Weekly Wooot -- Starfucker


Yet another solid week of live music with local chillers Skeletal System at Hemlock Tuesday, the previously profiled Fuck Buttons at Great American Music Hall Wednesday and rising local post-punk trio Ranx/Xerox at Eagle Tavern Thursday.

Our featured act this week, however, is Portland's notoriously entertaining Starfucker. The solo project turned full-blown quartet make the most infectious form of electro-pop, complete with sing-along hooks, jingle-worthy melodies and beats you can't help but dance to. After a series of admittedly confusing name changes, the quartet is back in SF this week for a DJ set at the free epicsauce party at Milk Thursday and a live show with local dance favorites Butterfly Bones at Rickshaw stop Friday night -- we can't think of a better band to help start your weekend of Bay to Breakers debauchery.

Plenty of other show options this week including Los Angeles based indie-pop trio Happy Hollows at the Independent tonight, experimental electronic duo Eats Tapes at the Berkeley Art Museum Friday and the previously profiled Clipd Beaks at Hemlock Sunday.

Monday, May 10th
Shearing Pinx, Nu Sensae, High Castle, American Splits @ Sub Mission $5
Red Fang, Hot Fog, Hazzard's Cure @ Bottom of the Hill $10
The Besnard Lakes, Happy Hollows, The New Slave @ Independent $12

Tuesday, May 11th
Phantom Kicks, Skeletal System, Sunbeam Rd @ Hemlock $6
M.C. Meathook And The Vital Organs, Hammer Horror Classics, Trashkannon @ the Knockout (Free)
The Minks, The Bang, The She's @ Bottom of the Hill $8

Wednesday, May 12th
Fuck Buttons, Clipd Beaks @ Great American Music Hall $16
Beehive Spirit, Common Loon, Alright @ Elbo Room $6
Neighbors, Organ Trail, Psychic Handbook @ Uptown (Free)
M.D.C., The Restarts, La Plebe, Dopecharge @ Thee Parkside $10
Lime Colony, Passenger And Pilot, Blood And Sunshine @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, The Felice Brothers, honeyhoney @ The Regency Ballroom $25

Thursday, May 13th
Tempo No Tempo, Fake Drugs, Starfucker (DJ set), oOoOO (DJ set), Bye Bye Blackbird (DJ set) @ Milk
Rank/Xerox, Western Hymn, Deep Teens, Awesomes @ Eagle Tavern $5
Goapele, Youth Speaks Poets @ New Parish $22
Neighbors @ The Depot
Zoo, Entropy Density, Didimao @ Hemlock $6
Diane Birch, AM @ Independent $20

Friday, May 14th
Grand Lake, Michael Zapruder @ Dark Room $10
Starfucker, The Butterfly Bones, Silver Swans, Fake Drugs @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Goapele, DJ Big Von @ New Parish $22
Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes @ Berkeley Art Museum $5
Disastroid, Love Songs, The Famous @ Hemlock $6
Johann Johannsson, Christopher Willits @ Great American Music Hall $21
Annuals, The Most Serene Republic, What Laura Says @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Tortured Genies, Gravid Wives, The Lambs, Sean Smith @ Amnesia $5
Apache, The Wrong Words, Midnite Snaxxx, Off Campus, DJ Neil Martinson @ The Knockout $7

Saturday, May 15th
Casy and Brian @ Red Devil Lounge $10
Gil Mantera's Party Dream, Triple Cobra, The Go-Going-Gone Girls @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Converge, Coalesce, Lewd Acts, Black Breath @ Slims $16
Cake, The Raveonettes, Jackie Greene, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down @ Great Meadow (Oyster Fest) $30
Altars @ Amnesia $5

Sunday, May 16th
Set Your Goals, Comeback Kid, Title Fight, The Story So Far @ Slims $16
Clipd Beaks, Vampire Hands, Daughters of the Sun @ Hemlock $6

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