Al Lover at Brick & Mortar, by Jon Ching

Download: Live This Month: December 2015 (Podcast #376)

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.

In this month’s podcast, we check out thirteen highlights from December’s concert lineup, including touring artists Beach House, Eskimeaux, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, and GospelbeacH. We also sample local tracks from a number of new and emerging bands, including Silver Shadows, Eight Belles, John Travoltage, Ancient Rites, and Perhapsy. And on a bittersweet note, we include a new one from the always-inventive producer Al Lover, who performs one final show as an SF resident before moving to Austin.

Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!

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About the bands:

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks – “The Rest”
The Mantles and The Range of Light Wilderness support Alex Bleeker at The Independent on December 9

Silver Shadows – “Vampire Side”
Joining Cruel Summer, Violent Change, and Friendless Summer at the The Knockout on December 29

Beach House – “Sparks”
Headlining The Fillmore for three nights from December 17 through December 19

Eight Belles – “Darkness In Me”
Playing as part of an all-local show at the Rickshaw Stop on December 10; Cave Clover and Young Elders also perform

Al Lover – “Kosmische Musik In Dub”
On December 5, the SF producer performs at Underground SF with Peaking Lights Acid Test, YR SKULL and Kevin Meenan

John Travoltage – “Smashing Darling”
Headlining El Rio on December 10 with fellow locals The Family Flaw and Sea Dramas

Ancient Rites – “Ancient Rites”
Kicking off a New Year’s Eve show at the Hemlock Tavern with Pins of Light and Lecherous Gaze

GospelbeacH – “Mick Jones”
Performing on December 17 alongside J Fernandez and China at Bottom of the Hill

Death Hymn Number 9 – “I Have Been Snookumed”
The band kicks off Alternative Tentacles Records’ 2015 Krampus Night at Slim’s on December 5; Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine, ArnoCorps and Fleshies

Collaj – “Morro Bae”
Playing the Rickshaw Stop on December 30 with Sister Crayon and Hi SCORES

Eskimeaux – “Broken Necks”
The artist’s West Coast tour with Pity Sex and Colleen Green hits Bottom of the Hill on December 19

Perhapsy – “Samuel”
On December 16, Madeline Kenney and Oblio support Perhapsy at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Barreracudas – “Shampoo”
The Atlanta band performs with locals Personal & the Pizzas and Apache on December 13 at the Hemlock Tavern