Weekly Wooot -- Cursive

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.

While we were partially tempted to take a Waitmate and hibernate until next week's jam packed Noise Pop Festival, this week is actually shaping up quite well with local psych-chillers White Cloud at Rickshaw Stop Wednesday, the previously profiled Clipd Beaks at 21 Grand Thursday and Bay Area based noise-pop trio Nodzzz at Grace Cathedral (yes, that Grace Cathedral!) Saturday.

Our weekly pick, however, is Omaha based indie-rock giants Cursive at The Regency Ballroom Thursday. Their 2001 gut-wrenching classic Domestica stands as one of our most overplayed albums of all time, edging out Fugazi's The Argument as our favorite post-hardcore record of the 2000's. And while their sound has mellowed quite a bit over the course of their last two releases, the raw emotion and passion of wordsmith Tim Kasher is as present as ever -- the 35 year old frontman still puts his all into every recorded track and live performance. With thirteen years of touring and six critically acclaimed full length albums under their belt, the quartet stands as one of the more prolific indie-rock acts in recent history, earning a reputation for being a true must-see act that rarely disappoints. But be warned -- with the emo-tinged punk trio Alkaline Trio rounding out the bill (somewhat odd musical paring if you ask us), this one is destined to be an all out post-Valentine's day angst fest.

Monday, February 15th
Magic Kids, Hunx and His Punx, Shannon and the Clams @ Ghost Town Gallery
Sky Parade, The Blank Tapes @ Knockout $10

Tuesday, February 16th
Sex Worker, Murkins, Summer Blondes, Slam Dunk @ Kimos
James McMurtry, Jonny Burke @ Great American Music Hall $22
Oceanography, The Pentacles, Mumble Mumble @ Hemlock $6

Wednesday, February 17th
Ellie Fortune, Mason Lindahl, Joe Finkel @ Studio H
Ash Reiter, White Cloud, TV Mike and the Scarecrowes @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Mark Matos & Os Beaches, Little Wings, Apache Thunderbolt, Moomaw @ Hemlock $6
Excuses For Skipping, Jetskiis @ Harlot $5

Thursday, February 18th
Alkaline Trio, Cursive @ Regency Ballroom $20
Clipd Beaks, Malaikat Dan Singa, Brian Glaze and The Nightshift, Shari La La’s @ 21 Grand
FiLTHMiLK, Neighbors, Electric Leaves @ Stud $5
Rykarda Parasol, Chambers, Summer Blondes @ Hemlock $8

Friday, February 19th
Birdmonster, Boy In The Bubble, Here Come the Saviors @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Erykah Badu, Goapele @ The Fox (Sold Out)
Airfix Kits, Ingot Rot, Tropical Sleep @ Hemlock $6
Man/Miracle, Jesus And The Rabbits, The David Luning Band, The Riot Professor, Phil Lang @ Zughaus Gallery $5
Top Critters, Unit Breed, Helene Renaut, Sleeptalks, Ugly Winner @ Thee Parkside $10
The Junior Panthers, Addison, The Hi-Nobles @ Cafe Du Nord $10

Saturday, February 20th
Sex Worker, Jaws @ Amnesia $5
Boyz IV Men, Casy and Brian, 123 Knife @ Kitsch Gallery
Nodzzz @ Grace Cathedral
Street Score, Hightower, Clay Wheels, Dan P & The Bricks, Hans Keller, Evacuee, The Dead Westerns, Paranoids, Bird, Botron, Talky Tina @ Thee Parkside $10
BLVD, Mimosa @ Independent $15

Sunday, February 21st
MC Lars, K.Flay, Ytcracker @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Medeski Martin & Wood @ Fillmore $32.50
Sharp Objects, The Rebel Spell, Dreadful Children, Ruleta Rusa @ the Knockout
Nick Castro & The Young Elders, Raul Rauelsson, Kacey Johansing @ Hemlock $6
Tinariwen @ Palace of Fine Arts $25 - $65

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