Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mission Creek Oakland Brings Monthly Music Series to The Uptown

By Whitney Phaneuf
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Mission Creek Oakland, the Oakland edition of the San Francisco arts festival that showcases local bands, will hold the second edition of its new monthly music series at The Uptown this Thursday, November 29 (9 p.m., $5). The lineup is a trio of synth and indie rock duos, with Oakland's Believe headlining, joined by Santa Rosa's Teenage Sweater and Oakland's LESSONS.

Teenage Sweater plays the Uptown as part of Mission Creek Oakland's new music series.
  • Teenage Sweater
  • Teenage Sweater plays the Uptown as part of Mission Creek Oakland's new music series.

True to form, Tanouye and her team picked up-and-coming local bands you'll want to learn more about:

Believe is a new, Eighties-inspired synth-wave project from Psychic Handbook's Alejandro Archuleta and Kim Trailz, the former lead singer of No Babies. Listen to the first single "Believe Theme:"

Teenage Sweater was recently called the "Next Big Thing" by French magazine DUM DUM. Check out single "Coconut Water" to hear why:

Listen to LESSONS' new single "Willows" from its debut album out in December 2012:

Mission Creek Oakland curator Kiyomi Tanouye said the series will continue roughly every third Thursday at The Uptown, but she's still finalizing dates for 2013. The next event, on Thursday, December 20 will be a doomsday-themed party in collaboration with Hella Gay.

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