We Built This City

Broadcasting live from "Little Switzerland," San Francisco. Twitter @TheRealWBTC. E-mail me here. An explanation of the title here. My other blog: The Sutro Tower Fan Club. And no, he's not a greyhound, he's a whippet named Chase (Rocket passed away in March). PLEASE DON'T message me on Tumblr, I don't check those. Yes, it's a real tattoo.
New podcast episode!
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In Episode #5 of For the Record, we discuss Spider Bags’ “Frozen Letter,” Adam is banned from using the phrase “blew me away,” and GG promises never to sing on the show again.
Episode link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/download.php?filename=2014-09-07_ftr-episode-05-spider-bags-frozen-letter.mp3
Or listen via SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/fortherecordpodcast-1/for-the-record-episode-5-spider-bags-frozen-letter
Subscribe to the podcast by using this link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/feed.xml
Or tune in to BFF.fm to hear us Thursdays at 9:30am!

New podcast episode!

fortherecordpodcast:

In Episode #5 of For the Record, we discuss Spider Bags’ “Frozen Letter,” Adam is banned from using the phrase “blew me away,” and GG promises never to sing on the show again.

Episode link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/download.php?filename=2014-09-07_ftr-episode-05-spider-bags-frozen-letter.mp3

Or listen via SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/fortherecordpodcast-1/for-the-record-episode-5-spider-bags-frozen-letter

Subscribe to the podcast by using this link: http://fortherecordpodcast.com/podcasts/feed.xml

Or tune in to BFF.fm to hear us Thursdays at 9:30am!

At the corner of Hoff and 16th

At the corner of Hoff and 16th

Transamerica and Pier 7

Transamerica and Pier 7

Spy vs. Spy

Spy vs. Spy

Cool sailboat from Pier 7

Cool sailboat from Pier 7

Sutro with succulents

Sutro with succulents

Chenery Street entryway

Chenery Street entryway

Early-morning Bernal Hill walk

Early-morning Bernal Hill walk

Poetry for Sutrito Tower (it’s "I am the Bag Lady" by Hafiz)

Poetry for Sutrito Tower (it’s "I am the Bag Lady" by Hafiz)

Mural Inside Noe Valley Bagel Co.

Mural Inside Noe Valley Bagel Co.

Upcoming Shows

"You forgot…" No, I didn’t forget. This is not a comprehensive list.

I was already excited that Mary Timony’s Ex-Hex, who were one of the top 3 bands I saw at SXSW this year, is coming to town… and now I see that they have added Speedy Ortiz to the bill. Yay! That’s the good news. The bad news is that The Both are playing the same night as my work holiday party. GRRR. Thankfully, I had the good fortune to see Ted Leo & Aimee Mann perform together at Bottom of the Hill before they had even formally become a duo. I’ll always have that memory, right?

Sept. 8 - The Baseball Project at the Chapel
Sept. 8-9 - Swans w/Carla Bozulich at the Independent
Sept. 10 - Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Independent
Sept. 12 - Owen Pallett at the Great American Music Hall
Sept. 13 - Fishbone at the Independent
Sept. 19 - Kaiser Chiefs at the Regency Ballroom
Sept. 19 - Still Flyin’ at the Bottom of the Hill
Sept. 20 - Son Lux at the Independent
Sept. 22 - The Raveonettes at Bimbo’s 365 Club
Sept. 23 - Kopecky Family Band at the Independent
Sept. 26 - Bob Mould w/Cymbals Eat Guitars at the Fillmore
Sept. 27 - The Dodos at the Chapel

Oct. 3 - The Lone Bellow at the Fillmore
Oct. 3 - Slow Club at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 3 - Twin Shadow at the Regency Ballroom
Oct. 3-5- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct. 4 - Ought at the Bottom of the Hill
Oct. 4 - Conor Oberst at the Fillmore
Oct. 5 - Bishop Allen at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 5 - Bombay Bicycle Club at the Warfield
Oct. 5-6 - The War on Drugs at the Fillmore
Oct. 6 - The Drums at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 7 - Thurston Moore w/Sebadoh at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 7 - Blitzen Trapper at the Independent
Oct. 9 - Sondre Lerche at the Independent
Oct. 9 - White Fence at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 10 - Violent Femmes at the Fillmore
Oct. 10 - Fink at the Independent
Oct. 10 - Calle 13 at the Warfield
Oct. 10 - Shonen Knife at the Bottom of the Hill
Oct. 11 - Pomplamoose at the Fillmore
Oct. 11 - David Bazan at the Independent
Oct. 14 - Speedy Ortiz w/Ex-Hex at the Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 14-15 - Of Montreal at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 15 - Rubblebucket at the Independent
Oct. 18-19 - Treasure Island Music Festival
Oct. 21 - The Melvins at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 22 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at the Fillmore
Oct. 22 - Sloan at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 24 - Tennis at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 24 - Allo Darlin’ at the Great American Music Hall
Oct. 24 - Foxygen at the Fillmore
Oct. 25 - Delta Spirit at the Fillmore
Oct. 27 - Tinariwen at the Chapel
Oct. 27 - Rural Alberta Advantage at the Independent
Oct. 29 - The Kills at the Fillmore

Nov. 1 - The Julie Ruin at the Fillmore
Nov. 4 - We Were Promised Jetpacks w/The Twilight Sad at Bimbo’s
Nov. 6 - Bleachers at the Independent
Nov. 9 - Mirah at the Independent
Nov. 9 - Lagwagon at Slim’s
Nov. 9 - Julian Casablancas at the Regency Ballroom
Nov. 10 - The Pyschedelic Furs w/The Lemonheads at the Fillmore (really? ok.)
Nov. 11 - Mac DeMarco at the Fillmore
Nov. 11 - Hiss Golden Messenger at the Independent
Nov. 11 - Blonde Redhead at the Regency Ballroom
Nov. 12 - Shakey Graves at the Independent
Nov. 13 - Generationals at the Chapel
Nov. 14 - The English Beat at Bimbo’s
Nov. 15 - J Mascis w/Luluc at the Independent
Nov. 17 - Death from Above 1979 at the Independent
Nov. 19-20 - Har Mar Superstar at the Bottom of the Hill
Nov. 20-22 - Drive-By Truckers at the Fillmore

Dec. 3 - De La Soul at the Fillmore
Dec. 5 - The Both (listed as “The Return of Aimee Mann’s Christmas Show”) at the Fillmore
Dec. 6 - The Family Crest at the Independent
Dec. 10 - My Brightest Diamond at the Great American Music Hall
Dec. 30-31 - The Allah-Las at the Chapel

Dramatic Sutro sunset from the window of Yoga to the People

Dramatic Sutro sunset from the window of Yoga to the People

Big Heart City

Big Heart City

Transamerica

Transamerica

Quiet contemplation, seagull, Coit Tower

Quiet contemplation, seagull, Coit Tower