Guess Who’s Back
by Danish Aziz
I’m back from NYC and I’m soooo East coast now. For instance, I enjoy walking quickly, being vaguely Jewish, and being a pack of well-dressed women shuffling between bars. Don’t worry, I’m still super into avocados and “green” _____ though!
“Put Your Ass In It” – Ice Cube (mp3)
Now all your SF related events and stuff…
Tuesday, August 26
- Sondre Lerche @ Great American Music Hall. This Norwegian singer-songwriter is recommended. [LISTEN]
- Ice Cube @ The Fillmore. Hopefully he’ll be reprising his role as AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted Ice Cube and not Are We There Yet Ice Cube. [LISTEN]
- Neil Halstead (of Slowdive and Mojave 3) w/ Miranda Lee Richards @ Cafe du Nord. Alt country. [LISTEN]
“Track You Down” – Sondre Lerche (mp3)
Wednesday, August 27
- !!! @ The Independent. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. [LISTEN]
- Yacht Rock party @ Rickshaw Stop. “Featuring tributes to Kenny Loggins, Michael Mcdonald, Steve Perry of Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Hall and Oates, the Eagles and more.” How do you dance ironically to the Eagles? Go to find out. [LISTEN]
Thursday, August 28
- Lee “Scratch” Perry @ The Independent. Dub legend! [LISTEN]
- Shearwater @ Great American Music Hall. Austin indie rockers who used to be in Okkervil River. [LISTEN]
“Lost Boys” – Shearwater (mp3)
“Fugue State” – The New Pornographers (mp3)
Friday, August 29
- Why? @ Great American Music Hall. Oakland weirdos who make beautiful pop-hop. [LISTEN]
- Lee “Scratch” Perry @ The Independent. [LISTEN]
- Too Short @ Fat City. What’s my favorite word? [LISTEN]
“Sample and Hold” – Neil Young (mp3)
Saturday, August 30
- Slow Food Nation Festival @ Great Meadow in Ft. Mason. Featuring New Pornographers, Gnarls Barkley, and more. [LISTEN]
- Art & Soul festival @ Downtown Oakland. Featuring Zion I, Darker My Love, The Wombats, y mas. [LISTEN]
Sunday, August 31
- Bang The Drum Festival for FREE @ Phoenix Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Featuring Das EFX, Canibus, Peanut Butter Wolf, and more. A total of 24 rappers and 24 DJ’s to celebrate the longest-running Hip-Hop show in the world: The Drum, at KZSU Stanford. [LISTEN]
- Point Break Live @ Fat City. The absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster.
Monday, September 1
- Crystal Antlers @ Hemlock Tavern. These LBC dudes have been compared to Les Savy Fav among others. Also playing will be The Strange Boys, who have the garage rock sound of Black Lips and Women down pat. [LISTEN]
- Godard’s Pierrot le Fou @ The Red Vic.
“Vexation” – Crystal Antlers (mp3)
Danish Aziz is the contributing editor to This Recording. He tumbles here.
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