Weekly Wooot -- Nosaj Thing

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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An absolutely packed week of shows with the previously profiled Thee Oh Sees alongside epicsauce favorite Ty Segall and blog-hyped The Sandwitches at Cafe Du Nord Tuesday, local post-punk heavyweights Tempo No Tempo at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday and San Francisco transplants Thao With the Get Down Stay Down with Portland's The Thermals at the Great American Music Hall Friday.

Our pick for this week, however, is Los Angeles beatmaker Nosaj Thing -- aka 24 year old electronic wizard Jason Chung -- at Mighty Saturday. His 2009 full length debut Drift was easily one of last years most compelling releases, packed with twelve infectious tracks that fill a space somewhere between fellow L.A. beat-head Flying Lotus and Entroducing era DJ Shadow. Armed with a laptop, midi controller and an arsenal of his own bedroom-brewed beats, Chung takes on the roll of conductor in his live sets, mashing up the various elements of each song to create a sort of live remix of his work -- each show is fully improvised, so no two sets ever sound entirely the same. With similar minded electronic acts Daedelus and Jogger rounding out the bill this one is well worth your $12.

Plenty of other options this week including Mates of State at Cafe Du Nord tonight, the always entertaining Jaguar Love (ex-Blood Brothers) with dance-friendly locals Butterfly Bones and My First Earthquake at Cafe Du Nord Wednesday, the Mission's own Spanish language punk quintet La Plebe at Slims Friday and the previously profiled and all around awesome Mi Ami at El Rio Saturday -- as always, be sure to consult the full show list.

Monday, February 1st
Mates of State, Rubies @ Cafe Du Nord $20
Please Do Not Fight, The Hundred Days, Luke Franks Or The Federalists, Scene Of Action @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Death Sentence: PANDA!, Barf Mountain, The Baths @ the Knockout

Tuesday, February 2nd
Do Make Say Think, Happiness Project, Years @ Great American Music Hall $16
Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Voices Voices @ Slims $20
Thee Oh Sees, Kelley Stoltz, Ty Segall, The Sandwitches @ Cafe Du Nord $10 - $50
Grand Lake, Two Sheds, Fake Your Own Death, Kuma/Kosha @ Thee Parkside $10
NOMO, The Actors @ Bottom of the Hill $10

Wednesday, February 3rd
Jaguar Love, My First Earthquake, The Butterfly Bones @ Cafe Du Nord $5
The Downer Party, The Hot Toddies, Tempo No Tempo @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Loquat, The Northern Key, Marabelle Phoenix, todayokay @ Make Out Room $8

Thursday, February 4th
Kid Beyond, Gooferman, Smash-Up Derby @ DNA Lounge $10
The Soft White Sixties, Diamonds Under Fire, Leilujh, Tremor Low @ Stork Club
Chen Santa Maria, Brown Un, Hiss and Hum @ Adobe Books (Free)
The Dwarves, Compton SF, Jesse Morris and The Man Cougars @ Uptown $15
Apache, Danny James and Pear, Hollow Earth @ Hemlock $6

Friday, February 5th
The Thermals, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Grass Widow @ Great American Music Hall $17
Black Cobra @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Make Me, Schande, The Seizure @ Hemlock $6
La Plebe, King City, Dead To Me, Love Songs @ Slims $15

Saturday, February 6th
Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger @ Mighty $12
Mi Ami, Sands, 3 Leafs @ El Rio $7
The Lonely H, Leopold And His Fiction, The Blank Tapes @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Joe Jack Talcum, The Bassturd, Lord Grunge (Grand Buffet), DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, The Rhombus @ Hemlock $10

Sunday, February 7th
The Dry Spells, The Sarees, The Lambs @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Grains, Weatherbox, Da Bears @ Hemlock $6


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