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Welcome once again to The Weekend Digest, our weekly look at what's going on around the Bay over the weekend:

Tonight, we'll be checking out The Dodos and Black Fiction with Adem at Cafe du Nord. We've been singing the praises of The Dodos for a while now, and Black Fiction recently put on a great set at the SF Underground Showcase, so we're excited to see them again.

Friday night presents three very compelling alternatives fighting for your attendance. On one hand, you have the Mesh Presents show we discussed yesterday, which finds the Rickshaw Stop hosting Hey Willpower, Rubies (who we included in this week's mix show), and Casy & Brian. These three groups offer different takes on pop music with electronic elements and it promises to be a really fun time.

On the other hand, you could head to Oakland and check out Dreamdate's CD release show with Harold Ray Live in Concert, Social Studies and The Traditional Fools at the Uptown. We just interviewed Dreamdate for a soon-to-be-released episode of The Bay Bridged and having been loving Come Here Now around the headquarters. It's catchy as hell and some of the lyrics are just so heartbreaking; it's a fantastic album and should be a great show too.

And on the other other hand, you could head to the Hemlock Tavern and catch the sophisticated pop of The Music Lovers with support from Michael Zapruder. Since we interviewed them a few months ago, The Music Lovers have been recording a new album, titled Masculin, Feminin, for release later this year. We included the record's excellent title track in our episode and the band recently shot a music video for the song, directed by Margaret Cho. We were recently excited to hear that Michael Zapruder (found on our mix show here) is working on a new album as well.

On Saturday, last week's featured band The Lovely Public is playing the closing night party for the Gray Area Gallery's latest exhibition "Lonesome Lover". The show also features a performance by The Lovers and is presented by our good friends at Pacific Noise.