Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Leopold and His Fiction set to Rock BFD 2010

On June 6th, San Francisco’s Leopold and his Fiction will play the annual BFD (yes, that stands for what you think it does), Live 105’s annual summer show on the festival’s Local Stage. Over thirty bands, including Sublime with Rome, Deftones, Hole, Spoon, Matt & Kim, and Cage the Elephant will play on four stages for a full day of music at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Relix has said of Leopold and his Fiction’s live shows, “They play like a subdued Whiskeytown, sloshed from the wistful fumes of coastal deserts…The heel taps, the hands clap, and the head paces to the bucking gait of the percussion." With visually stimulating live shows that often finds listeners in a dark, smoke-filled bar where the beer is cheap and the music makes you take notice, Leopold and his Fiction understand that some things are meant for the studio and some are meant to excite you at the live show. Fans have come to expect music and style influenced by the early 70’s and performed with energy that gets the crowd on their feet and dancing. “We are in our element and want to be nowhere else in the world than on that stage,” says front man and founder Daniel James.

Leopold and his Fiction climbed to #30 on the CMJ charts with their second album, Ain’t No Surprise and made it into the top 20 with their self-titled debut, while earning praise from NPR, Relix and Big Takeover, among others. They are currently recording their new album with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, Vetiver) as co-producer in the vintage setting of John Baccigaluppi’s The Hanger. They’ve shared the stage with many musicians including Little Joy, The Dum Dum Girls, and The Studiofix.

The BFD is Live 105’s 17th annual summer concert. This year’s event is sponsored by Bud Light, Cabo Wabo Tequila, Scion, Dr. Pepper, Dr. Marten’s Air Wair, Metro PCS, Scott Hyver Vision Care, Inc, and Eleven.

To buy tickets to BFD, click here!

Leopold and his Fiction will also be playing the following dates in and around San Francisco:

May 28, 2010 @Chief Crazy Horse Inn Saloon - 230 Commercial Street Nevada City, CA
Cover: $5.
Door Time 5:00 PM
Show Time 9:00 PM
Also on the bill: West Coast Juice, Amaranth

May 29, 2010 @The Red Devil Lounge - 1695 Polk Street San Francisco, CA
Cover: $8
Door Time 8 PM
Also on the bill: The Soft White Sixties, Lemon Sun, The Neighborhood Bullys

Jun 17, 2010 @Bottom of the Hilll - 1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri) San Francisco, CA
Door Time 9:00 PM
Also on the bill: The Moanin Dove, Geographer, John Vanderslice