Recommended, 5/31-6/5: The Botticellis, Penny Arcade, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, Winter’s Fall

Every Monday (and in this case Tuesday), 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. The Botticellis headline Bottom of the Hill It's been a few years since I'd heard anything about The Botticellis, but it looks like the SF surf-inspired rock-pop band is back in action, headlining Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, June 2nd (8:30pm, $10), with locals Yesway (featuring Kacey Johansing and Honeycomb's Emily [...]

The Lonelyhearts, The Botticellis @ Daytrotter

The Botticellis - "Table by the Window" (from The Botticellis 7") Good news for The Lonelyhearts and The Botticellis, both of whom were recently featured on Daytrotter. The Lonelyhearts perform songs off of their last two albums, while The Botts' second session offers two album tracks, a new one and the A-side of their self-titled 7" (released last year on Bellevue Records). The Botticellis are now heading down to SXSW on that Antenna Farm tour we mentioned Monday.

Episode 153: Live This Month – March 2009

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Berkeley's Half-Handed Cloud ("Animals Are Cut In Two") kick off this week's show. Catch him at the Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday, March 11th with Lake and Little Wings. Once a busker on the streets of Calgary, Chad VanGaalen ("City of Electric Light") is touring behind last year's Soft Airplane. Catch him with Women [...]

The Botticellis: “Here I Go Again” (Whitesnake cover)

The Botticellis recently contributed a recording to the Barcelona-based Buffetlibre DJs' "Rewind" project, a ongoing collection of indie and underground artists covering a wide variety of 70s, 80s, and 90s hits. The Botts are covering British hard rock band Whitesnake's hit "Here I Go Again," redeeming an otherwise jocky jam with an understated, beautiful performance. From the site: Why have you chosen this journey back in time in particular? I was really into 80s hair metal in elementary school, it was my rebellion against classical violin. I thought it would be fun to transform a three-chord power-ballad into something a [...]

The Old-Fashioned Way CD Release Wednesday

This Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill there is a great local lineup. The Old-Fashioned Way will be celebrating their EP release, joined by The Botticellis and My First Earthquake. The new EP The Old-Fashioned Way and Their Weak Constitutions is a five-song EP the band recorded last summer at Pan American Studios with Jason Quever (of Papercuts). The music is a quirky blend of indie pop and folk, with more instruments than you can fathom on any one project and vocals lower than us normal folks could ever hope to hit. The Old-Fashioned Way - "The Spirit [...]

Friday: Free Recession Proof Party

Well, the bad news is that the D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation benefit show scheduled for this Friday at The Independent has been postponed. In its stead, though, there's a FREE "Recession Proof Party" starting at 9pm that features a similarly-excellent lineup we can definitely get behind. Minipop (Feature Podcast) and Vin Sol are still playing (with Minipop now headlining), and they'll be joined by The Botticellis (Feature Podcast) and Birds & Batteries (Feature Podcast)! Take a listen: Birds & Batteries - "Ocarina" The Botticellis - "Up Against the Glass (live)" (from The Bay Bridged Video Podcast) [...]

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