Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, October 24, 2013

S.F. Psych-Mavens Comets On Fire To Reunite for First Show in Six Years

Posted By on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Comets on Fire
  • Comets on Fire

Big news for anyone still quietly mourning the fizzling out of Comets on Fire, those indomitable leaders of Santa Cruz-via-S.F. psych/noise/blues/badassery back in the early-to-mid 2000s: After nearly six years on hiatus, with a few occasional near-unions, the band is getting back together for a show in Oakland next month.

Comets on Fire were -- how else to put it? -- amazing. The band developed from a bruising psych outfit (whose eponymous debut album sold out of its initial pressing) to an artful rock 'n' roll juggernaut whose Sub Pop-released Blue Cathedral, won tons of praise. It's the kind of group that would make certain people (okay, fine, us) want to move to S.F. to write about music.

Comets on Fire will perform Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the White Horse in Oakland, presented by Stranded Records. Tickets are available here. Get 'em while they last.

-- @iPORT

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"