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 eleven great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in May, so head out and see some live music!
About the bands:
Following the release of The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night earlier this year, Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes (“Albatross”) come to the The Independent on May 10th. The Happy Hollows and The New Slave support.
Still Flyin’ (“Runaway Train II”) recently released a new 7″, the first of several vinyl releases planned for the year. The band joins All Girl Summer Fun Band, Cars Can Be Blue, The Art Museums, and BOAT at an SF Popfest show at the Rickshaw Stop on May 29th.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (“Optimist Vs. The Silent Alarm [When The Saints Go Marching In]“) feature a full band on their current tour. At their Popfest show at Bottom of the Hill on May 28th, they’ll be performing with Nodzzz, Antarctica Takes It!, and English Singles.
Kill Rock Stars recently released Thistled Spring, the latest album from Portland’s Horse Feathers (“Belly of June”). They’ll be at Bottom of the Hill on May 23rd, with Dawn Landes and Garrett Pierce.
Miami’s Jacuzzi Boys (“Bricks or Coconuts”) have a new 7″ coming out soon on Mexican Summer. They’ll join three great local bands, The Fresh & Onlys, The Art Museums, and Sonny & the Sunsets, at Thee Parkside on May 21st.
Although Rough Frame just came out in February, The Art Museums (“Sculpture Gardens”) are currently working on their second full length album. They have a couple of shows this month, at Thee Parkside on May 21st and the Rickshaw Stop on May 29th.Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Dosh - Emily Jane White - Foolâ€™s Gold - Horse Feathers - Jacuzzi Boys - Skeletal Systems - Still Flyin - The Art Museums - The Besnard Lakes - Tune-Yards