Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318)

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.

For some reason, November’s concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. Widely credited with pioneering lo-fi garage punk in the 1960s, the band’s first San Francisco performance ever comes as part of the stellar Total Trash Halloween Bash.

Plenty of local bands have big concerts this month too. One Hundred Percent is celebrating the release of the group’s debut LP, All Teeth and Nails, arriving this month on local label 20 Sided Records. Meanwhile, SF songwriter Quinn DeVeaux is pulling the audacious and exciting move of simultaneously releasing not one, but two new full length albums this month; one of the new sets is a solo endeavor, while the other finds DeVeaux accompanied by his band, The Blue Beat Review. Finally, one of favorite SF groups, Social Studies, is holding down a Monday residency at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall all month long and inviting a bunch of their favorite local bands to take part in the shows. We’re excited to present the first show, on November 4, with Upstairs Downstairs and Tartufi.

Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!

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About the bands:

Social Studies – “Territories”
Appearing at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Mondays in November with numerous local bands

Crocodiles – “I Like It In The Dark”
Performing at The Chapel on November 9; Wymond Miles opens the show

The Sonics – “The Witch”
Coming to the Bay Area for shows at The New Parish on November 1 and the Rickshaw Stop on November 2

One Hundred Percent – “Lowbar”
Playing at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall with Modern Man and The Union Trade on November 9

Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review – “Come & Go”
Co-headlining the Great American Music Hall with Con Brio on November 2; Whiskerman opens the show

Elephant Stone – “Heavy Moon”
With The Besnard Lakes on November 14 at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Magic Magic Roses – “Valley”
Supporting Yesway and TaughtMe on November 21 at Bottom of the Hill

Wire – “Love Bends”
On November 18, Wire and Chastity Belt come to Slim’s

Medicine – “Long As The Sun”
Coming to 1015 Folsom with The Telescopes and LSD and the Search for God on November 7

U.S. Girls – “Jack”
Coming to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall with Chasms and Ether Island on November 20

Julianna Barwick – “One Half”
Appearing on November 26 at The Chapel with Mark McGuire

Yassou Benedict – “The Cloisters”
Headlining Bottom of the Hill on November 8 with Debbie Neigher and There’s Talk

Glasser – “Design”
Playing alongside Julius Smack at The Chapel on November 4

PAPA – “Put Me To Work”
Panic is Perfect and Bent Shapes support PAPA at Bottom of the Hill on November 22