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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sic Alps, Bare Wires, and the Younger Lovers are Free Tonight at Cafe Du Nord

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM

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Everyone stop for a second and muster a smidgen of gratitude at the fact that indie rock is supercool now. Your beverage companies, your marketing firms, your Taco Bells, they all wanna get in on the flannel-and-wayfarers party you young urban trendsetters are having. And while that's led to seeming non-sequiturs like a Taco Bell record label (which we still can't believe exists), it's also allowed for events like the free Sic Alps, Bare Wires, and The Younger Lovers show tonight at Cafe Du Nord.

Part of a Vice media/Vitaminwater series called Uncapped, tonight's show is basically a showcase for these local bands to get noticed -- by someone other than their considerable fan bases here, anyway. Word is there'll be label reps and industry types and media sleazebags like ourselves there, hoping to lap up the next leatherjacketed It Band. ('Course we media sleazebags have already spent plenty of time enjoying the deliriously damaged psych of S.F.'s Sic Alps, the lascivious lust-rock of The Younger Lovers, and the sprightly power-pop of Oakland's Bare Wires -- so we shan't be surprised if it's a mindblower.)

But if you're not familiar with these bands, tonight's a damn good way to get schooled for the price of an RSVP. Head over to the Vice/Vitaminwater page, drop your name and email, and show up tonight for some of the best local rock the Bay Area has to offer.

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