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Download: Live This Month: April 2017 (Podcast #404)

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.

Purely by coincidence, Big Sur bookends this month’s mix, which kicks off with a wonderful new song from Earth Girl Helen Brown, who is taking part in a great festival to support the Big Sur Storm Relief Fund over at The Chapel this month. The mix concludes with Porcelain Raft‘s “Big Sur,” a song from his new album Microclimate, a title that will surely have special resonance for Bay Area residents.

In between those two great songs, we’ve also included a couple of new tracks from Australian artists (Gabriella Cohen and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard), a few from music veterans who continue to put out stellar work (Tara Jane O’Neil and Chuck Prophet), and a whole lot more, including a killer song from Gainesville’s UV-TV, the trio pictured above.

Rounding out our local inclusions in this mix are Froogy’s Groovies, a new one from The Band Ice Cream, and some dark electronic rock from the new Bay Area band Houses of Heaven.

Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!

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About the bands:

Earth Girl Helen Brown – “Set The Woods On Fire”
Taking part in the Luminance SF festival with White Fence, Once and Future Band and many more at The Chapel on April 15

PC Worship – “Blank Touch”
The band’s West Coast tour comes to the Hemlock Tavern on April 9 and The Hole on April 15

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Sleep Drifter”
Orb opens for the Australian band on April 12 at The Fillmore

Tara Jane O’Neil – “Sand”
Performing on April 24 at The Chapel with Califone

Chuck Prophet – “Bad Year for Rock and Roll”
Playing the Great American Music Hall on April 15 with Cocker Power

Gabriella Cohen – “Beaches”
Touring with Foxygen, Gabriella Cohen plays at The Independent on April 7

Froogy’s Groovies – “What The Hell Am I Supposed To Do?”
Glass and Lovebirds join Emmet Moskowitz and friends at The Knockout on April 20

Houses of Heaven – “Black Waves”
The Bay Area band performs at Thee Parkside on April 29 with Wreck & Reference and Chasms

Ian Sweet – “Slime Time Live”
Headlining the Rickshaw Stop alongside Post Life and Horrible/Adorable on April 13

UV-TV – “Only Matters When”
The Gainesville trio’s tour stops at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records on April 28 and at the Hemlock Tavern on April 29

Julie Byrne – “Natural Blue
The singer-songwriter supports Whitney for three nights at The Independent and headlines the Swedish American Hall this month

The Band Ice Cream – “Thoughts We Had”
Performing at Bottom of the Hill on April 8 with Mt. Eddy, Bear Call, and Burd

Porcelain Raft – “Big Sur”
Coming to the Swedish American Hall on April 26; Quiet Domino opens the show