Bart Davenport - photo by Piper Ferguson

Download: Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #330)

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.

Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!

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About the bands:

Bart Davenport – “Dust in the Circuits”
Danny James, Anna Hillburg support Davenport on March 21 at The Chapel

Tycho – “Montana”
Headlining The Fillmore on March 20 in celebration of the release of Awake

Yellow Ostrich – “Shades”
The band’s tour with Pattern is Movement arrives at Bottom of the Hill on March 19

Cellar Doors – “Lies”
Playing a Tuesday night residency with Cool Ghouls at Amnesia in March

Forest Swords – “The Weight Of Gold”
On March 17, Matthew Barnes’ Forest Swords co-headlines The Independent with How to Dress Well

St. Vincent – “Birth in Reverse”
Coming to the Fox Theater on March 22 with Noveller

Split Screens – “Close Your Eyes”
Releasing a new 7″ on March 22 at Bottom of the Hill; DonCat and Scary Little Friends also perform

Purling Hiss – “Lolita”
The band’s tour comes to the Hemlock Tavern on March 15 and The Night Light on March 16

Dirty Fences – “White Lies”
Performing alongside Lecherous Gaze on March 22 at Bender’s

Perfect Pussy – “I”
Headlining a Bay Bridged-presented show at the Rickshaw Stop on March 21; Wild Moth and Happy Diving support

Carsick Cars – “15 Minutes Older”
Playing at The Night Light on March 11 and the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on March 12

Mirah – “Oxen Hope”
Headlining the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on March 6 and The New Parish on March 7

Snowmine – “Rome”
Playing on March 25 with Small Black and Yalls at the Rickshaw Stop

Mark Matos & Os Beaches – “Build Us A Fire”
Performing his final show as a local resident at the Rickshaw Stop on March 28