One of The City’s best music venues, Bottom of the Hill, offers a night of rising experimental electronic-music producers Friday with Chicago’s Mister Lies, supported by the Bay Area's Giraffage and Some Ember.
Suitable for fans of Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Bonobo or Baths, Mister Lies is the pseudonym of 20-year-old dramatic writing undergraduate Nick Zanca, who releases his debut LP “Mowgli” on Lefse Records on Feb. 26. Read More
DJ Ted of BAGeL Radio brings his award-winning curatorial skills to the Bottom of the Hill Thursday in a show supporting a trio of rising indie pop and punk acts.
The winner of two CMJ Awards and several others, DJ Ted’s 9-year-old Internet radio station BAGeL Radio has become a key booster for San Francisco’s indie rock scene.
His show “480 Minutes,” broadcast live from his San Francisco apartment on Fridays, is inundated with promotional CDs from hundreds of labels like Sub Read More
You might still be reeling from Thanksgiving overindulgence next week, but we have the perfect spine-stiffening, sit-bolt-upright cure — drop by San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, Dec. 1, to catch an unusually intimate performance from Skinny Puppy Svengali Nivek Ogre’s spooky side project with Mark Walk, ohGr. Read More
Each of her fingers bears a huge ring, and she wears many metal and stone bracelets, most handcrafted in her native Morocco, on her wrists.Paris-based, Berber-blooded singer Hindi Zahra looks just as exotic as she sounds on her soulful debut, “Handmade,” which recently won the Prix Constantin, France’s Mercury Prize equivalent. Read More
Initially, it was a match made in hell. Although they both attended film school in San Francisco, guitarist Brian Oblivion first met Madeline Follin in a crowded San Diego nightclub, watching her brother’s band The Willowz. “I hadn’t slept for three days, and I was really super-energetic and crazy,” he says. “And when I saw Madeline, I just ran over, started drinking all of her whiskey and screaming at her. But somehow, we ended up getting along.” Read More
If there’s any flaw with The Dear Hunter’s new release, it’s certainly not a lack of ambition. In the past year, principal songwriter Casey Crescenzo composed and recorded nine four-song EPs that make up the sprawling “The Color Spectrum.”
He will debut material from the box set live Friday in the opening show of the band’s first headlining U.S. tour at Bottom of the Hill in The City. Read More
Outside of Graham Parker’s “OK Hieronymous” on his 1988 comeback “The Mona Lisa’s Sister,” you don’t really hear too many rockers referencing surreal 16th century painter Hieronymous Bosch. Mike Watt, however, would like to change all that. Read More
It’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of another one of our favorite artists, Britain’s brainy folk-punker Frank Turner, who’s almost single-handedly keeping the Billy Bragg flame alive in this decade. Read More