[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2009.mp3[/podcast] Headlights
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Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music!

About the bands:

We’re very excited to present Vetiver‘s (“Everyday”) CD release party at Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, April 8th. Richard Swift and Adam Stephens round out the excellent bill.

Champaign indie pop band Headlights (“Cherry Tulips”) come to SF this month. They’re playing at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, April 9th. The Love Language and The Love X Nowhere also perform.

Jeremy Jay (“In This Lonely Town”) is on a national tour behind his new album Slow Dance, out now on K Records. Catch him on Friday, April 3rd at Cafe du Nord, with Maus Haus (closing set) and The Mantles.

Papercuts (“Future Primitive”) take part in a three-way record release on Friday, April 24th at Cafe du Nord. Celebrating new releases of their own, The Finches and Cryptacize also perform.

With a new album out this month titled WAVVVES, Wavves (“So Bored”) head into town on Monday, April 13th. Vampire Hands and That Ghost open the show, which happens at Bottom of the Hill.

Cincinnati four-piece The Pomegranates (“Corriander”) have a brand new release this month in Everybody, Come Outside!. They’ll be performing with tourmates Wye Oak (included below) at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, April 29th. Locals Shuteye Unison open.

Animals in the Dark is folk artist William Elliott Whitmore‘s (“Old Devils”) first record on the Anti- label. Whitmore joins Fake Problems and Low Red Land at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, April 29th.

Walnut Creek’s Mister Loveless (“In Wonder”) recently released a new 7″ and will be headlining at Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, April 14th. The Downer Party (EP release) and Body Or Brain also perform.

As noted above, Baltimore’s Wye Oak (“I Don’t Feel Young”) will be performing at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, April 29th, alongside The Pomegranates and Shuteye Unison.

SF-Sacramento band The Definite Articles (“Sea Things”) headline a Deli SF-presented all-local bill on Saturday, April 25th. Stripmall Architecture and Foxtail Somersault support the group at the Rickshaw Stop.

The Lovely Public (“Japanese Candy (Demo Version”) help Wiretap Music celebrate the release of the Covers compilation on Thursday, April 9th at Cafe du Nord. Supporting are fellow locals Battlehooch and Schande.

LA’s Autolux (“Audience No. 2”) perform at the Great American Music Hall on Saturday, April 25th. Odawas, Mini Mansions and DJ Miles (Live 105) join the group for the show.