Weekly Wooot -- The Mantles

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.
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There are a plethora of show options this week with Brooklyn's The Antlers at The Warfield tonight, Los Angeles's buzzed lo-fi pop act Best Coast with Vivian Girls at Bottom of the Hill Tuesday and San Francisco's beyond hyped Girls with Magic Kids at Great American Music Hall Sunday (sadly, very sold out).

Our pick for this week, however, is San Francisco's garage-pop outfit The Mantles at Hemlock Saturday. While no doubt at home alongside previously profiled local garage favorites Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, The Mantles' sound really has more in common with of The Byrds and Paisley Underground era jangle than it does with the current wave of fellow reverb soaked lo-fi acts. This pop prowess is perhaps most evident on Don't Lie, a standout track that deservedly topped several best of lists last year. While the quartet found quite a bit of success with their enjoyable self-titled debut last fall, our money is on 2010 being their true breakout year -- just last week the group was added to tastemaker Gorilla Vs Bear's buzz band packed SXSW showcase, a surefire sign that they are on the brink of reaching critical mass. Saturday's bill is rounded out by the aforementioned Ty Segall (the dude really gets around) and Sacramento's G.green, so be sure to arrive early.

Monday, February 8th
Editors, The Antlers @ Warfield $20
Death Sentence: Panda!, Pompoir, Slaughtering Dolphins @ 21 Grand $5
Scott H. Biram, Dirt Daubers, The Ferocious Few @ Bottom of the Hill $10
St. Vincent, Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)

Tuesday, February 9th
Vivian Girls, Best Coast, The Bananas @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Airfix Kits, Rank/Xerox, La Corde @ Knockout (Free)
Dave Rawlings Machine @ Fillmore $27.50
Garrett Pierce, Mountain Man, Mira Cook @ Hemlock $6

Wednesday, February 10th
T.I.T.S., Eats Tapes, Houndsound @ Elbo Room
Eyedea & Abilities, dosh, Cubik & Origami @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Curse Of The Birthmark, Careerers, Tank Attack @ Hemlock $6

Thursday, February 11th
Alice In Chains @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Wild Beasts, Still Life Still, Magic Bullets @ Independent $14
Shannon and the Clams @ Amoeba Berkeley (Free)
Nothing People, Moon Duo, Epikurs Euforie @ Hemlock $6
Mumford & Sons @ 330 Ritch (Sold Out)

Friday, February 12th
The Thermals, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down @ UC Berkeley (Free)
The Album Leaf, Sea Wolf @ Great American Music Hall $15
Alec Ounsworth @ Cafe Du Nord $16
De La Soul @ Yoshi's (SF) $40

Saturday, February 13th
Ty Segall, The Mantles, Ggreen, Peter Grimm @ Hemlock $7
Sound Tribe Sector 9, Nalepa Dub Orchestra @ Fox Theater $27.50
Blowoff (DJs Bob Mould and Rich Morel) @ Slims $15
Sinden, Disco Shawn, ORO11, Tuesday Lockhart @ Elbo Room $5 - $10
De La Soul @ Yoshi's (SF) $40

Sunday, February 14th
Girls, Magic Kids @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
The Entrance Band, Lights, Sic Alps @ Independent $15
Dead Prez, Pep Love, Nima Fadavi @ Shattuck Down Low $20
Chicago Underground Trio @ Cafe Du Nord $12
The Damned, Hewhocannotbenamed, The Generators @ Slim's $30


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