Weekly Wooot -- Double Dagger, Mi Ami, Boyz IV Men, Dirty Projectors and more

miami_0.jpgWe are downright giddy for Thursday's Mi Ami/Double Dagger show at the Knockout -- extremely impressed by Double Dagger, and in sheer awe of Mi Ami. This is some raw shit that is not to be missed.
Our vote Friday is for the no-cover Casy and Brian/Boyz IV Men dance party (whispers of complimentary booze), but we won't hold it against you if you head to the Lovemakers/Amazing Baby sweatfest at Rickshaw Stop. Seriously, both options are guaranteed fun.

El Rio has an excellent Fourth of July day party featuring 8 bands for $8. If the weather is nice, their patio could be the move for the holiday.
And finally, Dirty Projectors will be making a much hyped at appearance at The Independent Tuesday. Sadly, it is sold out.

07.01 (Wed)

Felix Cartal @ Vessel

If you dare venture to Vessel, the Felix Cartal show is apparently free w/ RSVP. Perhaps best known from his recent stint on MSTRKRFT's Fist of God tour, Cartel drops heavy electro/techno that falls somewhere between The Bloody Beetroots and Boys Noize. We dig it, and think you will too.

As horrible as this place can be, the Infatuation party locks down some insane talent, and manages to keep the club almost douche free. If you are in the mood to dance, this is definitely the move.

Red Cortez, These United States, E.F.F.T. @ Hemlock Tavern
Deer Tick, Dawes @ Independent

07.02 (Thu)

Mi Ami, Double Dagger @ the Knockout

This one is not to be missed. As we previously noted, Baltimore’s Double Dagger throw down raw, minimalist post-punk with clear hardcore roots. The trio is known for their explosive yet fun-loving live sets, so be sure to catch them before they indefinitely leave the Bay Area.

And while we are extremely stoked for Double Dagger, the main draw for us is San Francisco’s own Mi Ami. Featuring members of Dischord’s woefully underrated defunct dance-punk act Black Eyes, Mi Ami blends the dance heavy early 80s post-punk flavor of Liquid Liquid / ESG with the tribal influenced art-rock of their contemporary peers Gang Gang Dance. While no doubt leaning towards the experimental and at times noisy end of the spectrum, we think the sound is as accessible and downright enjoyable as that of early !!! or epicsauce favorites Tussle – roll strong, and make this the dance party it should be.

Moondoggies, The Harbours, Sarah Bethe Nelson @ Rickshaw Stop
The Tallest Man On Earth, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Wheel @ The Independent
Strange Boys, Coathangers, Mantles, Splinters @ Hemlock Tavern

07.03 (Fri)

Casy and Brian, Boyz IV Men @ Farleys

No reason to miss this no-cover microkorg party at Farley’s coffee in Potrero Hill. We caught Boyz IV Men opening for Religious Girls a couple weeks back and were impressed by the raw energy of their dance-friendly set. As we previously noted, the sound reminds us of the stellar synthpop currently coming out of Portland – shit would work just as well in a basement on a Tuesday as it would at Mezzanine on a Saturday. Expect great things from these guys.

Casy & Brian likely need no further introduction… the oft-mentioned duo is poised to explode on the scene after their summer tour, so this could be the last chance to catch them in house party mode. If you can’t make it out this time, be sure to catch them later this month at Kimo’s.

…and to sweeten the deal, word is complimentary booze will be flowing. Party starts at 6.

The Lovemakers, Amazing Baby @ Rickshaw Stop

At first listen, one could mistake Oakland’s Lovemakers take on 80s New Wave/Synthpop for the real thing -- at times, it is clear that the core duo is painstakingly striving to be authentic above simply influenced by the era. And while the sound is one your Marina entrenched Tainted Love fans will most certainly enjoy, we think you will too… tracks like “Shake that Ass” simply bang, and the live show is known to be a non-stop (sexchal) party.

MGMT's fellow Weselyn bro’s Amazing Baby will also be performing live – expect hipster psych meets Britpop. Safe to say these guys are poised to blowup outside the blogsphere soon.

Rickshaw is not selling presale tickets, so be sure to get there early. Shit will be packed (see: hot/sweaty), so don’t forget your hipster headbands.

Hospitals, Photobooth, Baths @ Hemlock Tavern

07.04 (Sat)

Birdmonster, Two Sheds, Low Red Land, Birds and Batteries, Murray the Thief, Finn Riggins, D Numbers and Writer @ El Rio

The Bay Bridged is hosting their fourth annual "Big Time Freedom" fest at El Rio, and has a handful of great local bands lined up. Highlights include Birdmonster, Low Red Land, Two Sheds and Birds and Batteries.

We are particularly excited for Low Red Land. While clearly at home on the folk-leaning bill, we can't help but note elements of mid-90s post-hardcore shining through -- at times, even the powerful yet melodic sound of Quicksand comes to mind.

For $8, this daytime event should be a great alternative to the typical 4th of July BBQ.

07.07 (Tue)

Dirty Projectors @ Independent

No need to further push the much hyped Dirty Projectors. Their recent release "Bitte Orca" will no doubt be on endless year-end lists.

Sadly, the show is very sold out, and chances are you will have to drop $25 + fees to see them at The Fillmore the next time they head to town. But don't fret... you now have the epicsauce.com showlist to keep you on top of the game. Check that shit daily.

Miniature Tigers, Farewell Typewriter @ Cafe Du Nord

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