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The Herms
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At the Rickshaw Stop, former Bay Bridged featured band The Herms headline with their catchy art-pop. Joining them is the sophisticated progressive rock of Citay, who we featured here. The show also features performances from singer-songwriter Leyna Noel and acoustic folk artist Jessica Pratt.

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The Old-Fashioned Way

The Make-Out Room features perfomances by several excellent indie-pop groups. Headlining are The Old-Fashioned Way, whose catchy melodies and diverse instrumentation are gaining attention even before they release their debut EP. Also performing are Foma, whose quality synth-rock we have included on multiple mixes. Rounding off the bill are The Ian Fays.

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The Dodos
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The Elbo Room has a strong bill of folk-rockers. We're always excited by a chance to see The Dodos, whose signature "intense folk" always makes for a great live show. They are joined by Two Sheds, a duo from Sacramento we saw recently who mix great harmonies and sparse instrumentation. Also on the bill are King City, Alela Diane and The Hallflowers.

And at The Knockout, we were pleased to see John Lindenbaum from The Lonelyhearts added to Wednesday night's bill. While The Lonelyhearts will begin playing shows again starting in June, this is a great chance to check out one of our favorite local songwriters. Headlining the show is Ray's Vast Basement, the songwriting project from Jon Bernson, who also drums in Black Fiction. The project mixes loops and other electronic elements with melodic songwriting and the latest RVB album, Starvation Under Orange Trees will be released this summer on Howells Transmitter. Miller Carr and the Shalants also perform.