Weekly Wooot - The Horrors, Miike Snow, Datarock +more

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.

Another stacked week of shows with TV on the Radio's Rain Machine headlining The Independent tonight, San Francisco's garage rockers Leopold and His Fiction at Hemlock Tuesday and Norway's insanely entertaining electro act Datarock at Slim's Thursday.

The bad news is that Saturday's would-be dance party with Sweden's uber-hyped electropop act Miike Snow at Bottom of the Hill is very, very sold out. Ticketless Indie fans have a solid backup option, however, with British post-punk leaning shoegazers The Horrors headlining the Independent. We are simply in love with their 2009 Mercury Prize nominated release Primary Colours -- the 8 minute epic of a single Sea Within a Sea is one of our favorite tracks of the year, slightly edging out their crosstown show rival Miike Snow's remixed to death blog hit Animal. Think My Bloody Valentine, sans the ear bleed inducing noise.

And while it certainly is not for the crowd phobic (last year attendance estimates were 700,000+) with 81 bands there is literally something for everyone at this weekends Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival -- be sure to give the unusually solid Sunday schedule a look.

Monday, September 28
Rain Machine, Diane Cluck @ Independent $15
Dead Meadow, Spindrift, Howlin Rain @ Great American Music Hall $15
MV & EE, Expo '70, Bronze, Inner Beauty @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Alice in Chains @ The Fillmore (Sold Out)

Tuesday, September 29
Sian Alice Group, Leopold and His Fiction @ Hemlock Tavern $10
Mason Jennings, Crash Kings @ Great American Music Hall $20

Wednesday, September 30
Ladyhawke, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Julian Perretta, Semi Precious Weapons (Ida Marie canceled) @ Fillmore $29
Mason Jennings, Crash Kings @ Great American Music Hall $20
The Sermon, Blank Stares @ Hemlock $5
Kylie Minogue @ Fox Theater (Oakland) $58.50 - $99.50

Thursday, October 1
Datarock, Esser, Kav @ Slim's $16
Abe Vigoda, Psychic Reality @ Knockout $6
David Bazan, Say Hi @ Independent
Grass Widow, The Mantles, Yellow Fever @ The Eagle Tavern
Kylie Minogue @ Fox Theater (Oakland) $58.50 - $99.50
Gillian Welch @ Fillmore $29.59

Friday, October 2
Tartufi, Geographer, Judgement Day @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Clipd Beaks, Experimental Dental School @ Hemlock $6
Crown City Rockers, Breakestra @ Independent $20
Asobi Seksu, Loney Dear, Anna Ternheim @ Slims $17
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park (Free)

Saturday, October 3
The Horrors, Japanese Motors, Rocket @ The Independent $20
Miike Snow, Jack PeƱate, Loquat @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
The Bugs, Dadfag, Sad Horse @ Hemlock $6
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park (Free)
Lovevolution (formerly Love Fest) w/ Deadmau5, LA Riots, Fisherspooner (dj set), Amp Live, Sleazemore, DJ Dan + more @ Civic Center $10

Sunday, October 4
Liquid Indian, Mujaheddin Bernstein Affair, White Pee, North Fork @ Hemlock $6
The Blakes, Music for Animals, Lucky Jesus @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park (Free)


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