Weekly Wooot -- Surfer Blood


Another stacked week of shows with Pitchfork darlings The Morning Benders at The Independent Tuesday (sadly sold out), rising locals Man/Miracle at the free epicsauce.com party at Milk Thursday and the always enigmatic Nobunny at The New Parish Sunday.

Our featured band this this week, however, is Florida based indie power pop act Surfer Blood. While partially indebted to the jangly breed of 60s surf rock bands that their beach-friendly moniker would imply, the go to comparison for Surfer Blood's sound is undoubtedly Blue Album era Weezer, complete with the crunchy guitar, infectious hooks and endless sing-along moments that made the landmark album such a classic. If you have yet to hear the deservedly buzzed young quartet, we strongly suggest immediately snagging their lead off single "Swim" -- we have more or less been bumping this one on repeat since we caught the band's excellent San Francisco debut at Rickshaw Stop last November. While their Friday night blowout with Turbo Fruits and Ganglians at Bottom of the Hill has long been sold out, Surfer Blood will be performing a free show at Amoeba Thursday -- the show starts at 6pm sharp, so be sure to hustle up Haight Street early.

There are plenty of other great show options this week, with the previously profiled Ty Segall at The Eagle Tavern Thursday, Chicago based DJ duo Flosstradamus at The Independent Saturday and San Francisco based stoner-rock outfit Triclops! at Bottom of the Hill Sunday -- be sure to consult the showlist for a full breakdown of this week's live shows.

Monday, March 29th
Agent Orange, Gutwrench, Fukm @ Kimo's $10

Tuesday, March 30th
The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent $15
Pierced Arrows, Lullabye Arkestra @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Moonbell, Seabright, Heavy Hills @ Hemlock $6
Camp Out, Fever Dream, Lets Get Lost, Electric Leaves @ Kimo's $6
Hank III, Assjack, Kyle Turley @ Regency Ballroom $25

Wednesday, March 31st
Fake Your Own Death, Jetskiis, The Young Republic @ Milk $7
Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys, Izza Kizza Donnis @ Independent $13
Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose, Emily Jane White, Garrett Pierce @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Koalacaust, Ghost Town Refugees, Travis Hayes @ Bottom of the Hill $7
Radio Moscow, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Naam, Zodiac Death Valley @ Elbo Room $10

Thursday, April 1st
Man/Miracle, Butterfly Bones, Red Blue Yellow, Beehive Spirit @ Milk (Free)
Surfer Blood @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Turbo Fruits, Leather Feather, Grand Lake + more @ Victory Warehouse (Oakland) $7
Ty Segall, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Baths, The Splinters @ The Eagle Tavern $7
Zion-I, League 510 @ Rickshaw Stop $18
Terror, Ignite, Hour Of The Wolf, Crucified, Boundaries @ Thee Parkside $15
Lesbian, White Mice, CCR Headcleaner, Nuclear Death Wish @ Hemlock $6

Friday, April 2nd
Veil Veil Vanish, Mister Loveless, Chambers, The Ferocious Few @ Uptown (Free)
Pony Village, White Cloud, The Graves Brothers Deluxe, Rad Cloud, Jonesin' @ Ghost Town Gallery $7
Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, Ganglians @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Astronautalis, Oona, Le Vice @ Rickshaw Stop $10
The Okmoniks, The Touch-Me-Nots, The Wrong Words @ Hemlock $6
Zion-I, Pep Love, Dublin @ Independent $20

Saturday, April 3rd
The English Beat, The Impalers @ Bimbos $22
Mi Ami, Pocahaunted @ Bay Area 51
Scissors For Lefty, The Hundred Days, Saint Motel @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Jesse Jay Harris, 77 El Deora, East Bay Grease, Merle Jagger @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Glass Cake, Moses Campbell, Campfire, Your Yellow Dress @ The Carpentry
The Love Dimension, Honey, The Spyrals, Greg Ashley @ Hemlock
Flosstradamus, Sleazemore, Shane King @ Independent $20
Crystal Method (DJ set) @ Ruby Skye $25

Sunday, April 4th
Music For Animals, Mata Leon, Links @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Nobunny, The Bananas, Mayyors, The Rantouls, The Splinters @ New Parish $10
Triclops!, Tubers, Peijman and Ben Kunin @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Foxtails Brigade, Ash Reiter @ Makeout Room $8

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