Electric Egg at San Francisco Fallfest, Sat. Oct. 10


The Egg is stoked to be playing a two-hour set, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Meals on Wheels San Francisco Fallfest on Embarcadero this coming Saturday, October 10. The event, sponsored by San Francisco Magazine and KFOG (and Duvel beer) among others, will be packed with the finest offerings from restaurants, wineries, cocktail makers, and epicurean artisans—and who can say what the epicurean artisans will do—all to benefit Meals on Wheels. Roem Baur goes on first, from noon to 2 p.m., and then it’s full-band electric Thunderegg. Come on out for some killer rock for a good cause.

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Thunderegg and Victor Krummenacher at the Lost Church, Fri. Oct. 23

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Mark your calendars for Friday, October 23: The sweetest show in town will be Thunderegg and Victor Krummenacher at the Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco. (Facebook event is here.)

Victor is a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven, on the short list as one of the best American indie-rock bands of the late ’80s. Between them and R.E.M. and the Replacements and the Pixies, it was like Kershaw vs. Greinke vs. Arrieta vs. Bumgarner for the 2015 NL Cy Young Award. (Hüsker Dü was Max Scherzer.) Thunderegg, as you know, is a beloved SF/Oakland band with dozens of albums and hundreds of songs since 1994. Two of those albums, C’mon Thunder and Line Line, and our latest 7″, “Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette,” were recorded with Alan Weatherhead, who used to be part of Sparklehorse, whose first album was produced by David Lowery, who was another founding member of Camper Van Beethoven, along with Victor Krummenacher. 

What we’re saying is, come dig the nexus.

Doors at 7:30pm.
$10 in advance and $15 day of show online (click here) and at the door. Such a good deal. Such a beautiful place to hear music. Come join us.

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“Stupid Town,” live at Irmulco station

Irmulco (Irvine and Muir Lumber Company), CA, 8/9/2015.

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Bands, songs, albums, and lyrics mentioned in my elementary school writing books, 1981–83

• The Nastybirds (featured on WZAX-FM)

• The Outlaws (appearing now at WaWaWooWooWeeWeeWaaWaaa stadium) (from Arizona)

• Strango Pork and the Oinks – “Simon (the Lion?)”:  “I saw Simon at my door / then he wasn’t there no more / He was walking toward the hardware store / Then I noticed he was not there no more / He started eating all the floor / Then he wanted more / He started eating up the door/ Then he gave out a roar”

• The Sallys – feat. “Billy, “Tilly,” “Milly,” “Molly,” “Willy,” “Wally,” “Joey,” and much more. Available at Wallyworth, Sally Goody, Food Town, and your local Junk Yard.

• Ziggy Samkin – “I like tuna/ and jellybeans / peanut butter / and cheddar cheese / and would you pass the pepper, please?”

• The Tomatoes – “It’s Sunny Again”

• Kirk – “Apeeka My Papa”

• Joey Cool and the Nastybirds – “Saw Some Medicine in a Hardwear Store”

• Unknown – “The Electric Spanker”

• Plooktoo aka Gasser, bluesman; Crabtree Ellen, guitar; Crumbcake Evelin, drums.

• Jimbo Maconi – Jimbo the Brat

• Unknown – “Piggie in the Dryer”

• The Flunks – “Yuk Yuk Yuk”

Forrest Rooney’s Awfulest Hits feat. (SIDE ONE) “Marie,” “Jimmy,” “Billie,” “Katie,” “Sally,” “Johny” (SIDE TWO) “Piggy,” “Babie,” “Daddy,” “Mommy”

• Strango Pork and the Oinks – “I’ll Oink Ya!” “Bet I Can Beat You to the Pigpen” “Look at the Stars”

• Finge Topla and the Uglys

• The Clagatootoo

• The Stinkers – “I Know Why You Hate Me (Because I Am So Dumb)” (feat. on WAZ Radio)

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“Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette” now available via Bandcamp

The new Egg tunes, recorded at Tiny Telephone and now all yours. You can download them or order the super-nice 7″ record through our Bandcamp page.

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“Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette”: Simultaneous international digital premiere today!

Today marks a first for the Thunderegg International Distribution Department: After months of white-knuckle meetings regarding global rights, publishing compacts, and digital tariffs, we are pleased to announce that we’ve arrived at an agreement between Nanobot Rock Reviews (representing the US) and Das Klienicum (representing Germany) to allow for the simultaneous digital premiere of our new “Ten Sleeves” / “Big Cigarette” single. Click on either of the two links above to hear what we cooked up with Alan Weatherhead at Tiny Telephone. And if you’re in the Bay Area, you can get the vinyl this Friday night at an awesome show at Viracocha.

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Iron & Wine, “The Trapeze Swinger”

This is old. I just like it. Layer upon layer upon layer.

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“Fat Old Sun” live

Man, I remember listening to Atom Heart Mother a LOT when I was in college. I thought it was awesome, but then again, my roommates were worried about me. It turns out that at varying points since its 1970 release, all of the members of Pink Floyd have dismissed it as a pretty shitty record. On behalf of my nineteen-year-old self, I’ll argue that a lot of it is instrumental, and if you group it with their soundtracks and otherwise lyric-less recordings—like Obscured by Clouds or More or most of Ummagumma—I think it holds up pretty damn well. So screw those guys for tryin’ to tell depressed stoners what is and isn’t good. Today I was thrilled to find out that at least David Gilmour hasn’t written off his tune from side two, “Fat Old Sun,” which I hadn’t realized has been one of his live staples for years. Leave it to EMI to be totally unfun and disable embedding, but I swear, this version, from 2007 (and that’s Rick Wright on keys, right?), is amazing.

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Next show is a big one: 7″ RELEASE AT VIRACOCHA

Your next chance to see some live full-band Egg coincides with a full-blast party celebrating the release of our new seven-inch, “Ten Sleeves”/”Big Cigarette,” Friday, March 27, at Viracocha in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. The tunes were recorded 100 percent analog at Tiny Telephone studios by the amazing Alan Weatherhead, then mastered by Bob Weston, whose “2000 Shellac bass rig is well-documented.

If that weren’t enough, supporting us will be Chuck and Cheryl of the great SF power-pop band the American Professionals, performing as a rare pas de deux.

We are terribly excited. The new recordings are awesome and we’re playing them awesomely. Advance tickets—some with special prices that include HQ digital downloads or the record itself—can be purchased here.

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FREEMAN, “(For a While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man” (Live at WFUV)

I saw your friend Leroy on the hill.

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