Melissa’s Mix Tape: A Guide to Coming Attractions

Album releases and tour schedules always seem to slow during the winter. Now that we’re approaching March, new records are on the shelves and bands are hitting the road, many with a stop in San Francisco. This mixtape functions as a guide of sorts, highlighting some of the best shows coming to town by artists that definitely deserve some attention. The artists are all over the map in terms of fame and genre. The list starts after Noise Pop takes over the City from February 23 – March 1, so you should have time to get tickets (not included but super awesome/hysterical – Brian McKnight at the Fox on February 26 – “every time I think my work is doneeeeee…). Get out there and see some live music.

1) “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg off of “Doggystyle” (playing the Fillmore on March 3)

2) “White Daisy Passing” by Rocky Votolato off of “Makers” (playing Bottom of the Hill on March 4)

3) “Not That Good” by Nobunny off of “Love Visions” (playing Thee Parkside on March 5)

4) “Spread Your Love” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club off of “B.R.M.C.” (playing Slim’s on March 9)

5) “Seeds of Night” by Cave Singers off of “Invitation Songs” (playing the Independent on March 9)

6) “No Death” by Or, the Whale off of “Or, the Whale” (playing the Independent on March 12)

7) “My Friend’s Over You” by New Found Glory (it’s okay to laugh and admit you still love this song for nostalgic purposes) off of “Sticks and Stones” (playing the Grand Ballroom on March 13)

8) “I Luv the Valley OH!” by Xiu Xiu off of “Fabulous Muscles” (playing Bottom of the Hill on March 20)

9) “Counting Down the Hours” by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists off of “Shake the Sheets” (playing the Great American Music Hall on March 23)

10) “I Feel Just Like a Child” by Devendra Banhart off of “Cripple Crow” (playing the Warfield on March 23)

11) “99 Problems” by Jay-Z off of “The Black Album” (playing HP Pavilion in San Jose on March 24)

12) “Monster Hospital” by Metric off of “Live it Out” (playing the Fox Theater on March 24)

13) “Cold Spring” by Cymbals Eat Guitars off of “Why There Are Mountains” (playing Bottom of the Hill on March 25)

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