PICTURE THIS: Finish Ticket @ The New Parish, Oakland 12/22/11

December 27. 2011 | By Don Albonico

The San Francisco Bay Area is filled with great local bands. The New Parish in Oakland hosted a small sampling of them for a little pre-Christmas cheer with Finish Ticket, The She’s, Tumbleweed Wanderers and Local Hero: local bands that you need to hear.


Local Hero


Local Hero

Local Hero started off the night with a set of songs off their latest EP, Aldgate. (You can see our review of Aldgate and listen to some their music HERE) They also played their latest single “Lady Wisconsin.”


Tumbleweed Wanderers


Tumbleweed Wanderers

I had never heard Tumbleweed Wanderers before and the great harmonies by Jeremy Lyon, Zak Mandrel-Romann, and Rob Fidel were a treat. Patrick Glynn on keys and Daniel Blum on drums rounded out the band. Tumbleweed Wanderers play Americana rock; add in their harmonies and they have a great sound. Playing songs like “Take it Back” from their latest self-titled EP, this is definitely band you should give a listen to.


The She’s


The She’s

The She’s, an all-girl band, was up next. With Sami Perez on bass and vocals, Hannah Valente on guitar and vocals, Eva Treadway on guitar, and Sinclair Riley on drums, The She’s have a surf-rock, ’60s sound reminiscent of the Beach Boys.


Finish Ticket


Finish Ticket

Closing out the night was Finish Ticket a rock band with Brendan Hoye on vocals, Garren Orr on drums, Alex DiDonato on guitar, Chris Arellano on guitar, and Michael Hoye on bass. Finish Ticket played a mix of songs from their EPs Life Underwater and Shake a Symphony. They’ll be headed into the studio in 2012 to record a full length album; keep an eye out for it!

Check out even more badass photos HERE!

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