Weekly Wooot - Mi Ami

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.
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This week is shaping up to be a great one with the local lo-fi punk rock trio Nodzzz at Hemlock Tuesday, Chicago's hipster hyped Kid Sister at Rickshaw stop Thursday and Montreal's indie heroes Islands (ex-Unicorns) at Bottom of the Hill Friday. And while it may not be SXSW or Noise Pop, the 8th annual Budget Rock Festival has quite a bit to offer, including an excellent Bottom of the Hill show Sunday with Gris Gris, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Only's and more.

Our pick for the week, however, is epicsauce local favorite Mi Ami with Brooklyn's These Are Powers at The Knockout Friday. Featuring members of Dischord’s woefully underrated defunct dance-punk act Black Eyes, Mi Ami blends the dance heavy early 80s post-punk flavor of Liquid Liquid / ESG with the tribal influenced art-rock of their contemporary peers Gang Gang Dance. While no doubt leaning towards the experimental and at times noisy end of the spectrum, the drum and bass heavy grooves here are as dance friendly as !!! or The Rapture, and their chaotic live show is always a party -- be sure to catch these guys before they blow up.

Monday, October 19th
Beach House, Papercuts @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Owl City, The Scenic Aesthetic, Brooke Waggoner @ Slims (Sold Out)
Phantom Kicks, Ventid @ Hemlock $5
Mos Def @ Independent $25
**Show canceled** Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Hunx and His Punx, Box Elders, Digital Leather @ Great American Music Hall

Tuesday, October 20th
Nodzzz, Thomas Function, Yussef Jerusalem @ Hemlock $7
Ghostface Killah, Souls Of Mischief, Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady, Deep Rooted @ Slims $26
Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime In Stereo, Ruiner @ Bottom of the Hill $14
Stone Temple Pilots @ Fox Theater $52.50
Patrick Watson, Threes and Nines @ Great American $15
Those Darlins, Choir of Young Believers, The Grates @ Rickshaw Stop $10

Wednesday, October 21st
Kurt Vile & the Violators, Wooden Shjips, Young Prism @ Hemlock $10
United States of Electronica, Won-fu, Scrabbel @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Blind Pilot, The Low Anthem, Mimicking Birds @ Great American $16
Fu Manchu, ASG, The Solid @ Bottom of the Hill $15

Thursday, October 22nd
Kid Sister @ Rickshaw Stop $20
Echo & The Bunnymen, She Wants Revenge @ Fox Theater $42.50
Noah and the Whale, Robert Francis @ Swedish American $16
Cheap Time, Hunx And His Punx, Primitivas, Young Offenders @ Eagle Tavern
Dragonette @ 330 Ritch $10
Matisyahu, Heavyweight Dub Champion @ The Fillmore $30

Friday, October 23rd
Mi Ami, These Are Powers @ Knockout
Islands, Jemina Pearl, Toro Y Moi @ Bottom of the Hill $14
Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter @ Bimbos (moved from Fox Theater) $29.50
Kid 606, Ghosts on Tape, Pigeonfunk, Pooterhoots, C.L.A.W.S. vs. DJ Peeplay, DJ Oonce Oonce @ Elbo Room $10
The Bouncing Souls, Bayside, Broadway Calls @ Slims $20
Neil Hamburger, Mike O'Connell, Randy Liedtke @ Hemlock $10
Lloyd Cole @ Cafe Du Nord

Saturday, October 24th
Boyz IV Men, Gilded Rooks, Teeth, The Yellow Dress, The Four Eyes, Movie Block +more @ The Secret Alley
Bonobo @ Mighty $15
The Bouncing Souls, Bayside, Broadway Calls @ Slims $20
Mika, Gary Go @ Fox Theater $29.50
The Mummies, The Brentwoods, The Fevers @ Bottom of the Hill $5

Sunday October 25th
The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns, Semi Precious Weapons, Foxy Shazam @ The Warfield $25-$30
Rakim @ Slims $23
The Gossip, Men, We Are The World @ Regency Ballroom $20 - $22
Gris Gris, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Only's, Dan Melchior Und Das Menace @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Box Elders, Sector Zero, Impediments, Wild Thing, Slippery Slopes, Outdoorsmen @ Thee Parkside $5


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