I really want to express who I really am.'" And in a sense Evangelista's music is a very specific response to wartime disenfranchisement, written by an artist who describes herself as a "really, really far-left progressive, politically, and I feel like music is one of our only ways that we can organize. Fundamentalists still have that leg up on us. They aren't afraid to join together."
Bozulich has done it before: fronting her old group Ethyl Meatplow during which the shy girl who once sang behind drum kits "really learned to be a badass" she changed lives: "People still come up to me saying really great things like, 'We conceived our child in the bathroom at an Ethyl Meatplow show.' And there's several people who have said, 'I came out of the closet just from listening to Ethyl Meatplow' and that's political. That's great!" She stares out at the fast-food drive-throughs that surround even this tiny show, and the sweet recording deals, massive crowds, and Iggy Pop opening slots don't seem like much after all. "I've just been very lucky, you know."
CARLA BOZULICH'S EVANGELISTA
Thurs/27, 7 p.m., free
2455 Telegraph, Berk.
Also Fri/28, 9 p.m., $10
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., SF
FILL 'ER UP
MIA DOI TODD
Channeling Joni Mitchell and even dreamier Laurel Canyon lasses alongside hand-drummer Andres Renteria and bassist Joshua Abrams (Prefuse 73), Todd has bewitched the Arthur mag crowd with her seventh full-length, Gea (City Zen). With Jose Gonzalez. Thurs/27, 8 p.m., $25. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. www.ticketmaster.com
DEVIN THE DUDE AND BUN B
The SXSW smoke clears as the Texas hip-hop odd mob mess around in San Fran town. With Vital, Ryan Greene, Chris Lee, DJ D, and Jamie Way. Sat/29, 9 p.m., $15. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
The SF singer-songwriter serves up "tea metal" backed by Erase Errata drummer Bianca Sparta. With Ora Corgan, and Gabriel Saloman and Aja Rose. Mon/31, 6 p.m., $5. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com