Weekly Wooot - Wallpaper

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.

Great week for Bay Area live music heads, with the Mission's own Spanish punk quintet La Plebe rocking the legendary Thursday Nite Live series at Eagle Tavern, dance-punk turned disco gods !!! hosting an all out dance party at The Independent Saturday and rising electropop favorites MEN (ex Le Tigre) and Natalie Portman's Shaved Head holding down the Folsom Street Fair Sunday.

The big story this week, however, is the series of shows celebrating the release of Wallpaper's debut LP Doodoo Face. While it may edge out Weezer's Raditude for the coveted worst title of 2009 award, the synth laden lead off single I Got Soul Wasted (our current Indian Summer jam) hints at the Oakland duo's sound maturing quite a bit since we first gushed over them last year. The tongue-in-cheek auto-tuned vocals of Ricky Reed are still there, but the intentionally low budget production is not -- the album is filled with club ready electro bangers.

Wallpaper is that rare act that can share a stage with Boys II Men and Flosstradamus over the course a couple months (as they did in the spring), and get a positive reaction from both fan bases... guaranteed good times. Be sure to catch them Tuesday at Amoeba Berkeley and at their Rickshaw Stop record release party Saturday.

Monday, September 21
The Get Up Kids, Youth Group, Pretty & Nice @ Fillmore $23.50
Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, The Relatives @ Bottom of the Hill $8

Tuesday, September 22
The Most Serene Republic, Grand Archives, The Lonely Forest @ Bottom of the Hill
Pet Shop Boys @ The Warfield $52.50 - $87
Bon Iver, Megafaun @ Fillmore (Sold Out)
Wallpaper @ Amoeba Berkeley (Free)

Wednesday, September 23
Dillinger Four, Riverboat Gamblers, The Arrivals, Young Offenders @ Bottom of the Hill $12
Portugal The Man, Drug Rug, Robert Francis @ Independent $15
Silian Rail, Never Knows Best, By Sunlight, The Bronzed Chorus @ El Rio $5
Pet Shop Boys @ The Warfield $52.50 - $87

Thursday, September 24
Bon Iver, Megafaun (Sold Out)
Om, Lichens @ Independent $15
La Plebe, King City, Jesse Morris and the Man Cougars @ Eagle Tavern $7
The B-52s, Venus Infers @ Regency Ballroom $27
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia @ Nob Hill Masonic Center $29.50 - $49.50

Friday, September 25
Kid Koala, Adira @ Independent $17
Living Colour, Fishbone @ Regency Center $23.50
Drop the Lime, Sleazemore, Tim Exile @ Mighty $12
Oso, Benjamin Henderson @ Flux53 (Oakland) $8
Galactic @ Fillmore $29.50

Saturday, September 26
!!!, Indian Jewelry @ Independent $20
Wallpaper, Hottub, 40Love @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Telefon Tel Aviv, Cloud Archive, The Race @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Birdmonster, AB & the Sea (Benefit for Potrero Hill Public Library) @ Bottom of the Hill $20
Blowoff (Bob Mould & Rich Morel DJ sets) $15

Sunday, September 27
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, MEN, The Blank Pandas + more @ Folsom Street Fair (Free)
Blitzen Trapper @ Independent $16
Sondre Lerche, JBM @ Great American $21
Sleep Your Excellence, Drowning Men, Repeater @ Kimo's $6


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