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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Tropics Headline Rickshaw Stop for First Time

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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The Tropics are a siren's call of bright California sunshine tunes for those drifting in and out of the San Francisco Bay's late spring bipolar weather. But instead of leading you towards certain death by sharp jutting rocks, they remind you that summer exists ... somewhere.

The five-piece have steadily grown in notoriety as a local band to watch (I'm surprised when they aren't on a bill), so it will be interesting to see how they do headlining Rickshaw Stop for the first time this Thursday, May 28. It will be the band's last club show until at least the end of the summer, as they'll be playing Phono del Sol on July 11th and Outside Lands on August 8th.

The entire lineup for the night boasts local acts. Opener Kokomo Hum is comprised of members from Battlehooch, Mwahaha, Maus Haus, and White Cloud. Electro-indie group NRVS LVRS, who play second, are also based in San Francisco.

One of the better things The Tropics have created is the Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch-inspired music video for "Fireproof." Shot by local director Frank Door, "Fireproof" reprises Wahlberg's "Good Vibrations." Watch it before heading out to the show. The Tropics, NRVS LVRS, and Kokomo Hum at Rickshaw Stop, Thursday, May 28. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance and at the door.
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