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North American Scum
Tall Fires, Devon McClive and Sons, Gamble, Gamble, Die, Ben Davila and the Spectacles
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
North American Scum
Born on a snowy night in San Francisco, North American Scum is the LCD Soundsystem-infused dance band that gets you moving.
This band makes Rock. And Roll. Doing so: Frank Cupido (guitar), Ian Halvorsen (bass), Matt McGowan (drums) and Caleb Garling (guitar/vocals).
Devon McClive and Sons
Devon McClive and Sons formed in 2009 in San Francisco when Devon returned from an inspiring sabbatical in Bellingham, WA. With a handful of songs written on the cello, she pulled in some of her favorite musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area who she had played with over the years in other bands. With the idea in mind that she would pull these people together for a recording project, two years later, they are still playing and performing together. A little seed of an idea turned into a growing and evolving entity all of its own.
With folk music and romantic experiences of living on the water as inspiration, the music toggles between proud chords and heart wrenching melodies. The music ranges from gypsy-like rhythms with sassy trumpet solos to sweet tender vocal lines accompanied by riveting viola riffs and spaghetti western guitar sounds. People have compared them to artists such as Regina Spektor, Antony and the Johnsons, Dido and Damien Rice. The band consists of Michael Tornatore on drums, Steven Hall on viola, Aaron Priskorn on trumpet, Dave Davis on guitar and Devon McClive on cello, piano and vocals.
Shortly after they played their first show in March, 2009, they started playing in the poster room of the legendary Fillmore. Devon took the songs on the road and played two east coast tours, learning the way the road and spreading the music as best as she could, playing places such as The Cake Shop in NYC and the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV. In July of 2010, Devon released her first EP, Quiet Bravery, on piano with Michael on drums. They hit the road to promote the EP through the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, they have received some press from the UK and are working on the first album as a full band to be released in 2011.
Gamble, Gamble, Die
Out of the ashes of San Francisco's favorite unknown band, Mama Lion, comes Gamble, Gamble Die. Harnessing the ability to enlighten, entice, enrich, and, most of all, confuse your ear with the beautiful sounds of bodily explosions, exacerbating your internal life clock with thoughts of the after-death.
Ben Davila and the Spectacles
Ben Davila and the Spectacles are an indie rock quartet based in San Francisco. Our songs are about animals and space. The quartet features Ben Davila on guitar and vocals, Elysha Rom-Povolo on keytar, Frankie Castner on bass, and John McCain on drums.
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