Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nov. 21: Or, the Whale at Hopmonk Tavern

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Over the course of a month traveling through America, the San Francisco country-rock band Or, the Whale ate cheese curds in St. Louis, played on top of bowling alley lanes in Minneapolis, triumphed at ping-pong on the East Coast, warmed up by a campfire in the south, and had hot dogs for breakfast in Chattanooga. They also polished nightly their good-time brand of 1970s-style raggadocio—meaning they’ll be primed and ready to tear the roof off this weekend. Having played with Fleet Foxes, the Devil Makes Three, the Dodos and Two Gallants, Or, the Whale (the name is a Melville reference) is part of a new Bay Area clash of the old and the new, where Led Zeppelin and Levon Helm waltz arm-in-arm through the Presidio and sing of wild living in perfect four-part harmony. Welcome them home on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 9:30pm. $12–$15. 707.829.7300.Gabe Meline 
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