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San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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When No One's Looking
* Released April 2018



With a sound that would love to wade in the stream with Wilco, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt, Commoner's first record "When No One's Looking" solidifies a melancholy and vibrant tone. Lindsey Simon writes songs about weird sweet feelings, smoky warm memories, and reverent joy and sorrow. Recorded in Marfa, TX in January 2015, the album features Scrappy Jud Newcombe on guitar and mandolin, Robert Gungor on keys, Ronnie Johnson on bass, Jon Slater on harmony vocals, and Edward Marks on drums and percussion. Commoner has been active in San Francisco for several years with the band now consisting of Simon, Marks, Richard Weld on double bass and Ashley Henderson on shared lead vocals.  Most recent  headlining shows were at The Lost Church and Hotel Utah. 

Simon grew up in Texas and cut his teeth playing rock clubs in Austin for 15 years before landing in San Francisco. He was picked to play the weekly residence by Paul Sessums at Austin's Black Cat Lounge, opened for touring bands at Emo's, and toured the South supporting two previous records.

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