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This week's podcast episode spotlights some great Bay Area shows coming up in July and includes music from both local and touring bands. There's plenty of terrific stuff here, so be sure to go out and see some shows!

Elephone ("Eddie Izzard") kicks off the show with a song from their brand new album Canister, out July 15th on Talking House Records. The band's CD release party is July 16th at the Great American Music Hall, and also features Scissors For Lefty, Locksley, The Matches' Shawn Harris and Jon Devoto, and Murder of Lilies.

We've also included Low Red Land's ("Gunfighter's Lament/The Duke") performance from our first video podcast episode, which you can check out here and subscribe to via iTunes here. They'll be performing on July 4th at El Rio with Two Sheds, Caves, and a whole bunch more, and acoustically on July 24th at Cafe du Nord with Raised by Robots, The Paper Sons and Parker Street Cinema.

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Tim Fite ("Big Mistake") is touring behind his latest album Fair Ain't Fair, out now on Anti- Records. He'll be performing at Bottom of the Hill on July 28th with The Watson Twins and Okay.

As we announced yesterday, we're proud to present the CD release party for 20 Minute Loop's ("Dr. Vitus Werdegast") brand new album Famous People Marry Famous People. To hear more songs and find out more about the album, check out our feature podcast on the band. The show's on July 11th at Bottom of the Hill and also features Caves and Man/Miracle.

Barcelona's El Guincho ("Palmitos Park") tops a terrific bill at The Independent on July 28th. Presented by XLR8R, the show also features locals Tussle, Lemonade, and Disco Shawn and Oro11.

San Diego dancey rock trio Grand Ole Party ("Look Out Young Son") continue their West Coast tour behind their album Humanimals. Catch them with Sugar and Gold (Feature Podcast) and Shannon and the Clams at Bottom of the Hill on July 22nd.

Davis band The Zim-Zims ("Cooler") released two well-regarded records before disbanding in 2005, with members Jake Mann (Feature Podcast) and Sholi's Eric Ruud (Feature Podcast) now active members of the Bay Area music scene. The band's getting back together for two reunion shows in July, including one at the Hemlock Tavern on the 20th, with Joe Finkel and Indian Style.

With a new album out later this year, The Aimless Never Miss ("The Obvious") (Feature Podcast) have three Bay Area shows in July, including a top-notch bill at the Starry Plough on the 25th with Tartufi, Cloud Archive, and The New Centuries. They're also part of a similarly strong lineup with at The Knockout on the 30th, with Sleepover Disaster and Pillows.

Now touring as a solo artist, Phil Wilson ("Penelope Tree") gained cult success in the 1980s as a member of twee-influencing indie pop band The June Brides. He'll be joined by terrific Bay Area groups Magic Bullets (Feature Podcast) and The Mantles at the Rickshaw Stop on July 23rd.

We conclude the show with a new song from Tussle ("ABACBA"), recorded live at The Echo in Los Angeles last year. The studio version will be on the band's next album Cream Cuts, out in August on Smalltown Supersound. In addition to the date with El Guincho discussed above, the group's going to be at Cellspace on July 4th, with Sic Alps, The Fresh and Onlys, and more.

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