Weekly Wooot -- Tussle

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Another stacked week of local shows with the previously profiled Weekend at Rickshaw Stop Tuesday, Anticon beat maker Baths at Bottom of the Hill Thursday and local favorite Wallpaper at The Independent Friday.

Our featured act this week is Tussle, who play Rickshaw Stop Thursday. Long a staple of the San Francisco music scene, Tussle pounds out dance-friendly krautrock and post-punk inspired instrumentals in the vein of early-80's pioneers (and occasional Tussle collaborators) Liquid Liquid, yet with a vibe similar to their synth-loving DFA-affiliated contemporaries. After relentlessly touring with the likes of Hot Chip, Ratatat and Yacht in support of 2007's oft overlooked gem Cream Cuts, the trio is back with a soon-to-be-released fourth full-length and their first string of shows of the year. With the much-hyped Brooklyn duo Javelin and fellow local krautrock revivalist Bronze set to open, this one is not to be missed.

Plenty of other solid show options this week, including the recently signed Grass Widow at Amnesia Tuesday, electronic madman Mochipet at Elbo Room Friday and the previously profiled Abe Vigoda with hardcore heavyweights Fucked Up at Rickshaw Stop Sunday.

Monday, May 3rd
Tempo No Tempo, Dinowalrus, The Splinters, Nymph @ 21 Grand $5

Tuesday, May 4th
Heartless Bastards, Hacienda, Amy Cook @ Independent $18
Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Dreamdate @ Storkclub
The Mantles, Dimmer, Weekend @ Rickshaw Stop $10
MC Frontalot, Brandon Patton, Edible Norris @ Cafe Du Nord $12
Awesomes, Marylin Tusk, Space time @ 21 Grand $5
Grass Widow, The Beets, German Measles @ Amnesia
Rangers, Jon Porras, Centipede East, Radiant Husk @ Hemlock $6
Title Tracks, The New Trust, The Bye Bye Blackbirds @ Bottom of the Hill $10

Wednesday, May 5th
Owen Pallett, Snowblink @ Independent $16
Bane, Alpha & Omega, Wolves & Thieves, Streetwalkers @ Thee Parkside $12
Flobots, Trouble Andrew, Champagne Champagne @ Bottom of the Hill $15
The Ferocious Few, Mississippi Man, The Sermon @ Cafe Du Nord $5
Aquamen, Jonesin @ Milk $5

Thursday, May 6th
The Hold Steady, The Donkeys, A Decent Animal @ Fillmore $25
Murder City Devils @ Great American Music Hall (Sold Out)
Tussle, Javelin, Bronze @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Dosh, White Hinterland, Baths @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Mariee Sioux, Dead Western, Aaron Ross @ Hemlock $6

Friday, May 7th
Wallpaper, OONA, DJ Morale @ Independent $15
The Mumlers, The Touch-Me-Nots @ Uptown (Free)
Oxbow, Red Sparowes, Fang Island @ Great American Music Hall $14
Murder City Devils @ Slim's (Sold Out)
Bridez, Makeing Tents, Blasted Canyons @ El Rio
Mochipet, The Polish Ambassador, Deceptikon @ Elbo Room $10
Menew, Lilofee, The Frail @ Mezzanine $6
Los Campesinos!, Signals @ Regency Ballroom $20

Saturday, May 8th
Kate Nash @ Amoeba SF (Free)
La Plebe, Face To Face, Circle Jerks, The Ataris @ Fort Mason Center $20
Hot Tub, Isis G, Party Effects @ Uptown $10
Ash Reiter, Dead Westerns, Ian Fays @ Thee Parkside $6
Kate Nash, Supercute @ Bottom of the Hill (Sold Out)
The Tallest Man on Earth, Nurses @ Independent $14
Drive-By Truckers @ Fillmore $25

Sunday, May 9th
Fucked up, Abe Vigoda, Hollerado @ Rickshaw Stop $12
Cloud Archive, Atomic Bomb Audition, Sleepy Eyes of Death @ Hemlock $6


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