Jul 11, 2016Planet Earth, San Francisco, CA This is not a show announcement, not until the fall, but it is a little note to let you all know that your one and only Potion is alive and well and coming out with a new release! Stay tuned for our fancy new website, new videos, new songs and new show dates coming up soon! For now, you can enjoy Parallel Worlds on Bandcamp.
Feb 18, 2012Live at Velo Rouge Cafe, San Francisco, CA Hope to see you at a rare San Francisco show on Saturday, February 18 at Velo Rouge Cafe in the Inner Richmond, 8pm-9:30pm. The show is free and all ages and a great place for a glass of wine or a delicious sandwich.
Sept 24, 2011Live at Tea Lounge, Brooklyn, NY Come out on Saturday, September 24th to Tea Lounge in Park Slope from 9pm-10pm. The show is free and all ages so bring the grannies and the kiddies! Hope to see you there!
Sept 7, 2011Potion give a thumbs up for American Autumn, Orense, ES If you can get yourselves to Ourense, ES--this is where you need to go! We will tell you what we really think about it in this lovely little video--check it out!!! -- Amigos!! Si puedes llegar hasta Orense, ES, tenéis que pasar por el Pop Torgal! Es la mejor lugar para ver los concierto íntimos en la región y pueden escuchar nuestra comentario en este vídeo :) Disfruten!!
May 29, 2011Live in Dolores Park, SF We are thrilled to be invited to play an acoustic afternoon set for the SF Indie Popfest on Sunday, May 29th at 2pm in Dolores Park, San Francisco! It's a free show with lots of lovely indie-pop bands so come out an play on Memorial Day Weekend!
May 2011Potion on Bandcamp You can now get our latest disc "Parallel Worlds" on Bandcamp. Visit us at www.potion.bandcamp.com.
Jan 2011Tour Photos from Europe! Our digital picture book is uploaded to Picasa! We would like to thank contributing photographers and friends; Petra Bereuter, Lars Mörlin, Noe Mosquera, Adrian Lopez, Jacques Teisen, Juan Carlos Mataix, La espiral de Joseph K, Gorka Arcocha for their lovely photos. You can see the slideshow or peruse our facebook page to see them.
Nov 2010Live Video from Europe! Thank you to everyone who came out to see us during our tour in Europe--we miss you already! If you missed us this time, here is a little taste of our live show filmed and edited by our good friend Petra Bereuter at our performance at Hafen 2 in Offenbach, Germany. We will be posting photos and more very soon, find us on facebook for more news and info about the tour.
Sept-Oct 2010On Tour in Europe! We're on our way! Show dates are being added along the road so please check our myspace page for updates. Hope to see you at one of the shows!
Sept 15 2010--Cairo, Würzburg, DE
Sept 17 2010--Hafen 2, Offenbach, DE
Sept 18 2010--WP8, Düsseldorf, DE
Sept 22 2010--GIG Linden, Hannover, DE
Sept 25 2010--Reeperbahn Festival-Hasenschaukel, Hamburg, DE
Sept 30 2010--Disco Grande, Madrid, ES
Sept 30 2010--Picnic, Madrid, ES
Oct 01 2010--Sala Arena, Medina del Campo, ES
Oct 02 2010--Café Pop y Torgal, Ourense, ES
Oct 06 2010--Pub Dublin, La Coruña, ES
Oct 07 2010--Pub Ultramarinos, Santiago de Compostela, ES
Oct 08 2010--Sala Berlin, Zamora, ES
Oct 09 2010--Chernobil, Guadalajara, ES
Oct 11 2010--El Tornillo, Valencia, ES
Oct 14 2010--Rocky Show - New Oven, Barcelona, ES
Aug 2010Parallel Worlds--European Tour 2010 We are returning to Europe this September-October to present our new disc Parallel Worlds! Become a fan at our facebook page to be included on new show announcements as they get booked.
Jul 2010Vote for Potion on The Deli SF! We have been nominated as "Band of the Month" at San Francisco's best online music mag, The Deli SF! Follow the link to vote for Potion and we may win free studio time to record our new songs.
Mar 2010Oh Canada! We're coming to play some shows... That's right! We're heading back to the lovely Province of Québec to play a few shows in support of our new release, Parallel Worlds, out this May on Blue Orange Records. Come out and say hello!
