Aggressive Accoustic

Posted by sfindie May 28, 2013 3052 views

Radio Valencia Benefit Show

Aggressive Acoustic

SF IndieFest and Radio Valencia are beyond stoked to have HeWhoCannotBeNamed bring his fast, catchy brand of punk rock shenanigans to the stage of 518 Valencia for our Aggressive Acoustic Benefit.


HeWhoCannotBeNamed has been playing punk rock for over 25 years, most of that time with the legendary Dwarves. An original member of this San Francisco based combo, he wrote many of your favorite tunes from the early Sub Pop albums. He was voted guitarist of the year by Flipside Magazine in 1991, but is mostly known for his unusual stage wear, or lack thereof. His trademark look can best be described as “naked and wearing a mask.” According to James Orme from Slug Magazine, HeWho… is “maybe the most mysterious character in all of rock n roll.” Perhaps his infamous “death hoax” in 1993 has something to do with this air of mystery. Finally, in the summer of 2010, HeWhoCannotBeNamed released his first solo album titled “Sunday School Massacre” to rave reviews.  AMP called it “one of the most important punk rock releases in recent memory”, and went on to say that it “is everything you would come to expect from the guy responsible for most of the nasty riffs that kicked your ass when you were back in high school”. Hewho’s second album, Humaniterrorist was released exclusively on vinyl in September 2012. This collection of songs continues where the first album left off, with Hewho’s own style of short, fast and funny punk. April of 2013 saw the release of LOVE/HATE. This is a repackaging of 19 tracks taken from the first two releases on CD along with 3 previously unreleased tunes. He Who Cannot Be Named continues regularly play shows in the San Francisco bay area and will be appearing at the classic Rebellion punk festival in Blackpool UK this upcoming August.


Rin Tin Tiger is an alternative folk rock trio from San Francisco, CA. High energy, lyric heavy, acoustic guitar lead songs about life in contemporary society. The sound is often described as a blend between early Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and Tupac. They have shared the stage with Minus the Bear, Young the Giant, Manchester Orchestra, Max Bemis of Say Anything, The Lumineers, Fences, Los Amigos Invisibles, Mike Coykendall, Ida, Hey Marseilles, and many more along the West Coast.


“Uptempo Dylanesque tunes?these guys bear watching” – SF WEEKLY


“An acoustic guitar and their three sweet voices…you will not be disappointed” –


Genuine, unadulterated folk alternative. It?s the kind of album you might get a craving for at the end of your night when only that one song will really hit the spot.  – The Bay Bridged


Sat June 15, 8p

at 518 Valencia St at 16th

21 up, $10 donation requested

No charge with DocFest ticket stub or pass