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Foxtails Brigade launches The Bread and the Bait

Laura Weinbach and Anton Patzner are Foxtails Brigade, a duo mixing classical guitar and strings into intricate chamber pop. The Bread and the Bait is out Tuesday on Antenna Farm, and the band’s celebrating on Sunday, April 17th at the Swedish American Hall (8pm, $10, All Ages). Rachel Fannan also performs, along with comedy from Laura’s very funny brother Brent Weinbach and the equally talented Moshe Kasher.

Foxtails Brigade – “The Hours”

The Return of Record Store Day

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of the awesomeness of independent record stores, is back on Saturday, April 16th. While it shouldn’t take a day full of exclusive releases and special events to get you into a record store, a day full of exclusives and specials better get you into one. Check your local store for the latest on RSD events, but Amoeba has helpfully compiled this list of RSD releases.

Four great local bands at Great American on Friday

The Great American Music Hall hosts a bunch of great local singer-songwriters on April 15th (8pm, $13, All Ages), as The Blank Tapes, Little Wings, Kacey Johansing, and Rad Cloud converge for an all local night of music. Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes has been working on new music lately, and the show also provides a too-rare chance to see Kacey Johansing, whose 2010 album Many Seasons, was a rich collection of understated, beautiful folk-pop.

Kacey Johansing – “Angel Island”

Lumerians support Wire at Slim’s

So Transmalinnia has been a favorite around the studio, but Lumerians haven’t had a local show for some time. That changes on Sunday at Slim’s, where the Oakland/SF psych rock band will open for the legendary Wire (8pm, $21). Wire, of course, recently released Red Barked Tree to strong reviews.

Lumerians – “Gaussian Castles”

Wire – “Two Minutes”