Mar 27 2010-- Le Jules et Jim, Québec, QC
Apr 01 2010-- L'Inspecteur Epingle, Montréal, QC
Feb 2010Potion featured in Inspiral POP! Magazine We are thrilled to be featured in the February issue of Inspiral Pop! magazine--a great publication on Music and Fashion published out of Valencia, Spain. Check out the article on pages 38-39 which featuring the amazing photography of Michael Benson and a wonderful article (en español) by Raúl Artero Villamar! Disfruten!
Dec 2009Tour Photos online! Become a fan at out facebook page or visit us on Flickr to see lovely photos from our marvelous tour in Spain this past September and October. We'd like to thank all our new friends in Spain for coming out to meet us and we expect to return soon! 2009 is drawing to a close but expect our new release "Parallel Worlds" out in early 2010! We are anticipating a wonderful new year and hope you are a part of it!
Sept 2009Potion Spain 2009! Off for a short tourliday in Spain! Check our myspace or facebook profile for additional shows and info while we're on the road. In other news--our song "Lo Que Quieras" is in a contest to climb the charts at the fabulous online radio popmyradio! Come and click in your vote for Potion! Venimos de nuevo en España! Otras novedades--puede votar para nuestra nueva canción, "Lo Que Quieras" en la maravillosa popmyradio! Vota para Potion hoy! Hasta Pronto!
Sept 25-26 2009--"El Premio Revelación Norteamericana"2009 Pop-Eye Festival, Cáceres, ES
Sept 27 2009--Picnic Club (acustico), Madrid, ES
Sept 29 2009 --RNE3 Disco Grande, Madrid, ES
Oct 1 2009 --Sala Sideral, Madrid, ES
Oct 2 2009--Sala Berlin, Zamora, ES
Oct 3 200--Bar Flotante (w/Xoel Lopez, Pablo Dacal), A Coruña, ES
Oct 4 2009--La Historia Café Bar, Vigo, ES
Oct 11 200--miscelanea (w/Cineplexx), Barcelona, ES
June 2009Que viva España We are thrilled to be returing to Spain this fall as we've been selected to receive "El Premio Revelación Norteamericana" at the 2009 Pop-Eye Festival in Cáceres!! Not only will we get to go to Cáceres and play in their Gran Teatro--but we'll share the stage with some of this year's finest emerging artists in the world! Visit our myspace to see when and where our other shows will be taking place.
June 2009Oh Canada! We're really excited to go to Québec this summer for a small acoustic tour in Montréal, Québec, and Saint-Hyacinthe. Two voices and a guitar--Potion stripped down to the essentials! Salut les amis--on arrive!
May 2009At the Vortex Acoustic set at The Vortex--May 29th at midnight--put on by your friends from the SF IndieFest. No cover, cocktails, and some Potion unplugged--join us!
May 2009Potion on Ourstage! We're recently mentioned on the OurStage blog for our album Band of Outsiders. Looks like we've been compared to the B-52s--pretty cool stuff!
Jan 2009Happy New year 2009! POTION is back! We are finishing the new songs and will be touring North America and Europe June through October to support the new album “Parallel Worlds”, due to be released this summer 2009, anticipated by the single “Can't Pretend”. More news coming soon... As always, if you want us to come and play in your town--let us know and we'll make it happen!
Nov 2008Calling planet earth Much time have passed since you've had news from us due to the fact that we've been relentlessly pummeled by asteroids which consequently knocked us off course. Happily, we are beginning to find our orbit again and so as we don't feel so out-of-touch in times to come, we're posting the lovely little icons of networking where you can be-friend, poke, join, or otherwise subscribe to us in your preferred manner. More news soon about future tours, new releases and projects for 2009!
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Mar 2008Band of Outsiders on Come Tomorrow! Our lovely label, Blue Orange Records, has recently released an electro indie pop compilation called Come Tomorrow. We are thrilled to have our song, Band of Outsiders amidst such good company from all over the world! We invite you to download this free compilation and share it with other music fans!
Nov 2007Tour Photos up on Flickr! That's right, we're back from five weeks in South America and we've finally posted our best selections of the zillions of photos from this year's tour. Not all of them are our own photo magic--many are contributions from friends and fans alike. If you have photos of the tour you'd like to share, email us! Muchas gracias a todos los nuevos amigos en Argentina y Uruguay! Obrigado Brasil!
Sept/Oct 2007Potion South America 2007
Here are the dates as we know them, do check our myspace for changes and additional dates. If you're in the neighborhood--come out and say hola! Las fechas para nuestra primera gira en Sud America estan abajo. Va al nuestro myspace para ver las nuevas fechas y mas info! Besos y hasta pronto en Sud America!!
