Weekly Wooot -- Black Lips

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.

Plenty of reasons to venture out into the rain this week with San Francisco garage-pop act The Mantles and Sonny & The Sunsets at Cafe Du Nord tonight, Austin's White Denim at The Independent Wednesday, local all-girl post-punk trio Grass Widow at Thee Parkside Friday and Oakland's electro-punk solo act Hawney Troof with epicsauce favorites Boyz IV Men and more at Amnesia Saturday.

At the risk of being pegged for a bit of psychedelic garage-rock bias, our pick for this week is the notoriously entertaining Black Lips at the Great American Music Hall Thursday. In a similar fashion to last week's featured band Thee Oh Sees, the Atlanta quartet draws heavily from that mid-60s distortion heavy and dance friendly sound that refuses to die, adding a distinctly southern and punk flavor to the ongoing garage revival. And while the group has reportedly toned down the onstage antics that they have perhaps been best known for, their raucous and energetic shows have never been known to disappoint. Be sure to get there early for local opener Nobunny -- while the whole masked thing may be a bit gimmicky, his blend of bubblegum pop is well worth a listen, and the live show is known to be a real crowd-pleaser.

Monday, January 18th
The Yummy Fur, The Mantles, Sonny & the Sunsets @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Casey Chisholm, SamuelRoy, Oblio @ El Rio $5
He Can Jog, Al Qaeda, Andy and Bruce, Brendan Landis @ Murio's Trophy Room (Free)
Red Light Mind, Fourteenth Floor, Vanzetti @ Kimos $6

Tuesday, January 19th
Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody, Imaad Wasif, Your Cannons @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Joseph Arthur @ Rickshaw Stop $20
Castanets, Tiger Saw, Alps of New South Whales @ Hemlock $7

Wednesday, January 20th
White Denim, Brazos @ Independent $12
Winston Tong, The Graves Brothers Deluxe, Mark Matos & Os Beaches @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Joseph Arthur @ Rickshaw Stop $20
A.A. Bondy, Willy Mason @ Cafe Du Nord $14

Thursday, January 21st
Black Lips, Nobunny, Personal & the Pizzas @ Great American Music Hall $15
Har Mar Superstar, Neon Trees @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Murder Murder, Chen Santa Maria, Wiggwaum, Brandon Nickell @ Amnesia $6
Shannon And The Clams, Airfix Kits, Vaccuum, Acephalix @ Sub Mission
Anti-Flag, Aiden, Cancer Bats, Broadway Calls @ Slims $16

Friday, January 22nd
West Indian Girl, Birdmonster, Orange Peels @ Bottom of the Hill $10
We Be The Echo, Ninja Academy, Say Bok Gwai @ Hemlock $7
Grass Widow, Dead Meat, Hot Box, The Outdoorsmen @ Thee Parkside $7
The Pharcyde @ Yoshis (SF) $35
Eats Tapes, Sex Worker, Jaws, Bookworms @ East Nile (Oakland)

Saturday, January 23rd
Cold War Kids, Alec Ounsworth, Flashy Python @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Movits, Birds & Batteries, OONA @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Dizzy Balloon, Forrest Day, Ghost and the City, A B & The Sea @ Slims $15
Talibam!, Hawney Troof, Boys IV Men, 123 Knife @ Amnesia $8
The Pharcyde @ Yoshis (SF) $35
Brad Mehldau @ Herbst Theater $27 - $39

Sunday, January 24th
Persephone's Bees, Bigbang @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Ash Reiter, Wesley Allen Hartley, Mona Nash @ Mama Buzz Cafe (Free)

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