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‘Music’ – Eye recommend

• Friday, October 24

Good Company, Celtic, 7:30 p.m., Café Mokka. You can ‘t go wrong with Good Company. They capture everything beautiful about Celtic music and serve it up to you in a fine presentation of Irish reels and ballads. Don’t be surprised if you later find yourself dreaming of selkies. – JS/Eye Scene Ed.
Teton Songwriters: Jessica Kilroy, Michael Batdorf, 8 p.m., Mosgo’s.

• Saturday, October 25

Joanne Rand, 8 p.m., Mosgo’s. Joanne Rand is an icon – here’s a chance to take the kids and immerse them in the wholesomeness of Mosgo’s and the pure-hearted passion of Rand’s performance. – JS

Hillstomp, Sacramento, 10 p.m., Jambalaya. Back in January, I wrote, “They’ve been through here enough times that you probably know they play raucous trance blues that’ll sear through your body. You cannot sit down at a Hillstomp show – I do believe if you tried, you’d find yourself levitating. Yep, they’re that transcendent.” Still holds true. – JS

Dragged By Horses, local heavy rock, Floating Goat, SF stoner metal, 10:30 p.m., Alibi, $5. Catharsis. Pure rock catharsis. I can’t wait to plant myself in front of Floating Goat and let those heavy, heavy riffs burn away all the pain until nothing remains but pure, throbbing essence of self. Or something like that. THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING. DbH is about the only band who can keep up – be prepared for sudden stops and watch for falling rock! – JS.


DbH gets noticed by Pitchfork

Pitchfork Media – “Pitchfork” – is to the Internet music scene what the Boy Wonder (early Wednesday mornings, midnight to 2 a.m.) is to KHSU’s programming:  hipper than you or me will ever be with regard to new music happening in the indie rock world.

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Local metal gods Machete have decided to hold a CD release party at Eureka’s Red Fox Tavern. This seems an odd venue choice to those of us in A-town, but the addition of Dragged by Horses and The Fire Demons to the bill makes sense. Should be a hot, hot show!

Saturday, June 7 at 9 p.m. $6.

Josh Duke: Bonus Tracks – APRIL 1, 2008

Oh. My. God. Let me repeat that phrase: Oh. My. God. I just saw two bands Saturday night at the Alibi that I not only believe will change my life forever, but the landscape of music itself for generations to come. Dragged by Horses paid us a visit, and heralding their performance was Prize Country, bands who should not only be in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, but should also be on the board that decides who gets in every year after that. If I were to gauge the intensity of my experience Saturday night, it’d rank somewhere between the time Mike Ness spat on me, and the time I saw Exene Cervenka sang and made me fall in love with her. I can die a happy man after Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing the Eye’s new Scene columnist, Daniel Lewis

“I was in a South Georgia prison and awaiting my parole summary when my girlfriend Rachel sent me my first Dragged by Horses CD. I can’t describe how excited I was, thinking that if it’s even half as good as The Hitch I’d probably die of extreme rock exposure and they’d have to bury me with my hand giving metal horns at full attention.”

Pick up the paper for the rest. Available today.

Daniel Lewis
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