Thursday May 14: Photons, Wax Fingers, Spencey Dude and the Doodles @ Hemlock

The Photons

Do you like home-grown indie pop? Do you like comics? Do you like Glockenspiel? You Do? well you’re in luck because this Thursday Photons are going to be celebrating their EP/Comic release at the Hemlock Tavern. Sf Weekly recently created a genre for them…..  Jangle Pop.  Clever.

[audio:] Photons – Where Were You Last Night

Wax fingers (Portland) and  Spencey Dude and the Doodles (SF) will be supporting. The show starts at 9pm with a $6 cover.

Friday May 15: Thee Oh Sees, Sonny & the Sunsets @ Amnesia

Thee Oh Sees

SF psych-rockers Thee Oh Sees are playing Amnesia this Friday. They’ll be boasting their new album Help, which earned a pretty stellar review over at Pitchfork.

[audio:] Thee Oh Sees – Meat Step Lively (Live at the Bell House)

Opening is Sonny and the Sunsets (SF) and Shannon and the Clams (Oakland), the show starts at 9pm with an $8 cover.

Raised by Robots (EP release), Silian Rail, Buzzer @ Cafe Du Nord


Finishing up a quick west coast tour at Cafe Du Nord, local experimental indie rockers Raised by Robots will be releasing their latest EP, Disorganization will save us all. Red Stripe beer is apparently sponsoring this so…. free beer? Don’t quote us on that.

Be sure to get there early and catch Silian Rail, the instrumental duo that has been making waves recently with their melodic rhythms, intricate tempos and heavy moments.

[audio:] Silian Rail – Not the Wind, Not the Flag

The show starts at 10:30PM  with a $10 cover.

Saturday May 16: Sean Hayes, The Botticellis @ The Independent

Sean Hayes

Yes, this is one of this season’s local shows destined to be a crowd charmer — headlining is the solid singer-songwriter Sean Hayes, supported by the quickly blossoming Botticellis. Sean has been laying low as of late, for the purpose of finishing up his record due out later this year, but here’s the timeless title track from his last full length:

[audio:] Sean Hayes – Flowering Spade

If San Francisco isn’t your immediate neighborhood, he’s playing the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz on Friday.

The Botticellis keep moving up in the larger scheme of things, have you checked them out on Daytrotter? At the end of the month they’re teaming up with PDX’s finest folk Horse Feathers for a show at Mississippi Studios up north.