Every month, we dedicate the first week’s podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve got eleven great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music!
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About the bands:
Out today on True Panther, Gay Singles is a collection of recent 7″ singles from Hunx and his Punx (“U Don’t Like Rock N Roll”). Hunx is currently on the Shattered Records tour, which will stop at the Great American Music Hall on Monday, October 19th. You can also see him at The Eagle on Thursday, October 22nd.
The song we’ve included here is a sneak peek from Those Delicate Chemicals, the upcoming third album from San Francisco band The Dont’s (“The Pirate Song”). On Thursday, October 22, the group will be at the Hemlock Tavern, with Finn Riggins and Total Hound.
Kurt Vile (“Overnite Religion”)’s latest work, Childish Prodigy, is out today on Matador Records. He’ll be performing with his band The Violators at the Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday, October 21st. Wooden Shjips and Young Prisms support.
Brooklyn trio The Antlers (“Two”) are touring behind the critically-acclaimed Hospice. They will be opening for Sleepy Sun at The Independent on Friday, October 30th.
The Stone Foxes (“Beneath Mt. Sinai”) have a residency at the Hotel Utah for most of the Saturdays in October (the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st). Find out more about all of the different shows at The Deli SF.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (“40 Day Dream”) are traversing the country in support of their breakthrough album Up From Below. They’ll be at the Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday, October 18th.
We’re sad to see that The Music Lovers (“Masculine Feminine”) have announced an indefinite hiatus. Their last show will be Friday, October 16th at the Make-Out Room, with The Minks.
Amy Millan (“I Will Follow You Into The Dark”) of Stars and Broken Social Scene just released a great solo album titled Masters of the Burial. She’ll be performing alongside Bahamas at Cafe Du Nord on Wednesday, October 28th.
Popular Songs is the latest in a series of excellent albums from Yo La Tengo (“Here to Fall”). The band will be performing at the Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday, October 18th.
Shonen Knife (“Super Group”) head to the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, October 29th. It’s their first SF show in three years, and they’ll be joined by Ty Segall and Kepi Ghoulie.
Mount Eerie (“Stone’s Ode”) recently released their third official album, Wind’s Poem. The band will be performing at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, October 17th, with Why?, Au and Serengeti & Polyphonic.