Maus trapped - Page 2

Maus Haus, plus Mushroom, Two Sheds and an Horse, One Hundred Suns, and Raphael Saadiq
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Van Ness, SF

www.bendersbar.com

Also March 4, 8 p.m., $8

Rickshaw Stop

155 Fell, SF

www.rickshawstop.com

SIDEBAR ONE

MUSHROOM MUSHES ... TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

Who's brave enough to tackle a 1971 rock opus its very creator could never conjure live? Bay Area rock brainiacs Mushroom — that's who. And here they go again — reprising their Feb. 21 Make-Out Room reprise of Pete Townshend's Lifehouse, which was scuttled by the Who and ended up in pieces on Who's Next (MCA, 1971). "The main thing," e-mails Mushroom maven Pat Thomas, "is that there have been a lot of 'tribute' shows and even 'tributes' to specific albums, but in this case, Mushroom is performing a 'rock opera' that the band themselves (the Who) never got around to performing." This time around, Naked Barbies' Patty Spiglanin will fill in as Roger Daltry, Citay's Josh Pollock will shoulder Pete Townshend duties, Brightblack Morning Light's Matt Cunitz will be Nicky Hopkins, and Thomas will ape Keith Moon. Townshend was never able to talk the rest of the Who into realizing his Matrix-ish, Web-prophesying sci-fi followup to Tommy, but, according to Thomas, "It's PT's intensity and conviction that led me to explore the possibility of performing Lifehouse, music that I've been obsessed with for 34 years." Mike Therieau will open with a tribute to Ronnie Lane and the Faces.

March 6, 10 p.m., $10. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck, Berk. www.starryploughpub.com

SIDEBAR 2

SHELLING IN THE PEANUT GALLERY

TWO SHEDS AND AN HORSE

Soulful indie emanates from the former SF/Sacto twosome; skirt-swirling pop from the latter Brisbane, Australia pair. With Matt Costa and Robert Francis. Wed/25, 8 p.m., $25. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. www.slims-sf.com

ONE HUNDRED SUNS

Stately black metal growl from the SF/Brooklyn combo, which celebrates its new self-released CD, Beneath the Hooves of Time. With Grayceon, Nero Order, and Wanteds. Sun/1, 8 p.m., $8. Parkside, 1600 17th St., SF. www.theeparkside.com

RAPHAEL SAADIQ

Oakland's own takes out his classic throwback R&B once again, after a series of dates opening for Columbia labelmate John Legend. Tues/3, 8 p.m., $32.50. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. www.livenation.com

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