In the hectic shuffling of itineraries, journalistic adventures, festival expeditions and live coverage, things get lost. Being true to our rigid “no buzz band left behind” policy, we will not forget today and tomorrow's artists on account of gross indolence. To atone for any oversights, here are some great live moments from summer's latter day saviors.
Dominant Legs opened up the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts ongoing BAN6 art series enveloping the YBCA's devotion to local artists. Good job everybody.
Eleanor Friedberger played a lovely intimate set at San Franisco's classic Hotel Utah on the heels of her solo debut, Last Summer.
Javelin's George Langford's beatpad drumming and cymbal crashing while doing the running man was a highlight of the night at 103 Harriet.
Pictureplane took the grand stage of 1015 Folsom, ahem, 103 Harriet with the surprised exclamation of, “How the hell did you all get here?” Some of the best progressive electro the entire SOMA district has ever heard. Thank you again Mr. Egedy.
Aussies An Horse travelling up and over to enterain an eager crowd at Bottom of the Hill.
Steve Taylor and band playing a homecoming gig at Bottom of the Hill, SF.
MGMT showed Outside Lands what happens when their vocal effects go flat and they have to actually sing. Priceless.
The Meters never get the credit they deserve in today's pop climate, them being a New Orleans premiere funk group that brought jazz-like fusions and progressive song structures to make their 70s prog rock contemporaries pale by comparison.
Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick brought some of the slickest keyboards to Outside Lands, playing the Twin Peaks on a sunny Saturday afternoon.