Microphonepet release show with Raashan, Mike Boo, Cikee, Daddy Kev, Dopestyles, Kflay, and others
9 p.m., $10<\d>$15
60 Sixth St., SF
BATTLE OF THE FESTS: MISSION CREEK VS. DIAMOND DAYS?
No need to create a faux feud: fests that clash by night and warehouse shows are no problem. In response to learning that Diamond Days Heeb magazine's hoedown, newly transplanted from Brooklyn to Oakland goes down the same week as this year's Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival, founder Jeff Ray said, "I think it's great. I like Heeb magazine. We haven't completely settled on those dates, and I randomly picked this weekend normally we do it in May. Next time we might do it the first week of August." OK, so both fests also happen to include some of the same performers each has its unique attractions as well. Sparkling offerings at DD's Ella Baker Center for Human Rights fundraiser include Los Angeles' punky-garagey Audacity, Seattle's rousing Whalebones, Ventura's thrashy Fucking Wrath, and a mother lode of intriguing folk from the LA area ranging from the sibling sublimity of the Chapin Sisters to the resurgent pop of "Windy" scribe Ruthann Friedman.
July 17 and 20, Mama Buzz Café, Oakl.; July 1719, Ghost Town Gallery, Oakl. For details, go to www.myspace.com/diamonddaysfest
LOUDER, FASTER, STRONGER
The garage rockin' good times stream off this CutsParchman Farm supergroup's debut, Boomtown Gems (Birdman). Wed/9, 9 p.m., $6. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. www.elbo.com
The London dubstep artist and Hyperdub label owner with a doctorate in philosophy gives a shout out to his boroughs. Thurs/10, 9 p.m., $12. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com
The multi-instrumental wiz grabs for Solex's crown with some goofy fun, like kitty-sampling "Cats R People 2" off her Art College (Young Love). With Settting Sun and the Love X Nowhere. Thurs/10, 8 p.m., $10. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. www.rickshawstop.com
A kinder, gentler Crooklyn combo? Rabid fans can expect polyrhythmic rock from LP3 (XL). Thurs/10, 9 p.m., $20. Slim's, 33 11th St., SF. www.slims-sf.com
20 MINUTE LOOP
The SF indie rockers chime in on tabloid culture with their new, self-released Famous People Marry Famous People. Fri/11, 10 p.m., $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. www.bottomofthehill.com