Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra at the Bottom of the Hill this Saturday

Listen up you jive turkeys, did you see 2009 blaxploitation revival film Black Dynamite? No? Well get a load of this:

Yeah, way better than that crappy Shaft remake starring Samuel L. Jackson.

As amazing as the vintage Super 8 video production style of the movie was, it would have fallen short without the original soundtrack provided by genius Adrian Younge. This guy wrote, recorded, edited, and performed all the instruments on the epic Curtis Mayfield/Isaac Hayes-inspired score. I hear he’s also a law professor. Here’s a sample, the Black Dynamite theme:

Adrian’s group, the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra will be performing their last ever show at the Bottom of the Hill this Saturday, so you’d better make it out if you’re a fan. They will be playing hits from the soundtrack like “Jimmy’s Dead” and other originals.  A soul group I play in, Lord Loves a Working Man, will be opening along with rockin rhythm and grit band  the Struts.

Show starts at 9pm, costs 10 bucks (advance tix). The details are on facebook, can you dig it?

Budget Rock 8 Starts Tonight

Hey now, this looks pretty decent:

Budget Rock 8 starts tonight with a kick-off party at the Eagle Tavern starring Cheap Time and Hunx and His Punx, and ends Sunday night with hearthrobs the Gris Gris and Thee Oh Sees at Bottom of the Hill.  The festival features a collection of shows from some pretty big deal Bay Area garage-influenced bands.

Shows move back and forth between Thee Parkside and Bottom of the Hill Friday on.  The biggest hoopla of the weekend appears to be a pair of reunion shows by The Mummies Saturday.  Catch ‘em while they’re hot!

I’ve been meaning to see Hunx and His Punx at some point, as I find their music videos mesmerizing.  An example:

Phewf.  Yeah?

[From The Bay Bridged]

God Damned By GIRLS

San Francisco band Girls was on the front page of Pitchfork again this morning (sorry dudes, I read Pitchfork), which led me to spend the last hour at work watching Girls music videos.  Oops!

Unsurprisingly, most of them feature SF scenery.  Here’s one I came across today that I hadn’t seen before – starring Dolores Park:

Not my favorite song (“Lust for Life” is!), but still not bad.

These dudes are getting crazy famous, so see them at the Swedish American Hall on November 20th or Bottom of the Hill on November 21st before they start playing bigger venues.  Awesome.