Baghdad by the Bay
Thursday Sept 20th at 8pm; Interview with The Rabbles and PictureAtlantic
September 20, 2012 @ 8:00pm


The Rabbles
The Rabbles are a psychedelic rock band from San Francisco founded in 2003. Its members include J.Lee and Marina Lazzara on guitar and vocals, Dave Mairs on drums and backing vocals, Jamie Kimmel on bass, lead and backing vocals and Michael Chulada on organ/keyboards. They play a pastiche of styles influenced by 60′s psychedelia, 70′s and 80′s underground post-punk and various art and noise rock.

The band has recorded 4 albums, Rabble Music (2004), Rabble Rabble (2008), Dabble (2010) and a brand new lp yet to be titled which will be released soon. Each album is self recorded and is a unique collection of curios spanning lush pop to abrasive dissonance.

The members of The Rabbles have been a part of San Franciscos music scene for the past two decades. Past bands have included Static Faction, Aerosol Species, Blue Gum Art, Poetiks, Shmoogie, Ghost Echoes, and The Love X Nowhere.

Next Thursday night, Sept. 27th, The Rabbles will play the Critical Mass 20th Birthday Party at Cell Space in the Mission at 2050 Bryant with Grass Widow, Apogee Sound Club and Future Twin. The show is a part of a week long celebration. A schedule of events can be found at

Starting in 2006, Picture Atlantic came out of the San Jose hardcore scene on a quest to create memorable and melodic rock music. With the release of their first EP Change is Welcome , they toured California and the west coast part time, and had the opportunity to play 2007 Warped Tours Ernie Ball stage.

Time moved on though, and Picture Atlantic headed into the studio to create 2008′s Kleos , their first full length album, which in turn helped them tour more broadly, even winning them a slot to open for Coldplay in San Jose. Kleos had bloggers and reviewers drawing musical similarities to The killers, Coldplay, The Cure, The Police, Radiohead, and Death Cab For Cutie, but yet with an original flair all their own.