Ty Segall 

The ultra-prolific garage rocker returns to the Bay Area.

At the end of the Aughts and beginning of the Teens, Ty Segall was a cornerstone of San Francisco’s garage rock scene, pioneering a washed-out surf-and-psych rock sound that has come to define the region. The singer and multi-instrumentalist has since relocated to Los Angeles, where he remains as prolific as ever. In 2015, he dropped his solo album, Ty Rex, a collection of gritty, distorted tracks with Americana-influenced riffs. He also put out a two-disc album, II, with his group, Fuzz, and started a new band called GØGGS. But one of Segall’s most unexpected and interesting moves was announcing his next solo album, Emotional Mugger, via a VHS tape that he mailed to Pitchfork’s offices. The technophobic album, due out this year, has an accompanying, old-school HTML website (EmotionalMugger.com), on which Segall offers pseudo-scientific observations about our app-enabled dating culture. Segall returns to the Bay Area for two back-to-back shows at The Fillmore on January 18 and 19, the latter of which features the excellent local punk outfit CCR Headcleaner as an opening act.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Readers also liked…

Latest in Show Preview

Author Archives

  • Helping Trans Youth Blossom

    Andrew “AK” Kramer, camp director of Rainbow Day Camp, strives to create a fun, supportive environment for gender-diverse kids and teenagers.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • Alone Together with Ugo Rondinone

    The Swiss artist’s first Bay Area solo show, the world just makes me laugh, examines solitude using clowns as a metaphor.
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • More»

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

Taste, Fall 2017

Fall Arts 2017

Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation