Our latest free, RSVP-based event, Scene Unseen, is also one of our biggest shows to date. We’ve teamed up with DJ Dials and 1015 Folsom to garner a lineup of artists from an eclectic variety of scenes. We’ve got Chicago-based EDM duo Flosstradamus, zany, MTV-aired (and Diplo’s favorite) rapper Riff Raff and London’s Thom Yorke-approved house DJ Floating Points. We’ve also pulled in a roundup of local and national talent, with everyone from Elephant & Castle to Richie Panic, Ghosts on Tape, Dibia$e, darkwave party personality Marco de la Vega, and DJ’s from San Francisco’s essential weekly parties Popscene and Debaser.
Okay, here’s for the REALLY exciting part. We’re saving a spot in the lineup for a talented local DJ, band, or emcee. This is an online, voter-based battle of the bands. Each competing artist can upload their best track between July 20th and July 30th, and during the voting period from July 31st to August 8th, fans, friends, and supporters can listen to each track and vote for their favorite artist. You are encouraged to vote for your favorite artist once every day, and each email address is allowed one vote per day.
Our winner will be announced on August 10th via our newsletter and our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you’re following us so you can find out if you or your friend wins!
Thanks to Guitar Center’s amazing support, the prizes are not too shabby, either. Our grand prize winner will receive a 20-30 minute opening set at Scene Unseen, plus a $250 gift card for Guitar Center, and 1 pair of Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones courtesy of Guitar Center. The first runner-up gets a TASCAM DR-05 Solid State Recorder, and the 3rd-prize winner gets a Korg Monotron Duo Analog Ribbon Synthesizer.
Word of Mouth: Misha Vladimirskiy of Butchershop Creative
What is (what would be) your Twitter bio?
Misha Vladimirskiy was born in the Soviet Union. He immigrated to the US in 1992. Before falling head first into photography, Misha explored the world of biology at Stanford University. He quickly realized sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day wasn’t the life he wanted, switched to photography, and soon received a BFA from CCAC. His work has appeared in SPIN, FHM, NME and shows up daily in 7x7 Magazine. For over 15 years, Misha has been involved in the San Francisco business and art communities. He has photographed some of the most prolific and notable musicians, bands, celebrities, fashion brands, events, and venues in the world.
As part of the Butchershop Creative team, Misha has been integral in many amazing projects over the last two years. Everything from producing and shooting music documentaries for Black Star Beer to overseeing commercial production for brands like TuneUp. Misha has developed strategic partnerships with multiple brands and media outlets to leverage Butchershop Creative services.
We at Do415 are dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on events around the Bay Area. However, once in awhile there’s a variable thrown in the mix that changes things up. Sometimes events are cancelled, or there are changes to the lineup. Sometimes there are two bands with the same name, and the wrong one shows up. Sometimes the video on your event page isn’t the one you like the most.
While we’re happy to change this information for you, we give you the ability to edit and update all of these. This post focuses on helping Do415 users, venues, and promoters update their event listings on our site and answers some of our most frequently asked questions.
Update or Change An Event:
1. Log in to your do415 account.
2. To get to the update screen, simply click on the event title. You can search events by the event name, artists, date, location, and type of event.
3.This will take you to the event view. Once on the event view, you will see the “Edit Event” live text noted by the red arrow. Select “Edit Event”
4. You are now in edit mode for the event. In this mode you can update the title, change the time, add bands, upload a new image, add event details (plain text or html) – finish by selecting “Save”
Why is my event image the same as the venue image? If an event is put in the our system with out an image, it always defaults to the venue image. To change, this simply click “Edit Event” from the event view, and upload a new image.
My event is listed as a recurring event, but my artists or information changes every week?
When your event details change each week, your best option is to create an individual event for each night. So, if your event takes place every Friday night, you’ll need to create the event for each Friday night. Once you do this, send an us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll merge your recurring event into your most recent new event (this way you can keep all your “likes”.) We recommend creating your events 3-4 weeks in advance to give them the maximum amount of time on the site.
The information for the band listed on my event is incorrect, how can I change this?
Occasionally you may find a band in our database with incorrect information or a different band with same name. You can fix this by clicking on “edit this event” and removing the unwanted or incorrect bands by clicking on the “x” next to the band name. To add another band, use the “Bands” text box. It will search our system for matching artists. If you are still having issues, feel free to send us an email, and we will help you.
I just added an event at a new venue but it’s not displaying on the site.
