San Francisco gets more expensive. Landlords jack up rents on residential apartments and businesses in popular neighborhoods. Old business models don't support the new costs. Alternative means of supporting local businesses have to be found.
Such is the case with Adobe Books, the 16th Street bookse ... More >>
Well, it was another solid year for loud guitar music from the Bay Area. And out of the dozens of worthy releases this year, we've culled these 10 picks for the best rock albums from San Francisco in 2012. Here they are, in no particular order:
The Bloom and the Blight
After a br ... More >>
Here's an argument for bands taking their time between releases: For the last four or so years, instead of putting out a new album, Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel of S.F. blues-rock outfit Two Gallants did all kinds of other things. They hung out with their girlfriends. They each made a solo record. ... More >>
Feb. 24, 2012
The Edinburgh Castle
Better than: Taking a catnap after daytime drinking in the park.
A night of Noise Pop at the cozy Edinburgh Castle put the audience in waves of sleep-like cycles, leaving spectators in a dreamy state. The first one-man ban ... More >>
Two Gallants at the Independent Saturday night.
Sept. 24, 2011
Better than: Holing up in a cheap motel with a fifth of Old Crow and a shotgun.
San Francisco hometown heroes Two Gallants wrapped up a massive summer tour that took the duo all the way to Madrid by ... More >>
Promoter Jessie WoletzLocal promoter and show booker Jessie Woletz is sort of an oxymoron. She's a powerhouse hippie. She's both constantly in motion -- booking, presenting, and promoting two to eight eclectic new weird folk shows a month at various San Francisco venues. Yet she's also peace ... More >>
DevotionalsSean HayesKacey JohansingBottom of the Hill9 p.m., $10Two Gallants frontman Adam Stephens has been performing his solo material live for a while now -- his debut, We Live on Cliffs, is out Sept. 28 -- but Tyson Vogel has quietly snuck past his bandmate in getting new music on record sh ... More >>
Two Sheds @ Rickshaw Stop
Moody country with a warm, sweet feel is Two Sheds' stock in trade. A shuffling beat, philosophical lyrics, and ringing guitars plus string instruments and maybe a Rhodes or SK1 keyboard is what the Sacaramento quartet does best. Singer and tunesmith Caitlin Gutenber ... More >>
Dan MonickAdam Stephens is the singing and guitar-playing half of successful San Francisco duo Two Gallants (Tyson Vogel is the drumming and backing vocals half). Signed to Saddle Creek records since 2005, they've toured incessantly in support of their three full-length albums and have finally ta ... More >>
Dan MonickAdam Stephens, the singing/guitar-playing half of Two Gallants, has been working on his solo debut recently. He's been recording down in Los Angeles with producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, The Shins, White Stripes), with MMJ's Patrick Hallahan on drums, and a couple other nota ... More >>
December 26, 2008
Review and Photos by Sam Prestianni
Better Than: Banging heroin while watching "It's a Wonderful Life" for the 7th time in a row.
Christmas came one day late for the Bay Area's homegrown lo-fi heroes Two Gallants. Like most native sons, guitarist-singer ... More >>