Local Cuties A B & The Sea Get Zoolander-Like

There's nothing quite like a summertime concert. Especially one that, yanno, feels like summer. And while we know that's probably not going to happen at Outside Lands, for those of you heading to wine country this weekend, there's an awesome music-combined-with-sundress opportunity in store for you. Wente Vineyards is hosting its super-affordable and super-low key Homegrown on the Estate Lawn summer concert series tonight, Friday 12th, with three awesome local bands. For a mere $15 (peanuts compared to Outside Lands!), fans can rock out to the A B & The Sea, Soft White Sixties, and the Front Porch (Karl Wente's band). Interested? The event goes down from 6-10 p.m. tonight and you can get all the extra info—plus tickets!—right over here. Plus, to whet your appetite, we're bringing you this exclusive photoshoot (shot by Denise Crew) of the aforementioned adorbs locals A B & The Sea (they've shared the stage with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Tokyo Police Club, and more!) and a little get-to-know-'em Q&A below!
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How would you describe your sound?
"A blend of '60s surf-pop harmonies and contemporary production techniques. Julie Pilat of L.A.'s 102.7 KIIS FM described us as 'Foster the People meets the Beach Boys', which was a pretty hype compliment."
In this photo-shoot you were outfitted in Club Monaco gear. How would you describe your style?
"A lot like our music and a lot like San Francisco itself. We're a mix of old-school California and our own new take on things. For example, our lead singer Koley will wear a thrift store plaid with red pants from H&M, a seersucker blazer and a boutonniere, while our lead-guitar player Joe swings pretty all-American, and our drummer Troy is more urban skate. But somehow it manages work together and we think we make a pretty good picture on stage."

Band founders and main songwriters Koley O'Brien and Joe Spargur.
What are your favorite S.F. 'hoods?
"We love 'em all! We live in the Sunset and record at Different Fur Studios in the Mission, but if we have to send some love to just one we'd say the Tenderloin. That 'hood is going to blow up any minute and there's nothing like drinks around the pool at the Phoenix after a show at the Rickshaw."
Where would you dine for your "Last Supper" in San Francisco?
"Lately it's grilled sammies at Mission Cheese with a bottomless-mimosas chaser from Radish."
What's up next for you fellas?
"Most immediately is an early-September tour, then we're going to hit the studio and record the songs we've been writing all summer. Can't wait!"
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