the matchesDon't miss The Matches' hometown show of their 10 Year Anniversary Tour for seminal album Decomposer.

Saturday, November 19

STS9 @ The Masonic
Hi-fi electronica quintet STS9's music is steeped with California. They record in nearby Santa Cruz, and the first track on album The Universe Inside, "Supercluster," is the recording of Columbia's original STS-9 radio transmission from 1983 which mentions San Francisco.

Should We Run, Coo Coo Birds, Down Dirty Shake, Sugar Candy Mountain @ The Independent
Fully stacked local bill of existential psych rock.

The Record Company @ Great American Music Hall
Our writer Joshua Huver sums up The Record Company as sounding like they "crawled out of a sweaty, backwoods Mississippi juke joint."

The Matches @ The UC Theatre
"What little we know about love / we stole from rock n' roll." - The Matches knew what they were talking about in 2006.

Richmond Sluts @ Thee Parkside
This one is a vinyl release party for Richmond Sluts' new album, 60 Cycles of Love.

Sunday, November 20

Gogol Bordello @ The Catalyst
Everyone's favorite (OK I'm projecting here) gypsy punk band is back in the Bay Area.

STS9 @ The Fillmore
The cool thing here is that if you're a mega STS9 fan, then you'll experience two of the best San Francisco venues in one week: The Masonic and The Fillmore.

The Slocan Ramblers @ The Chapel
Canadian bluegrass, banjos, and roots music without pretension.

Todos Tus Muertos, Fayuca @ The Independent
Get heated up Sunday night with the radically political rasta-punk Argentinian band Todos Tus Muertos.