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Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick releases album, Magic Bullets play final show

Tim Cohen‘s other band, Magic Trick, releases its new album, The Glad Birth of Love, Tuesday on Empty Cellar Records, and the band celebrates its release on Wednesday night at the Rickshaw Stop (8pm, $8). The show is a packed one, and it also marks the final show ever by SF indie pop heroes Magic Bullets. Also performing are locals PreTeen and The Tambo Rays.

Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) – “Daylight Moon”

Magic Bullets – “Lying Around”

Draggin Our Bones by Brian DaMert

R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at the Make-Out Room

Cult outsider artist R. Stevie Moore returns to SF for two Make-Out Room shows on Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th. He’ll be joined by similarly out-there not-so-secret guest Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti for both shows, along with a great local artist each night. Sunday, it’s Carletta Sue Kay, and Monday, it’s Kelley Stoltz.

R. Stevie Moore – “California Rhythm”

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “She Don’t Know What To Do With Herself” (R. Stevie Moore cover)

Mikal Cronin closes Total Trash Fest in pre-tour show

Mikal Cronin headlines the final show of Total Trash Fest 3 on Sunday, August 28th at the Hemlock Tavern. Cronin’s self-titled LP comes out on Trouble in Mind Records in September, when he’ll be on tour with Ty Segall. Sunday, Mouthbreathers and Cosmonauts also perform.

Mikal Cronin – “Get Along”

Popscene hosts The Soft Moon and Craft Spells

Luis Vasquez’s noisy post-punk project The Soft Moon recently announced a new EP called Total Decay, out October 31st. The band performs at a Popscene show on Thursday, August 25th at the Rickshaw Stop (9pm, $10) alongside Captured Tracks labelmates (and former Bay Area band) Craft Spells.

The Soft Moon – “Tiny Spiders” by forcefieldpr

Craft Spells – “From The Morning Heat”