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Post-punk at Thee Parkside: Grass Widow, Dunes, Cold Showers and Petals
Thee Parkside hosts a night of jangly lo-fi and post-punk bands on Wednesday, July 27th (8pm, $8), headlined by locals Grass Widow. The trio will be joined by two LA bands featuring former members of Mika Miko, Dunes and Cold Showers. The show opens with new band Petals, which includes Hunx and Jess of Brilliant Colors.
Woods’ pre-Woodsist Fest show at The Independent
If you missed the boat on tickets for this weekend’s Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, you can still check out three of the performing bands at The Independent on Friday, July 29th (9pm, $16). Woods, The Fresh and Onlys, and The Mantles are all performing. Heck, even if you are going to Woodsist Fest, that’s just a high-quality lineup worth seeing anytime.
Ghost Animal: final show of 2011 at the Hemlock Tavern
According to their Facebook page, Portland reverby pop duo Ghost Animal are already playing their final show of 2011, and it’s at the Hemlock Tavern on Tuesday night (9pm, $7). There, the band will be joined by two great local acts: the classic-sounding indie pop of Kids on a Crime Spree, and the avant-shoegaze of Permanent Collection.
Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile are touring together
Matador labelmates Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile are currently co-headlining a tour that heads to The New Parish on July 25th and the Great American Music Hall on July 26th. Vile’s Smoke Ring for my Halo is already, I think, a favorite for numerous end-of-year lists, and Moore’s recent Demolished Thoughts will likely join it on mine. Whether you dig Sonic Youth or not, you should give this Beck-produced collection of acoustic songs a spin.