No matter how you feel about "shapeshifting orchestral rock-and-roll" sextet Battlehooch
and their adoring legions of nubile Battlehoochies, you have to admit that the rough-and-tumble rude mechanics know a thing or two about making a name in a city full of freak flag-waving free spirits. I'm aware that sentence made the band sound kind of like an experimental production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
. Not an accident.
Anyway, you can be sure that the band's wild onstage antics and technically precise prog-jam freakouts aren't the only thing that's gotten them this far. Aspiring bands of all stripes could stand to learn from their example -- and now they can, thanks to SF Intercom, an underhyped resource for would-be local darlings concerned with the ins and outs of booking, promotion, groupie love, and proper techniques for mounting framed platinum records on drywall. Well, some of those things.
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