Thursday April 30th: Music for Animals, Please Do Not Fight, Winter Gloves@ the Rickshaw Stop

Music for Animals

Thursday at the Rickshaw Stop is the place to start the weekend early. Winter Gloves will be dropping what’s sure to be the most electronic cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to date. Local rockers, Music for Animals, was a Noisepop favorite at Benders in February, and Please Do Not Fight will be keeping the crowd alive.

[audio:] Music for Animals – “Worry”

The show starts at 8pm with a $10 cover.

Embrace the End, All Teeth, Not To Reason Why, History, Heavy Hills and Strike To Survive @ the Casbar (Santa Rosa)

Embrace The End

Sacramento’s Embrace the End is heading to Santa Rosa’s Casbar before taking off on May 15th for a non-stop sixteen day tour through California and up the west coast, ending in Seattle. With a new album recently out, Ley Lines, as well as a recent line-up change, these guys are ready to get on the road and share the intensity reflected in their live performance.

Also performing are All Teeth, Not To Reason Why, History, Heavy Hills and Strike To Survive, all hailing from the Santa Rosa area). This will be a great night of local music and all ages are encouraged to come!

Embrace the end: Denim on denim hate crime (Long intro) from Jourdan McClure on Vimeo.

Read more about it here

Friday May 1: The Hot Toddies, Tempo No Tempo, Battlehooch @ The Uptown in Oakland

Uptown 5/1/09

Those looking for a good time on the cheap might want to make there way over to Oakland to check out The Hot Toddies. The wildly popular Oakland foursome are sure to get the crowd moving and singing along with their unique brand of  infectious indie/pop.

The Hot Toddies-“Seattle”

Bay Bridged favorites Tempo No Tempo will be supporting on this one — get there early and be sure to see these guys do their thing…which is rocking socks off!

[audio:] Tempo No Tempo – “Medicines”

Opening up the show is BATTLEHOOCH, who’s experimental, layered sound results from many disparate elements and will be familiar to fans of Captain Beefheart and The Residents , but all together original and new as well.

BATTLEHOOCH – “Olivia’s VLog

Winfred E. Eye (CD Release) @ House of Shields

Winfred E. Eye

Winfred E. Eye (Oakland) creates broodingly minimalist melodies as a fourpiece (do you like Castanets, Bill Callahan or Jason Molina?). Antenna Farm records just released their fourth album ‘Til I Prune this very week (more info here), which the evening at one of SF’s oldest bars shall revere.

[audio:] Winfred E. Eye – Two Baby Moths

The show is advertising with a 10pm start, but showing up earlier might be safe!

Saturday, May 2: Devil Makes Three @ Amoeba, with Hillstomp @ Great American Music Hall


Don’t bother romping around the city for a cheap afternoon delight when Devil Makes Three (Davis) is playing an in-store at Amoeba on Haight. Consider DM3 to be on the punk rock side of folk and bluegrass, or even honky tonk without the piano, still perfect for a murky bar.

Their free gig is a precursor to an evening show with Hillstomp (Portland) at the Great American Music Hall (9pm, $16). The Hillstomp duo is definitely fit for fans of The Cave Singers (on the more contemporary side) or even all those who wish the Soggy Bottom Boys of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? were an actual band.

Sunday, May 3: Garrett Pierce, Window Twins, Agent Ribbons @ Cafe du Nord

This gathering comes in the name of Garrett Pierce’s new full-length, All Masks, and will include at least Jen Grady if not more of the local artists who contributed instrumentation to the album. We gave away tickets to this show on Tuesday, as well as invited Pierce for a featured podcast recently.