2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Sub Pop Records

So Pitted

Friday, March 18
11:00PM - 11:40PM

86 Rainey St


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“We’re a band named after a YouTube video. I like that.”

Nathan Rodriguez is referring to a certain viral clip of a surfer, standing on the shore in front of mountainous early-morning waves, relaying to a TV reporter the glory of the ocean conditions from which he has just emerged. To most viewers, the clip is a funny, sound effects-laden nugget of Spicoli brah-speak, culminating with the hero’s ecstatic assessment of the event with two brilliantly smashed together words. But to Rodriguez, along with his bandmates Liam Downey and Jeannine Koewler, “So Pitted” is way more than just that gung ho, slacker-speak catchphrase.

“That surfer gets carried away talking about what he loves, because to him that’s all that really matters,” says Rodriguez. “I don’t surf, so I didn’t understand what it meant for awhile, but its meaning evolved more to me over time. When you’re riding a big wave, the wave will turn over, under itself...

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