Weekly Wooot -- The Rural Alberta Advantage

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.

Yet another jam packed week with San Francisco's post-punk favorites Tempo No Tempo at Hemlock Tuesday, Two Gallant's frontman Adam Stephens at the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday, the previously profiled Ty Segall at The Knockout Saturday and guitar legend Charlie Hunter at both Yoshi's locations throughout the week.

Without question, however, our vote this week is for Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday (check out our interview with the band tomorrow). We first caught wind of the folk inspired indie trio earlier this year when Saddle Creek reissued their 2008 debut Hometowns -- it is a remarkable album, well deserving of its numerous comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 classic In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Their captivating July performance at Bottom of the Hill was easily one of our year's favorites, so the expectations are unusually high for this one. Be sure to head out early to catch rising local chillers Sonny & The Sunsets and Portland's The Shaky Hands.

Monday, December 14th
Toshio Hirano @ Amnesia (Free)
Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi Semi Precious Weapons @ Bill Graham (Sold Out)

Tuesday, December 15th
Tempo No Tempo, Young Prisms, Grooms @ Hemlock $7
Zero 7, Phantogram @ Warfield $26.50 - $30
Kid Cudi, Wallpaper @ Regency Ballroom $27.50
Semi Precious Weapons, Oona @ Red Devil Lounge $8
Timbaland @ Rasputin Records Berkeley (Free)
Charlie Hunter @ Yoshis (SF) $16 - $20

Wednesday, December 16th
Adam Stephens, Two Sheds, Honey @ Rickshaw Stop $10
The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Shaky Hands, Sonny & The Sunsets @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Brian Glaze & The Night Shift, Dreamdate, Carletta Sue Kay @ Hemlock $6
Zodiac Death Valley, In The Dust, Groggs @ Elbo Room $6
Sweet Bones, The Luck Dragons, Social Sunday @ Kimos
Charlie Hunter @ Yoshis (SF) $16 - $20

Thursday, December 17th
Arrington de Dionyso, Death Sentence: Panda!, San Francisco Water Cooler @ Amnesia
Top Critters, Christmas G, La Corde @ Hemlock $6
Ambience, Ben Henderson, Cloud Archive @ Bottom of the Hill $8
Scrabbel, Seventeen Evergreen, Amores Vigilantes @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Thrones, Hott Fogg, The Butlers, Ferocious Few @ Eagle Tavern
El Vez, Los Straitjackets, the Lovely Elvettes @ Independent $20
Charlie Hunter @ Yoshis (SF) $16 - $20

Friday, December 18th
Pink Mountain, T.I.T.S., Arrington De Dionyso, WORK, Pink Canoes, Al Qaeda, Seven Lies About Girls @ Cafe Du Nord (Free)
Lee Scratch Perry, Revival Sound System @ The Independent $25
Black Cobra, The Fucking Wrath, Moses @ Annies Social Club $8
The Mother Hips, Dawes, The Parson Red Heads @ Great American Music Hall $20
Lady Genius, FOMA, The Ian Fays @ Hemlock $6
Ellie Fortune, Appetite, Joe Finkel @ Adobe Books
Death Angel, Skinlab, Walken @ Slims $20
Man/Miracle, Grand Lake, Sparrows Gate @ Uptown
Steve Aoki, DJ Dan @ Regency Ballroom $25
Charlie Hunter, Doug Wamble @ Yoshis (Oakland) $24

Saturday, December 19th
Ty Segall @ The Knockout
Lilofee, Maldroid, The Hot Toddies, The Cons, Shauna Regan, DJ Miss Watkins @ Red Devil Lounge $10
The Mother Hips, Or the Whale, Dave Gleason & the Golden Cadillacs @ Great American Music Hall $20
Swann Danger, Guitar vs. Gravity, 2:Frail @ Hemlock $6
Rupa & the April Fishes, Conspiracy of Beards, Conspiracy of Venus @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Robin Thicke, Ryan Leslie, Laura Izibor @ Warfield $45.50-$62.50
Lee Scratch Perry @ The New Parish (Oakland) $25
Charlie Hunter, Doug Wamble @ Yoshis (Oakland) $24

Sunday, December 20th
Golem, Rube Waddell, Con Permiso @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Charlie Hunter, Doug Wamble @ Yoshis (Oakland) $24
Molloy Family Album, The Devotionals, Passenger & Pilot @ Hemlock $6
Papa M, Jason Simon, Brookhaven @ Cafe Du Nord $12

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