Weekly Wooot - Caribou

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Plenty of post-Bay to Breakers live music options this week with local post-punk trio Terry Malts at Hemlock Tuesday, Los Angeles-based beat maker Baths at the Terrorbird Media 4 Year Anniversary party at Milk Thursday and San Francisco garage rock favorites The Fresh And Onlys at Thee Parkside Friday.

Our featured artist this week is Caribou, who plays The Independent Sunday alongside the previously profiled (and all-around awesome) Toro Y Moi. The brainchild of 32-year-old doctor of mathematics Dan Snaith, Caribou has been pumping an eclectic array of electronic-tinged psych-pop for over a decade. Like his four previous LPs, 2010's stunning full-length Swim is already a well-deserved critic's favorite -- we would not be surprised to see both the album and its lead off single "Odessa" topping the major "best of" lists come December. While the show has sadly sold out, we expect some tickets to free up on craigslist as conflicted ticket-holders realize that the Lost series finale is also Sunday night.

As always, there are several other solid music options this week including Scottish quartet Frightened Rabbit at The Fillmore Wednesday, the Vivian Girls/Woods side-project Babies at Li-Po Lounge Thursday and rising local folk favorite Emily Jane White at Cafe Du Nord Sunday.

Monday, May 17th
Nashville Pussy, Dave Rude Band, The Butler @ The Independent $15
Meta, Stirling Says, Burnt Thumbs @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Casy and Brian, Essey, Repetitions @ The Bus

Tuesday, May 18th
Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales, The Franks @ Great American Music Hall $17
Terry Malts, Dirty Cupcakes, Sydney Ducks @ Hemlock $6
Frightened Rabbit, Jeremy Messersmith @ Rickshaw Stop $20
Inca Ore, The Norman Conquest, Cartoon Justice @ Amnesia $5
Freelance Whales @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Flood, Razhorhoof, Asada Messiah @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Jackstraw, TV Mike And The Scarecrowes, Forest Fires @ Cafe Du Nord $14

Wednesday, May 19th
Babies, The Mantles, Young Prisms @ 2515 San Pablo Ave (Oakland)
The Shants, Il Gato, Calafia @ The New Parish $5
Khi Darag!, Charming Hostess, Mitch Marcus Quintet @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Belly of the Whale, The Dashing Suns, The Pentacles, The 21st Century @ The Uptown (Free)
Frightened Rabbit, Maps & Atlases, Our Brother The Native @ Fillmore $22.50
Francis & The Lights, Teen Inc. @ Great American Music Hall $13
Dead Souls, Winston Tong, Graves Bros Deluxe, Carletta Sue Kay @ Elbo Room $8
Kacey Johansing, Honeycomb, Dovekins, The Range Of Light Wilderness @ Rickshaw Stop $10

Thursday, May 20th
Man/Miracle, Baths, The Splinters, Sister Crayon, Sugar & Gold (DJ set), Disco Shawn (DJ set) @ Milk $5
Grass Widow, Brilliant Colors, Babies @ Li-Po Lounge
Honey, Glass Trains, Days of High Adventure @ Eagle Tavern $6
Box Elders, Wild Things @ Amnesia $7
Danny Cohen, The Jonah Kit, Powell St. John @ Hemlock $6
Geographer, Keepaway @ 330 Ritch $10
Sean Hayes, Laura Goldhamer & The Silvernail @ Independent $17

Friday, May 21st
The Fresh and Onlys, Jacuzzi Boys, Sonny and the Sunsets, Art Museums @ Thee Parkside $8
The Splinters, Superstitions, Larry and the Angriest Generation, Machete @ Pissed Off Pete's
Jetskiis, Repeater, The Northern Key @ Hemlock $6
Ferocious Few, Charles Gonzales, Tender Box, Deadbeat Darling @ Milk $7
An Horse @ Amoeba (Free)
Dredg, Facing New York, The Trophy Fire @ Great American Music Hall $20
Kaki King, An Horse @ Fillmore $20
Broken Bells, The Morning Benders @ Regency Ballroom $35

Saturday, May 22nd
Geographer, Silver Swans, The Northern Key @ Uptown $8
Foot Village, Robin Williams On Fire, Inca Ore, Robedoor @ Heco's
The Finches, Key Losers, Breezy Days Band @ Hemlock $8
Unchained, Ordstro, Since Always, Sodomy Wizard, Strike To Survive, Greedy Eyes @ Submission $7
Evelyn Evelyn, Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Sxip Shirey @ Great American Music Hall $23
Dead Prez, Ras Ceylon, Sellassie, Unity @ Rockit Room $20
KRS One, C U Next Weekend @ Red Devil Lounge $20

Sunday, May 23rd
Caribou, Toro Y Moi @ Independent (Sold Out)
Horse Feathers, Dawn Landes, Garrett Pierce @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Emily Jane White, Slow Motion Cowboys, Devotionals @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Raccoons, The Slaves, Tunnels, Kevin Shields @ Hemlock $6
Evelyn Evelyn, Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Sxip Shirey @ Great American Music Hall


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