My band, Laden Swallow is going to be going down to the Bay Area to record our debut album in June at my friend's studio in Dublin. I'm originally from Pleasanton, but I have no idea what's been going on down there as far as the music scene goes for the last two-three years (college). We're hoping to play a show or two down there during the summer and maybe hit the rest of the state while we're at it, but I don't know anywhere that would be a good place for us to play or who to get a hold of. Every place I could think of is too big for us at this point, seeing as it would be our first time out of the area, and I barely know any bands down there anymore that aren't flaky. Anybody from the Bay Area (preferably East Bay) need an opener sometime in June or know of a small venue that we could set something up with? Thanks. P.S. You can hear demos of four of our songs on our myspace in my sig.