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Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416)

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.

Among this month’s highlights are two of San Francisco’s most buzzed-about acts, The She’s and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She’s, “all female rock and roll quartet”, is the quartet’s first LP in six years, and it reveals the band’s growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch.

Charlie Yin’s first Giraffage full length, Too Real, showcases Yin’s skill at creating rich electronic productions that pair well with guest vocalists like Japanese Breakfast. We’ve also included in this month’s mix new music from the Bay’s Culture Abuse and War Cloud, as well as Nevada City’s Angelica Rockne.

If you’re looking for indie-pop, longtime veterans The Clientele and Shout Out Louds are touring behind new albums. On the noisier side of things, be sure to check out Flat Worms, the newest band on the always-reliable Castle Face Records.

Finally, it’s worth noting that this mix includes an atypical three (!) acts from Philadelphia, including Slaughter Beach, Dog, Radiator Hospital, and Crash Course In Science, all of whom will be coming through the Bay Area during November.

Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!

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About the bands:

Mall Walk – “Sleeping in Shifts”
Joining Cold Beat, Warm Drag, and Frank Ene at Slim’s on November 10

Slaughter Beach, Dog – “Gold And Green”
Coming to Bottom of the Hill on November 14 with Walter Etc. and Shannen Moser

Culture Abuse – “So Busted”
The band’s tour with Joyce Manor and Wavves arrives at the UC Theatre on November 22

War Cloud – “Chopper Wired”
Headlining a heavy rock show at the Elbo Room with Older Sun, Salems Bend, and Mesmer on November 15

Cold Specks – “Fool’s Paradise”
LA Timpa and Lalin St. Juste (of the Seshen) open for Ladan Hussein’s project on November 16 at the Rickshaw Stop

The Clientele – “Lunar Days”
The indie veterans play The Chapel on November 12 with EZTV

Angelica Rockne – “Queen of San Antonio”
Joining Cool Ghouls and Mount Vision on November 10 at Thee Parkside

The She’s – “Heartache”
On November 21, the band celebrates its new album at The Chapel with Plush and Pardoner

Shout Out Louds – “Oh Oh”
The band’s tour with Surf Rock Is Dead comes to the Great American Music Hall on November 15

Giraffage – “Maybes (ft. Japanese Breakfast)”
Headlining The Fillmore on November 21 with Sweater Beats and Wingtip

Radiator Hospital – “Pastoral Radio Hit”
Performing alongside Joyride!, D.E.S.K., and Valley Grrls at Thee Parkside on November 9

Flat Worms – “Motorbike”
The LA band plays the Hemlock Tavern on November 15 with Peacers, Naked Lights, and Blank Square

Crash Course In Science – “Some Change”
Houses of Heaven and Second Still support the band at The Knockout on November 10

Julia Jacklin – “Leadlight”
Faye Webster opens for Jacklin at Cafe du Nord on November 20