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Best of The List!
(8/19-8/25)

Steve Lake of Zounds Plays Amoeba Berkeley and The Hemlock This Week!

Fri 8/19
Bender’s Bar, S.F. Hank IV, Midnite Snaxxx 21+ 10pm
Uptown, Oakland El Elle, Sisu, Bam! Bam! 21+ $8 9pm
Independent, S.F. Coup, Inspired Flight, Nio Tha Gift 21+ $20 9pm

Sat 8/20
Amoeba, Berkeley Steve Lake (from Zounds – solo) a/a free 3pm
924 Gilman Street, Berkeley Black Fag, Turbonegra, Grannies, Get Shot!, Go Time!, P.J. Franco & The Burnouts (Alaska) a/a $10 7pm
Jam City, 1570 7th St, Oakland Cher Horowitz, Fat Transfer, American Splits, Younger Lovers, Sourpatch, Melting Wreck a/a 7pm

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Best of the List!
(8/12-8/18)

Fri 8/12
Metro, Oakland Eyehategod, Impaled, Brainoil, Laudanum, Voetsek, Badr Vogu, Burial Tide a/a $17/$20 7pm/8pm
Great American Music Hall, S.F. Sadies, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter 6+ $17 8pm/9pm
Lobot Gallery, 1800 Campbell St., Oakland King Tuff, Shannon And The Clams, Wounded Lion, Trashies, Audacity, dj Russel Quan & Jackie a/a $10 8:30pm (Total Trash Fest)

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Best of The List
(8/5-8/11)

Fri 8/5
Billy DeFrank Center, 938 The Alameda, San Jose Fare Station, Tire Swings, Sunny Reaper, Hazels Wart, Joey Casio, Negative Queen, Parae, Bam Bam, Grass Widow a/a 3pm til midnight (Think & Die Thinking Fest)
Thrillhouse Records, S.F. Broken Men, Adelitas, Broken Water, Dimples a/a (donations for touring bands) 7pm
Uptown, Oakland Howlin’ Rain, Skystone, Myonics, Hypnotic Collectors 21+ free 6pm/9pm

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Best of The List
(7/29-8/4)

Fri 7/29
-Thee Parkside, S.F. Mean Jeans, Black Jaspers, Guantanamo Baywatch, Teutonics 21+ $10 9pm (Total Trash Fest)
-Bottom of the Hill, S.F. American Steel, Angry Amputees, Shot Down a/a $12 8:30pm/10pm
-924 Gilman Street, Berkeley Zero Progress, E.T.C., Secret People, Classics Of Love a/a

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Best Of The List! (7/22-7/28)

Incredible shows this week! Not only is the 1-2-3-4-Go! Records 10-Year Anniversary Fest this weekend in Oakland, but countless other shows this week in the City too! Loads of sweaty times to be had, check out The List for full listings!

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Best Of The List! (7/1-7/7)

This is but a mere glimpse into the dozens of shows that happen every night in the Bay Area! Go to The List for full listings!

Fri 7/1
-Independent, S.F.
Battlehooch, Ghost And The City, Sun Hop Fat, Panhandlers 21+ $13 9pm
-Uptown, Oakland Mumlers, Poor Bailey, Upside Drown, Tastyville 21+ free 6pm/9pm

Sat 7/2
-Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland, CRUSHER FEST DAY 1 FEATURING: Younger Lovers, Eat Skull, Thee Goochi Boiz (Boulder, CO), Whyte Bitch, (Kansas City), Greg Ashley, Burnt Ones, Sauna (Denver, CO), Knifey Spoony, G. Green (Sacramento), Andy Human, Hollow Earth, Family Matters, dj Tony Ramoney 21+ $6 3pm
Hemlock, S.F. Royal Baths, Nucular Aminals, Psychic Feline, Dadfag 21+ $7 9pm

Sun 7/3
Stork Club, Oakland, CRUSHER FEST DAY 2 FEATURING: Paul Collins Beat (N.Y.C.), Nikki Corvette (Detroit), Grass Widow, Scumby, Bare Wires, Garbo’s Daughter (FL), Pataha Hiss (Portland), Animals And Men (U.K.), Vignettes (Memphis), Feeding People (L.A.), Nectarine Pie, Primitive Hearts, Dirty Cupcakes, dj Duke Of Windsor 21+ $10 3pm
Stern Grove Festival, 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd., S.F. Neko Case, Dodos a/a free 2pm

