San Cisco (Australia LP)
Jordi tells us about the day of the countdown and they were all gathered around the radio in their studio, anticipating where their song would be place. They had no idea how amazingly high it got: #7 in Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown. …
In case you missed it here or here: The Vaccines and San Cisco just kicked off their North American tour last night in Boston (01/29).
The 'Cines/Cisco tour will hit the Triple Rock in Minneapolis on February 9th. Normally I don't go out in the winter to see shows, but this is a bill that I cannot miss. Come say hi to me if you're going to the show too.
San Cisco debut on Triple J in 2011 at #7 for "Awkward" and last year, two San Cisco songs made it to JJJ's 2012 countdown: "Wild Things" (#53) and "Fred Astaire" (#48).
Although their debut self-titled album was released in Australia, I have not heard words yet on an official US release. I suppose you can always import the album, if you fancy.
What's next for San Cisco? Well after The Vaccines tour; expect the band to appear at this year's SXSW in Austin. I know they will have a great time in Austin, I've said this before and I'll say it again: SXSW is the best music festival that I've ever attended. There are imitators, but SXSW is, by far, the best.
Hear "Wild Things" now:
Looking over their tour schedule - San Cisco will finally see San Francisco:
February 1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
February 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
February 4 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert
February 5 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
February 6 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
February 8 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
February 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social
February 11 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
February 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
February 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
In other San Francisco news: We are currently covering some SF Sketchfest shows, taking place in San Francisco until February 10th.
We are covering "Talikies with George Chen" at Lost Weekend Video Cinecave on February 1st and Garfunkel & Oates at The Rickshaw Stop on February 10th.
In case you missed it, "Oates" (Kate Micucci), will be Raj's love interest in The Big Bang Theory, according to Huff Po. Yes, please! And more Margo Harshman!
Petty Fest is a music festival devoted to and celebrating the music of Mister Tom Petty. The event is taking place at the Fillmore on February 27 in San Francisco (following a huge successful sold out shows in New York and Los Angeles).
Music guests at the SF show: Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Boz Scaggs, Chuck Prophet, Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm, and more (see poster for more details).
San Francisco's Adios Amigo has a single called "Take Me To Heaven" from their Dos EP. For those who no hablo espanol, it means "two" in English … which I am assuming their second release.
If you want to pay them zero or uno dolares, head over to adiosamigomusic.com