Hemlock Tavern: K-Holes / Wax Idols / Stickers
K-Holes of Brooklyn sound like they frolic in the muck of a manhole swamp dragging their guitars behind, very reminiscent of the Black Lips. Catch these hip garage goons with local punks Wax Idols (these guys sound like a poppy and blown out version of X) and Stickers.
Warfield: Dweezil Zappa
One of the four Zappa children playing the sounds and words of psychedelic rock’s grand inquisitor. Dweezil, a guitarist like Big Poppa Frank, will be playing his dad’s 1975 album Apostrophe.
Mezzanine: Wu Tang Clan / Jacka
If you weren’t sleeping during break, you would already have got your ticket by now. The striking grip and legacy of Wu Tang Clan will join forces with bay area rap legend, the Jacka, for a lyrical massacre.
Peidmont Theatre, Oakland: Screening of “Empress Hotel”
Are you scared of the Tenderloin? Are you scared of the homeless? Are you just scared? Take a glimpse of what it means to live in a SRO (single room occupancy) hotel in downtown SF at this free screening.
Thrillhouse Records: Sopors / Unfun / Nosedive / Loaded Words
10×10 room in the back of a record store forever boasting some hard local or touring punk acts: always unpredictable, always ear-shattering. This is a free show but bring some extra dough for bands, drinks, and a quality selection of rock records for really cheap.
Bridge Theater: Free
Midnight Screening of Cowboy Bebop
If you’re a fan of anime, noir, jazz, comedy, pop culture or violence, attendance is mandatory. The midnight screenings at the Bridge are classics just as much as watching “The Room” at the Red Vic is a classic.
Bottom of the Hill: Maus Haus / et.al
One of San Francisco’s best experimental Indie acts continues its humble beginnings at Bottom of the Hill. They’re jazzy, they’re electronic, they’re rock, but they’re poppy enough to make you dance.
Rickshaw Stop: Mumlers / Sic Alps / et.al (benefit show)
These eerie garage rock bands will go riff for riff in who can whoop louder and make you sweat harder in their infectious haze of bluesy reverb. Proceeds go toward the hospital bills of Robyn Miller’s mom’s cancer treatment.
Submission: Brogan Bentley / Joya / Peter Grimm / et.al
This is a special night to hear some USF students play in one of the city’s best alternative all ages venues. Rhythmic depths that grapple no bounds from electronic-soul producer and crooner Chet Bentley, aka Brogan Bentley. Joya is Alex Helldorffer and Sonny Pearce (Electric Shepherd) shearing your nerves with some feverish pop ballads. Peter Grimm, a USF graduate, intertwines wit and blues into melodic honesty. FREE and featuring two other promising local acts!
Great American Music Hall: Jonathan Richman, Gail Davies
Ex-lead guitarist and singer of the Modern Lovers once again gives SF some love. He’s still got the poetic folk-rock that still hits with the clear urgency and bluesy angst that made him an indispensable musician forty years ago.
Museum Grand Prix: First Tuesday Free Admission
A noble and rewarding task if you can do this all in one day: Start your day right with the classics at the Legion of Honor, then spend your lunch at Conservatory of Flowers and the De Young, then get swanky post-modern at the SF MOMA by night fall. All free for you and a date.
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