On Sunday, March 9th, Portland’s Blue Skies for Black Hearts (“Here Comes The Rain”) cap off a strong indie pop-rock bill at the Hemlock Tavern alongside Oakland’s The Hot Toddies and San Francisco’s The Matinees.

Formerly known by a longer and less classy moniker, Say Hi (“Northwestern Girls”) come to the Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, March 22nd. The Seattle group is touring in support of their new (and fifth) album The Wishes and the Glitch. Kevin Devine and An Angle support.

The Blank Tapes (“Love Seems Strange Now”) have a couple shows this month. On Monday, March 10th, they are supporting recently featured band Campo Bravo and Buxter Hoot’n at the Cafe du Nord. On Sunday, March 23rd, they’ll be headlining at the Hotel Utah with These United States and Indianna Hale.

With a new 7″ out in May, Black Moth Super Rainbow (“Forever Heavy”) headline a terrific bill at the Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, March 19th. There they’ll be joined by locals Lemonade, maus haus, and DJ Odd Nosdam.

As we noted recently, San Francisco’s Empty Rooms (“Off With His Head”) just put out their new EP Lacuna. The band will be at the Hemlock Tavern on Friday, March 28th Also performing are Shiloe (LA) and fellow locals The Otherside.

While Beach House (“Gila”) is touring nationally with locals The Papercuts in support of their new album Devotion, when they arrive at the Bottom of the Hill on March 15th they will be joined by locals Anaura and Best Wishes.

Following their trip to SXSW (including a performance at The Bay Area Takeover), Loquat (“Take It Back”) returns to SF for a headlining set at Cafe du Nord on Friday, March 21st. They’ll be joined by The Prids and Black Kites.

Petaluma indie pop superstars The Velvet Teen (“Tokyoto”) return to the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, March 19th. They are co-headlining with Aloha and support from Herman Dune.

Led by the former lead singer of The Dismemberment Plan, Travis Morrison Hellfighters (“As We Proceed”) are supporting their Barsuk release all y’all with a date at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, March 20th. They’ll be joined by Bay Area bands Facing New York and Social Studies.

North Bay folktronica expert Petracovich (“Telephone”) is currently working on her third full length album. Check the new songs out at 12 Galaxies on Sunday, March 23rd, where she joins Trespassers William and Or, the Whale.

Belfast synth-poppers Oppenheimer (“Straight Out of Comp’in'”) join 60 Watt Kid and Oakland’s Truxton at the Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, March 18th. The band’s sophomore album comes out in June on Bar/None.

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