Weekly Wooot -- Lymbyc Systym

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.

Plenty of post-holiday options this week with San Francisco punk favorites La Plebe at Thee Parkside Thursday, excellent shoegaze chillers Weekend at Hemlock Friday, Sacramento's Cake at The Fillmore Saturday and experimental alt-rock legends Sonic Youth at The Fillmore Sunday.

While our would-be weekend pick Sonic Youth is sadly sold out, we are particularly looking forward to catching Lymbyc Systym at Cafe Du Nord Saturday. Consisting of brothers Jared and Michael Bell, Lymbyc Systym skillfully layers track upon track of guitar, synth and drums to create dreamy post-rock epics that pay equal homage to their Austin neighbors Explosions in the Sky and electronic pioneer Four Tet. We caught the sibling duo when they opened for Crystal Castles (for whom Lymbyc Systym's Michael Bell previously manned drums) last spring and were simply entranced by their sprawling, atmospheric set -- rest assured that their intricate recordings translates well to stage. Similarly cinematic acts Helios and Cloud Archive open, so be sure to get their early.

Monday, January 4th
Brilliant Colors, Younger Lovers, Gun Outfit, The Mantles @ Brontez’s House $5
Not To Reason Why, Daytes @ Kimos $8

Tuesday, January 5th
The Blank Tapes, Cannons and Clouds, Mystery Lights, Worker Bee @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Con Brio, Blood And Sunshine, Hey Young Believer @ Bottom of the Hill $9
French Cassettes, State Champion, Giving Up @ Hemlock $6

Wednesday, January 6th
Can't Find A Villain, The Ferocious Few, Monbon, The Polymer Drone @ Elbo Room $5
Rad Cloud, Arcadio, Grand Lake @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Pure Ecstasy, Silver Pines, Carlton Melton @ Hemlock $6
Sean Smith and the Present Moment, The Lambs, Touchez @ Make Out Room $8
Evacuee, Monarchs, Happy Dwarf, Sister Grizzly @ Kimos

Thursday, January 7th
La Plebe, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Complaints, Tim Sandberg @ Thee Parkside $8
Andrew Jackson Jihad, Kepi Ghoulie, Dan Potthast, Partners in 818 @ Bottom of the Hill $10
The Music of this Mortal Coil, Foxtail Somersault, Vir @ Cafe Du Nord $10

Friday, January 8th
Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Weekend, Woodsman @ Hemlock $7
Dengue Fever, Diego's Umbrella @ Independent $18
I The Mighty, Scissors For Lefty, Via Coma, Fighting The Villain @ Bottom of the Hill $10

Saturday, January 9th
Lymbyc System, Helios, Cloud Archive @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Fleshies, Trainwreck Riders, Killer Dreamer @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Cake, Dan Hicks, Fishbear @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Zodiac Death Valley, Hot Daxx, Bare Wires @ Uptown $8
Mariee Sioux, Dearest, Windy Gap @ Hemlock $8
Kimya Dawson, Your Heart Breaks, Angelo Spencer @ Rickshaw Stop $12
LoCura, Diana Gameros, Granada Doaba @ The Independent $13

Sunday, January 10th
Sonic Youth, Sic Alps @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Strung Out, Calabrese, United Defiance @ Slims $16
David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Ashley Allred @ Cafe Du Nord $15
Dustin Kensrue, Chris Conley, Matt Pryor, Anthony Raneri @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)

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