Thursday, June 12th
The Both, Nick Diamonds at Great American Music Hall
I don’t see how anyone could’ve seen this one coming. New Waver turned folk icon Aimee Mann and political punker Ted Leo have formed a band. And it’s amazing. This record is going to appear on everyone’s top 10 list for 2014, and you shouldn’t miss seeing them live.
Electric Six, Yip Receiver at The Independent
Friday, June 13th
MDC, No Red Flags, The Divvys, Erin Cookman at Hemlock Tavern
Legendary SF Hard Core band MDC have been around since 1981, putting out fast, ferocious, and bitterly sarcastic songs for over 30 years. Tonight is special. Tonight they are doing an acoustic set at the tiny Hemlock Tavern. The amazing lyrics will be at the forefront, and you will enjoy this band more tonight than you ever have before!
The Hundred Days, The Tropics, Dogcatcher at Slim’s
Saturday, June 14th
Metronomy, Cloud Control at The Fillmore
Metronomy are a sleeper. They play a brilliantly infectious blend of EDM and Yacht Rock, churning out brilliant records year after year. They also seem to be doubling their venue size every year. They’ve finally creeped to Fillmore size! Next time, it’s bound to be theaters. Then amphitheaters, then arenas, then stadiums. So please catch them now, before you lose the intimacy.
Huichica Music Festival: David Longstreth, Extra Classic, Kelley Stoltz, Magic Trick, Light Fantastic, The Blank Tapes, Houndstooth, Michael Hurley, Cairo Gang, Meg Baird, Mount Eerie, Eric B Johnson at Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Sunday, June 15th
King Buzzo, Field at Great American Music Hall
The Melvins are one of the loudest, heaviest bands in the world. King Buzzo is the leader of this band, and tonight he’s doing very rare solo show. By rare, I’m not sure if he’s ever done one before. So bring both your earplugs and your evening wear for this one, just so your safe.
Niyaz at Yoshi’s – San Francisco
Tuesday, June 17th
Yann Tiersen, NO! at The Regency Ballroom
Yann Tiersen is one of the most amazing and eclectic musicians on the planet. He is a rock star. He is a classical composer. He is an electronic musician. He is supremely gifted, and I can’t really predict what this evening will be like. I just know it will be amazing.
Lily & Madeleine, Shannon Hayden at The Chapel
Wednesday, June 18th
Eric Garland’s Jazz Session, Gaucho, The Amnesiacs at Amnesia
Just a quick reminder that Amnesia, one of the finest bars in the Mission, does free jazz every Wednesday night. And it’s usually pretty awesome.