Weekly Wooot -- YACHT

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Plenty of show options this week with local favorites Maus Haus at Hemlock Tuesday, Oakland-based experimental folk act tUnE-yArDs at Rickshaw Stop Thursday and the previously profiled Weekend at Hemlock Sunday.

Our featured act this week, however, is YACHT. Initially conceived as the solo outlet of Portland-based electro-pop mastermind Jona Bechtolt (ex-The Blow), YACHT blew away just about everyone last year with their quirky DFA release See Mystery Light. Inspired by the likes of Talking Heads, White Rainbow, T-Pain, The B-52's and labelmates LCD Soundsystem, the genre-bending album stands as one of the more unique and downright enjoyable records of 2009 -- if you slept on this one, do yourself a favor and grab the album's unusually catchy lead-off single Psychic City immediately. YACHT is keeping busy this week with a live appearance at The Independent Thursday evening, an after party DJ set at Milk late Thursday night and a free show at Amoeba Friday.

As always, there are several other solid show options this week including the previously profiled Toro Y Moi with Caribou at The Independent tonight, instrumental math-rock duo Silian Rail at our party at Milk Thursday, Sacramento's excellent electronic quintet Sister Crayon at Rickshaw Stop Friday and the Pitchfork-approved Magic Bullets at Bottom of the Hill Sunday.

Monday, May 24th
Caribou, Toro Y Moi @ Independent (Sold Out)
Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek @ Amoeba SF (Free)
X, A-Frames, Hank IV @ Hemlock $12
The Baths, Future Islands, Lower Dens @ El Rio $5

Tuesday, May 25th
Spectrum, Wooden Shjips @ Great American Music Hall $17
Maus Haus, Boomsnake, Hosannas @ Hemlock $10
Plants And Animals, Lost In The Trees @ Independent $12
Crow, Talk Is Poison, Yakodai @ Knockout $10
Massive Attack, Anti-Pop Consortium @ Warfield $47.50 - $52.50

Wednesday, May 26th
Nas, Damian Marley @ Fox Theater $39.50
Massive Attack, MNDR @ Warfield $47.50 - $52.50
Ok Go, Grand Lake, Earl Greyhound @ Fillmore $22.50
Minus The Bear, Everest, Young The Giant @ Regency Ballroom $19.50
Vetiver, The Mumlers @ Bottom of the Hill $15
The National, Ramona Falls @ Fox Theater $30

Thrusday, May 27th
Silian Rail, By Sunlight, Ash Reiter, Devotionals + YACHT Afterparty w/ YACHT (DJ Set), Jeffrey Jerusalem @ Milk (Free)
YACHT, Bobby Birdman, Little Wings @ Independent $17
The National, Ramona Falls @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Nada Surf, Telekinesis @ Great American Music Hall $21
Tune-Yards, Eux Autres, Social Studies, Knight School @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dawes @ Fillmore $25
Adam H Stephens, Honeycomb @ New Parish $10
M.A.N.D.Y. @ Vessel $10 - $20

Friday, May 28th
Flight of the Conchords @ Greek Theater $45
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Nodzzz, Antarctica Takes It!, English Singles @ Bottom of the Hill $12
YACHT, Bobby Birdman @ Amoeba SF (Free)
Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sister Crayon @ Rickshaw Stop $10
Little Brother @ Independent $20

Saturday, May 29th
She & Him @ Fox Theater (Sold Out)
Audrye Sessions, Poor Bailey, Graham Patzner & The Help, The Tenderloins @ Blakes
The Album Leaf @ New Parrish $15
Far, Dead Country, Death Valley High @ Slims $16
Voxtrot, International Waters, The Ferocious Few @ Great American Music Hall $16
Band Of Horses, Willoughby @ Independent (Sold Out)
The Soft White Sixties, Leopold & His Fiction, Lemon Sun @ Red Devil Lounge $10
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Dominique Leone, Frog Eyes @ Hemlock $10
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), Tenderlions, Ryan Poulsen @ Mezzanine $15
All Girl Summer Fun Band, Still Flyin', Cars Can Be Blue, The Art Museums, Boat @ Rickshaw Stop $12

Sunday, May 30th
Mister Loveless, Magic Bullets, Transfer @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Young Prisms, Weekend, Grave Babies, Swanifant @ Hemlock $8


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