BRIANA’S BUZZ BLOG: Four Shows You Need To See This Week
While the Bay Area never sees a shortage of punk or indie rock shows, unique acts are slightly hard to discover when sifting through endless event calenders. Here are a few interesting bands who will be gracing our stages this week.
This Brooklyn trio offers a brand of psychedelia obviously cultivated in a garage. Yet their sound harbors trimmings of punk roughness that makes you envision a parallel universe where Kurt Cobain listened to just a little too much Doors.
SF’s own Paranoids fancies themselves as another psychedelic outfit. However, and most likely because they are from this lovely neck of the woods, their jam-session-like tracks have bigger hints of indie rather than stoner rock. The quintet will become a four-piece after this send-off show for keyboardist Adam Witt.
I don’t know what it is about Sweden, but it produces some great bands, and not just crazy metal ones. Dusty Fingers is a femme duo producing some wonderfully rustic harmonica and acoustic stomp that will add a little well-needed drama to the indie pool.
For an apparently unsigned band, Oakland’s Electric Sister has a pretty huge, semi-polished sound. A definite throwback to Ozzy-era Black Sabbath at times, the band is bluesy with L.A. Strip metal elements thrown in for shits and giggles.