We periodically go through new events and venues to make sure that they are working and accurate. We do this to weed out duplicate events and venues. In most cases we will have it up and running in just a few hours, but it could take up to a day. Please note this is only for events that are added for new venues. If the venue is in our system, your event will post to the live site immediately.
If you still have questions, or if you face another issue when editing your event, feel free to drop us an email and we will give you a hand.
FIDLAR are drunk, reckless, and full of angst; everything a good punk band should be. Driven by juvenile lyrics, pro-party sloganeering, blistering punk rock riffs, and a commitment to DIY ethic, the L.A. foursome have garnered a considerable buzz in the underground scene. In other words, the band has been playing some of the rowdiest sets in recent rock memory.
Last week’s show at Bottom of the Hill was no exception. Within the first five minutes of FIDLAR’s set, people were jumping off the stage, moshing, and throwing elbows. It was a beautiful yet terrifying moment. Photographers clutched onto their equipment for dear life. Eventually, the pit was just too much for them to handle.
As the night continued on, pure, raw energy enveloped the venue. Covered in sweat and gasping for air, I looked at the faces around me. It was a feeling I have’t had since my younger days of thrashing. Everyone was riding the proverbial punk rock wave as far into the night as it would take them. Lead vocalist Zack Carper must have taken notice too, when he said this was one of the best crowds they’ve played for.
With that being said, each new song the band played felt like it was their last. At one point someone decided to take a dive off stage, only to miss their mark and go face first into the ground. However, even a broken nose couldn’t stop this guy’s fun. He got up, wiped his face, and continued to dance around.
FIDLAR plays with a raw energy which is alarming but also joyous at the same time. To call them a crossover band is a disservice; they rise above the punk distinctions and comparisons to MTV-popular bands.
Photos of FIDLAR were taken by James Pawlish, on Instagram.
On their third album, Sonny and the Sunsets, lead by Sonny Smith, have already made a strong presence for themselves as a noteworthy Bay Area band. We got in touch with Smith to talk about going country, his passions outside of music, and his favorite part of our city by the bay. Sonny and the Sunsets appear at The Independent on Saturday, July 21st.
How is your 3rd and most recent album Longtime Companion different from your previous releases?
Pretty much straight up country record.
In addition to your band Sonny & the Sunsets, you’ve also done a noticible amount of work as a published author and produced playwright. Do the creative pursuits ever overlap?
Yeah all the time, one thing starts out as a comic book and ends up as a song or something starts as a play, ends up an art project. They all just twist and turn and morph into eachother.
You’re a SF local. What are your favorite hangout spots in the city?
Hailing from Toronto, Young Empires brought their own brand of progressive “world beat haute rock” to Thee Parkside in San Francisco on Tuesday. Riding the wave of their vibrant 7-track EP Wake All My Youth, Young Empires has already toured with bands like Chromeo and Dragonette. Their growing popularity despite their very small discography lends the band association with another fast-growing, internet-popular, highly successful band from last year, Foster the People. Young Prisms discuss their sound, future plans, and the innovative, Facebook interactive music video for “White Doves” that may send them into a viral realm of online fame before they even release their first full length record.
Describe the sound of the band.
Young Empires: We feel that the genres “world beat” and “haute rock” best describe our sound. ‘World beat’ refers to the use of percussive elements from Latin American and African drums, such as claves, timbales, bongos, and congas. ‘Haute rock’ is an hommage to ‘haute couture’ movement; it’s an attempt to make music stylish, tailored for cosmopolitans and internationalists.
Tell me a little about the presentation of your live shows - what can we expect to see and hear?
YE: We are fatalist. Our approach is simple - perform like it is your last breath and you will never dissapoint your fans or yourself. Expect heavy bass, lots of sweat, and dancing feet.
You’ve been compared to an array of very successful bands including Arcade Fire, The Killers, and Chromeo. Where do you fit among bands like these in the music scene?
YE: It’s a honor to be compared to great bands. We still feel like outsiders and don’t know really where we fit in.
Tell me about what you had in mind when you were creating the interactive, conceptual music video for “White Doves”.
YE: The video is an introspective look at memory. We’ve become so reliant on Facebook and other social sites to capture and index our memories. What if we lost them all? White Doves is a song about finding memory; finding a place inside of you that brings you back to that excitement, hope, recklessness and innocence of youth.
You’ve got a pretty impressive tour lined up for a band that has yet to release a full-length album. Your EP Wake All My Youth was released earlier this year. Any plans for a full-length release among the tour?
YE: You learn a great deal touring with bands like Chromeo and Dragonette. This North American tour has insipired us a great deal. We’ve already started writing the next record. Expect it by early 2013.