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Foxtails Brigade

Seaweed Sway presents

Foxtails Brigade

Everyone Is Dirty, Sunrunners

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 ADV - $15 DOOR

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Foxtails Brigade
Foxtails Brigade
This show is supported by Anchor Brewing, San Francisco’s original brewery since 1896. Join us and celebrate Anchor’s 4th annual Drink Steam Week 8/12-8/19, honoring their pioneering role in the American craft beer movement and commitment to brewing in San Francisco. To celebrate, The Independent will be serving Anchor’s new 19.2 oz. cans of Anchor Steam Beer at the bar all night! Raise Your Anchor to local tunes and local brews!


The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her childhood activities included snail hunting and spying on celebrity neighbors like Slash, Ice-T, and Larry from Perfect Strangers. Laura’s upbringing is present everywhere in Foxtails Brigade, from the lyrical imagery to the hand-drawn artwork and sophomoric Instagram cartoons.

The band’s live show is a clockwork of junkyard beats, warped orchestral sonics, and Laura’s trademark voice and classical guitar intricacies with an A-List ensemble featuring performing members of Bright Eyes, Van Dyke Parks, and John Kale. The songs tackle subjects of substitute teaching in the Oakland and LA public school scenes, steak appreciation, and general unfairness awareness with a warped pop sensibility akin to influences like St. Vincent, Joanna Newsom, The Smiths, and Spoon.

Following their 2011 debut album The Bread and the Bait (Antenna Farm Records), the band released their second LP. Time Is Passed (DIY) during Christmas of 2012. Since then, Foxtails Brigade have just release their new self-titled album in April 2016 on OIM Records.

Produced in the Bay Area by celebrated Jeff Saltzman (Blondie, The Killers), this record marks the Oakland-based band’s third full-length LP, but serves as a cohesive statement of who they are and the direction they’re headed.

While the group’s previous material, fueled by hazy chamber-folk melodies and spectral strings, reached inwards, Foxtails Brigade detonates their sound in all directions. The collective of Bay Area artists' “fully realized” lineup employs a vast kaleidoscope of peculiar percussion and newfound synthesizers alongside Patzner’s cinematic arrangements and Weinbach’s distinct guitar figures. Working with producer Saltzman, Foxtails Brigade celebrates a newfound sense of directness and clarity without sacrificing an ounce of intricacy. Like everything the band accomplishes on their self-titled record, it’s defiant yet wounded, sweet yet fierce; the sound of underdogs who won’t go away quietly. If we’re sinking, Foxtails Brigade tells us, then let’s explode into fireworks.

Foxtails Brigade is also out now in Japan on Rallye, and is currently streaming in full on Baeble.

In the wake of their 2016 STLP release, the band completed a PCNW, So-Cal and South/Mid-West U.S. run as well as a spring tour in France opening for Emily Jane White. Following that they embarked on a 3-month East Coast and Europe tour opening for and playing in Emily Jane White's band again. They're currently working on their next record and planning a Pacific North West jaunt this summer 2018.
Everyone Is Dirty
Everyone is Dirty first started shocking audiences with the raw power of their music in 2013. Formed in Oakland, California, the band quickly struck a nerve with their explosive sound and electrifying live show. They developed a powerful and singular chemistry virtually overnight—the combination of frontwoman Sivan Lioncub’s electric-violin sorcery, powerful stage presence, charged lyrics and sometimes ethereal, sometimes ferocious vocals; Chris Daddio’s pawn shop guitar crunch; the driving post-punk bass lines of Tyler English; and Tony Sales’ expressive and explosive drumming coalesced into a force to be reckoned with. Having just played Noise Pop 25, Everyone Is Dirty is heading on a US tour for all of March, making stops at SXSW, and Treefort Music Festivals along the way.
Sunrunners
Sunrunners is a San Francisco-based quintet led by singer / songwriter Stephen Loase. Since releasing their first self-titled album in 2014 the band has been making a name for themselves with high-energy live shows at popular Bay Area venues like Great American Music Hall, Rickshaw Stop, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill, Elbo Room and more. A combination of haunting piano licks, ethereal guitar and synth riffs, pounding bass lines all backed by a thunderous drumset, you can catch them on Spotify, Soundcloud and, if you're lucky, Live 105's Soundcheck Show w/ Aaron Axelson (w/ single "Stars and Colors"). Their song "Save Everyone" was also featured in a promo for "The Voice". The band is also making this show their album release show and can't wait to share it with y'all!
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