What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 6 ― Feb 9

Catch Lo Moon at Brick & Mortar Music Hall Wednesday night. Monday, February 6 Alcest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse A French act that straddles high-intensity metal with murkier shoe gaze while never becoming formless or monotonous. Set 3: House of the Beehives @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music Performed in full tonight will be Australian composer Melody Eötvös' House of the Beehives, inspired by the Italo Calvino short story of the same name. Tuesday, February 7 Surfer Blood @ The Chapel Surfer Blood recently released their first album, Snowdonia, since the tragic death of their 27-year-old guitarist, Thomas Fekete. Adam [...]

San Diego's TV Girl coming to San Francisco Pop Fest 2012

San Francisco Pop Fest 2012 is gearing up for this year's Memorial Day Weekend festivities (May 25-27) with 14 bands playing over three nights at the Hemlock Tavern and the Knockout. Looks like a pretty good time with a solid lineup. San Diego indie pop duo TV Girl will be making the trip up and you can download their new mixtape The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle via Stereogum (zip file). Full lineup for the festival: THE BILINDA BUTCHERS * BLACK ELEPHANT * BOAT * ALLEN CLAPP AND HIS ORCESTRA * CRUEL SUMMER * DEAD ANGLE * DESARIO* KIDS [...]

Live This Month: May 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #278)

Live This Month: May 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #278) 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. It seems we're in a "when it rains, it pours" sort of place for significant new local albums, and this mix only scratches the surface of the latest in Bay Area records, with songs from Ty Segall & White Fence, Sleepy Sun, Whirr, and Blasted Canyons. On the touring front, Herman Dune and Royal Headache crossed different oceans to [...]

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