Weekly Wooot -- Tempo No Tempo


While several of the big name shows this week (see: The xx/Phantogram, Local Natives/Suckers, LCD Soundsystem/Holy Ghost, Isis/Tombs) have sadly sold out, there are still plenty of live music options to get you through the week including afro-pop outfit Fool's Gold at New Parish Tuesday, San Diego-based garage rock quartet The Soft Pack at Mezzanine Saturday and Brooklyn's noisy punk duo Japanther at Great American Music Hall Sunday.

Our featured act this week is Tempo No Tempo, who play Rickshaw Stop with Canadian indie rock trio Born Ruffians this Friday. Since 2004, the Bay Area-based act have been jamming out danceable post-punk anthems in the spirit of of defunct Dischord legends Q and Not U, earning a reputation as one of the area's best live acts along the way. It came as a bit of a surprise then when the band announced last month that they would be disbanding for good come June (FOR REALS). So whether you are a longtime fan or a recent convert, Friday marks your last chance to catch the all-around awesome trio -- be sure to make it out for what is sure to be a memorable night.

Several other shows to choose from this week including Swedish indie-folk duo First Aid Kit at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, Stockton's rising favorites Craft Spells at Milk Thursday and local heavyweights The Dodos at The Independent Saturday -- as always, be sure to check the full showlist.

Monday, May 31st
The Very Best, Black Nature, Disco Shawn @ Independent $18

Tuesday, June 1st
Fools Gold, Shadow Shadow Shade @ New Parish $12
Open Hand, The Roman Numerals, Disastroid @ Elbo Room $6
Black Cobra, The Gates Of Slumber,Slough Feg, Salvador @ Thee Parkside $10
Friendo, Cannons And Clouds, Wise Wives @ Bottom of the Hill $8
The xx, Phantogram @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
Autobahndage, Moccretro @ Fort Gallery (Oakland)

Wednesday, June 2nd
The xx, Phantogram @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
Why?, The Donkeys, Josiah Wolf @ New Parish $16
First Aid Kit, Samantha Crain, Grand Lake @ Bottom of the Hill $15
Local Natives, Suckers @ Rickshaw Stop (Sold Out)
Mumford And Sons, The Middle East @ Slims $16
Swanifant, Neighbors, The Lickets @ El Rio $5
Still Flyin', Red Pony Clock, Will Sprott @ Make Out Room $8

Thursday, June 3rd
Skeletal System, Craft Spells, Ghost Animal @ Milk (Free)
Local Natives, Suckers @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
Heavy Hills, Teutonics, The Mrcy Hot Sprngs @ Hemlock $6
Citay, Barn Owl, The Sarees @ Cafe Du Nord $10
LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Suckers @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Bart Bernhardt, Brady Burgess, Jennifer Russell @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Dangerous Boys Club, Bronze @ Knockout
Screaming Females, Songs For Moms, Street Eaters @ Thee Parkside $6

Friday, June 4th
Isis, Tombs, Jakob @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
Dangerous Boys Club, Bronze, Ssleeping Desiress, Water Borders @ Terminal
Vetiver, Alela Diane, The Moore Brothers @ New Parish $15
Sage Francis, Free Moral, Agents B. Dolan @ Fillmore $22.50
X, A Frames, The Mantles @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Crown City Rockers, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Skins And Needles, dj Zeph @ Independent $16
Born Ruffians, Young Rival, Tempo No Tempo @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Party Owl, Napolean Complex, Incomplete Neighbor @ Kimos $6
Junior Panthers, B and Not B, Kill Moi @ Milk $7
Screaming Females, Winter Ox, Uzi Rash @ Hemlock $6

Saturday, June 5th
The Golden Filter, The Soft Pack, Matt & Kim @ Mezzanine $20
Captured! By Robots, The Dont's, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits @ Bottom of the Hill
The Dodos, DJ Britt Govea @ Independent $20 - $40
The Downer Party, The Definite Articles, Gavin Castleton, Sentinel @ Uptown $8
X, A Frames, Airfix Kits, Little Queenie @ Stork Club $10
Loquat, The Hot Toddies, The Frail @ Rickshaw Stop $15
Bart Davenport Winfred E. Eye We Is Shore Dedicated @ Hemlock $8
Veil Veil Vanish, Blessure Grave,Deathday Party, Sleeping Desires @ Milk $7
BFD w/ Hole, Silversun Pickups, Cage The Elephant, Spoon, Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Temper Trap, Dirty Heads, Violent Soho, Soft Pack, Middle Class Rut, Matt And Kim,Limousines, Golden Filter, Amplive + More @ Shoreline $32.50

Sunday, June 6th
Japanther, Jaguar Love @ Great American Music Hall $14
Lord Nasty, T.S.G. @ Hemlock $6
Music for Animals, Jonesin @ Thee Parkside (Free)

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