Sept 03 2007-- Radio Palermo, programa Tren Nocturno, Buenos Aires (AR)-- w/Shh and ioni bihan
Sept 06 2007-- Creme de la Creme, Buenos Aires (AR)--at Niceto w/Shh
Sept 08 2007-- Fuga Jurasica, Buenos Aires (AR)--w/dinosaur skeletons and many fine electronic musicians!
Sept 14 2007-- Mundo, Villa Maria (AR)--El Chulo Party w/DDT, Daddy Rocks, And Shh
Sept 20 2007-- Living, Montevideo (UR)--w/de Algun Dios
Sept 21 2007-- Phonorama, Buenos Aires (AR)
Oct 04 2007-- Jokers Pub Cafe, Curitiba (BR)-- w/the Celestines
Oct 05 2007-- CB Bar, Sao Paulo (BR)-- w/Lucy and the Popsonics
Oct 06 2007-- Sao Paulo (BR), Funhouse
Oct 07 2007-- Rio (BR), To Be Determined-- w/Private Dancers
Aug 2007South American Tour 2007Oh yes, the rumors are true! Potion will leave for South America this September and October! Where will they perform? Wherever they are invited and whenever they can! (Don't you love that we can speak of ourselves in the third person--this is truely great!) So, if you have friend in the beautiful countries of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, or Brazil--let them know we're on our way! Photos, silly stories, and perhaps a travel blog soon to come! Check our myspace for the on the road updates and locations!
June 2007June 18 - June 24th ONLY! You can vote for Potion's new video on Canada's own bmp.tv by clicking this link Potion: Band of Outsiders Cast your vote today!
May 2007HEY!! We're returning to the live scene to open on May 24th for frenchy-style pop band Nous Non Plus and Minipop at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. Join us for irresistible new tunes, and danceable pop in the beehive!
Apr 2007Potion's video Band of Outsider's premeired in Greece on S Music Show/STV. From Athens, Greece on Wed., Apr. 26 at 23:00h and again on Sun., Apr. 29 at 22:00h you can view Potion in the mix. For more information, visit S Music Show online.
Mar 2007Tune in for a 2 hour “Potion Special” on Radio Marabu with Marcel Fischer! It is available for download into your iPod or you can listen on internet radio. For more information, visit Radio Marabu online.
Jan 2007Check out our new video for Band of Outsiders!
Nov 2006We're back from Europe and what a great time is was! See highlights of the tour at our Flickr account.
Sept 2006Potion Tour Europa 2006--check the dates for details, radio shows and other postings! Visit us at our myspace page where we will to post news and updates for the tour! If you're in the areas we're playing at, post us a message!
Aug 2006We're coming back to Europe--if you're in Spain or Germany, check out the live page for our confirmed show dates. We'd love to see you at one of the shows!.
July 2006We are thrilled that Don Campau of No Pigeonholes Radio Program has invited us to participate in the live broadcast on Sunday, July 23rd at 3pm. Tune in online or locally (in the Bay Area) to KKUP 91.5FM and for our European listeners, this broadcast can also be heard in Germany on Radio Marabu--don't forget to tune in!
June 2006The Potion European Tour 2006 is shaping up nicely and we already have shows getting confirmed in Germany, the UK, Spain and maybe France as well. The updates have been faster at our myspace profile but more detailed information about the tour can be found on our Live page as it becomes available.
May 2006We're in the studio again working hard on new songs, a new video, and a new live show. visit our myspace profile for updates on our tour booking progress.
Apr 2006We have finally claimed a space on Myspace.com and you can visit us there www.myspace.com/potiontheband and sign up in your official “friend” capacity. For those who want more than the virtual experience, come and see us performing live with Moped and Peloton at the The Rickshaw in San Francisco on April 27th.
Mar 2006We are thrilled to be featured in an interview for Redefine Magazine. Check out this great magazine devoted to independent art and music! It's online and in print so don't forget to subscribe for your very own issue for a refreshing glimpse of what's up in the world of independent art.
Jan 2006Join us on Saturday, January 14th at the Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street, San Francisco) For the San Francisco Independent Film Festival Launch Party. The show starts at 8pm and all the proceeds go to benefit the SF Indiefest. Start the new year off right, see Potion and support independent art! Hope to see you there!
Dec 2005We'd like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us in 2005 and we look forward to bringing you new music and new shows in 2006! Happy Holidays and a very happy new year to all!
