The first week of the month means it’s time for another Live This Month episode of our podcast. This episode features a dozen bands from the Bay Area and around the world. All of these groups are playing locally this month, so get out there and see some great live music!

About the bands:

Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement (“Right Away”) are on a national tour in support of their latest album All Together. They’ll arrive in San Francisco for a September 28th show at the Hemlock Tavern with Okay and French Miami.

Local synth rockers Master/Slave (“Slummin”) (Feature Podcast) celebrate the long-awaited release of their excellent debut full length Scandal later this month. Ty Segall and Girls join the band at their CD release/tour kick-off show at the Hemlock Tavern on September 12th.

The Kills (“Passion is Accurate”) and Foals (“Balloons”) are just two of the many great bands playing at the Treasure Island Music Festival on September 20th and 21st. We’ll have a more detailed preview as the event gets closer, but it’s a great mix of local and touring bands across a number of genres.

The Heavenly States (“The Race”) (Feature Podcast) open up for Spoon for what should be three excellent nights of music at The Fillmore from September 22nd through the 24th.

Ra Ra Riot‘s (“Dying is Fine”) recently-released The Rhumb Line has caught critics and fans with its ultra-catchy indie pop. The Syracuse-based band will be at the Rickshaw Stop on September 24th. Walter Meego and Princeton will support.

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (“Buriedfed”) performs at Cafe du Nord on September 19th, supporting his self-titled debut album which came out earlier this year. He’ll be opening for Bart Davenport and Sugar and Gold.

Portland’s Menomena (“Wet And Rusting”) will be headlining a Treasure Island-endorsed night show on September 20th at The Independent. Opening the show are Dat’r and a band to be chosen through Sonicbids.

The Bay Bridged is proud to present Built for the Sea‘s (“Release”) (Feature Podcast) EP release party at Slim’s on September 18th. It’s a triple CD release party also featuring Tartufi and Low Red Land and we’ll be announcing more details in the near future.

Okie Rosette (“Grand Opening”) is the new project from Felix Costanza, former songwriter for Granfaloon Bus. The band’s release party for Leap Second is September 10th at the Rickshaw Stop, with Emily Jane White and Winter’s Fall.

Jel (“All Around”) headlines a strong show at Cafe du Nord on September 14th. It’s the CD release party for Little Teeth and features a rare performance from The Lovely Public.

Montreal electro-rockers We Are Wolves (“Magique”) come to Cafe du Nord on September 30th as part of their North American tour behind 2007’s Total Magique. Supporting acts have not yet been announced.

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