2012 Rock Make Street Festival

Live This Month: September 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #286)

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.

September is overflowing with compelling live music choices — so many so, in fact, that a bunch of significant concerts didn’t make the podcast. Of the picks that did make the cut, however, our top pick is our fifth annual Rock Make Street Festival, which brings 70 arts and crafts vendors and twelve local bands to 18th Street and Treat Avenue in the Mission District on September 15th for an all-day celebration of local creativity. We’re really proud of this annual favorite, and this year’s installment probably features our best lineup of any Rock Make to date, including John Vanderslice, Tartufi, Exray’s, Burnt Ones, and many more.

Weekend - photo by Roger Kisby

Of course, Rock Make’s not the only festival hitting the Bay this month, as the Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival returns with an expanded array of great locally-focused concerts in a variety of East Bay venues and performance spaces. Speaking of Oakland, I’d recommend you head there after Rock Make ends on September 15th to see Weekend‘s farewell show at the Uptown. The shoegazey rock trio aren’t breaking up, but they are moving to New York, and it’s sad to say goodbye to one of our favorite local bands. With a new album coming soon, though, this probably won’t be the last we see of them around these parts.

As always, enjoy the mix and then go see some shows (and come to Rock Make)!

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About the bands:

Sic Alps – “Glyphs”
Celebrating the release of Sic Alps at the Make-Out Room on September 7, and supporting Thee Oh Sees at The Uptown on September 8

Exray’s – “Yellow Light”
One of twelve great bands performing at the 2012 Rock Make Street Festival, which also features 70 arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a beer garden and more!

Space Ghost – “3 Weeks”
Performing at the Uptown with Antwon, Friendzone, and more as part of the Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival

Moonface – “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”
Headlining The Independent on September 12, with Foxygen supporting

Maria Minerva – “The Sound”
Coming to the Rickshaw Stop on September 30 with Father Finger, Bobby Browser, and Epicsauce DJs

Weekend – “Hazel”
Playing their final local show before moving to New York on September 15 at the Uptown with Deafheaven and Wild Moth

Holograms – “Chasing My Mind”
Joining Maus Haus and Group Rhoda at the Rickshaw Stop on September 21

Eternal Summers – “Millions”
The Virginia band’s tour with Bleeding Rainbow hits Bottom of the Hill on September 12

Mac DeMarco – “My Kind of Woman”
Appearing with Melted Toys and Surf Club at the Rickshaw Stop on September 14

Ugly Winner – “Senses Safe”
One of many bands performing at 20 Sided Records‘ compilation release party at Thee Parkside on September 29

Nude Beach – “Walkin’ Down My Street”
The Brooklyn band’s West Coast tour includes stops at 924 Gilman on September 16 and Amoeba SF and The Knockout on September 17

Six Organs of Admittance – “Waswasa”
Performing on September 22 at Bottom of the Hill with SF’s Young Moon and Donovan Quinn