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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 around the Bay in April, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Swedish band Love is All ("Bigger Bolder") recently released Two Thousand and Ten Injuries on Polyvinyl Records. Princeton and Butterfly Bones join them at the Rickshaw Stop on April 16th.

Local indie pop band A B & The Sea ("Yellow Haired Girl") have been giving away a series of digital singles lately, and they are currently recording a new full length album. The band is supporting Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now at Bottom of the Hill on April 27th. Carletta Sue Kay opens the show.

Fight Softly is the excellent third album from New Zealand's The Ruby Suns ("Cranberry"). They'll be playing at Bottom of the Hill on April 12th with Toro Y Moi and dreamdate.

Three Ring Records recently released SF band The Society of Rockets' ("Olivia Odyssey") latest album, Future Factory. Catch them at the Hemlock Tavern on April 18th, with Little Bridges and The Panduhs.

Thee Oh Sees ("I Was Denied") recently circulated the first single off their upcoming album Warm Slime. They will be at The Uptown on April 10th and The Fillmore on April 23rd.

New York's Blank Dogs ("Tin Birds") are touring behind the new EP, Phrases, out now on Captured Tracks. They'll be at The Eagle on April 22nd. Also performing: Bare Wires, The Fresh & Onlys and Cosmetics.

Juices, from The Ferocious Few ("Porcelain Doll"), comes out on April 13th on Birdman Records. The band's CD release show is April 17th at Cafe Du Nord with Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs and Hudson Bell.

Retribution Gospel Choir ("Hide It Away") features 2/3 of Low, and the band's second full length, 2, came out on Sub Pop in January. Carta and Sarah June join the Choir at Hotel Utah on April 9th.

LA's Nite Jewel ("Weak For Me") perform at Sugar and Gold's CD release party at Bottom of the Hill on April 29th. Baron Von Luxxury and DJ Loose Shus will be performing as well.

The new album from Brooklyn's Growing ("Camera 84") is called PUMPS and it's out today on Vice Records. As part of the band's US tour, they will be at Bottom of the Hill on April 26th and The New Parish on April 28th.

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