San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Summer of 2013 has seen the arrival of Bonnie & the BANG BANG as big time players in the SF music scene. The Bay Area’s premier aggressive indie-folk outfit has been on some of the Summer’s biggest stages, including BottleRock Napa Valley, Live105’s BFD, and a set at the America’s Cup Pavilion. They completed their two week West coast tour with a sold out record release show at Cafe Du Nord. The Dark Dream is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, YouTube and Spotify.
Guy Fox is an Oakland based band that effuses dancy high life vibes with carefree indie vocals and hints of old soul. Combine the energy of alternative rock with big band arrangements and funk beat breaks, and you have the rare and impassioned music of Guy Fox.
The band is made up of Northeastern transplants drawn to the Bay Area by the romance of San Francisco. They played together throughout college, jamming at house parties and cultivating the free flow groove that makes their complex arrangements feel effortless.
A year after friend and band-mate, Pete Granquist (drums, vocals), relocated to the West Coast, Nate "Noodle" Witherbee (guitar, vocals, synthesizers) and Greg Waters (guitar, saxophone, vocals) packed up their car and moved to the Bay Area on a whim; an epic cross-country road trip ensued. The three friends were introduced to Charlie Moore (bass, vocals) at a house party, and Guy Fox was born.
After a year of playing warehouse parties and tapping into local creative spaces, Guy Fox's debut EP was released in early 2012, followed by sold out shows at top SF venues like Bottom of the Hill, Cafe du Nord and the Rickshaw Stop. The band also picked up accolades such as The Deli SF's "Artist of the Month" and Rasputin Music's "Buzz Band of the Week".
Their second EP "The Wild" is further evidence of Guy Fox’s wide range of influences and inspired musical talent. The trajectory of the EP rolls out with tracks ranging from the candied vintage rock of "San Francisco" to the spirited electric funk of "Too Late." Though they cover a lot of ground, their trademark big band arrangements replete with brass, rich soaring harmonies, and garage-rock-meets-electronic-indie hit the surface on every track.
Pair this with their commitment to putting on a show that invites audiences to dance as if any venue were a living room, and what materializes is an earnest and unrestrained love of music that defies any cultural tropes of irony and aloofness.
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Sounds like QOTSA is beating the shit out of Wilco.