b-day party/Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival Fun-D-Raiser!
Manny's birthday party/Mission Creek Music Festival Fun-D-raiser:
Monday March 26
(featuring SF_Indie bands--in order of appearance)
- Snake Flower II
- Bettie Black
w/ dj Culture Shizzam
there might be a cake walk
5-20$ sliding scale donation
@ 12 galaxies
CARTOGRAPHER (Ben Adrian)
The two guitarists and keyboard player of Control-R, Manny, Bobby, and
Christy, met through mutual love of the Pixies. They all played in
the Pixies Tribute band Big Big Love. That alone should give you a
pretty good idea of what Control-R sounds like.
SNAKE FLOWER II
"Snake Flower is Matthew Melton, a guy you are already acquainted with
even though you might not know it. He was in the Memphis Break-Ups (a
band who released a really great CD-R a couple of years ago that
deserved some vinyl treatment), did time in the original version of
the River City Tanlines and played in the Bare Wires with Alicja and
Jack O. (record forthcoming on SSLD). Plus, he took that cover photo
for Jay Reatard's solo record that everyone loves so much. Snake
Flower at one time included a member of label-mates Kazalok (Snake
Flower version I), and version II is Matthew in San Francisco with
some different accomplices. Fours songs, that at different times
recall T. Rex/Bolan, pre-ambient Eno solo work, Dylan, early Floyd and
some other Sixties semi-folky points of reference. "
Bettie Black's music is often described under the umbrella headings of
?indie? ?alternative? and ?rock?, but her musical influences ~ and use
of the color black ~ have strong roots in the past. She shares common
attitudes with songwriters as disparate as Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, PJ
Harvey and Johnny Rotten.
With churning guitars and driving bass and drums, Bettie's music
provides a large and relentless backdrop to the undeniable and
universal heartache of healing the human condition. The darkness of
the music is punctuated by the ultimate confidence and strength of her
words. There is no mistaking her voice. It's a clear and present,
unbridled understanding of the struggle of the human spirit.