Mon 7/4
-Marin County Fair, San Rafael: The Temptations, Preservation Hall Jazz Band a/a 2-9pm
-El Rio, S.F. John Vanderslice, Low Red Lnad (final show), Finn Riggins, Tartufi, Whisperlights, Walking In Sunlight 21+ $8 3pm/3:30pm

Tue 7/5
Independent, S.F. Ted Nugent, Brent James & The ContraBand 21+ $55 8pm
Hemlock, S.F. Religious Girls, Zorch (Austin, TX), Primary Colors 21+ $6 9pm

Wed 7/6
Rickshaw Stop, S.F. Maus Haus, Swahili Blonde, Zaza, Jason Grier a/a
Black and Brown, 850 The Alameda, San Jose Calvin Johnson, Joey Casio, Sourpatch, Palms Spring, Soft Knife 21+ 7pm

Thu 7/7
Uptown, Oakland, Screening of “Who Took The Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour”, plus special guests, 21+ FREE 8pm
Big Gay Warehouse, 250 Industrail, S.F. Limp Wrist, No Statik, Permanent Ruin, Livid, a/a $8 7pm (Last BGW Show Ever!)
Slim’s, S.F. Trainwreck Riders, Buxter Hoot’n, Quinn DeVeaux, Fox & Woman, Jimmy Sweetwater, Robin DiCarlo, Jelal Huyler 6+ $15 8pm

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Best Of The List! (6/24-6/30)

Friday 6/24
-924 Gilman Street, Berkeley Hooray For Everything (record release), Angris (record release), Neon Piss, Detached Dolls a/a $7 7pm/8pm
-Regency Ballroom, S.F. Glitch Mob, Ana Sia, Comma a/a $25 8pm/9pm

Saturday 6/25
-Hemlock, S.F. Andre Williams, Jail Weddings 21+ $15 7:30pm and 10pm shows
-Craneway Pavilion, 1414 South Harbor Way, Richmond Autopsy, Nuclear Assault (N.Y.), Whiplash (N.J.), Cattle Decapitation (San Diego), Zombie Holocaust, Warbringer (L.A.), Ludicra, Undivided (N.Y.), Hatchet, Dread (N.M.), Vindicator (OH), Ex Mortus (L.A.), Witchaven (L.A.), Insanity a/a $32.50/$35 ($50 vip) 2pm *** @ (Slaughter by the Water) (Winners of Food Network Challege, Grill em All Heavy Metal Food Truck)

Sunday 6/26
-Pavilion, Concord Rush (playing Moving Pictures) a/a $135-$40 6:30pm/7:30pm
-Thee Parkside, S.F. Wax Idols, Paperhead, Lilac, Wrong Words, dj Duke Of Windsor 21+ $6 8pm

Monday 6/27
-El Rio, S.F. Snarlas, Endemics, Displeasure 21+ $5
-Warfield, S.F. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Prefuse 73 a/a

Tuesday 6/28
-Bottom of the Hill, S.F. Fleshtones, East Bay Grease 21+ $10/$12 8:30pm/9:30pm
-Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland Octant, Muticians, Little Bridges 21+ 6pm

Wednesday 6/29
-New Parish, Oakland Blonde Redhead, Nosaj Thing a/a $25 8pm/9pm
-Great American Music Hall, S.F. Tera Melos (Sacramento), Le Butcherettes (L.A.), Adebsi Shank (Dublin, Ireland) 6+ $14 7:30pm

Thursday 6/30
-Escapist Comic Bookstore, Berkeley Calvin Johnson, Joey Casio, Bam!Bam!
-El Rio, S.F. Laura Jean, Tomorrow Men, Female Trouble 21+ $7 9pm

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Bay Area Show Listings for 6/17-6/23

Worlds of great shows this coming week! You’d have to already have tickets since everything is sold out, but if you can definitely be sure to check out the Asian Man 15th Anniversary Weekend @ Bottom of The Hill and Thee Parkside! Go to www.asianmanrecords.com for details! Now for the best of the rest this week!

