Friday night is a busy night for great shows at MCMAF, as some local veterans who haven’t played in a while.


I am Spoonbender

San Francisco’s I Am Spoonbender bring their electro-pop to the Mezzanine for their first live show in three years. The band made their latest work Buy Hidden Persuaders available on the Internet for some time, and will be releasing only 500 copies, available at the show. The show’s diverse supporting lineup includes a DJ set from Steve Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), the psych-pop of Ariel Pink, and Phase Chancellor, a project that includes one half of local experimentalists Matmos.


Calling All Monsters

Over at Cafe du Nord, local indie rockers Track Star headline their latest reunion show. After releasing two full-length albums and a number of singles, the band called it quits a few years ago, but reemerged recently with two nights over at the Hemlock Tavern. It’s unclear whether this reunion will last, so check them out while you have a chance. One of the bands to emerge from Track Star’s demise, Calling All Monsters, also performs, as do Dear & The Headlights and Vedera.


The Rum Diary
Photo By: luke / daniel

The Hemlock Tavern hosts a relatively rare appearance by The Rum Diary, who have been busy writing songs for their next album, which they are recording this month. The show also features performances by local rockers Empty Rooms (who we interviewed here) and French Disco.



Friday’s show at the Rockit Room features a number of bands suggesting dreampop and shoegaze influences, including performances by Astral, LSD and the Search for God, and Audio Out Send. The Year Zero and 3 Leafs also play.