On Baghdad by the Bay, October 27: Interview with Planet Booty, Please Do Not Fight and Fake Your Own Death

Wednesday, October 26, 9am

Planet Booty
Planet Booty is a force to be reckoned with. Having started as a genredefying concept album by brothers Nathan and Dylan Germick that blends electropop, sci-fi synths, space funk and booty bass, the project has evolved into a live show of epic proportions. The 6-piece ensemble fuses electronics, drums, percussion, horns, marimba, guitars, and soulful singing (with a splash of choreography and theatrics) to create a hyper-charged and highly entertaining dance friendly experience.

Please Do Not Fight
Zen grew up in the suburbs. The suburbs of England, the suburbs of Connecticut, the suburbs of France, the suburbs of Illinois and finally the suburbs of San Francisco, California. With so much moving he clung to his friendships and it was amongst these friends in a garage in those suburbs that he fell in love with music. Influenced by the likes of The Weakerthans and The Get Up Kids he began writing power-pop infused indie rock tunes almost immediately. When it came time to begin Please Do Not Fight he turned to, not only the most talented musicians, but the very best people he knew for help. That has colored the bands mission statement since day one and while the line up may change Please Do Not Fight remains a collection of the very best people Zen knows playing the music they love. This fall sees the release of four news tracks as Part One of a trilogy of albums collectively titled ‘pastpresentfuture’. The band is currently comprised of Geoff McCann on lead guitar, Kyle Albery on drums and vocals and Chris Carmichael on bass and vocals. They will be headlining a CD release show at Bottom Of The Hill in their hometown of San Francisco on October 28th before embarking on shows up and down the west coast.

Fake Your Own Death
Described as literary, brutal and infectious, FYOD has been compared to bands like The National, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth and Interpol by both local and national press. The band is staples on Bagel Radio, Mutiny Radio, Soma FM, Radio Valencia and KUSF. FYOD has played several sold out shows as main support for Hockey, The Warlocks, You Say Party We Say Die, Admiral Radley at the Noise Pop Festival, Film School, White Denim as well as The Trail of the Dead at SXSW. Fake Your Own Death is comprised of Terry Ashkinos on vocals and guitar, Rob Easson on guitar, Dan Francisco on drums, Joey Fredrick on bass and Meredith Weems on keys.

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