Weekly Wooot -- Man/Miracle


A huge week of live shows with rising local shoegaze quintet Young Prisms at Rickshaw Stop Tuesday, the previously profiled Maus Haus at Milk Thursday and the jam-packed All Shook Down Festival with epicsauce favorites Neon Indian, Ty Segall, Grass Widow and more Sunday.

Our pick for this week is Man/Miracle, who play a fundraiser for the all-around awesome local music resource (and registered non-profit) The Bay Bridged at the Verdi Club this Friday. We have more or less had the Oakland-based quartet's debut The Shape of Things on repeat since it was released late last year -- it is a stunning LP, packed with ten infectiously catchy would-be singles you will swear you have heard before. While the band's take on indie pop is admittedly all over the map, the go-to comparison here is undoubtedly Talking Heads, complete with the the David Byrne-esque crooning, danceable Afrobeat inspired backbone and endless sing-a-long choruses. With SF musical giants Thao Nguyn and John Vanderslide rounding out the bill there is no reason to miss this stacked all-local blowout.

Several other solid shows to choose from this week including Denver chillers Weed Diamond at Sub Mission Tuesday, the always enigmatic Nobunny at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday and local psych-infused quartet White Cloud at Hemlock Friday -- be sure to consult the full showlist.

Monday, July 19th
Inter Arma, Bastard Sapling, Sentinel Beast, Al Qaeda @ Li-Po Lounge $5

Tuesday, July 20th
Keane, Ingrid Michaelson, Fran Healy @ Fox Theater $39.50
Con Brio, California Honeydrops, Blood And Sunshine @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Kevin Seconds, Johnny Young, Emily Davis @ Thee Parkside $5
Happy Birthday, Residual Echoes, Young Prisms @ Rickshaw Stop
Neighbors, Weed Diamond, Tan Dollar, Dash Jacket @ Sub Mission $5
The Stone Foxes @ Amoeba SF (Free)

Wednesday, July 21st
M.G.M.T., Francis And The Lights @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Grand Archives, S, The Northern Key @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Common Eider King Eider, Base Of Bass, The Cysts @ Hemlock $6
The Spits, Nobunny, Scumby @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Jonathan Richman, Olof Arnalds @ Swedish American $15
Blank Tapes, Grand Lake, Red Light Radical, Ash Reiter @ Uptown (Free)
Le Vice, Tim Carr Project, George Cochrane, Dude House @ Milk $5

Thursday, July 22nd
Maus Haus, Skeletal System, Psychic Handbook, Rangers @ Milk
Jonathan Richman, Olof Arnalds @ Swedisih American $15
Human Toys, Graves Brothers Deluxe, Juanita and the Rabbit @ Hemlock $8
Sick Of It All, Trash Talk, 50 Lions, Alpha & Omega @ Slims $16
The Dead Weather, Harlem @ Warfield $40
Foxtail Somersault, Vir, Astral, Tomihira @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Or The Whale, Dusty Rhodes, Mick Leonardi @ Uptown $8

Friday, July 23rd
Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, Man/Miracle, Exray's @ Verdi Club $20
Jonathan Richman, Olof Arnalds @ Swedish American $15
Toad The Wet Sprocket @ Fillmore $32.50
White Cloud, Red Blue Yellow, The Paranoids @ Hemlock $7

Saturday, July 24th
Magic Bullets, Blue Horns @ Stork Club
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Little Teeth, miRthkon @ Great American Music Hall $17
East Bay Grease, Mushroom, Greg Ashley @ Starry Plough

Sunday, July 25h
Judgement Day, Phenomenauts, Club Crasherz, Space Monkey, Gangstas, Katie Knipp, Joe Hickey, Jake Wertheim-Knapp @ Blakes (Free)
Neon Indian, Janelle Monae, Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Birds and Batteries, Sonny & the Sunsets, Ghost on Tape, Bare Wires + more @ All Shook Down Festival (North Beach) $16
Toadies, Dead Country, The Famous @ Bottom of the Hill $16

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