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A little rain, a lot of fun with Colter Jacobsen and Tomo Yasuda
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Photo by Cora Foxx

There is a light sense of wordplay in these tunes that extends to the way other songs' names ("Sarah Rain," "Rain in Sahara," "Hell O Hello") play off of the CD-R's titles and each other.

It was T-shirt weather the night Coconut played music at a release party for Bill (Gallery 16 Editions, 45 pages, $25), a collaboration between Jacobsen and the poet-essayist Bill Berkson. Sunlight beamed through the open windows. After playing a set of songs from and beyond Rain/Cocoanut/Hello Fruity, the duo was joined by Berkson. He read a line from the book, and they punctuated it with a brief blast of rhythm or a touch of acoustics. When he reached the end of the poem, it wasn't the end of the performance — Coconut's music keeps dancing in and out of San Francisco, and its words and pictures.

COCONUT

With Aero-Mic'd and Elm

Thurs/15, 9 p.m., $6

Hemlock Tavern

1121 Polk, SF

(415) 923-0923

www.hemlocktavern.com

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