Weekly Wooot -- Crocodiles


Plenty of pre-holiday live music options this week with Austin-based garage rock outfit Harlem at the Independent Tuesday, Oakland's trippy one-man act Psychic Handbook at Submission Wednesday and Stones Throw affiliated funk ambassador Dam-Funk at Mezzanine Thursday.

Our featured act this week, however, is Crocodiles. Born from the ashes of San Diego's noisey gem The Plot to Blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Southern California duo thoroughly impressed us (while not everyone) with their 2009 debut Summer of Hate -- seamlessly weaving together the best elements of shoegaze, throwback electro-pop and Detroit-style garage rock with blogger approved lo-fi production techniques, the packed thirty-four minute album has proven to be one of our most overplayed records in recent memory. And if their recently released single is any indication, fans have plenty more fuzzy pop goodness to look forward to on the band's long awaited James Ford produced sophomore effort Sleep Forever, due out later this summer. With the buzzed garage-pop quartet Dum Dum Girls and local psych-inspired act White Cloud rounding out the bill this one is sure to make for a solid night -- be sure to grab tickets while you still can.

As always, there are several more solid shows to choose from this week including Mission-based punks La Plebe at Bottom of the Hill Tuesday, Sacramento legends Cake at Independent Thursday and rising local favorites Wax Idols at the Strange Dogs party Friday -- be sure to consult the full showlist.

Monday, June 28th
M.O.T.O, Midnight Creeps, the Spurts, The Sharp Objects @ Elbo Room $6

Tuesday, June 29th
CocoRosie, Cibelle @ Regency Ballroom $21
CocoRosie @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Harlem, Hunx And His Punx @ Independent $15
Street Justice, Officer Down, Maxi, Rad Veins @ Knockout
Greg Ashley, Yea Ming, Brian Glaze @ Hemlock $6
The Invisible Cities, Foma, Seventeen Evergreen @ Rickshaw Stop $10
La Plebe, Re-Volts, Factory Minds, Dezu @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Buxter Hoot'n, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, Glenn Labs @ Elbo Room $5

Wednesday, June 30th
Blitzen Trapper, The Moondoggies @ Fillmore $20
Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, Jen Slusser @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, White Cloud @ Bottom of the Hill
Mates Of State, Free Energy @ Great American Music Hall $20
Italic Indian, Chrome Wings, Psychic Handbook, Electric Sunset, Tribal Space Kids @ Submission

Thursday, July 1st
Mates Of State, Free Energy @ Great American Music Hall $20
Eddie Current Suppression Ring, Thee Oh Sees, Kelly Stoltz, Sonny & The Sunsets @ Eagle Tavern
Truth & Salvage Co., Dead Winter Carpenters, Honeymoon @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Dam Funk, Nite Jewel, Jonas Reinhardt @ Mezzanine $15
Cake, King City, California Honeydrops @ Independent (Sold Out)
Malcolm Mooney And Tenth Planet, Stephen Kent, Extra! @ Bottom of the Hill
Calibre, Marcus Intalex @ Rickshaw Stop $13

Friday, July 2nd
Honey, Wax Idols, Dadfag @ Strange Dogs $5
Judgement Day, Ferocious Few, Distance From Shelter, Weston Elementary @ Uptown (Free)
Hot Lunch, Only Sons @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Disastroid, Bever Fever, The Thralls @ El Rio $6
DJ Mehdi, Riton, White Girl Lust, Alona, Shane King @ Mezzanine $12
Steel Train, Matt Embree, Young the Giant @ Great American Music Hall $14

Saturday, July 3rd
The Rob And Zach Show, Little White Teeth @ Independent $20
Eddie Current Suppression Ring, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, The Fresh & Onlys @ Serra Bowl (Free)
Femi Kuti @ Fillmore $35
Minibosses, Roar @ Hemlock $5
Sands, Finn Riggins, Slow Trucks @ El Rio $8

Sunday, July 4th
Psychic Handbook, Little Teeth @ We Art Space
Bonobo, Centipede, Tal M. Klein, Tom Thump @ Mighty $17

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