Recommended, 5/31-6/5: The Botticellis, Penny Arcade, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, Winter’s Fall
May 31, 2011
Written by Ben Van Houten
Every Monday (and in this case Tuesday), we’ll be offering you early picks for some of the week’s best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings.
The Botticellis headline Bottom of the Hill
It’s been a few years since I’d heard anything about The Botticellis, but it looks like the SF surf-inspired rock-pop band is back in action, headlining Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, June 2nd (8:30pm, $10), with locals Yesway (featuring Kacey Johansing and Honeycomb’s Emily Ritz) and The Hold Outs. Breathe Owl Breathe, from Michigan, also perform.
Penny Arcade celebrates its sixth anniversary!
Penny Arcade celebrates six years of monthly mostly-acoustic shows on Wednesday, June 1st, at the Make-Out Room (8pm, $8). The show is headlined by Skystone, a newish psych rock band led by the terrific singer-songwriter Paula Frazer. Forever Goldrush, Pat Parra and Will Sprott (of The Mumlers) also perform, with host Raul Sanchez.
Mark Matos performs final show with Os Beaches; Grnad Lodge releases new EP
June 1st at Cafe Du Nord (9:30pm, $10), SF psych-folk-rock artist Mark Matos is having his final show with Os Beaches, but it isn’t as if Matos is abandoning music. Instead, he’s adopting the name Trans Van Santos and working on new music. You can find out more about the rebirth and his upcoming plans at the Trans Van Santos web site, and listen to a new song below. The show’s also the EP release for SF’s Grand Lodge, and also features Festizio and The Beehavers.
Velvet Blue artists unite at the Rickshaw Stop
Southern California label Velvet Blue Music is having a showcase of sorts on Sunday, June 5th, as three of the label’s acts, Winter’s Fall, Mike Sempert (of Birds & Batteries), and LA’s Kissing Cousins (who have a new EP called Unfortunate End) all perform at the Rickshaw Stop. SF’s Mist Giant, a post rock-inspired trio, open the show.