Mudhoney, Wooden Shjips in San Francisco Tonight

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Wooden Shjips, photo by Rachel Lipsitz
posted Friday Dec 12th, 2008

Tonight in San Francisco at the Independent, Mudhoney will be performing with Wooden Shjips and SF's Dirty Stealer. Exploring the full gamut of psychedelia with tonight's line up, patrons should prepare themselves for a night of kaleidoscopic fuzz that will blitz their dopamine receptors. Mudhoney, who have been associated with ushering in Grunge rock in the mid to late 80s are finishing up a tour right now and are heading over to Tokyo after the New Years to play a couple of shows. Going for 20 years strong and just releasing their eighth full-length LP, The Lucky Ones on Sub Pop, they have just reissued Superfuzz Bigmuff as a 2 CD deluxe edition that comes with unreleased rarities spanning the band's earlier years, and includes their classic covers that opened the aural gates for a new generation of music fans to discover bands like Angry Samoans, Billy Childish and Fang. Buy some Mudhoney right here.

Supporting are the Wooden Shjips, who have over the past couple of years made quite a name for themselves playing droning, repetitive songs that are smeared with a hypnotic bend. Now finding themselves on the same Sub Pop imprint as Mudhoney, there's no question their impact on modern psychedelic music is gouged deep in the grooves of the cosmic ether. As much as they've taken away from paying attention to the Spacemen 3, and Silver Apples records, it's obvious these guys inject a new galactic fervor that lands them more on the genius side of the beaded curtain. You should drop what your doing and buy everything by Wooden Shjips right now.

The more bluesy, yet still psychedelic outfit, SF's Dirty Stealer features members of Comets On Fire and Magik Markers, and opens the show.

And break your mind wide open on this Wooden Shjips video for "We Ask You To Ride."