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Two Sheds
Photo by Simon Weller

Covering the Mission Creek Music Festival over the last two years has introduced us to several bands from the Bay Area (and greater Northern California) that we may have not of found otherwise. Two of the best we've discovered through the festival, San Francisco's Dame Satan and Sacramento's Two Sheds, have come together and recorded a split 7" which is going to be released Friday at Cafe du Nord.

Dame Satan, whose debut album Ghost Mansion came out last year, stand apart from other Americana-influenced bands with their use of space and sound to to create dynamic, emotive songs. As the songs on their MySpace page and web site indicate, it's easy to fall under the spell of their music. The band's almost-completed next record, titled Beaches and Bridges, won't be out until next year, so the 7" will have to tide you over until then.

Two Sheds, too, are another great band. The Deli SF has the mp3 for their contribution to the 7" as well as a very positive review of the release.

The split is the latest release from the folks at the Ghost Mansion label, who have had a busy summer with recent CDs from Low Red Land and Sky Pilots. The GM gang first got our attention with their excellent series of house party concerts and you'd be wise to follow their web site to find out when the next one is happening.

Sacramento's Jackpot will be headlining the show and have been called "One of California's greatest unknown bands" by the New York Times. Opening the night is the San Francisco based two piece Chelan.

The show starts at 9pm is $10 and 21+.