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As another weekend approaches, there's no shortage of great stuff going on around the Bay:

On Friday night, this week's featured band The Lovely Public perform at the Edinburgh Castle with fellow locals Modular Set and Meho Plaza from Los Angeles. As they told us during the interview, the band is working on a bunch of new songs, and they've promised to play three or four new ones at Friday's show. Plus, you can treat yourself to some quality fish and chips and a couple of pints at one of our favorite city bars. Find out all about the show in our profile of the band.

Tonight, our dear friends Social Studies (featured here) are performing at the Eagle Tavern, supporting Oakland's Death of a Party and Black Ice. Headliners Black Ice, which features members of the defunct The Phantom Limbs, are celebrating the release of their new CD Myopia and after this show will embark on a European tour.

Saturday night presents two excellent shows to tempt you. At the El Rio, former The Bay Bridged Presents headliners and one of our favorite bands Tartufi celebrate the kickoff of their national tour which will see them playing shows all over the country in the next few months. Silian Rail and Swan Island (from Portland) open, the show starts at 9pm and is $7. If you haven't already, you should listen to our chat with Tartufi here.

At the aforementioned Edinburgh Castle on Saturday night, Kitchen Sink Magazine presents Bittersweet 16, a party celebrating the publication of the final volume of the magazine and raising money to print an expanded last issue. It's a great bill including former Bay Bridged featured band Pillows, and Mix Show veterans Michael Zapruder and Uni and her Ukelele, as well as Conspiracy of Beards and The Loyd Family Players. The event starts at 7pm with music starting at 9pm. It costs a $5 donation to Kitchen Sink, but a donation of $10 or more gets you a back issue of this fine publication.