Freelance Whale

[podcast][/podcast] 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 twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Tempo No Tempo (“Kilometer”) celebrate the release of their new album Waking Heat on November 5th at the Rickshaw Stop. It’s an all local bill also featuring Maus Haus and Man/Miracle.

Queens band Freelance Whales (“Generator ^ Second Floor”) come to SF for popscene‘s “Emerging Artist Series.” They’ll be playing alongside Fanfarlo and The Mumlers on Sunday, November 22nd at the Rickshaw Stop.

Girls (“Goddamn”) return home for two shows this month. They will be at the Swedish American Hall on Friday, November 20th, and at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, November 21st.

Austin’s Monahans (“It’s Enough To Leave You”) are on a West Coast tour in support of their second album Dim The Aurora. They’ll be at the Hotel Utah on November 10th with The Parson Red Heads and The Blank Tapes.

The Audacity of Hype is the new album from Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (“The Terror of Tinytown”). They’ll be headlining the three-day Alternative Tentacles 30th Anniversary Incest-A-Thon at Great American Music Hall, from Thursday, November 5th through Saturday the 7th.

Loch Lomond‘s (“Wax and Wire”) new EP Night Bats comes out on November 10th, and they’ll be at the Hotel Utah on November 12th. Dame Satan and Tether Horse kick off the show.

Mission of Burma (“1, 2, 3, Partyy!”) continue their winning streak with The Sound The Speed The Light. See them and Erase Errata at The Independent on November 14th.

Olympia’s LAKE (“Madagascar”) are touring the country behind their Karl Blau-produced album Let’s Build a Roof. Blau and Half Handed Cloud join the band at the Hemlock Tavern on November 22nd.

The Hidden Cameras (“Walk On”) recently released the excellent Origin:Orphan, and they’re playing in SF on Thursday, November 19th. Gentleman Reg and Winter’s Fall join them at Bottom of the Hill.

Actionslacks (“Kids With Guitars”) play their only show of 2009 on Wednesday, November 18th. They’ll be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary at Bottom of the Hill, with Love Is Chemicals and Ex-Boyfriends.

Telegraph Canyon (“Into The Woods”) will joining Birds and Batteries and DJ Elise at Cafe Du Nord on Sunday, November 8th. It’s Birds and Batteries’ EP release show and we’re proud to be presenting it. Head here for more details and to purchase advance tickets.

Local singer-songwriter Ash Reiter (“Angie”) has a couple of shows this month. She’ll be at Amnesia on November 8th, and part of a great all-local bill at the Hemlock Tavern on November 19th.