Weekly Wooot -- Abe Vigoda

Epicsauce has teamed up with the excellent San Francisco blog SFist -- each week we provide SFist readers with a preview of the upcoming week in music.

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While we are admittedly a bit exhausted after a long week of Noise Pop shows, there is still plenty to look forward to this week with electro-pop duo Phantogram at The Rickshaw Stop Wednesday, the ever so enigmatic Nobunny at Thee Parkside Friday and indie-approved hip hop act The Cool Kids at 330 Ritch Saturday.

Our pick for this week, however, is Los Angeles based Abe Vigoda, who play both Oakland's 21 Grand Saturday and Bottom of the Hill Sunday. One of the many great acts to come out of LA's legendary DIY institution The Smell, Abe Vigoda spent their early years cranking out what they lovingly dubbed "Tropical Punk" tracks -- think No Age, but with a fast-paced, almost calypso-inspired backbone. Last summer's excellent Reviver EP, however, found the matured group ditching the fun-loving island vibe for a decidedly slower and darker sound that has more in common with 80s shoegaze than it does with the lo-fi style of their Southern California peers. The quartet is gearing up for a sizable spring tour with chart-topping indie darlings Vampire Weekend, and are likely to make a serious amount of new fans in the process -- be sure to catch them at these smaller venues while you still can.

Monday, March 1st
Magnetic Fields, Mark Eitzel @ Herbst Theater (Sold Out)
Tigon, Seraphim, Caulfield, Versions, Dead Man @ Submission $7

Tuesday, March 2nd
Taken By Trees, El Perro del Mar @ Cafe Du Nord $15
Fiction Like Candy, Fleeting Trance, Boat Club @ El Rio (Free)

Wednesday, March 3rd
Phantogram, City Light, The Frail @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Disasteroid, Finn Riggins, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Big Bue Whale @ El Rio $5
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Fracas, Abu Ghraib @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Lilofee, Twin Tigers, Stripmall Architecture @ Cafe Du Nord $5
333, Room For A Ghost, Tell The Truth, Entropy Density, Old And Gray, Cuban Cigar Crisis, Megan Romero, Burnt Thumbs @ Kimos
Deer Tick @ Independent (Free)

Thursday, March 4th
Rocky Votolato, Adam Stephens, Tin Can Notes @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Midlake, Matthew & the Arrogant Sea @ Great American Music Hall $16
Tegan and Sara @ Amoeba Berkeley (Free)
Planets, Ordstro, Moccretro, Secondary, The Heavy Hills @ Submission $6
The Red Verse, Starry Saints, Dell Vellum @ Milk $7
Veil Veil Vanish @ 330 Ritch
Ash Reiter, Tippy Canoe + Mikie Lee Prasad, Anna Ash @ Hemlock

Friday, March 5th
Diego’s Umbrella, Young Mars, Funky C @ Cafe Du Nord $10
No Bunny, TV Ghost, The Outdoorsmen Mom @ Thee Parkside $8
Stockholm Syndrome, These United States @ Independent $25
The Blue Eyed Souls, Tropical Depression, Evacuee @ Kimos
Barn Owl, Daniel Higgs, Carlton Melton, Electric Jellyfish @ Hemlock $7
Galactic @ Fillmore $29.50

Saturday, March 6th
Abe Vigoda, Lovvers, Casy & Brian @ 21 Grand
Cool Kids @ 330 Ritch $15
The Appleseed Cast, Dreamend @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Little Teeth, Hermit Thrushes, WOOM @ Hemlock $6
Hillstomp Luke Franks, Black Crown Stringband @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Galactic @ Fillmore $29.50
Stockholm Syndrome, These United States @ Independent $25

Sunday, March 7th
Abe Vigoda, Lovvers, High Castle @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Two Dollars Out the Door, Birthday Suits, Rank/Xerox @ Hemlock $5


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