14054244_524939257697032_459399493780216019_nRelive the early aughts emo days and scream those infidelities at Emo Nite.

Monday, October 10

Diners, Curt Oren, Dana T, Boy Scouts, Spelling @ Secret Location
Diners, one of the already unlaid secrets of this show, have created a sweetly coherent set of indie rock tunes that could easily be used as the musical backdrop for a Duplass film. Find the next set of clues on how to attend this super secret show: here.

Terry Malts @ Hemlock Tavern
Tear it up with scuzz-punks Terry Malts and their maniacal power chords.

Thelonious Monk‘s Birthday Celebration @ SF Jazz Center
Honoring Monk and his improvisational whimsy with their own talent on his 99th birthday will be three pianist maestros: Barry Harris, Fred Hersch, and Eric Reed.

Tuesday, October 11

Emo Nite @ Rickshaw Stop
Emo Nite, if we’re going to be completely p.c. about emo waves, is considered by many older millenials to have come after the OG’s such as Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football. But for those of us who popped pimples and drove our first car while listening to Brand New, Dashboard Confessionals, and Straylight Run, this unabashedly eyeliner-heavy emo DJ night is for you.

Tobacco @ The Chapel
Tobacco was the original Black Moth Super Rainbow, though both bands remain active today. Get weird with Tobacco’s dark experimentalism.

Chasms @ The Knockout
Local duo Chasms combine industrial grit and the ethereal with their haunting melodies.

Wednesday, October 12

Ryley Walker, Circuit des Yeux @ The Chapel
Ryley Walker, though still in his twenties, has an old soul sound entrenched in a classic rock styling.

Warpaint @ The Fillmore
Free tix alert! Click the link above to enter giveaways for either show on this day.

Thursday, October 13

Dan Deacon @ The Academy of Sciences Nightlife
I’ve yet to see Dan Deacon play live, but I’ve only heard the most weird, wonderful accounts from friends. Audience participation may be required.

Malaa & Rez @ The UC Theater
Discover the intensely elusive and mysterious Malaa in person at the UC Theatre for the best underground techno.