Pllush Headline Father/Daughter Records Showcase at The Independent

Pllush headlined Father/Daughter Records' label showcase Thursday at The Independent. (Nick Lomboy)

On the one hand, San Francisco musicians have fewer places to rehearse and fewer places to play, especially venues that aren’t controlled by right-wing fundamentalists or anti-homeless vigilantes.

On the other, there’s Father/Daughter Records. The label, launched in 2010 by Jessi Frick, has built a formidable platform for local artists, and in 2018 it released an outsized amount of the city’s finest indie-rock records. A label showcase Thursday at The Independent attests to its banner year.

Headliner Pllush in May released Stranger to the Pain, a heaving, achingly gorgeous full-length debut that’s attracted praise from outlets including The Fader and NPR. Main support Rose Droll, an inventive multi-instrumentalist and agile singer, recently released Your Dog, which KQED dubbed one of the year’s best Bay Area albums. Rounding out the bill are the spirited, hook-laden rock outfits SOAR and Pardoner—both likely candidates for Father/Daughter releases in 2019.

Co-presented with Mission District internet radio station BFF.fm, the show partially benefits the nonprofit Sunset Youth Services, and the first 200 arrivals receive Father/Daughter holiday ornaments.

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