Weekly Wooot -- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

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Several solid shows to get you through the short work week with Liar's proteges Fol Chen at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, Oakland-based art-rock legends Deerhoof at Bottom of the Hill Thursday and rising local favorites Magic Bullets at Amnesia Friday.

Our featured act this week, however, is Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, who play Bimbo's 365 Club Saturday. Long a favorite of indie gods Animal Collective and the go-to influence for an endless stream of lo-fi bedroom producers with pop appeal, Los Angeles' based multi-instrumentalist Ariel Pink garnered quite a bit of well-deserved attention last month with the release of Before Today. His first proper studio release, the album builds upon Pink's typical schizophrenic take on 70s and 80s AM radio-pop -- think of a steady barrage of memorable hooks and breaks you will swear were culled from forgotten Todd Rundgren, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates and Steely Dan sessions. With Puro Instinct (formerly Pearl Harbor) and Magic Kids rounding out the bill, this one should be well worth that rare Saturday night trek to North Beach.

Plenty of other shows to choose from this week including blog favorite Blackbird Blackbird at Elbo Room Tuesday, local psych-infused garage rock quartet The Fresh & Onlys at Eagle Tavern Thursday, and Denver's lo-fi lovers Weed Diamond at Milk Sunday -- as always, be sure to consult the full showlist.

Monday, July 5th
The Shari La Las, Sam Coad and the Gums, The Snails @ El Rio $5
Strip Mall Seizures, Gay Beast, Sister Fucker, TFFWzzz @ 21 Grand $5

Tuesday, July 6th
Dadfag, Gay Beast, Ezee Tiger and the Soundmen @ Hemlock Tavern $6
Secret Cities, Blackbird Blackbird, Lucky Cloud @ Elbo Room $6

Wednesday, July 7th
A B and the Sea, What Laura Says @ Cafe Du Nord (Free)
Psychic Handbook, Glacier Saint, Deep Magic @ Fort Gallery
Beehive Spirit, Satellite Crush @ Elbo Room $6
Fol Chen, Aim Low Kid, Jhameel @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Shannon & the Clams, Outdoorsmen, Tropical Sleep @ Knockout $5

Thursday, July 8th
Deerhoof, The Donkeys, Southeast Engine @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Psychic Handbook, Bats in the Belfry, Social Espionage @ Stud
The Fresh and Onlys, Golden Triangle, The Baths, Wild Choir @ Eagle Tavern $7
Downer Party, DJ Swords @ Hemlock
Marina and the Diamonds @ 330 Ritch $10

Friday, July 9th
El Guincho, Still Flyin', Ghosts on Tape @ Rickshaw Stop $15
The Dandelion War, Silian Rail, Manatee @ Uptown $8
Music for Animals, The Foreign Resort, The Hundred Days @ Bottom of the Hill $10
The Dwares, Thee Merry Widows, Tater Famine @ Thee Parkside $10
Magic Bullets, Dreamdate, Wax Idols, The Lambs, DJ Neil Martinson @ Knockout $7
Mighty Tiger, Peasant, Genevapop @ Fivepoints Arthouse $6

Saturday, July 10th
Signals, No Babies, Pizza! @ Amnesia $6
Au Revoir Simone, Social Studies, Alexa Wilding @ Great American Music Hall $16
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Magic Kids, Pearl Harbor @ Bimbo's 365 Club $15
Black Nite Crash, Sky Parade, Silent Pictures @ Hemlock $8
Wild Choir, Sonny & the Sunsets, Noddzz, Nectarine Pie @ Amnesia $7
Reporter, Phantom Kicks, Spesus Christ, Skeletal System @ El Rio $6

Sunday, July 11th
Weed Diamond, Dash Jacket, Tan Dollar @ Milk (Free)
Birds and Batteries, Grand Hallway, The Moanin' Dove @ Cafe Du Nord $10
The Ferocious Few, Fake Your Own Death, Murder of Lilies, Death Valley High @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Bears Bears Bears, Odd Owl, Il Gato @ Kimos
Colossal Yes, Lazarus, Donovan Quinn, Zachary Cale @ Hemlock $6


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