Here’s what’s going on this weekend in the Bay Area. As always, check the Local Concert Calendar for our full listings.
– Trainwreck Riders were hit by a drunk driver while on tour, suffering some injuries, a lot of broken equipment and a busted van. On Thursday night, Or, the Whale will replace the band at their scheduled Bottom of the Hill show, playing alongside the Riders’ tour partners The Black Diamond Heavies and Abi Yoyos. All door money from the show will go to a fund for Trainwreck Riders’ medical bills and lost equipment and van. The show starts at 8:30pm, is $10 and is all ages. You can also send the Riders a donation and some kind words at their MySpace page.
This Friday night is thoroughly packed. Here are only a handful of the good shows:
– The Lonelyhearts, The Invisible Cities, Liam Carey from Mandrake, and Rykarda Parasol at Mama Buzz Cafe. The show starts at 7pm and is $5
Click to listen to our feature episode on Invisible Cities!
Click to listen to our feature episode on Rykarda Parasol!
– Music for Animals‘ CD release show at the Rickshaw Stop, with Mooney Suzuki and Photo Atlas. The show starts at 8:30pm, and is $10/$12. Check out our preview here.
– The Pirate Cat Radio benefit at the Elbo Room. The show starts at 9pm. Catch our preview here.
– Social Studies at Bottom of the Hill with The Fast Computers, Pants Pants Pants (releasing their new CD), and Blue Skies For Black Hearts. Show starts at 9pm and is $10.
Click to listen to our feature episode on Social Studies!
– Dreamdate at The Knockout with Isabellas and Battlehooch. Show starts at 10pm and is $5.
Click to listen to our feature episode on Dreamdate!
– Moggs at the Hemlock Tavern, with Replicator and Colony of Watts. Show starts at 9:30pm and is $6.
Click to listen to our feature episode on Moggs!
– The SaveNetRadio benefit at Bottom of the Hill, featuring performances by Ted Nesseth of The Heavenly States, Matt Lutz of The Herms, HIJK, and Miyako Ueki of Peloton. Read our preview here. The show starts at 6pm and is $3-$5.
Around the Web:
– Net radio went silent on Tuesday to protest the royalty hikes, and the SF Weekly has a series of articles about the issues. Support the SaveNetRadio campaign!