So the thing was, we ran this item yesterday about the cool benefit
for Aquarius Records, the San Francisco record store. And then we got
to thinking. Like why a benefit for a record store. So we went over
there and asked this long-haired dude named Allan Horrocks who we ran
into out front of the store and who happens to work there and also
publishes a fanzine about extremely obscure bands called Hoe.
(And is that a long enough run-on sentence, or what?)
Here's the deal. Way back in ancient times (that would be the '60s or
maybe early '70s) somehow taxes were not paid and so Aquarius has
found itself paying the Taxman all kinds of interest and penalties and
the like. In an effort to get out from under their debt to the
government, they're holding this benefit. Horrocks told us that the
store is always strapped for cash and so can't carry as many albums as
they'd like since they can't afford them. If they can pay off the back
taxes, that will allow them to have more cash for expanding their
inventory of the coolest indie music around. So we think you should do
you duty, attend the benefit, see great bands and help the cause.
Anyway, they're holding the benefit this Saturday (June 10) at the
Bottom of the Hill. Rather amazing bill includes Dirty Three from
Australia, Virginia Dare, Barbara Manning, American Music Club leader
Mark Eitzel, Virgil, The Hammers of Eternity, J Chuck, El Camiho,
Nothing Painted Blue's Franklin Bruno, E-Ville and "the first
performance in 26 years of the legendary psych band" Fifty Foot Hose.
Should be a blast. Tickets just $10. For info call: 415-647-2272.