1. Jeremy Lyon and Zak Mandel-Romann, formerly of semilegendary San Francisco teen band the Audiophiles, have formed a new group called Tumbleweed Wanderers. They recently released their debut single, “Someday You’ll Understand,” and will play their first show at Rooster’s Roadhouse in Alameda on April 21st.
2. Nick Martin has left the St. Valentinez and will reportedly be focusing more on his solo project, Romance of Thieves. Taking a leaf out of Ozzy’s book, Martin will battle the St. Valentinez at the Bay Area’s biggest outlet for intraband and interband rivalry GenSF Battle of the Bands at the Contemporary Jewish Museum May 7.
3. Girl Named T has gone into the studio with producer George Rosenthal (Lou Lou & the Guitarfish, Adolescent Friction, Tinkture, Downer Party, Danger Babes, etc., etc.) and is believed to be working on an EP.
4. Rin Tin Tiger, the Sullivan Brothers’ post-Westwood and Willow project with Mr. Andrew, is also believed to be working on an EP.
5. In other RTT-related news, the trio will be performing with Picture Atlantic, Handshake, and Lakes at Bottom of the Hill on June 4.