In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Plenty of local bands are highlighted among this month’s picks, including Kowloon Walled City, a heavy SF quartet celebrating their new LP, Container Ships, with a show at the Hemlock Tavern this month. It’s a great bill from top to bottom, rounded out by SF psych rockers Golden Void and instrumental trio Minot. Meanwhile, after last year’s terrific Under Neon EP, Lenz is poised to release Ways To End A Day on 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in January. The band includes members of now-defunct Bay Area groups like The Cuts and Impediments, so it’s no surprise that Lenz’s songs are catchy as hell.
With last year’s Light Up Gold being re-released by What’s Your Rupture? this month, New York punk band Parquet Courts are headed on their first US tour; songs don’t come much nervier than “Borrowed Time,” which we’ve included in the mix. Unlike Parquet Courts, LA’s FIDLAR has been to the Bay Area numerous times before, delighting crowds with their rowdy surf punk. Their latest show is part of a cross-California jaunt coinciding with the launch of the band’s first self-titled LP.
Those highlights just scrape the surface, though, and fans of electronic pop, psychy prog rock, and folk music will also find plenty to enjoy in this mix. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some shows!
About the bands:Bells - FIDLAR - Jeffrey Jerusalem - Kowloon Walled City - Lenz - Marissa Nadler - Mister Lies - Niki & The Dove - Parquet Courts - Radar Brothers - Solos - Synthetic ID - Warm Soda - White Fence