Live This Month: October 2010 (Podcast #232)

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 ten great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in October, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Ireland’s So Cow (“Ain’t No Fun”) released one of my favorite records this year in Meaningless Friendly. SF’s The Wrong Words and Neighbors support them at the Hemlock Tavern on October 4th.

With their first new album in 20 years, The Vaselines (“Sex With An X”) head to Great American Music Hall on October 20th. Dum Dum Girls open the show.

SF’s Lumerians (“Orgon Grinder”) recently signed to Knitting Factory Records, who will be releasing the band’s next album in 2011. They’ll be at the Rickshaw Stop on October 1st, with White Hills and White Cloud.

Reigning Sound (“Stick Up For Me”) headline a great Budget Rock show on Sunday, October 24th at Bottom of the Hill. They’ll be joined by The Flakes, Ty Segall, The Touch-Me-Nots and DJ Classic Bar Music.

Pierced Arrows (“The Doorway”), featuring members of Dead Moon, stop in SF at the end of their nationwide tour. Bare Wires and Burnt Ones will also perform at the Rickshaw Stop on October 22nd.

Wooden Shjips (“Drunk Girls”) perform at the third-annual Frisco Freakout at Thee Parkside on October 16th. Bands also playing include Sic Alps, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Carlton Melton, Howlin Rain and Young Prisms.

Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe (“Swimming”) release their new album, Magic Central, today on Hometapes. Locals Little Wings and Kacey Johansing join them at Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, October 26th

British indie pop band Allo Darlin’ (“My Heart Is A Drummer”) are touring the US in October, following the release of their first full length earlier this year. They’re at the Rickshaw Stop on October 27th, with Eux Autres and Terry Malts.

The Fresh & Onlys (“Waterfall”) release Play It Strange this month on In The Red. They’ll celebrate the album’s release with Kelley Stoltz and Carletta Sue Kay at Cafe Du Nord on October 15th.

Sonny and the Sunsets (“Lovin’ on an Older Gal”) kick off a tour with Best Coast at the Great American Music Hall on October 26th. Tomorrow is Alright was recently reissued on Fat Possum Records.