Last night there was swell gathering at 111 Minna , and tonight the fun moves to The Bottom Of The Hill, Peter's fave venue, where a buncha bands will get things moving loudly...
Ellenby, the official Noise Pop Festival photographer for a decade, has been documenting the local rock scene and has captured icons like The Flaming Lips and John Lee Hooker, to way obscure up & comers and even some forgotten.
764-Hero, The Velveteen, John Vanderslice and many more. He's now got a book with lotsa fine pix from venues like Bimbos & Great American Music Hall, plus a 21 track CD audially documenting the action pictured in the many dozens of colorful pages...
The CD features bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave, Chuck Prophet and lots more... full tracklist here.
Stop by 111 Minna on Thursday eve from 6-9 for a free reception & DJ throwdown featuring adult beverages, photo exhibit, book signing etc.
For those looking for a noisier time, Ellenby has put together a show at his fave spot The Bottom Of The Hill featuring a few of the bands pictured in the book including John Doe of X, who wrote the book's forward.
Also on the bill are Oranger, engine 88, Carlos!, and a rare appearance of the late Overwhelming Colorfast.
small sonic sample:
Overwhelming Colorfast - Blue Fanclub
Here's a few more tracks from some of those acts playing tonight...
The evolutionary offspring wrought from the DNA of Overhelming Colorfast
Oranger - Crooked In The Weird Of The Catacombs
This song is included in the 21 disc compilation that comes with the book...
Carlos - Always On My Side
oh and this guy also wrote the forward...
John Doe - Repeat Performance
John Doe - Poor Girl ( w/ Eddie Vedder )