Weekly Wooot -- Holiday Edition

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.


Not going to lie to you -- it is a slow week in live music, with several venues shutting their doors for the holidays and the bulk of touring bands opting to take the week off. There are still a handful of options, however, with San Francisco noisemakers Death Sentence: Panda! alongside Oakland's No Babies at Apgar House Tuesday, a star-studded fundraiser for the San Francisco Food Bank featuring Jonathan Richman, Chuck Prophet, Mark Eitzel and more at The Makeout Room (also Tuesday), Detroit's constantly rotating hip hop outfit Slum Village at Yoshi's Wednesday and Salinas's promising garage rock quartet The Mystery Lights at Hemlock Saturday.

As we eagerly look forward to next weeks stacked New Years Eve, we can't help but feel a bit nostalgic for what has been an extremely memorable year in Bay Area music. We had a series of nationally buzzed music festivals, excellent releases by locals Mi Ami, Ty Segall, Battlehooch, Thee Oh Sees, Lazer Sword, The Dodos, Wallpaper, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Sleepy Sun, Girls and more and an absolute endless bounty of show options to choose from on any given night.

Any local releases or shows that stood out for you in 2009? Let us know over at SFist.

Monday, December 21st
The Taxpayers, Destroy Nate Allen @ Retox Lounge $5

Tuesday, December 22nd
Death Sentence: Panda!, No Babies, Snowsuit, Busy Lights @ Apgar House (Oakland) $5
The Taxpayers, Destroy Nate Allen @ Retox Lounge $5
Zoo, Deeper, The Mighty Russian Winter, Jason mKey @ Hemlock $6
Parker's Xmas Craptacular! -- performances by Jonathan Richman, Paula Frazer, Chuck Prophet, Stephanie Finch, Mark Eitzel, Tom Heyman, CVS, Jill Olson, Smelly Kelly @ Make Out Room $10

Wednesday, December 23rd
Slum Villiage @ Yoshis (SF) $25
The Bridge, Commissure, Ordstro @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Fang, No Alternative, Gary Floyd's Hard Ride @ Annie's Social Club $10
Jingle Punx, BWUH, The Moonlight Orchestra @ Uptown (Free)

Thursday, December 24th
Popscene Xmas Dance Party @ 330 Ritch $10
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble @ Slims $15

Friday, December 25th
The Fuxedos, Sassy!!!, The Yes Go's, Dimesland, Los Murderachis @ Elbo Room $10

Saturday, December 26th
Glider, Mccabe & Mrs. Miller @ Cafe Du Nord
Bare Wires, The Mystery Lights, Dirt Dress @ Hemlock $6

Sunday, December 27th
Lazer Zeppelin, Maggie Morris, Neighbors @ Hemlock $6
Ordstro, Deers!, Matsuri, Calculator, Beau Navire, Big Kids @ Sub Mission $6
Railroad Earth, Hot Buttered Rum @ Fillmore $25.50

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