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Hunx and his Punx celebrate Too Young To Be In Love
Hunx and his Punx are throwing a record release show on Saturday night to celebrate the band’s new album, Too Young To Be In Love. The group’s first studio album, Too Young was recorded in New York by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and features three songs written by Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams), who also performs on bass and vocals. Shannon’s band joins the Punx at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday (10pm, $10, All Ages), along with Grass Widow kicking things off.
The Soft Moon and Water Borders join Salem at 103 Harriet
So yes, Salem was once attached to some pretty unflattering live videos, but King Night is undeniably engulfing and it’s been a year since that infamous SXSW show. In their first SF performance, at 103 Harriet on Wednesday, March 30th (8pm, $12.50), the band’s topping a bill stacked with locals, including The Soft Moon, Water Borders, WhITCH and Shawn Reynaldo.
Lady Lazarus returns to the Bay Area
Bay Area native Melissa Ann Sweat relocated to Georgia last year, taking her music as Lady Lazarus with her. Sweat returns to the Bay Area this week for her first performance following the release of Mantic, a collection of experimental pop, to very strong reviews in January. Lady Lazarus will be performing at the Hemlock Tavern on Sunday, April 3rd (5pm, $5) with PC Worship.
Sonny Smith’s many bands converge at Amnesia
Amnesia‘s calendar promises that Saturday night’s show will feature performances by The Sandwitches, Sonny and the Sunsets, and a number of bands sprung from the mind of Sonny Smith, including Loud Fast Fools, Fuckaroos, Transients, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Bobbie Hawkins, “And more!” Smith’s a pop genius regardless of what moniker he has adopted, and this promises to be something special.