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Born Gold bring Bodysongs to The Knockout

This month, frenetic Canadian electro-pop band Born Gold (formerly known as Gobble Gobble) releases its debut LP Bodysongs, which collects a variety of the band’s recent singles. The group’s North American tour comes to The Knockout on September 8th (9pm, $6). They’ll be joined by locals Part Time and Religious Girls at the epicsauce-presented show.

Born Gold – “Alabaster Bodyworlds”

Part Time – “I Wanna Take You Out”

Religious Girls – “OG”

Saturday: Mission Creek Music Festival at McLaren Park

Mission Creek‘s annual free McLaren Park show is this Saturday, September 10th (11:30am-8pm, Free, All Ages), and this year sees performances by Spindrift, Sam Flax & Higher Color, Actually (ex-Hard Place), The She’s, Skystone, and Carletta Sue Kay. The amphitheater in McLaren Park is one of the city’s hidden gems, and this is an excellent reason to check it out.

The SHE’S – “Surfer Boys”

P.S. I Love You with Bad Bibles at the Hemlock Tavern

Noisy pop duo P.S. I Love You just released Figure It Out, a collection of EPs and singles from this hook-equipped band. They will be at the Hemlock Tavern on Saturday, September 10th (9:30pm, $10), with SF post-punk band Bad Bibles (ex-The Actors) opening the show.

Bad Bibles – 2011 Demo EP by Bad Bibles

Chromatics to haunt DNA Lounge on Wednesday night

I’ll be writing more about it later this week, but Chromatics were one of the highlights of the FYF Fest, delivering a seductive set of emotional dance pop. The relaunched band is heading up the West Coast, coming to the DNA Lounge on Wednesday, September 7th (10pm, $10).