Although many of our friends will be hanging out at SXSW this week, we’ve still got plenty of good times in store. Time to enjoy our deserted city and enjoy a few shows without crazy crowds.
Thursday, March 12th
Doomtree, Busdriver & Open Mic Eagle, Transit at Slim’s
Doomtree are the most important hip hop supergroup this side of the Wu Tang Clan. Actually, dare I say it, Doomtree are BETTER than Wu Tang Clan. They also haven’t toured in years, because getting them all together is nearly impossible.
Rich Girls, Summer Cannibals, B Hamilton at Hemlock Tavern
Friday, March 13th
Matt Clark performs Miles Davis’ Miles Smiles at SFJazz Center
Renowned Pianist Matt Clark is taking on one of the most innovative records of the Bop movement of the 1960’s. It’s going to be a challenge, but this is going to be one mighty impressive night if he pulls if off. (I think he will)
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine, Uke Hunt at Bimbo’s 365 Club
Saturday, March 14th
Juliana Hatfield Three at City Winery – Napa
Become What You Are is a record that means a great deal to me, personally. It’s an amazing piece of honesty from one of the finest songwriters to come out of the fertile 90’s New England singer-songwriter scene. This show will be that record performed from beginning to end. It’s going to be great.
Go Betty Go, The Phenomenauts, Thee Merry Widows at Bottom Of The Hill
Sunday, March 15th
The Juliana Hatfield Three at The Chapel
Yup. They are playing in SF, too. You should go to both.
Monday, March 16th
Kirstin Hersh, Leslie Medelson at City Winery – Napa
What? Kirstin Hersh and Juliana Hatfield are in town AT THE SAME TIME?!?! WHERE IS TANYA DONELLY?
RX Bandits, EV Kain =V<, Horders at Bottom Of The Hill
Tuesday, March 17th
Trash Talk, Ratking, Lee Bannon at The Independent
Sometimes, you just need to go to a show where things are a little messy and a little dangerous.
Tweedy, Eleanor Freidberger at The Fillmore
Wednesday, March 18th
Kirsten Hersh at The Chapel
It’s nice to have the option of seeing the same artist at two distinctly different, yet lovely venues in the same week.