Live This Month: January 2011 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #240)

Live This Month: January 2011 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. After a quiet December, a number of local bands are already lining up some high-profile CD releases this month, including Deerhoof, Young Prisms, and Jake Mann. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: White Fence ("Lilian (Won't You Play Drums?)") is a project led by Darker My Love's Tim Presley, who has a new album out on Woodsist [...]

Weekend Mix: 4/22-26

Thursday: Bare Wires, The Fresh & Onlys, Blank Dogs, Cosmetics @ Eagle Tavern (9pm, $) The Fresh & Onlys - "Second One to Know" Friday: Baader Brains, Spires, Rank/Xerox, Alqaeda, Send 'em To The Cemetery @ 924 Gilman (8pm, $7) Rank/Xerox - "Muscle Dogs" Saturday: The Lambs, Jake Mann + the Upper Hand, Jen Grady, C.E. Wright @ Studio H (6pm, donations) Jake Mann + the Upper Hand - "Valdez" Sunday: Shearwater, Wye Oak, Hospital Ships @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $12) Shearwater - "Castaways" Monday: Growing, Eric Copeland, Death Sentence: [...]

Pete Bernhard, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Leopold and his Fiction @ Cafe du Nord 2/21

Review By: Elizabeth Maki Photos By: Nicole L. Browner Despite a rainy day, a fair crowd showed up Sunday evening for an efficiently run show at Cafe du Nord. Leopold and his Fiction opened, playing their second release, Ain't No Surprise, in its entirety. While there are suggestions of blues and country in references to broken hearts and trains, the new album rolls out a steady rock sound. Occasionally, this expansive sound eclipsed frontman Daniel James' deft storytelling and the small string section they brought for part of the set. The band's strongest point was their high-wire energy; bassist Micayla [...]

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