may 20 - thu
Grass Widow, Brilliant Colors, Babies at the Li Po Lounge, 916 Grant Ave., S.F. 21+ 9pm. A dash of punk, some surf rock and some discordant female vocalage. Should be sweet.
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River at the Fillmore. Bluesy rock from a godfather of the psychedelic rock movement. I saw this legend of a man a year or so ago and it was absolutely amazing. If you like good music, if you like classic bands, DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
Nerveskade, Abrupt, Ghastly Chains, Deras Krig, Battleshok at Yer Haus, Oakland a/a $5 7pm. Punk and hardcore, should be a good show for the little angry person in all of us.
Hecanjog/Hey Exit, CJ Borosque/Travis Johns/Arachnid Arcade at the Luggage Store Gallery, S.F. 8pm Yet another of the great experimental noise show.
may 21 - fri
may 22 - sat
ORMF IX: X (Australia), A-Frames (WA), Ras G (L.A.), Moon Duo, Jacuzzi Boys (FL), Foot Village (L.A.), Robedoor (L.A.), Rank/Xerox, Mucky the Ducky, DAK (L.A.), UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, English Singles at Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98 (across the bridge at the intersection of Road 98 & 29), Woodland $8/$10 2pm-10pm
Raccoons, The Slaves (Portland), Tunnels, Kevin Shields at the Hemlock 21+ $6 9pm
Constructing A Musical Phrase From the Ground Up: An Extended Play Workshop by Ellen Fullman at Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., S.F. $10-$15 sliding (free for members) 1pm-3pm
Emily Jane White (album release), Slow Motion Cowboys, Devotionals at Cafe Du Nord, S.F. 21+ $10/$12 8pm