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Slowness Cre·scen·do and Big Surr Play Neck of the Woods - 10/24

Counter Culture Artist Management Presents: San Francisco based authentic shoegaze band, Slowness will be playing Neck of the Woods on Friday, October 24th. The bill is rounded out by the washed out, etherial local band, Big Surr and the Los Angeles based Cali pop band, Cre·scen·do.

If you're into reverbed, psyched out post modern bands you'll enjoy this show. Big Surr will reflect a more youthful sound compared to the polished and seasoned gazey style of Slowness and Cre·scen·do will play an upbeat tempo driven style of pop rock to make the night reasonably eclectic.

We recommend you make it out to this show. The music will be good and you'll be near the beach. Sounds like a good way to spend a Friday night to us.


Bay Area Desert Stars Pre Parties Go Down TOMORROW -10/1

Don't miss these great Bay Area events! The Desert Stars Festival is around the corner and the Bay Area is celebrating this massive fest with pre parties in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. All of the pre parties are on the same night, October 1st, so you'll just have to choose which line up you want to see the most:

Kymberli's Music Box & Innerlight Presents: Desert Stars Pre Party at Elbo Room in San Francisco:

Cellar Doors
The Spiral Electric
Ancient River
The Shivas

Dj Vikki Vaden
Visuals by Mad Alchemy

The Shivas

Cellar Doors

Ancient River

The Spiral Electric

San Jose Desert Stars Pre Party:

​Cafe Stitch - Doors Start at 8 pm

Silent Pictures
The Soft Bombs
DJs Jafar Green & Jeff Jagged

Oakland Desert Stars Pre Party:

​At Leo's Music Club - Doors at 9 pm:

The Telescopes
LSD and the Search for God
Disappearing People
Magic Castles

Slowness Releases New Album + Plays Hemlock Tavern TOMORROW - 5/8

San Francisco based ensemble, Slowness has released a new album. This local, quintessential shoegaze - drone pop band’s second release, How to Keep from Falling off a Mountain was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols) and Geoffrey Scott and was mastered by Kramer (Low, Galaxie 500).

The album is clean and classic, and upholds the quietly competent ambiance that makes Slowness a uniquely subtle band that is incredibly hard to ignore. They also mix classic images to amplify the intention of their pure shoegaze compositions which tend to become intertwined with complex bridges, and experimental elements that are impressive.

You can catch a live performance by Slowness tomorrow night at The Hemlock Tavern for their album release show!! We’re excited to hear new material from this band. Do your best to make it out and support their new release!!


Album Review: Slowness - For Those Who Wish To See The Glass Half Full + SF Vinyl Release Party 3/10

Two years after the release of their debut EP, San Franciscan band Slowness returns with their first full-length LP, the alluring and addicting For Those Who Wish To See The Glass Half Full. Singer Geoffrey Scott, bassist Julie Lynn, and drummer Scott Putnam deliver eight hypnotic drone pop-shoegaze tracks set to a dreamy atmosphere and succinct lyrics that trigger pleasant familiarity. The album, although brief, doesn’t lessen the impression that you’ve floated away into aural ecstasy. The optimistic “Day For Night” starts off with an upbeat, infectious beat that leads to an intense outro, before mellowing-out in “The Glass.” Anti-political undertones are heard in the catchy anthem “Energy” and the entrancing, melancholic “Calm & Dispel.” The sluggish “Repeater” channels a lethargic vibe that paves the way for a gradual, two-minute long airy outro, contrasting the upbeat intensity of “Wired.” The journey ends with the visionary invitation to “Race To Mars” and the beautifully moody “Walls of Blue.”

With a polished sound that breeds intimacy and nods to many great 80’s bands, Slowness proves that their realm is one to get lost into… rapidly. -Natacha Pavlov


You can can also attand Slowness' Vinyl Release Cocktail Party tomorrow at Bar 821. Find details and RSVP here.


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