Nov 2005Tour Pix!! Click these links to view Potion on the road and read about the different show on the 2005 Tour. Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt, and Bochum.
Oct 2005Germany was GREAT!!! The shows we're a blast and we can't wait to come back!! More news and pictures from the tour soon.
Sept 2005Shows, shows, and more shows! Come and see Potion play live! The tour dates are up and finalized, come out and see the show.
Aug 2005The “Potion World Tour” is officially on! We bought the tickets so there's no turning back now. The confirmed tour dates for Germany and New York can be found on the “Live” page so visit frequently and tell your friends!
July 2005In the midst of the summer heat (in San Francisco?!?) we've been gearing up to hit the live scene in San Francisco once again. Get your dancing shoes on and join us at the Club Deluxe (visit the live page for details).
June 2005So much news to tell, so little space! Important things to note at the moment: Potion's new song,"Under Sedation", is #9 on Europes Alternative Radio Marabu tune in and be sure to request "Under Sedation". Potion will be playing this summer in San Francisco Hot Spots so check the shows page for times and dates. That's not all, this fall Potion will be criss-crossing Germany and Spain on their European tour, details soon to follow! And GREAT news for all you iPod owners--Potion's three discs can now be purchased by song or by album on iTunes! Download away!!!
MAY 15 2005 * NEWS * NEWS * NEWS*It is confirmed, May 15th at 12 noon San Francisco time (that's 20:00 in the UK) RadioNoWhere--a great indie radio show will be doing a 2 hour special with yours truly! That's right--we're getting interviewed by Chris from Cambridgeshire's top online radio show so be sure to tune in to RadioNoWhere!
May 2005This month on Radio Marabu out of Berlin, tune in, call in, and win Band of Outsiders (more details soon to come). We've been preparing our tour for the fall as well so check the shows page for times and places this fall in Germany and Spain. Happy to let you all know that more and more radio stations are spinning selections from the new disc as well as your favorites from the previous ones so support your local stations and tune in today!
Apr 2005@ radio and zines near you -- Band of Outsiders is in rotation all over the world, visit our radio page and tune in locally. Check out the press pager to read reviews of the new disc in your language and be sure to visit the links page to support our internet friends! News songs are being written, a new set is being rehearsed, and a tour in Europe is on the horizon for Fall 2005 so visit again to find out more. Did you write about Band of Outsiders? Are you spinning Potion in your play list? Let us know! We'll be happy to add you to our links!
Mar 2005@cross the world -- Our new album, Band of Outsiders is out now and available for sale through the internet. We are excited to announce that the new tunes are already being played on numerous radio stations and getting great reviews from some wonderful zines. Check our press page and our radio page to see where to request and hear Potion in your town. In addition to that, BandNews.org is doing a 2 week promotion with the new album ending March 15th so email them NOW for your chance to win a copy!
Feb 2005@ www.potionmusic.com -- Hurrah! We have finally refurbished the ol' homestead at potionmusic.com! Poke around through our new pages and enjoy the fun! Of course, there are additions to be made…like new radio stations spinning Band of Outsiders and articles on our upcoming release, so visit us again soon for updates to the radio, press, and links pages.
Jan 2005@ our little place, San Francisco -- So, mid-November we received a very nice review of our EP Circa in a cool site called CD Reviews.com. The reviewer, Peter Dolan's main critique was that the disc is only four songs long, too little of a good thing. We heard this commentary a lot and in response are finally releasing a full length disc this Spring entitled Band of Outsiders featuring nine NEW tracks for your listening pleasure! Not only that, potionmusic.com will be getting a great big makeover in this month so come back for regular updates, stories, lyrics and free downloads. It's a new year and it's going to be a great one so stay tuned for more Potion News!
June 2004@ Calei2copio Fanzine, Spain -- Potion graces the cover of Calei2copio Fanzine #2 coming to you from Spain across the World Wide Web. Read about the upcoming disc in Spanish or English as you prefer at Calie2copio!
May 2004@ The Makeout Room, San Francisco -- Potion will be performing again at the grooviest niteclub in San Francsico, the Makeout Room. We're on at 9pm, see you there!
Apr 2004@ The Makeout Room, San Francisco -- Coming your way again! Potion will be performing on Monday, Apr. 19th at the Makeout Room in San Francisco's Mission District. Performance begins at 9pm, hope to see you there!
Mar 2004@ Kanal Klang, Norway -- This past year has introduced us to many fine bands from Norway and now Norway has met a fine band from the USA! Tune in to Kanal Klang to listen to the cool new radio program Ovaryaction, they've added Potion to the mix for your listening pleasure!
