Recommended, 10/3-10/9: Bay Bridged Treasure Island Happy Hour, Frisco Freakout, Girls/Sonny and the Sunsets, Fresh & Onlys/Tamaryn/Wax Idols
October 3, 2011
Written by Ben Van Houten
Every Monday, 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.
Friday: The Bay Bridged Presents “Buried Treasure,” a Treasure Island Music Festival Happy Hour with Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, Elephant and Castle (DJ set)
Whatever your other plans this week, we hope you’ll join us at our free Treasure Island Music Festival-themed “Buried Treasure” happy hour party (RSVP on Facebook) on Friday, October 7th at San Franpsycho’s flagship store (1314 Grant Avenue, San Francisco) in North Beach. We’ll have performances by Melted Toys and ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, as well as a DJ set by Elephant and Castle. Be sure to bring a mixtape with the theme “Buried Treasure”: we’ve partnered with the San Francisco Mixtape Society and will be awarding the best mixtape curator a pair of passes to the Treasure Island Music Festival!
Frisco Freakout returns: psych-fueled benefit show at Thee Parkside on Saturday
Local psych rock bands converge on Thee Parkside this Saturday for the fourth annual Frisco Freakout, a day-long, all ages fest benefiting Creativity Explored. The bill includes Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Carlton Melton, The Imajinary Friends (ex-Brian Jonestown Massacre, first show in 15 years), and Harderships (including Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless), but the most interesting set of the day might be the debut of Wicked Mace, a trio that includes Comets on Fire’s Ethan Miller and Noel Harmonson.
Girls’ homecoming shows at the Great American
With Father, Son, Holy Ghost receiving universal acclaim, Girls‘ national tour concludes with two nights at the Great American Music Hall on October 8th and 9th. I saw the band at FYF Fest and was impressed by how the new songs sounded live. The inclusion of Sonny and the Sunsets on both nights’ bills just makes both dates that much more tempting.
Fresh & Onlys return from Europe, playing with Tamaryn and Wax Idols
Speaking of homecomings, local shows by The Fresh & Onlys are getting fewer and farther between these days. The band just returned from a European tour and will be co-headlining a stacked bill with Tamaryn and Wax Idols opening at the Great American Music Hall on Friday, October 7th. A tip for you: check out our happy hour show then head over to Great American for an awesome night.