The Splinters - Photo by: Brian Echon

Live This Month: August 2010 (Podcast #225)

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 around the Bay in August, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

The Splinters (“Blood on my Hands”) celebrate the release of their new 7″ on Southpaw Records at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, August 18th. Woven Bones and The Sandwitches (who also have a new Southpaw 7″) also perform.

Grand Lake (“Spark”) celebrate the vinyl release of Blood Sea Dream on Hippies Are Dead Records this month. They’ll be performing at Cafe Du Nord on Tuesday, August 24th, with Its For Free Grace (Ted Nesseth of The Heavenly States), Sean Smith and The Present Moment, and DJs James and Evander.

Yellow Fever‘s (“Bermuda Triangle”) nationwide tour heads to The Independent on Saturday, August 7th. Locals Thee Oh Sees and Bare Wires round out the bill.

In May, Birmingham’s Dan Sartain (“Atheist Funeral”) released Lives. As part of his US tour, Sartain will be at the Hemlock Tavern on Sunday, August 15th with Leopold and His Fiction and The Twinks.

Still Flyin’ (“Higher Than Five”) are playing at our 2010 Rock Make Street Festival on Sunday, August 22nd. They’re also performing at our NightLife show at the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday, August 19th.

Austin’s Pure Ecstasy (“Dream Over”) are playing a couple of shows in San Francisco early this month. They’ll be at 111 Minna on August 5th and Amnesia on August 6th.

With their new EP Four More Years, Vancouver’s Teen Daze (“Shine On, You Crazy White Cap”) head down the coast this month. Gobble Gobble, Blackbird Blackbird, Kites Sail High and more join them at Milk on August 12th.

From Monument to Masses (“Beyond God & Elvis”) perform the final show at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, August 28th. Judgement Day and Silian Rail also perform.

The Horns of Happiness (“C as in Sand”) recently moved to the Bay Area and put out a free EP earlier this year. The Donkeys and T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes join the band at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, August 12th.

Sean Hayes (“When We Fall In”) co-headlines Devotionals‘ CD release party at Bottom of the Hill on August 6th. Kacey Johansing opens the show.

Los Angeles’ Dawes (“When My Time Comes”) are one of the many bands playing at the Outside Lands Festival. They’ll also be at the Cal Academy’s Outside Lands-themed NightLife event on August 12th.