San Francisco's Sonny and the Sunsets first full length, Tomorrow is Alright, came out on vinyl last year; in February, Soft Abuse/Secret Seven Records will release it on CD as well. Inspired as much by early rock and roll as by anything that's been released since, Tomorrow is Alright's lean and catchy songs provide plenty of space for bandleader Sonny Smith's clever lyrics and goofy wit. Smith has long been championed by some of the Bay Area's best musicians; one hopes that the Sunsets will bring him additional well-deserved recognition.
We sat down with Sonny and the band in December, discussing the origins of the first album; Sonny's relationship with his bandmates; and some ambitious new projects. We've also included four great songs from Tomorrow is Alright in the episode ("Too Young to Burn," "Death Cream," "Stranded," and "Love Among Social Animals").
Friday, February 26th
Cafe Du Nord (Noise Pop 2010)
with The Mumlers, The Growlers and The Ferocious Few
8pm, $12/14, 21+