Weekly Wooot -- Pavement


Another jam packed week of shows with San Diego's excellent droney pop duo Crocodiles at The New Parish Tuesday, Oakland's rising favorites Man/Miracle at Rickshaw Stop Thursday and the previously profiled Ty Segall with last week's highlight Grass Widow at Bottom of the Hill Sunday.

Our featured act this week, however, is the recently reunited Pavement, who play Berkeley's Greek Theater Friday night. Initially hailing from Stockton, Pavement was long a staple of the SF music scene, frequenting big name venues like The Fillmore, Maritime Hall and Warfield alongside smaller stages like Kilowatt (yes, that Kilowatt) and Bottom of the Hill before their untimely demise in 1999. In the years since, the band's quirky lyrics, blissful off-kilter melodies and general lo-fi aesthetic have together become the de facto blueprint for countless Pitchfork buzzbands, helping to solidify their place among the indie rock elite. If we are to believe frontman Stephen Malkmus and company, this just might be your last chance to catch the band in the Bay Area -- be sure to snag the last remaining tickets while you still can.

As always, plenty of other show options this week including local legends Brian Jonestown Massacre, the previously profiled Tussle at Milk Thursday and Portland's italo disco revivalist Soft Metals at Li-Po Lounge Friday

Monday, June 21st
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale @ Fillmore $22.50
Yelawolf, dj Quest, Z-Man, dj B-Cause @ Slims $8
Peggy Sue, Pepper Rabbit, Todayokay @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Orchestra Of Antlers, Clarissa Explains It All, My Dads @ Kimo's
The Sweet Bones, The Mallard, Part Time @ Elbo Room $5
Tinariwen @ Yoshis (SF) $30

Tuesday, June 22nd
The Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge @ Fillmore $32.50
Il Gato, The Shants, Jen Grady @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Dum Dum Girls, The Crocodiles @ New Parish $10
Big Blue Whale, Brier Rose, American Studies @ Hemlock $6
Matmos, So Percussion, Lexie Mountain Boys @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Kronos Quartet @ Yoshis (SF) $35

Wednesday, June 23rd
Wisdom Tooth, Little Teeth, Pineapple Explode @ Hemlock $6
Still Flyin', Red Pony Clock, Will Sprott @ Makeout Room $8
My Dads, Commissure, Atomic Bomb Audition, Riot Professor @ Submission
Kronos Quartet @ Yoshis (SF) $35

Thursday, June 24th
Tussle, Boyz IV Men, Religious Girls, Kid Meets Cougar, Soft Metals (DJ Set) @ Milk $5
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Fillmore $22.50
Zodiac Death Valley, Complaints, Drug Wars @ Hemlock Tavern $7
The Entrance Band, The Growlers @ New Parish $10
Lucky Cloud, Birdlips @ Blue Six
Radar Brothers, Man/Miracle, Mist and Mast @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Hot Hot Heat @ 330 Ritch $12

Friday, June 25th
Entrance Band, The Growlers @ Hemlock $12
The Soft White Sixties, Body Or Brain, Quite Polite, Monster Eats The Pilot @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Lou Barlow, Sarah Jaffe @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, The Heavy @ Warfield $22.50
Minipop, The Trophy Fire, Chasing Kings @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Soft Metals, Party Effects, DJ Primo, DJ Jordan @ Li-Po Lounge $5
Pavement, Quasi @ Greek Theater $39.50
Eskmo, Dr. Strangeloop, Shlohmo, Teebs, Timeboy @ Milk $10

Saturday, June 26th
High Tower, Kingdom of Magic, Razorhoof @ Hemlock $7
The Blank Tapes, Build Us Airplanes, Ravenna Woods, Albert Square @ Gilman
Goldfrapp @ Fox Theater $32.50
Greg Ashley, Electric Shepherd, Dirty Clergy, TheaTerRa, How To Make Swords @ Submission
Concrete Blonde @ Regency Ballroom $30

Sunday, June 27th
Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets, The Baths @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Danzig, All Shall Perish, Toxic Holocaust @ Regency Ballroom $30

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