SF’s The Mallard opened up a screamy good night on Friday. Singer Greer McGettrick cut her arm halfway through the set and soon wore blood on her cheek like warpaint. The show provided a pleasing clash of both guitars and vocals. McGettrick’s unusual guitar effects bring flashbacks of the UK’s amazing (but sadly defunct) Kaito. At one point, she taped 5 of her 6 strings down so she could play with one hand and bang tambourine with the other. Soon all the kids’ll be doin’ it. Don’t miss The Mallard on Saturday, September 8th at Oakland’s Uptown with Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees!!!

Seattle’s Wimps fit perfectly in between The Mallard and The Uzi Rash. Their brand of scream had the same ferocity but with a sense of humor. Check out their instant classic “Stop Having Fun,” live on KEXP!

Oakland’s Uzi Rash finished off the crowd with an incredibly short but screamy set. Uzi has a brand new album coming out, Coreless Roll Can-Liner, on 1-2-3-4 Go! and a newly available cassette with not 1 BUT 2! albums: When the Veil is Lifted and Fuck the Pope Lite. Get it from Burger NOW! I am devastated to report that Uzi Rash are about to embark on their final tour. They will return as The Fall to New Parish on Oct 26th for a Halloween show with Nobunny and Shannon & the Clams. Their final show will be December 1st at Sugar Mountain. Show them the love they deserve.