Find yourself at the Elbo Room tonight for Sirena Victima, Boy Scouts, and the inimitable Ted Davis.
Monday, January 2
Sirena Victima, Boy Scouts, Ted Davis @ Elbo Room
It's a birthday lineup for Sydney Peterson's 21st bday, so come out for the shoegaze-y moody Sirena Victima, "taylor vick's super sick bedroom shtick" of Boy Scouts, and a special solo performance from Ted Davis of Hot Flash Heat Wave.
Surrogate Brains @ Ivy Room
Originally from the not-too-far-away land known as Stockton, California, Surrogate Brains is aggressively punk, so don't expect anything else.
Iris Jupiter @ Oakland.Secret
Iris Jupiter is here to "celebrate fuzzy pop riffs and glum lyrics for spaced-out goths across all dimensions." This band is like that moment in a teen comedy before the hero/heroine gathers the necessary courage to win over the girl/guy with an almost cheesy amount of bravado.
Tuesday, January 3
Emo Night @ The Night Light
If your heart is in Ohio, then you know where to go.
Wednesday, January 4
Kyle Morton @ Swedish American Music Hall
Frontman of Portland's beloved musical act Typhoon, Kyle Morton provides the same level of lyrical storytelling filled with wit and poignant imagery of the intricate, often gray-scale, nature of close relationships.
Thursday, January 5
Sea Monkey See @ Bottom of the Hill
One of their songs is titled "Macchu Pikachu" which is reason enough to leave your January hermit sanctuary. Your overworked space heater will thank you. Think melodic pop punk with hints of math rock.
Old Outfits, Luke Sweeney, The Pleasure Routine @ The Night Light
Old Outfits have a falsetto reminiscent of Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips. Their head-on delivery of quirk, whimsy, and palatable hooks makes for an instantly likable band.
Cocker Power @ The Chapel
A tribute night to Joe Crocker, Leon Russell and the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour played by veterans of the San Francisco music scene.