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Saturday, March 15 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Trainwreck Riders

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Down in the rustic spots of San Francisco, there are dirty, gritty, alive and very real shows being organized, not by promoters, but by the bands and the fans themselves...these spaces include Balazo Gallery, Cell Space, Dolores Park...and sporadic living rooms and basements amidst house parties. The shows are crowded and people come to kick back, brown-bag it, and simply have a good time. Having developed a strong local following that over the course of 2007 spread infectiously across America, Trainwreck Riders seem to prefer the lives of buskers rather than standard rock club musicians. On any given afternoon, The Riders might be found playing at a park, sidewalk, rooftop party, or of course the old reliable garage show, yet can take to a standard stage setting without flinching at their surroundings. While all four and members are young, they don't carry laptops, and if you spot a familiar riff, its source probably died long before you were born. Following the growth of friends Two Gallants, local kids like Trainwreck Riders are eschewing pop posturing and allowing themselves to indulge in what feels natural to them musically. That sound just happens to be a very loud and exuberant blend of old-timey American music with old-school Bay Area punk rock. The Riders are at home with, and see nothing incompatible, about tradition and innovation, about punk and country, and about rock and blues providing the perfect recipe of very raw artistic forms. Each song is a rural folk tale right from the heart of San Francisco. And so it is, from the streets of San Francisco and the remnants of a few latter scenes, a new sound has emerged....

Saturday March 15, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
Fado Patio 214 W 4th St

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