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.
With South by Southwest luring over one thousand bands to Austin later this month, it’s touring season in indie music. While that means plenty of locals are already on the road, it also means some exciting opportunities to see buzzed-about out-of-town acts without taking a flight to Texas. Those acts include UK producer Forest Swords, touring around SXSW with like-minded electronic R&B act How to Dress Well, and Perfect Pussy. After an acclaimed demo circulated last year, the Syracuse punk band’s debut LP Say Yes To Love arrives on March 18.
Closer to home, Tycho‘s, Awake, comes out later this month. It’s Scott Hansen’s first album in three years; in the interim, the instrumental rock musician has amassed a wide following, as evidenced by his sold-out Fillmore show in March. Meanwhile, Amnesia continues its great Tuesday residency series with the weekly two-fer of Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors. The SF psych trio’s been working on a full length album, sharing stages over the past year with the likes of The Warlocks and Roky Erickson. Finally, we’d be remiss in not acknowledging a bittersweet local show, the final SF performance of psych-Americana outsider Mark Matos & Os Beaches before Matos moves to Joshua Tree.
Founded in 2006, The Bay Bridged is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization utilizing new media and presenting live events to support the San Francisco Bay Area’s indie rock, folk, and pop music communities.