Every Monday, we’ll be offering you early picks for some of the week’s best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings.

Saturday: The 2011 Rock Make Street Festival!!

Obviously, our top pick this week is the 2011 Rock Make Street Festival (Facebook event), our fourth annual free, all ages, all day celebration of local arts, crafts, and music, taking place on Saturday, September 17th on Treat Avenue at 18th Street (12-7pm, Free, All Ages). The lineup of bands is crazy awesome, so be sure to come and see Tartufi, Battlehooch, Birds & Batteries, Bare Wires, Phantom Kicks, James and Evander, Cannons & Clouds, Sean Smith, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, Mist Giant, Vons De Qua and the SF Rock Project’s House Band.

Also, don’t miss our Rock Make pre-party at the Verdi Club on Wednesday night!

Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257)

Teen Daze celebrates the release of A Silent Planet

Teen Daze‘s new A Silent Planet EP was inspired by C.S. Lewis’ Out Of The Silent Planet. The album comes out on September 13th, the same day that the Vancouver electronic pop artist performs with locals Yalls and Speculator at Public Works (8pm, $6).

Teen Daze – “Surface”

Speculator – “Jenny Says”

Deerhoof and Adam Pendleton perform BAND at SFMOMA

Using Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil as a starting point, NY visual artist Adam Pendleton captured Deerhoof recording “I Did Crimes for You” in the film BAND. Thursday, September 15th, Deerhoof will be performing at SFMOMA, with projections done by Pendleton.

Pamela is Hungover and is playing at Thee Parkside

Positive Destruction is presenting quite the all-local show on Thursday night at Thee Parkside (9pm, $5/$7). Part Time tops a bill that also includes Pamela (celebrating the duo’s tape release), Surf Club (Stockton, ex-Craft Spells) and Permanent Collection, with DJ Byron Blum (POW!).

Part Time – “I Wanna Take You Out”