Weekly Wooot -- The Splinters


Plenty of shows to get you through your Outside Lands hangover with lo-fi Pitchfork favorite Wavves at Rickshaw Stop Wednesday, Smiths-inspired locals The Magic Bullets at the California Academy of Sciences Thursday night and the previously profiled Man/Miracle at Hemlock Saturday.

Our featured act this week is The Splinters, who play Bottom of the Hill Wednesday with Woven Bones and The Sandwitches. The Oakland-based outfit make 1960's style garage-pop with a punk twist, complete with vocal harmonies, vintage-tinged riffs and plenty of sing-a-long moments. While we have enjoyed the bands recordings to date -- their debut full length Kick is littered with catchy moments, and their recently released 7" might just be their best effort yet -- it is in the group's live shows that have really won us over. This is easily one of the most entertaining and downright fun acts in the city. Sadly, 1/4 of The Splinters is set to relocate to NYC, meaning their local appearances will soon be few and far between -- be sure to catch them locally while you still can.

Several other show options in this unusually stacked week with local garage pop favorite Hunx and His Punx at Thee Parkside Thursday, the previously profiled Tussle at Amnesia Saturday and the jam packed Rock Make Festival all-day Sunday -- as always, be sure to consult the full showlist.

Monday, August 16th
Hounds and Harlots, Moon Fetus, The Soft White Sixties @ Hemlock $5
Comadre, Heartsounds, Magic Bullets, Daikon, Walken, Pills, Grayceon, At Our Heels @ Thee Parkside $10
The Upsidedown, Harderships!, Stomacher, 1776 @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Matta Gawa, Kuan, Broken Robots @ Milk $5

Tuesday, August 17th
Geographer @ Amoeba Berkeley (Free)
The Blank Tapes, Ash Reiter, Pat Hull @ Bottom of the Hill $10

Wednesday, August 18th
Greg Davis, Aureus, Moholu-Nagy @ Hemlock $7
Wavves @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Wavves, Young Prisms @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Casiokids, Light Pollution, K. Flay @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Woven Bones, The Sandwitches, The Splinters @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Black Francis @ Great American Music Hall $21
Ha Ha Tonka, Red Light Mind, Buxter Hoot'n @ Elbo Room $8

Thursday, August 19th
The Lickets, Odd Owl, Tied to the Branches @ Hemlock $7
Magic Bullets, Still Flyin' @ California Academy of Sciences $10
Neighbors, Maggie Morris, Davyd Nereo, John Miller @ Mama Buzz
Darker My Love, Sonny & The Sunsets @ Independent $12
Hot Hot Heat, The 22-20s, Hey Rosetta! @ Rickshaw Stop $10
C.L.A.W.S., Finesse, Prints, Global Warning @ Li Po Lounge
Hunx and His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, Okmoniks, The Goochi Boiz, Miss Chain and the Broken Heels @ Thee Parkside $10
Light Asylum, Jaws, Sleeping Desires @ Eagle Tavern $7
Clipd Beaks, Moccretro, Hollow Earth, Hans Keller @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Crocodiles @ 330 Ritch $10

Friday, August 20th
The Morlocks, Hot Lunch, Hardership, Skystone @ Hemlock $5
Excuses for Skipping,The Cliks, Killola, Hunter Valentine @ Milk Bar $10
Jogger, We Are the World, Shlohmo, Matthewdavid @ Rickshaw Stop $10
C.L.A.W.S., Finesse, Prints, Global Warning @ The Zoo
Ghostland Observatory, JD Samson @ Warfield $25
Personal And The Pizzas, Gentleman, Jesse Bararrecudas @ Thee Parkside $10
Bats in the Belfry, Glass Cake, Natalie Alyse, Batmen, Tiny Knives @ Mama Buzz Club

Saturday, August 21st
Slang Chickens, Man/Miracle, Yellow Dress @ Hemlock $7
Jonah Matranga, Two Sheds, Iamani, Build Us Airplanes @ 924 Gilman
Tussle, ASSS, Sword and Sandals @ Amnesia $5
Nobunny, The Mean Jeans, The Anomalys, Charlie and the Moonhearts @ Thee Parkside $10
Grass Widow, No Babies, O Cement, Shannon and the Clams + more @ First Church of the Buzzard

Sunday, August 22nd
Tartufi, AB & the Sea, Still Flyin’, Leopold and His Fiction, Social Studies, The California Honeydrops, Butterfly Bones, Sunbeam Rd., Sea of Bees, Jhameel, Billy and Dolly, Blue Rabbit, The Thrashers, The She’s, The Psychotherapists Wizard Lizard @ Rock Make Festival
Sarah Jaffe, The Glassines, Kristy Kruger @ Hemlock $7
Brilliant Colors, Neonates, Rank/Xerox, Dick Dog @ Brontez’s House
Cake, MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Tone!, En Vogue @ Oakland City Center $10

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