Benefit show for Hank IV's Scott Jones at Bottom of the Hill, 2/24/13

Last March, Hank IV drummer Scott Jones suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling backwards down the stairs in his home. After spending a number of months in a coma and undergoing several surgeries, Jones is now back living at home, where he needs around-the-clock medical care that is not covered by his insurance. To help cover these costs, there's a benefit show this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill, featuring a full afternoon of entertainment for just $15 (100% of which will go to the Scott Jones Medical Fund). The benefit features performances by Hank IV and fellow locals [...]

Jonathan Toubin benefit on 1/18/12: Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams and more to perform

New York Night Train's Jonathan Toubin was seriously injured in Portland last month, when a cab burst through his ground floor hotel room wall and ran him over. While Toubin recovers in an intensive care unit in a Portland hospital, his friends are throwing a series of benefits nationwide. The SF benefit is, as the poster says, Wednesday, January 18th at the Mezzanine, with the stellar lineup of Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams, Hank IV and Lenz, with DJ Primo and more. All proceeds go to Toubin's recovery, making this night of great bands all the more compelling. Ty [...]

Recommended, 10/24-10/30: Bottom of the Hill Celebrates 20 Years, King Tuff/Extra Classic, Mikal Cronin, Garrett Pierce

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. There are a ton of great shows this week and over the Halloween weekend. We'll be offering up some weekend picks a little bit later, but here are four shows to catch before Friday. Bottom of the Hill celebrates 20 years with a free show Congrats to Bottom of the Hill, which is celebrating 20 years as [...]

Noise Pop: Way Behind the Music @ The Makeout Room 2/24/11

Anthony Bedard (Hank IV) at Way Behind the Music, Noise Pop 2011 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo. By far the quirkiest event on Noise Pop's schedule this year was Way Behind the Music, a showcase of readings of musicians' memoirs by local musicians, writers and comedians, sponsored by the literary festival Litquake. With such a curious description, choosing Way Behind the Music as my one night off from live music was destiny. Work being read and performed came from a variety of authors -- from Marilyn Manson to Gene Simmons and Justin Bieber -- and the execution went above [...]

Recommended, 11/8-14: Hank IV releases a new album, celebrate the Goldies, 20 years of Amoeba, and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Also, we've launched a new Local Concert Calendar, which you should be sure to check out for an expanded set of daily listings. Bands/promoters/managers, feel free to submit your own shows to the Calendar too. Hank IV release their third album, III SF's Hank IV serve up a new album of raw, punk-seared rock and roll this week, with the release of III on Siltbreeze. The band's release show is at Bottom [...]

Live this week: Bay Area shows 6/15-20

This week in the Bay Area: Tuesday, June 15 Foreign Cinema, Sunbeam Rd., Slowness @ Hemlock Wednesday, June 16 WomenROCK! with Bernadette, Stripmall Architecture, Conspiracy Of Venus, ZIVA, Burlesque performance by The Cheesepuffs @ The Independent Jay Brannan, Terra Naomi, Jhameel @ Bottom of the Hill Genius and the Thieves, Victory and Associates, Hi-Nobles @ el Rio Thursday, June 17 Jeremy Jay, My First Earthquake, The Downer Party, The Attachments @ Rickshaw Stop Friday, June 18 Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Stephanie Finch & the Company Men @ Great American LSD & The Search For God, The Meek, Fuxa, [...]

Budget Rock Showcase VII

The annual Budget Rock Showcase takes over the The Stork Club in Oakland this weekend for "the West Coast's longest running festival for trashy, out of tune (formerly known as 'garage') wacked out music otherwise ignored by the Indie Rock Establishment." With over thirty bands playing over four nights, there's a lot to check out, including some quality local bands like Sir Lord Von Raven (a newish psych rock band featuring former members of The Time Flys and The Gris Gris), The Mantles, Apache and Hank IV, and out-of-towners like Thee Makeout Party. Check out the full lineup and links [...]

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