Thursday May 7: Greycoats, Loquat, Head Like a Kite @ Cafe du Nord

Greycoats (out of Minneapolis/St. Paul) chooses a very strange marketing scheme.  They feign brazen political figures on a series of “assemblies” throughout the northwest this spring, one being a stop at Cafe Du Nord with some of our local favorites, Loquat, and Seattle’s Head Like a Kite. Check out Greycoats’ website for more on their progress, assembly, history, commerce and diplomacy (or if you don’t believe me).

[audio:] Greycoats – “Goodbye Sweet Youth Goodbye”

[audio:′] Loquat – “Sit Sideways”

Friday May 8: From Monument To Masses, Nous Non Plus (N.Y.), The First Move @ Nickel City Arcade in San Jose

From Monument to Masses - Photo by: Shannon Corr
Appearing at San Jose’s Nickel City Arcade this Friday is San Francisco’s instrumental extravagance, From Monument To Masses. With a sound that seems to exceed the immediate capabilities of a group only comprised of three persons, these guys will keep you in a perpetual state of anxiousness for what is coming next. They’re also banking on their full length exposed barely two months ago, On Little Known Frequencies.

Also performing will be Nous Non Plus (NYC) and The First Move (Bay Area). This show is suitable for all ages, and starts at 8pm with a $10 cover. Nickel City Arcade is located at 1711 Branham Ln in San Jose.

Skin Like Iron, Punch (record release), Crucified, Foreign Nature, Secret People @ SubMission Art Space

Punch is a phenomenon within local hardcore/punk incomprehensible — born out of a seemingly dormant scene, and with members of fondly remembered Bay Area retired bands (Under a Dying Sun, Doppleganger, to name a few). They’ll come stocked up on their newest LP, a split release from 625Thrash and DiscosHuelga, the latter a Berkeley-based label who puts out music from other closeby bands in the hardcore/punk vein (Unless, Loma Prieta).

Joining the celebration of Punch’s record release is Skin Like Iron (headlining), Foreign Nature,  Crucified and Secret People, and a cross-section of the genres goes like this: trash, punk, hardcore — all nodoubtedly overlapped. The show starts at 7:30pm and charges a $5 cover with canned food, $7 without.

[audio:] Foreign Nature – No Connection

[audio:] Skin Like Iron – Exanimation (Transit III)

Saturday May 9: Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Murs @ Phoneix Theater in Petaluma

Tech N9ne - credit unavailable
Kansas City’s own Tech N9ne will be rumbling the rafters of Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater this Saturday. Promoting his new album, Sickology 101, and a new monstrous tour bus, Tech is making his way across the country with the intention of infecting the population with his smooth booming bass lines, hard beats, and catchy lines.

Tech N9ne “Red Nose” Strange Music Video from Michael Stine on Vimeo.

Also performing will be Kansas City’s Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun, as well as the prominent LA hip-hop artist Murs. The show starts at 8pm with tickets for $26 in advance, $30 at the door and purchasable online.

Sunday May 10: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ the Great American Music Hall, 8pm
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Oakland’s own avant-garde progressive rockers, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum are back in town at the Great American Music Hall to finish off their most recent tour. You can be sure no holds are gonna be barred when they take the stage this Sunday with all the crazy, home-made instruments they are so famous for.

Opening the night will be Fred Firth (currently a professor at Mills College in Oakland!) and Khi Darag. The show starts at 8pm and is $19 at the door, $17 advance.