San Francisco: February Scene Queen – Out n’ About in SF
Hello, scene queens! Time for the February redux– another bunch of pictures from San Francisco’s alternative and queer culture. And if you missed previous month’s editions, check em’ out here:
February was all about live music. Some queer (MEN), some not (Big Eagle). Some just weird (Sic Alps), some hot (Cat Power). The month opened with the second of a series of Clift Sessions at the trendy Clift Hotel featuring MEN. MEN is fronted by Le Tigre’s JD Samson. Later that weekend, Cat Power nailed a fantastic show at The Fillmore. We all speculated on whether Chan Marshall would hide behind the speakers or actually perform. Fortunately, it was the latter. Basta! Meanwhile, Big Eagle took the stage for the folkYEAH Winter Residency at Slim’s to promote their debut album called Willow Creek. “Broken Heart” is already a front-runner for my favorite song of 2011. Alt-indie-country at its finest… The Mantles helped Sic Alps launch their new album at The Eagle Tavern’s Thursday Night Live series. Beard Summit, having already celebrated the final International Bear Rendezvous 2011 at The Eagle Tavern, kicked off a new bear tradition by opening a live music series at The Lone Star Saloon. Going into the final homestretch of the month, Noisepop 2011 was all over San Francisco showcasing the year’s (so far anyway) best indie music acts at various clubs around the city. Unfortunately, most shows sold out (TNG was hoping to check out No Age at the Rickshaw Stop), but thank god Bender’s Bar is always open, always free and a good bet to catch local music like Felsen and The Brokenmusicbox in between the name-brand bands.
Til’ next month, y’all!
- MEN at the Clift Hotel on Tuesday, February 1.
- The Meek and Cat Power at The Fillmore on Friday, February 4.
- Big Eagle at Slim’s on Tuesday, February 8.
- The Mantles and Sic Alps at The Eagle Tavern, February 24.
- Beard Summit at The Lone Star Saloon, February 25.
- Felsen and The Brokenmusicbox at Bender’s Bar for Noisepop 2011, February 26.
Unless otherwise noted, all images are the property of Bryan Garcia and The New Gay.
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