Fri 6/17
-29th Street House, 84 29th Street, S.F. Max Levine Ensemble (D.C.), Broken Men (first show), Street Justice a/a 7pm
-Uptown, Oakland Bellrays, Damon & The Heathens, Jonny Manak & The Depressives 21+ $10 9pm

Sat 6/18
-Fox Theater, Oakland Matt & Kim, Thermals, Autobot From Flosstradamus a/a 8pm
-Independent, S.F. Bill Callahan, Michael Chapman 21+ $20 9pm

Sun 6/19
-New Parish, Oakland Hunx And His Punks, Shannon & The Clams, Uzi Rash a/a $8/$10 8:30pm/9:30pm
-Civic Center, 99 Grove Street, S.F. Kid Cudi, Chip Tha Ripper

Mon 6/20
-Fillmore, S.F. Mountain Goats a/a $22.50 8pm/9pm
-Hemlock, S.F. Sea Lions, Horse Marriage, Uranium Orchard 21+ $6 6pm

Tue 6/21
-Knockout, S.F. No Statik, Martyrdod (Sweden), Yadokai, dj Ken Prank 21+ $7 8:30pm/9:30pm
-Bottom of the Hill, S.F. Religious Girls, Metal Mother

Wed 6/22
-Fox Theater, Oakland Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus, Julianna Barwick a/a 7:30pm
-Rickshaw Stop, S.F. Kid Congo Powers And The Pink Monkey Birds, Non!, Allah-Las, Midnite Snaxxx a/a

Thu 6/23
-Amoeba Music, S.F. Peter Murphy a/a free 6pm
-Big Gay Warehouse, 250 Industrial, S.F. Forever (Portland, OR), Tacocat (Seattle, WA), Fat Transfer, Bitter Fruit a/a $5 6pm til 10pm
-Great American Music Hall, S.F. Thao & Mirah, Bobby, Led To Sea 6+ $16 8pm

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6/13 at SUB-Mission: Sourpatch, Hissyfit, Neonates, Palms Spring, Onesie

Monday night at SUB-Mission features an eclectic mix of local and international bands. Come see Sourpatch, Hissyfit (New Zealand), Neonates (Los Angeles), Palms Spring, and Onesie (New Zealand) play in the Mission District! All ages welcome.

Monday, June 13, 7PM
SUB-Mission, San Francisco
2183 Mission Street
All ages, $6
Event page

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Sourpatch
Sourpatch is a four piece 90’s pop-worship ensemble from San Jose, California. Formed from a mutual love of songs about unbearably impossible romances, Sourpatch plays in the vein of influences such as Tiger Trap, Rocketship, Velocity Girl, Boyracer, Cub, Heavenly, Go Sailor, Black Tambourine, and so many 90’s west coast babes! (Read more here)

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Hissyfit
Riot Grrl, Girl Raw and Trash and Roll are just some of the ways that Hissyfit describe themselves. And they’re all pretty accurate to be honest, as the trio slam through short songs about sleeping pills, hair ties and meeting girls. (Read more at Undertheradar)

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Neonates
Neonates play furtive ingenious girl punk, demonstrating their encyclopedic knowledge of the history of ladypunkers, they remind me of Washington DC’s Meltdown (most excellent No Wave inspired Scissor Girl worship from 1995—get the LP if you see it you will not regret it…) and the Slits demos and um, the Ama-Dots from early ’80s Michigan, all hail furtive exploratory girl sounds!! (Read more at Whateverwewantisfree

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Palms Spring
Curt female vocals paired with intense and spastic drumming, Palms Spring is a rock duo based in San Francisco. Most recently, they released an eight-song cassette entitled Nightwalker, which was recorded this spring. Pick up a copy or check out their music here.

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Onesie
New Auckland duo Onesie utilize the limitations of a two-piece and some handy technology to create a full, unique sound. UTR caught up with Catherine Cumming and Ary Jansen to find out what make the band tick and what they’re up to for 2011. (Read more at Undertheradar)

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