LoveLikeFire’s music has been described as hauntingly beautiful and honest, dark and emotion driven indie rock. They have self booked three national tours, the most recent one being two months across the country and have played shows with the likes of Black Kids, Mates of State, Tilly and the Wall, Dead Confederate, Cloud Cult, The Virgins, Benji Hughes, and the Teenagers.. LA Weekly has said “If this were the U.K., the British Press would be argy-bargying over bragging rights for discovering this irresistible foursome from San Francisco.”
Loosely speaking, French Miami is a rock band. Using rock music as a starting point, French Miami use its structures as the glue holding together more abstract musical ideas: dizzying, jagged guitar riffs anchored around pulsing synths, harmo- nized finger-tapping accenting tightly wound grooves, precise stop-start timing. And although part of a lineage of a number of great bands from the Touch and Go/Southern golden era, Jason Heiselmann's melodic, memorable vocals weave the bands more technical ideas into a unique realm which may too gritty for pop, yet too hooky not to be.
The night will also feature the DJ talents of Amplive of Zion 1 and Bagel Ted from Bagel Radio.
The Owl Mag, Future Sounds, and Stranded in Stereo have a deep love and respect for the Bay Area music community. Having produced successful events and promoted emerging indie artists, their collaboration promises to continue a tradition of supporting independent music, while at the same time providing locals with a place to party. Through the reach of an online music publication, indie rock internet radio station, indie retailers and online social networking sites, our connection to the music community is broad.