Recommended, 10/24-10/30: Bottom of the Hill Celebrates 20 Years, King Tuff/Extra Classic, Mikal Cronin, Garrett Pierce
October 24, 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.
There are a ton of great shows this week and over the Halloween weekend. We’ll be offering up some weekend picks a little bit later, but here are four shows to catch before Friday.
Bottom of the Hill celebrates 20 years with a free show
Congrats to Bottom of the Hill, which is celebrating 20 years as one of San Francisco’s best music venues. The venue is throwing a free 20th anniversary party on Wednesday, October 26th (9pm, Free), with performances by Hank IV and Total B.S.
Extra Classic and King Tuff perform late-night at the Make-Out Room on Wednesday
Reggae-inspired pop band Extra Classic celebrates the release of its debut LP, Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam, at the Make-Out Room on October 26th (10pm, $10). Headlining the show is SoCal garage popper King Tuff.
Mikal Cronin hits New Parish with Oh Sees and Total Control
I know we include Thee Oh Sees in a lot of these “Recommended” posts (and, honestly, the band is either one of or the single most consistent live band in SF rock music right now), but for me the special draw at Thursday’s show at The New Parish (9pm, $12, 18+) is Mikal Cronin. Cronin’s self-titled LP of psych-influenced jangle pop has received great reviews, and it was produced by his friend/bandmate/collaborator Ty Segall.
Garrett Pierce celebrates Everybody Breaks with Himalayan Bear
Singer-songwriter Garrett Pierce‘s latest release, the Everybody Breaks EP, is another collection of beautifully crafted folk-pop from one of our favorites. Pierce performs at the Hemlock Tavern on October 26th (9pm, $7) with a fellow traveler in the world of haunting pop, Himalayan Bear (ex-Frog Eyes).