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Mission Creek Oakland kicks off this week

The Mission Creek Music Festival is gearing up for a number of dates in SF, but MCMF’s sister Mission Creek Oakland fest kicks off first, with two shows this coming weekend. Friday night (9pm, Free), there’s a free show at the Uptown, with The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwahaha and Field Trips. On Saturday (6pm, $6), there’s an early evening show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, with Dreamdate, Lilac, The Ian Fays, and Wild Assumptions. That Saturday show is the first in the new monthly indie pop series Time Keeps Time.

White Cloud – “Braised Cattle”

Dreamdate – “Pyramids”

Mwahaha – “Rainbow Diamond”

Mi Ami performs first live show in SF this year

It’s been almost a year since SF’s Mi Ami performed live, with both Damon Palermo and Daniel Martin-McCormick busy on solo projects in the interim. Earlier this year, the duo released Dolphins, an LP showcasing a revamped, more electronics-oriented new sound. The band performs on Saturday, September 4th at Public Works (9pm, $10).

Mi Ami – “Hard Up”

White Fence and RTX at Thee Parkside

I came back from Woodsist raving about White Fence, and now the band is back in SF at Thee Parkside on September 3rd (9pm, $8-10) with RTX. Jennifer Herrema’s band has a new album set to come out in January, bearing the appropriately swaggering name RAD TIMES IV.

“Get That Heart” by White Fence by forcefieldpr

Twin Sister and Devon Williams head to the Rickshaw

Anticipation is high for In Heaven, the new album from Twin Sister, which comes out on September 27th on Domino. The band performs at the Rickshaw Stop on Sunday, September 3rd (8pm, $10), where they’ll be joined by Devon Williams, who releases Euphoria tomorrow on Slumberland.

Twin Sister – Gene Ciampi by DominoRecordCo

Devon Williams – “Your Sympathy”