Live This Month: July 2010 (Episode #221)

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 twelve great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in July, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Twin Sister ("All Around and Away We Go") and fellow New Yorkers Bear in Heaven head to SF as part of their cross-country tour. Beach Fossils joins the two bands at the Rickshaw Stop on July 26th.

Seattle's Grand Hallway ("Raindrops") just put out a DVD, Live at the Triple Door," in which the band was joined by the Seattle Rock Orchestra and Perkins School Children's Choir. Locals Birds & Batteries and The Moanin' Dove also play at Cafe Du Nord on July 11th

Fol Chen ("In Ruins") released their second album, Part II: The New December, today on Asthmatic Kitty Records. The Highland Park will be at Bottom of the Hill on July 7th, with Aim Low Kid and Jhameel.

Blackbird Blackbird's ("Pure") LP Summer Heart is now out digitally, with a vinyl release to follow later this year. They'll join Secret Cities and Lucky Cloud on Tuesday, July 6th at the Elbo Room.

Lazarus ("The Sky Of The Tall Sun") is led by Trevor Montgomery, formerly of Tarentel. They'll be at the Hemlock Tavern with Colossal Yes, Donovan Quinn and Zachary Cale on July 11th.

The latest release from Matthew Houck's Phosphorescent ("The Mermaid Parade") is Here's To Taking It Easy, out now on Dead Oceans. On July 28th, Phosphorescent is at Bottom of the Hill with Little Wings and J. Tillman.

Mat Brooke and Grand Archives ("Oslo Novelist") are touring with his former Carissa's Wierd bandmate Jenn Ghetto's S. The Northern Key opens their July 21st show at the Rickshaw Stop.

Fungi Girls ("Turquoise Hotel") have a new LP forthcoming on Hozac Records, and the band's on a West Coast tour in July. Catch them at The Knockout on July 29th with The Mantles and Royal Baths.

Deerhoof ("Giga Dance (New, Improved, LIVE version)") has recently been recording a new album. They're playing a sold-out show with The Donkeys and Southeast Engine on July 8th at Bottom of the Hill.

Pocahaunted's ("Save Yrself [It's Nice]") latest record is Make It Real, out now on Not Not Fun. They're performing with Mi Ami, Late Young, and Peaking Lights at the Rickshaw Stop on July 28th.

The Actors ("Frontier") kick off and conclude their summer tour with SF shows. The band plays at Milk on July 9th and Bottom of the Hill on July 18th.

Pirates de Sudamérica, an EP of covers of South American artists, is the newest release from Barcelona's El Guincho ("Antillas [XXXchange Remix]"). Locals Still Flyin' and Ghosts On Tape join El Guincho at the Rickshaw Stop on July 9th.

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