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It’s already been quite a 2011 for tUnE-yArDs, and their new album w h o k i l l has only been out for one week. I can attest to Merrill Garbus’ amazing presence as a frontwoman, and, if you go to the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday, April 26th (8pm, $15), you will not be disappointed. Buke and Gass and Man/Miracle open.
SF electronic indie pop band Phantom Kicks released their debut EP, entitled Tectonics, earlier this month as a free (and recommended) download. On Tuesday, you can see them with Ash Reiter and Radiation City at the Hemlock Tavern (9pm, $6).
Local ’60s rock revivalists The Soft White Sixties are releasing their first EP, a self-titled set that the band recorded at The Hangar in Sacramento. The Sixties celebrate at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday, April 29th (8:30pm, $10), with A B & The Sea and The She’s.
I know we’ve already posted about another Thee Oh Sees show today, but the band is playing a “rare acoustic/mellow set” at Cafe Du Nord on Thursday, April 28th (9pm, $12), and that sounds like an opportunity not to miss. Will the group stick to reworkings of recent numbers, or will Dwyer pull out some of the quieter early Oh Sees songs as well?