Rin Tin Tiger - http://www.rintintiger.com/
Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk rock trio from San Francisco, CA. High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society. The sound is often described as a blend between early Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and Tupac. They have shared the stage with Minus the Bear, Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Max Bemis of Say Anything, The Lumineers, Fences, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mike Coykendall, Ida, Hey Marseilles, and many more along the West Coast.
Their music has been featured on Live 105, 107.7 The Bone, ESPN.com, Save Alternative, KSFS, KSJS, KSCU (top 30 Nov 2011), KALX, KDVS, KALW, Alabama Public Radio, Radio Valencia, Palo Alto based television show “American Songwriter”, Mevio.com’s “Mevio Underground”, Covermesongs.com, KOFY TV’s Creepy KOFY Movie Time, and more. They have also been written about by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Bay Bridged, The Bay Guardian, Performer Magazine, East Bay Express, The Owl Mag, The Deli SF, and many more.
Their new album “Toxic Pocketbook”, released July 24 2012, was recorded entirely live to two inch tape at Tiny Telephone Studios without the use of computers or any modern editing techniques. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, eMusic, and many more online retailers, including this website.
“Uptempo Dylanesque tunes…these guys bear watching” – SF WEEKLY
“An acoustic guitar and their three sweet voices…you will not be disappointed” – Indiemusicreviewer.com
“Genuine, unadulterated folk alternative. It’s the kind of album you might get a craving for at the end of your night when only that one song will really hit the spot.”
– The Bay Bridged
Emily Bonn and the Vivants - http://www.emilybonn.com/ -
Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country, and western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements.
In former incarnations, Emily performed in San Francisco subway stations, Belgian prisons, Appalachian corner stores, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As a former member of the critically acclaimed country band, The Whoreshoes, she shared stages with the legendary rockabilly singer, Wanda Jackson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Devil Makes Three.
The Vivants include stellar performers, Jody Richardson on fiddle, foot percussion and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.
We are lucky to know more Vivants who have raised our musical game including: Anna Levitt (fiddle and vocals), Tom Lucas (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Janese Hurley(fiddle, vocals), Roxanne Oliva (accordion, vocals) and Greg Dunn (upright bass).
Denim Wedding - http://denimwedding.com/
Jennifer Faust and Brian Kunkel met at the now closed venue The Woods, in Portland,Oregon during the fall of 2009. Soon after, they began performing Jennifer’s solo material both locally and on tour, but the project quickly evolved into more of a collaboration and was renamed Denim Wedding. Though Brian and Jennifer often perform as a duo, the project also includes a revolving roster of bassists, percussionists, and other musicians. Their overall sound can be described as “lush Americana”- powerful lyrics, rich vocal harmonies, and melodies cradled in the effect-driven arms of some heady guitar maneuverings. The music has a warm, cinematic feel to it- comparisons can be found in bands such as Cat Power, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, and Beach House.
The Dull Richards - http://thedullrichards.bandcamp.com/
The Dull Richards are a non-traditional string band based in San Francisco. They combine elements of folk, rock n’ roll, and bluegrass into a rhythmic and harmonic show down. When schedules are free of work and sitters can watch the kids, they play hard, eat good, and drink for fun. Lets boogie