‘The Floor’ by Ty Segall feat. some kids

Ty Segall jammed with the insanely-talented kiddos from SF Rock Project at last weekend’s Indie Mart. Check it out:

Tell me that doesn’t rule.

I hope they do more collaborations with local musicians. Seems like a pretty awesome idea to me.

Indie Mart Returns This Sunday at Thee Parkside

Fresh off its lengthy winter hibernation, Indie Mart is finally back!  I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday:  leisurely strolling along a closed-off city block while sipping a bloody mary (on par with Zeitgeist’s) and scoping the latest offerings from local fashion designers.  The fact that the weather is supposed to be hovering around the 80s seals the deal.

Indie Mart has evolved since its humble beginnings into an all-day block party extravaganza, and this Sunday’s 3 year anniversary promises to be the biggest yet.  Over 100 designers will be strutting their stuff, and it’s not just clothes–you can find art, crafts (I scored an awesome wallet a year or two ago that I still use today), baked treats for the foodies, puppies for adoption, and even terrarium construction!  PBR is helping to sponsor the event, so be on the lookout for all sorts of rapaciously evil corporate giveaways as well.

Dress stylishly enough and you could even wind up on fashioni.st!  Or, dress metal enough and receive patches and goodies from the roving metal girls on hand from Heavy Metal AerobicsOr, just hang out and watch some of the cool bands that are performing like Music for Animals and Jonesin’

The fun happens this Sunday from 12-6pm at Thee Parkside and thee adjacent Wisconsin (between 16th and 17th St).  See you there!

[Photo by Owen Geronimo]

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]