Shea O'neill

Mates of State/Black Kids: Indepedent, San Francisco, CA 4/20/09

Regretfully I must attribute my inability to connect during the Mates of State show to my own personal shortcomings. It could not have been the atmosphere: love, no doubt, was in the air. One expects nothing less from the husband and wife duo who played a double show at the Independent in San Francisco on April 20th and 21st, sharing headlining duties with Jacksonville rockers Black Kids.

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Simian Mobile Disco: The Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA 3/15/09

The unique coupling of modern and outmoded electronic instruments is the heart of Simian Mobile Disco’s sound, and subsequently their live set up. The spread gives the duo a flexibility to maneuver onstage between digital and analog sound production: a flexibility they explored with curious fervency at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Sunday Night.

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The Walkmen: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 1/21/09

The Walkman: a black, square portable music player, a relic to a bygone age of music. The Walkmen: intangible, genre splicing rockers, behaving somewhat like relics. Fashionably speaking, most of the band dresses in 50’s lounge attire, favoring pinstripes and tanned vests. Their instruments are of a similar aged quality, looking like something one might find at a museum. The exception is bandleader Hamilton Leithasuer. If the rest of the band is a nod to the bygone era of the New York music scene, Hamilton is an emblem of its current manifestation: black, form fitting jacket; mousy, unkempt hair; a Fender Stratocaster, hung like a quiver, and played when, and if, he feels like it.

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