Dust and Guitars: San Cisco, not from San Francisco

Dust and Guitars: San Cisco, not from San Francisco

Oct 11, 2012 |  by  |  Event, Music
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Ridz, advertises, produces indie/electronic music, performs throughout the Netherlands but ultimately always ends up at an Amsterdam based ensemble... then he blogs about all these things.

Whether you’re in the mood for some sweat, heat and excitement, for taking a soothing dream ride along psychedelic soundscapes, or maybe to wallow in bitter-sweet self-pity over the love you just lost, there’s always the right band at the right time. I’ll be your path-finding captain through the desert of dust and guitars, so fill up your flask and follow me.

San Cisco is an Australian four-piece indie pop band which formed in 2009 as King George in Fremantle, Western Australia. As most bands do, this one consists of a singer/guitarist, guitarist, bassist and a drummer. Nevertheless, all members except the (female) drummer share duties on keyboards. Their music is often described as ‘rough, low-fi garage pop’ mixed with ‘bright catchy hooks’. Especially the bright catchy hooks part of the description is refreshing for me, since I haven’t heard many indie bands be happy since The Kooks back in the days and The Magic Kids a year ago.


I’m not going to tell you I’ve been following this band for years since their first EP, I just heard their single Awkward a few months ago and couldn’t stop playing the song as my wakeup tune every morning. It was so addicting it actually took me a long time to even try and listen to something else they produced. The element I specifically enjoy, besides the everlasting ‘da da da da, da da da da’ is the length of the tune at only two and a half minutes. Reminds me of the music I grew up with, The Ramones, Green Day, Blink 182, all bands who use no more than 3 or 4 chords and catchy choruses for two or three amazing and intense minutes.



This Saturday they’ll be presenting some of their tunes from their début album ‘Golden Revolver’, and hopefully a bunch of new catchy follow-ups to Awkward like their other masterpiece called ‘Rocket Ship’. See you up front at the upper area of Paradiso, but please don’t interrupt me if I’m trying to chat up the drummer.

San Cisco

When: Saturday October 13th, 20.00h
Where: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6
Tickets: €11,-
Info: Paradiso website
Support act: Duncan Idaho

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