Weekly Wooot -- Grass Widow

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(Photo by The Bay Bridged)

Several shows to choose from this week including Kansas-based garage punks Rooftop Vigilantes at Elbo Room tonight, local pysch-heavy shoegaze quintet LSD and the Search for God at Hemlock Friday and the previously profiled A Place to Bury Strangers alongside local favorite Weekend at Rickshaw Stop Sunday.

Our featured act this week is San Francisco's own Grass Widow, who play El Rio Friday. The all-female trio makes dreamy lo-fi pop with an undeniable punk aesthetic -- think beautiful three-way harmonies and surf-rock riffs held together by distorted guitar, frenetic drumming and intentionally raw production. After a string of well-received releases on Brooklyn's Captured Tracks and local upstart Make A Mess, the band recently signed with indie trendsetters Kill Rock Stars -- look out for their highly anticipated sophomore LP (and subsequent buzz) this August.

Plenty of other show options this week inlcuding Spectre Folk at Hemlock tonight, dance-friendly local trio Butterfly Bones at Rickshaw Stop Wednesday and Canadian indie elite Stars at The Independent Saturday and Sunday -- be sure to consult the full list.

Monday, June 14th
Rooftop Vigilantes, The Murkins, Dirty Cupcakes @ Elbo Room $5
Spectre Folk, Blissed Out, Run DMT @ Hemlock $5
Psychic Handbook, Deep Magic @ Mama Buzz Cafe $5
Local H, Left Brain Heart @ Independent $15
Jenny Owen Youngs, April Smith And The Great Picture Show, William Tell @ Bottom of the Hill

Tuesday, June 15th
Matt Pond PA, The Lonely Forest, Wintersleep @ Independent
Paranoids, The Pagan Blonde, Heavy Hills @ Knockout $5
Foreign Cinema, Past And Future, Sunbeam Rd @ Hemlock $6
Neighbors, My Flag Is On Fire, Oblio's Arrow, That Blasted Hound @ Stud $5

Wednesday, June 16th
Bernadette, Stripmall Architecture, Conspiracy Of Venus, ZIVA @ Independent $12
Jefre Cantu, Brother Raven, Golden Retriever @ Hemlock $7
Delphic, The Butterfly Bones, Delle Vellum @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Spiro Agnew, Pink Noise, The Sharing Type @ Kimos $5

Thursday, June 17th
The Mallard, The Wolf, Ryan Morrowitz, Camp Out @ Thee Parkside $6
My First Earthquake, The Downer Party, The Attachments @ Rickshaw Stop $10
High Castle, Schlitz Claiborne, Big Black Cloud @ Stud $5
Athlete, Carney @ Independent $15
Thrones, Hot Victory, Blasted Canyon @ Hemlock $10
The Moanin Dove, Geographer, Leopold And His Fiction @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Craze, Gaslamp Killer @ Temple (Free)
U.S. Bombs, The Forgotten, Druglords Of The Avenues @ Slims $14

Friday, June 18th
Grass Widow, Shellshag, Dirty Marquis, Street Eaters @ El Rio $8
LSD and the Search for God, Fuxa, The Meek @ Hemlock Tavern $8
Birdmonster, Dynamite Walls, King Baldwin @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Alex B, Jamie Lidell @ Independent $20
Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Stephanie Finch & the Company Men @ Great American Music Hall $16
Carl Craig, Amp Fiddler @ Mighty $12
Portugal The Man, The Builders And The Butchers, Morning Teleportation @ Fillmore $20
Jamie Lidell @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Wang Chung, Notorious @ Slims $25
JUNIP, LoveLikeFire @ Rickshaw Stop $15
Moccretro, Borneo @ The Epicenter Cafe
The Frail, Fans of Jimmy Century, The Actors @ Milk

Saturday, June 19th
Stars, Dead Child Star @ Independent (Sold Out)
Younger Lovers, Hawnay Troof, No Babies, Primary Colors @ 21 Grand $5
He Who Can Not Be Named, White Barons, Lords @ El Rio $7
Eagles of Death Metal, Lyrics Born @ Mezzanine
Jonesin, Head Like a Kite, Smoosh @ Hemlock $7
The Warlocks, Lumerians, Gypsy Moonlight Band @ New Parish $16

Sunday, June 20th
Stars, Dead Child Star @ Independent (Sold Out)
A Place To Bury Strangers, Light Pollution, Weekend @ Rickshaw Stop $12
The Bell Rays, Hank IV, Carlos, Dadfag, Ezee Tiger @ Bottom of the Hill $10


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