Amores Vigilante
 

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Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Califone's ("Funeral Singers") All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is their first album in three years. On Monday, December 7th, they'll be at the Great American Music Hall for a special multimedia performance.

San Francisco's Sic Alps ("L. Mansion") have a couple of upcoming shows this month. They'll be at the Hemlock Tavern, with Magik Markers and Wiggwaum, and at Amnesia on New Year's Eve.

Costa Mesa's The Growlers ("Swallowed Whole") recently released their debut 12", Are You In Or Out. Catch them with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band and My First Earthquake at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, December 2nd.

III is the new album from Espers ("Caroline"). The folk-rock band will be at The Independent on Thursday, December 10th, with Wooden Shjips and Colossal Yes.

Amores Vigilantes ("Millions of Brazilians") celebrate the release of their debut CD at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday, December 17th. Scrabbel, Seventeen Evergreen and DJ Neil Martinson join them at the show.

Phoenix's Miniature Tigers ("Cannibal Queen") head to San Francisco for a New Year's Eve show at Bottom of the Hill. Rounding out the show are The Morning Benders and A B & The Sea.

With their new album Let It Die, Portland's The Shaky Hands ("Allison And The Ancient Eyes") will be at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, December 16th. The Rural Alberta Advantage and Sonny & The Sunsets also perform.

Sacramento/SF band Two Sheds ("Good Intentions") play their first SF show in some time on December 16th at the Rickshaw Stop. Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants) and Honey make this a great lineup top-to-bottom.

Former Ghosts ("Mother") put out their debut album Fleurs last month on Upset the Rhythm. The band is at Bottom of the Hill with Cold Cave and Veil Veil Vanish on Thursday, December 3rd.

Mi Ami's ("New Guitar") first release for Thrill Jockey is the Cut Men 12", out next week. Their record release show is Friday, December 11th at The Lab, with Inca Ore, Jozef Van Wissem, and DJ Tristes Tropiques.

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