So I have gotten a few requests from people for a nice smattering of punk and metal shows, let alone they are some of my favorite shows to list as they are my kind of music so here goes:
3/3 Thee Parkside- Thee Poop Chutes, ok not only do you get two guys doing covers of anything punk, but you also get to partake of $2 PBR and $2 tacos, this is a must in my opinion.
3/4 Thee Parkside- EPIPHANETTE, JESSE GRANT BAND, MANDOLIN MIKE WATSON, and GENTLEMAN JOHN PREDNY BAND, indie rock, folk, and a band that calls themselves Gothic Funk. . . I kid you not. Odd but interesting because of it.
3/4 Annie’s Social Club- Barbary Coast Burlesque, who doesn’t love a good burlesque show?
3/5 Thee Parkside- BLACK MOON RITUAL, GUSTO, SIRHAN SIRHAN, and RADIO CRIMES, pretty good punk all around.
3/5 Slim’s- Soilwork, Darkane, Warbringer, and Swallow the Sun, Awesome metal show, soilwork and darkane are both staples of the metal culture, I saw Warbringer at the Gilman before they got signed and they play some great thrash and Swallow the Sun is an excellent funeral doom band from Finland (the land of great metal) this show will be rocking.
3/6 Thee Parkside- ONION FLAVORED RINGS, SHOTWELL, THE FUCKING BUCKAROOS, and STREET EATERS, pop punk, folk, jazz, and the most punk is a pretty kick ass chick punk band.
3/6 Fillmore- Black Label Society, Zak freaking Wylde playing the guitar like mad, good old rock with a definite metal edge. Awesome.
3/7 Thee Parkside- 3pm: METAL HAPPY HOUR SHOW - NATIVEBURN, THE DUST, and IDOMENEO, ok metal, not really my taste as there seems to be too much hardcore in the metal. But it should be a nice cheap happy hour show. 9pm: CLUB FERAL - SCHLITZ CLAIBORNE, NATHAN CARRERA, MILK MILK LEMONADE, FLEABAG, DJ Gary Fembot, So I had a lo fi punk band and a Techno band, the rest are a mystery as I could not get their myspace pages to work.
3/8 Annie’s Social Club- Black Cobra, Eternal Elysium, Dusted Angel, and Damnweevil, this is an excellent doomy metal show. If you want an underground metal scene experience in San Francisco check this out.
3/8 Thee Parkside- 5pm: REDUCED TO RUIN, FRED ODELL & THE BROKEN ARROWS, Twangy country influenced music. 9 pm: STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS, SECOND SHOT, and THE PENNY DREADFULS, 2 awesome punk bands worth checking out for sure and one blink 182 wannabe pop punk crap band. I see no reason to miss this show.
3/7 the Gilman(Berkeley)- Hardcore show, 7 bands short and hard sets. I cannot read all the bands on the flyer so I am just going to say if you like local hardcore type bands this will be a good show.
3/8 the Gilman- Brocus Helm, Havoc, Laceration, IT, and Pillager, thrash metal would be the main influence of these bands, which makes sense seeing as though most of them are from the bay area. Should be an excellent show full of metal energy.
3/13 the Gilman- Embrace the End, Early Graves, Antagony, Agenda of Swine, and Fallujah, mostly hardcore that longs to be metal, but a couple of the bands pull off a decent death metal blend.
3/14 the Gilman- The Prids, Disaster Strikes, Swann Danger, and Modern Day Witchunt, we have 2 indie punk bands, one more indie the other more. . . we’ll say new wave, and 2 hardcore bands. Should be an interesting show for sure.
So there you have it, if you like punk or metal and can’t find anything here you are interested in then I don’t know what to tell you. Have a great week.
Kyle @ GT