Weekly Wooot -- Clipd Beaks

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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Yet another packed week of shows with local indie rock act Worker Bee at Hemlock Tuesday, San Diego's lo-fi garage-punk quartet The Soft Pack at Rickshaw Stop Thursday, hip hop producer extraordinaire Madlib at Mighty Friday and San Francisco's extremely eclectic and always entertaining Battlehooch at Bottom of the Hill Saturday.

We are particularly excited to catch Oakland-by-way-of-Minneapolis trio Clipd Beaks with rising local favorites White Cloud and Late Young at Hemlock Friday. While no doubt impossible to pigeonhole, the experimental outfit's post-punk and krautrock influenced sound is quite reminiscent of Liar's 2006 classic Drums Not Dead, complete with tribal drumming, throbbing bass lines and a consistent overall hypnotic drone. This week marks the release of Clipd Beaks highly anticipated third album To Realize, and if the teaser tracks "Blood" and "Atoms" are any indication, the buzz on these guys is soon to reach a fever pitch. These Hemlock shows are known to fill up fast, so be sure to get there early.

Monday, January 25th
Flood, Asada Messiah, Bad Motherfucker @ Elbo Room $5
Brian Glaze & The Night Shift, Danny James & Pear, Efft @ Knockout $7

Tuesday, January 26th
Phoenix @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Worker Bee, Boomsnake, Silian Rail @ Hemlock $5
Hawnay Troof, Nero's Day At Disneyland, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed @ 21 Grand $5

Wednesday, January 27th
The Cribs, Jemina Pearl @ Bimbos $20
Horse Feathers, TV Mike And The Scarecrowes, lIQUID iNDIAN @ Bottom of the Hill $10
The Soft Pack @ Amoeba Berkeley (Free)
Trainwreck, Drunk Horse, The Ferocious Few @ Rickshaw Stop $12

Thursday, January 28th
The Soft Pack @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Dadfag, Baths, Neighbors, Making Tents @ Hemlock $6
The Frail, Silver Swans, Jonesin @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Strip Mall Seizures, High Castle, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Zoo @ Stud
Bowerbirds, Julie Dolron @ Independent $12

Friday, January 29th
Clipd Beaks, Late Young, White Cloud, Raccoons @ Hemlock $6
Madlib @ Mighty $10 - $30
Fruit Bats, Citay, Extra Classic @ Slims $15
The Action Design, The Trophy Fire, Dave Smallen, Rykarda Parasol @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Bronze, Silk Flowers, Tearist @ Amnesia $7

Saturday, January 30th
Battlehooch, Judgement Day, The Hot Moon @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Jonas Reinhardt, Simo Soo @ Amnesia $8
Geographer @ Rickshaw Stop $10
The Donkeys, The Parson Red Heads, Social Studies @ Hemlock $10
The Greyboy Allstars, Orgone @ Fillmore $27.50
The Stone Foxes, Bird By Bird, The Soft White Sixties, Evacuee @ Thee Parkside $10

Sunday, January 31st
The Mermen @ Independent $20
The Red Wine Boys, John Hodgman, Mates of State @ Mezzanine $20
The Aimless Never Miss, Oh Captain, My Captain @ Hemlock $6
Eric McFadden, Bhi Bhiman, Daniel James, Kelly McFarling @ Thee Parkside $10


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