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.
Eux Autres celebrate the release of Broken Bow
Outrageously catchy, slightly raw, Broken Bow is the third album from SF’s Eux Autres, and it’s one that fans of indie pop shouldn’t miss. The album comes out next week, and the band is celebrating with a show this Thursday, 11/18 at El Rio (8pm, $7).
Clinic brings Bubblegum to San Francisco
Experimental pop band Clinic just released their sixth album, Bubblegum, which find the band exploring softer, but no less compelling, terrain. The band’s at The Independent on Friday, November 19th (9pm, $17). The Fresh & Onlys are supporting, so consider this one doubly recommended.
KIT unleashes an Invocation at ATA
As we mentioned a little while back, KIT‘s new album, Invocation, was produced by Phil Elverum and it balances noisy and catchy elements in its hyperkinetic sound. KIT are at Artists’ Television Access on November 20th (3pm, $6).
SFX Festival offers a slate of SF and SoCal bands
The SFX Festival began three years ago as an opportunity to showcase San Francisco and San Diego bands under one roof. The latest party is capped by a number of danceable local groups, including Music For Animals, The Ferocious Few, The Hundred Days, and Mister Loveless. The fest goes down on November 20th at the Mission Rock Cafe (4pm, $10/15, 18+).