Eight Gigs: Seatraffic
Tues., March 17, 9 p.m., Lowbrau, no cover
Seatraffic is such a San Francisco band. You can easily imagine listening to its ethereal, dreamy pop on an overcast San Francisco day, at a perpetually foggy San Francisco beach. It's cold, it's gray, it's time for chillwave. Luckily with Seatraffic, nods to the band name come in the form of not-distracting water and coastal motifs instead of silly fish-related lyrics. Indeed, Seatraffic boasts subtlety. Live, the duo features one drummer and one vocalist/synthesizer-manipulator, who together create impressively textured, accessible and at times psychedelic soundscapes. Such sounds recently earned Seatraffic a spot in Noise Pop, which is fittingly such a San Francisco festival. 1050 20th Street, http://seatrafficsounds.com.