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.
The terrific punk trio Shopping, pictured above, is one of a number of great artists coming to the Bay Area this month. Also from the UK is L.A. Salami, who is touring around a highly-anticipated second LP of melodic, lyrical folk-rock. This mix also includes two standout bands from Canada, Edmonton’s Faith Healer and Montreal post-punk band Ought. New York City’s Combo Chimbita describes its music as “tropical futurism,” incorporating Afro-Caribbean sounds, psych, and funk into an unique new sound.
On the local front, we’ve included a song from The Kilbanes‘ acclaimed new Ovid-inspired rock opera, which runs at Z Space through later this month, as well one from There’s Talk‘s new EP full of lush, dreamy electronic pop. Be sure to also check out mathy post-rock from Wander and the heavy sludge of Oakland’s Praying. Finally, while you may not yet know the name Lil Dads, you’ve probably heard Mikos da Gawd and Drew Banga’s individual work as two of the Bay’s best new hip hop producers.
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
About the bands:
Lil Dads – “IDK (feat. Rexx Life Raj, Ymtk, Caleborate & 1-O.A.K.)”
Headlining a night of local artists at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on March 23; also performing are AllBlack, City Shawn, Ziggy, 667 Kult, LulBearRubberBand, and Jammy