In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two big local-focused events top this month’s calendar. First, we’re pleased to be co-producing the free, all ages 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on September 17th at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission District. Additionally, the Mission Creek Music Festival returns to SF and Oakland for its fifteenth installment this month. Beyond those fests, the September concert calendar seems heavy on out-of-town acts playing can’t-miss shows in SF, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole lot of great local bands accompanying them.
We’ll be serving up a Rock Make mixtape in the near future, in the meantime, hear new music from Pepper Rabbit, Devon Williams, Man/Miracle, Jens Lekman and more.
About the bands:
Devon Williams‘ (“Your Sympathy”) new album Euphoria came out this week on Slumberland Records. Williams’ West Coast tour behind the record comes to the East Nile on September 3rd and the Rickshaw Stop on the 4th.
Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman (“An Argument With Myself”) will be performing at the California Academy of Sciences on September 29th. The show is a Nightlife event that is doubling as a Treasure Island Music Festival pre-party.
Local indie pop trio Dreamdate (“Pyramids”) is one of our longtime favorite bands. You can see Dreamdate twice this month: at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records on September 3rd and at Thee Parkside on September 29th.
Unfortunately, after the recording of this show, Tennis‘ (“Is It True?”) tourmates The Vaccines cancelled the bands’ upcoming tour due to illness.
Pamela (“Lie Down”) consists of two members of The Splinters, and the duo just released the Pamela is Hungover tape on Whoa Whoa Records. The band celebrates the release at Thee Parkside on September 15th, with Part Time, Surf Club, and Permanent Collection.
The Ladybug Transistor (“Clutching Stems”) heads on a West Coast tour this month, landing at the Hemlock Tavern on September 8th with Red Pony Clock and Sea Lions. Clutching Stems is out now on Merge Records.
You can see PS I Love You (“Leftovers