Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mini Pops Music Festival March 6-8 in San Francisco

Mini Pops Music Festival 2008
Feed the Masses in collaboration with play play play inc.

Mini Pops Music Festival
Mushrooms Internationale Presents: Mini Pops Music Festival - March 6, 7, 8, 3 days of pleasurable sounds from Human Ear Music and San Francisco poppers. DJs Pedal and Lazlo Kovaks of Seahorse Liberation Army infamy will be spinning Afro Beat, yé-yé, international psych, rare groove and other cosmic frequencies along with art by Fast Friends Inc. (Jason Yates).

Night ONE
Thursday, March 6
Amnesia 8pm - $88
53 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-0012

Julia Holter (LA)
Miss Julia Holter "employs a bedroom orchestra consisting of souvenir instruments from the world over, backed by rabbit-footed casio triggerings. [Her] music is produced on the fly and without the aid of loudspeakers," according to Human Ear Music's website

Nick Stone / Raccoons (SF)
"Nick Stone and the Raccoons have brought their love of C86 and the virtues of Britpop into the 21st century, becoming one of San Francisco's most exciting pop bands in the process. Who else makes rock 'n' roll you can dream to these days?" asks play play play inc. spokesperson, Jean Machine.

Jason Grier / Super Creep (LA)
"Fantasy collides with reality and somewhere in the manic wreckage Super Creep is born. All the warped and displaced phantasms that populate an overactive urban mind take turns working the light show in Grier's schizoid-pop playground," according to local concept-artist Erik Seidenglanz.

Night TWO
Friday, March 7th
LIPO LOUNGE china town 8pm - $10
916 Grant (at Washington)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Art Happening by : Play Play Play Inc , Jason Yates Fast Friends Inc, Leslie Kulesh, Sean Talley, Matt Fishbeck, Julia Holter, Ringo, Erik Seidenglanz, Chris Lux

Ariel Pink (LA)
11:57 a.m.Pink produces and plays almost all of his own music, and is noted for creating drum sounds using primarily his mouth, and sometimes his armpits. His home recording technique gives his music a very lo-fi sound, to the point where new listeners may mistake the era of his music.

Nate Boyce (SF)
Geneva Jacuzzi (LA)
If Giorgio Moroder had an illegitimate daughter who was hiding out in a hot tub in LA, she'd probably sound a lot like Geneva Jacuzzi. Her swirling, bubbling layers of synths and hypnotic beats propel her champagne-soaked electronic pop back to the glory days of Italo disco via a four-track tape recorder.

Ariel Pink Band plays Amoeba Records (Haight)
Amoeba Records Saturday, March 8
2 p.m.
1855 Haight St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 831-1200

Holy Shit Hit the Road
Saturday, March 8
Kimo's Bar
8 pm - $9
1351 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-4535

Holy Shit (LA) - Matt Fishbeck and Ariel Pink
The lo-fi svengali has teamed up with ex-Push Kings member Fishbeck to create the soundtrack to the opium dens of the future. Besides creating brilliant four-track symphonies for the past decade, Ariel is also masterminding the Human Ear Music collective and participating in the recordings of most of the other artist playing Mini Pops.

Girls (SF)
Girls (who are actually two boys) specialize in cynical, good-time indie pop that swirls around on a waterbed of analog synths, guitar fuzz, and minimal percussion. No matter how high the music takes you into your mental stratosphere, the subtle pop hooks will always bring you back down to earth.

The Passionistas (SF)

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