Every Monday, we’ll be offering you early picks for some of the week’s best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Also, we’ve launched a new Local Concert Calendar, which you should be sure to check out for an expanded set of daily listings. Bands/promoters/managers, feel free to submit your own shows to the Calendar too.
Hank IV release their third album, III
SF’s Hank IV serve up a new album of raw, punk-seared rock and roll this week, with the release of III on Siltbreeze. The band’s release show is at Bottom of the Hill on November 13th, with Carlton Melton, Circle Pit, and Outlaw.
The Guardian throws a party to celebrate the Goldies
The Bay Guardian’s Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery awards, or “Goldies,” honor innovative local artists, and we can’t complain about the Goldies 2010 honoring Hunx and his Punx and Slumberland Records. The Guardian’s throwing a free party on Wednesday the 10th (9pm, free) at 111 Minna. Myles Cooper, Alexis Penney, and Brilliant Colors perform.
Kisses glide into Popscene
Kisses come from Los Angeles, but the disco pop duo’s lean, propulsive beats and Jesse Kivel’s emotive vocals capture a particularly European sense of danceable melancholy. They’re performing at Popscene on 11/11 (10pm, $12) as part of a West Coast tour.
20 Years of Amoeba in Berkeley
Over in Berkeley on Sunday, November 14th, celebrate 20 years of Amoeba Music, with discounts and giveaways, and performances by Lyrics Born and Foxtails Brigade. More details over at Amoeba’s web site, and follow anniversary testimonials at the Amoeblog.
Garage rock Wednesday at the Rickshaw
Personal and the Pizzas have a new 7″ out on Trouble in Mind, with an A-side that the label accurately describes as “right up there with those great mid-tempo Ramones ballads.” They’re headlining at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, November 10th with Natural Child and SF’s The Wrong Words.