A single bill with both Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors on it is a knock-out for any garage-psych fan. Multiply that formula by four and you get Amnesia's March residency. Every Tuesday this month, two of San Francisco's premiere rock and roll outfits--and some of California's biggest underground bands--will be co-headlining a residency at the intimate Valencia Street staple, and you can join the party for the sliding scale of $7-$10.
Since releasing their eponymous debut LP in 2013, the Cool Ghouls have risen to the forefront of the city's rock and roll community with a raw, classically-minded sound and raucous live shows. With infectious harmonies, three rotating lead vocalists and the occasional horn section, they never offer the same show twice, and these residency shows will be no different. Currently in the process of recording their second record, the band is ready to unload some new material, though you can also bet on hearing crowd favorites like Natural LIfe and the sweet, facial hair-inspired Grace.
Cellar Doors channels the city's underground psychedelic scene of the 1960s through their own modern, post punk filter. The result is a dark, distorted psych sound that exists in the more sinister spectrum of rock and roll. Though the band has only released a single EP, 2011's The Melody Haunts My Reverie, they have been busy spreading their reverb-soaked music like a plague throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Live shows are the only place to hear the band's latest tunes, so take advantage of the chance to catch them multiple weeks in a row at one of the cozier venues in San Francisco. -Lauren Espina