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Chloe Makes Music celebrates release of said music
On Monday, SF’s Chloe Roth is holding an album release show for her first full length as Chloe Makes Music. The Puppeteer was produced by Chris Chu of The Morning Benders, and its nine tracks display a lush folk-pop sound. Monday’s show is at Cafe Du Nord (8pm, $10), and since it’s also Valentine’s Day, I understand there will be some classic love song covers thrown into the mix as well.
Winter’s Fall launches At All Angles
Berkeley quintet Winter’s Fall keeps one foot in alt-country and another in indie rock on the band’s new album, At All Angles, out Tuesday on Velvet Blue Music. The result is an ambitious, twangy collection of rock songs that’s been three years in the making, and the band’s celebrating at the Starry Plough on Saturday, February 19th.
Dum Dum Girls on tour, hit Bottom of the Hill this week
Dum Dum Girls are currently on tour, with a new EP, He Gets Me High, out in March. The four-song set includes a cover of The Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.” Hear some new songs (and tracks from 2010’s excellent I Will Be) when the band performs at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, February 16th (9pm, $12).
A variety of pre-festival Noise Pop events
Noise Pop kicks off next Tuesday, but there’s plenty going on before then. At the Pop Up Shop, our friends Haighteration, Turntable Kitchen, Yours Truly and SFCritic are throwing events, while Noise Pop’s taking over the California Academy of Sciences’ Nightlife party on Thursday night, with performances by The Velvet Teen and Scrabbel.