Dec 2003 @ The Makeout Room, San Francisco -- Don't miss it! Potion will be performing on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at the Makeout Room in San Francisco's Mission District. Performance begins at 9pm, hope to see you there!
Oct 2003@ Blue Orange Studio, San Francisco -- Potion is back inthe studio recording lots of new tunes to get your feet tapping! The project has expanded to a full length album to be released in the early Spring 2004 on Blue Orange Records.
June-July 2003@ the Club Deluxe, San Francisco -- We'll be performing every Saturday night in June at the Club Deluxe on Haight Street in San Francisco. The evening is called Push POP and is brought to you by our own darling label Blue Orange Records. There will be drinks, dancing, good bands, and of course, yours truly so come on by and say hello! (door is at 10pm)
May 2003 @ Radio Nowhere in Manchester, UK -- We're back in the mix so tune in to Manchester's finest indie radio program !!! Tune in now!
Apr 2003@ Hoard Magazine, USA -- Hoard, A fabulous video ezine from our hometown shot a video interview with Potion! Check out our chat today! Take a peek!
Apr 2003@ JunkMail--The Sound Network, Brazil -- A lovely new review form our friends in Brazil! Check it out!
Mar 2003@ Radio Hertz 87,9 , Germany -- Potion made the TOP 20 on Radio Hertz out of Bielefeld, Germany! Tune in now!
Mar 2003@ various locations in Germany -- It's official, dates have been confirmed for Dresden, and Berlin. If German is your language, check out the new reviews.
Mar 2003@ Disco Grande -- Julio Ruiz of Disco Grande radio program (Spain) has been filling the airwaves with Potion tunes! Tune in to his show for sweet pop sounds!
Feb 2003@ Blue Orange Studio -- Potion has been recording again and the new 5 song EP, Drifting Again, should be available this September on Blue Orange Records.
Feb-Apr 2003@ your favorite night club! Potion has been booking their tour in Europe for May through June in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands--check out the Shows page for news as the schedule unfolds.
Jan 2003 @ PopChild in Spain -- PopChild, a marvelous music resource out of Madrid, has written an excellent review of Circa, Check it out on the Press page.
Jan 2003 @ various locations in the (USA) It was a banner day for Potion in the USA! We have just received a wonderful review from America's TOP webzine, Erasing Clouds (check it out on the press page!) And if that we'ren't enough, we will be featured in the next issue (#52) of The Big Takeover (available in all fine music retailers).
Jan 2003 @ various locations around the world (Earth) The reviews are pouring in fast and furious from across the globe. Potion is being reviewed in Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, and anytime now in your time zone! Visit the Press page and find out what people think of Circa.
Jan 2003 @ Think Small (The Netherlands) Potion ranked number 16 on the Top 20 List for 2002 with their new release Circa!
vJan 2003 @ Klik 98.6 (Greece) Now if you can read or speak Greek we're super impressed, but even if you can't you can hear Potion on Greek Radio at Klik! Request more Potion in the playlist!
Jan 2003 @ Actu-net (France) Parlez-vous francais? Well then come read the fab review of Circa on this French/Swiss/German site Actu-net and let them know how you feel about Potion in their forum!
Jan 2003@ Radio Atreyu(USA) Hello New York! Potion's tunes can be heard local in the Big Apple on Radio Atreyu's Sunny Day and Rainy Day mixes...No matter what the weather, give 'em a listen!
Dec 2002 @ Moonpalace Fanzine(Spain) Circa receives yet anothe great review from an excellent Spanish Fanzine. Check out the review of Potion's DISCO at Moonpalace!
Dec 2002 @ Magnet Magazine Potion will be featured on the CD Sampler! Don't forget to pick up a copy!
Dec 2002 @ an undisclosed location in BRAZIL! A fabulous person named Luiz has constructed the official BRAZILIAN POTION WEBSITE ! Go there now and practice your Portugese! Site Brasileiro da Banda Potion
Dec 2002@ a FABULOUS fanzine en Espana Potion receives a GLOWING review on SuperNovaPop Come read the review and VOTE FOR POTION! you can even put in you two cents if you speak Spanish!
Nov 2002@ ALL OVER THE WORLD Potion's new disc CIRCA is now available and can be heard on the fine radio programs found on our links page! Request us now on you favorite station!
Oct 2002 @ Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco
Oct 2002 @ Amnesia, San Francisco