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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:
Touring the West Coast behind their latest album You Can Have What You Want, Papercuts (“You Can Have What You Want”) co-headline with Port O’Brien at The Independent on Thursday, June 25th.
Seattle’s The Maldives (“Tequila Sunday”) head to SF this weekend, for the latest The Bay Bridged Presents show at The Independent on Saturday, June 6th. Or, the Whale headlines the evening, with Built For The Sea also performing.
On Friday, June 19th, Trainwreck Riders (“Chug Along”) play their first SF show since releasing their new album The Perch. The show’s at Bottom of the Hill with The Botticellis and Gilded Rooks.
Little Wings (“Scuby”) headlines a great show of Bay Area folk-rock at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday, June 11th. Michael Musika, honey.moon.tree., and Sleepy Todd also perform.
Celebrating their new album Moondagger, Detroit’s Deastro (“Parallelogram”) head to Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, June 24th. Locals Battlehooch (celebrating their CD release) and Tempo No Tempo support.
As recently noted here, The Blacks (“Ammunition”) have announced that they’re breaking up with the release of their second full length, Tiger Songs. The band’s final show is Thursday, June 18th at the Rickshaw Stop, with The Red Verse and The Ferocious Few.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s Love is All (“Wishing Well”) finish a US tour with some California dates, including a stop at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, June 11th. Also playing are Still Flyin’ and Farewell Typewriter.
A South by Southwest highlight, Telekinesis (“I Saw Lightning”) return to the Bay for a show with The Mumlers and Mist And Mast. Catch these bands on Sunday, June 28th at Bottom of the Hill.
Featuring one-half of The Unicorns and other members of the Montreal music scene, Clues (“Perfect Fit”) recently released their self-titled debut. Geographer and Birds & Batteries open their upcoming show, Thursday, June 4th at the Rickshaw Stop.
Also from Montreal, Handsome Furs (“I’m Confused”) are touring behind their second album Face Control. They’re in town on Monday, June 8th at the Great American Music Hall, with The Cinnamon Band and Railcars.
Bay Area psych-rockers Sleepy Sun (“Lord”) celebrate the release of their debut CD Embrace at the Great American Music Hall on Friday, June 19th. Spindrift, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and DJ Wet Burrito also perform.
As we recently discussed, Little Joy (“No One’s Better Sake”) are at The Independent on Wednesday, June 3rd. Locals Leopold and his Fiction open the show.