The Real Numbers, The Throws

The Real Numbers

The Throws

Stove (feat. members of Griddle), Kevin Beadles

Fri, June 1, 2012

9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

The Real Numbers
The Real Numbers
More than ten thousand bicyclists and pop music enthusiasts have watched the Real Numbers' light-hearted sixty second viral video homage to “the Wiggle” –a popular one-mile, zig-zagging bicycle route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. To coincide with 2013’s Bike to Work Day, The Real Numbers launched a brand new pop opus. Entitled “1-2-3-4-5”, the new CD features their popular PSA ode to the city’s favorite bicycle route “the Wiggle” as well as songs celebrating runaway guitars, Godzilla, and the catchiest tune you’ve heard about counting since Sesame Street.

The Real Numbers conjure an era of songwriting that may have come and gone from commercial airwaves, but is still carried on by the likes of Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds and Fastball. Not afraid to embrace geekdom or plant tongue firmly in cheek, their smart yet smart-ass lyrics make mundane observations meaningful, amusing or both while catchy melodies stick like peanut butter to the roof of your skull.

“Tuneful, happy power pop of the highest order” –Power Pop Underground
The Throws
The Throws
The Throws began as a studio project to showcase the songs of singer-guitarist Adit Rao. Working with drummer Joey Ponchetti and a revolving cast of other characters- things continued that way for a while. But slowly, a recognizable sound started to emerge, and it caught the attention of a few music supervisors and agents in Los Angeles.
Almost unexpectedly, the songs were soon heard on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Cougartown, Cavemen, What About Brian, and All My Children. With music airing in the U.S., Europe, Japan, India and Africa- the duo were inspired to continue writing and recording. A band was being born...
Soon, they began releasing a string of singles that eventually led to the release of their first full-length Precious. Along the way, Eliot Waldhorn took over bass duties to complete a trio.
Drawing influence from the Beatles, Radiohead, The Killers and Neil Finn (just to name a few)— Precious pairs good songs with smart production for a timeless sound. The record also features cameos by friends like John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional), Jason Orme (Dave Gahan, Alanis Morrissette) and Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket).
The Throws have quickly earned a reputation for strong life performances and a casual rejection of “L.A. rock band bullshit”. With a new batch of songs in the works, The Throws plan to return to the studio this summer to complete a follow-up EP.
Forget the pretense. Forget the ego. Be a great band. These are the rules.
Stove (feat. members of Griddle)
Stove (feat. members of Griddle)
Stove is the singing half of the otherwise loud and raucous rawk band Griddle, whose subversive, high-energy melodies and harmonies have earned them comparisons to artists ranging from the Flaming Lips to the Who. PopMatters.com called their most recent album "colorful, sprawling, and adventurous" and noted the band's "clever songs, interesting arrangements and genuine humor." Luna Kafe magazine's review explained that "from one listen to the next, there will be another song that will set up residence in your head, spinning cartwheels and letting off fireworks."
Kevin Beadles
Kevin Beadles
Multi-platinum producer Scott Mathews says "Kevin Beadles is an amazing artist who manages to go deep while maintaining a pop sensibility that is irresistible." With subjects ranging from a bitter divorcee hauling her past around in a Cadillac hearse to legendary jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. commentary on shapely ladies' calves, Kevin Beadles' quirky humor provides a lively narrative for his award-winning songs. His music unites Americana rock with the back porch drawl of gospel, blues and alt. country--what you get is roots music with plenty of branches.
Kevin Beadles Band features guitarist John Foster, bassist Steve Gibson, and drummer Jeremy Steinkoler. Just back from their appearance at the Red Gorilla Showcase during South-by-Southwest Festival, Linda Seabright (KRCB 91 FM, NPR) states, "His band is phenomenally tight and worthy of note. A fresh and talented artist forging a new path in the singer-songwriter genre."
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/