Monday, June 06, 2005

Any SF indie/britpop fanatics out there?

Music is definitely my passion, particularly indie and britpop. It seems like San Francisco is a great place for those kinds of music since they have an excellent club called Popscene and great bands playing here every night at places like Cafe du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, the Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, The Independent, etc. I’ve been to all those venues within the last few months and it’s been great. I’ve been going with my brother, who likes the music but usually doesn’t enjoy going to concerts. I’m not sure why, we’ve seen tons of great bands (Pretty Girls Make Graves, British Sea Power, Monade, Thievery Corporation, Architecture in Helsinki, Still Flyin', Bloc Party, Of Montreal, Tilly and the Wall) just this year alone. And here’s my list of upcoming shows that I’m interested in and hoping to go to:

7/19: The Secret Machines, Kings of Leon @ the Fillmore
7/15: The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ BotH, $10
7/8: Fri. Pop Crush Festival: My Favorite, Voxtrot, Unreal Scarlet’s Well, Lil’ Hospital – 8 pm, $12 @ Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St.
7/2: Sat. Scout Niblett, Afri Rampo 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street 22nd
6/24: Fri. Mountain Goats, The Double; Sarah Dougher @ BotH
6/22: Wed. Dressy Bessy, Giant Value, The Jessica Fletchers @ BotH, $8
6/20: Embrace, Long-View, Augustana @ the Independent, 8 PM, $12
6/18: The Futureheads, High Speed Scene, Every Move a Picture @ the Fillmore $18.50 (expensive but I still want to go!)
6/17: The Go-Betweens, The Court and Spark @ Slim’s, $17
6/16: Thu. Electrelane, Deerhoof, Lavender Diamond @ GAMH, 859 O’Farrell Street (Polk)
6/15: Wed. Stephen Malkmus, Martha Wainwright @ the Fillmore
6/12: Eisley, Lovedrug, (dot), Pilotdrift @ Slim’s, 333 11th St, $15
6/10: Fri. The National, Menomena @ Cafe du Nord
6/9: Thu. Kasabian, Mad Action @ Popscene, 330 Ritch, FREE!
6/8: Wed. Caesars, Amusement Parks On Fire, The Plus Ones @ BotH, $10
6/7: Tues. Athlete @ Cafe du Nord, $10-$12