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Free Rumble party Wednesday: Sister Crayon, Excuses for Skipping, White Arrows

LA’s White Arrows really impressed me at Popfest, and the band is back in SF opening The Rumble this Wednesday, June 8th at Milk (8pm, RSVP here). They’re joined by Sister Crayon from Sacramento, and locals Excuses for Skipping, who recently released Tonic For Hysteria.

Sister Crayon – “Still the Same Person”

Excuses for Skipping – “Tonic for Hysteria”

White Arrows – “The Voyeur”

Black Lips spend a weekend at the Great American Music Hall

Black Lips – “New Direction”

Black Lips‘ latest album, Arabia Mountain, comes out tomorrow, and the band’s West Coast tour hits Great American Music Hall (9pm, $16) on June 11th and 12th. Make sure you get there well before the Atlanta garage rock group’s set to catch SF-via-Hoboken band Personal and the Pizzas.

Personal and the Pizzas – “Joanie”

Tied to the Branches: Light of Day, It’s OK

SF trio Tied to the Branches just released their new album, Light of Day, It’s OK, a collection of five psychy shoegaze-influenced songs. The band kicks off a tour up the West Coast with an all-local show at the Hemlock Tavern (9pm, $6) on June 9th. Slowness and Summer of Glaciers support.

Tied to the Branches – “Walls”

Slowness – “Black & White”

My First Earthquake - 'Friction'

My First Earthquake launches Friction

My First Earthquake celebrates the release of the band’s new album Friction at Cafe Du Nord on June 8th (9:30pm, $10/$12). The electro-indie-pop band will be supported by Le Vice. More info here.

My First Earthquake – “Nice to See You”

Benefit show Tuesday at The Independent

Social Studies, Royal Baths, Carletta Sue Kay, The Art Museums, and The Sandwitches team up this week for a benefit concert for Kelly Malone, the creator of Indie Mart and Workshop SF. The “Kelly Malone v. The ‘C’ Word” show takes place at The Independent on Tuesday, June 7th (8pm, $15, $50 VIP).

Royal Baths – “After Death”

The Sandwitches – “Joe Says”