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 >>
January can be an interesting month for live music in San Francisco. With many large tours still in holiday hiatus mode, the local weirdos get to take over the city's venues and conduct all sorts of unusual musical experiments in them. One of this year's most notable midwinter trials is the Family F ... 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 >>
We know what you're thinking: there's no way a band could be solemn or dignified with a name like Buxter Hoot'n. Well, if you're not yet acquainted with the San Francisco quintet, prepare to be... well, wrong. All it takes is thirty seconds or so with their third album, a self-titled affair due ... 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 >>
PhishJerry Garcia Biopic won't be able to use his actual songs. [NY Times]Check out this One Night Music video session with Devotionals, the new project from Two Gallants' Tyson Vogel and the Patzner brothers from Judgement Day. [The Bay Bridged]Tickets for the sold-out Phish shows at the Greek T ... 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 >>
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 >>