It's hard to do, and there's only a handful of bands that have done that." For the new album, which the Lovemakers decided to release themselves via Fontana distribution, Light explains, "We changed our attitude a lot, too. I feel like we always have to come back around and realized, Right. It's about the music. It sounds stupid, but I think we really let go of the business side affecting us. It's not that we're not doing it we're still doing it all. But it doesn't piss me off anymore: it's just a process it's not personal anymore. Music is personal, and business isn't."
With Jonas Reinhardt, Lisa Nola, and DJ Miles. Fri/11, 9 p.m., $15<\d>$17. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com
Mark Lanegan growls malevolently on the alternately lyrical and brooding Broken (V2). With Jonneine Zapata and Redghost. Wed/9, 8 p.m., $18. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com
POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FESTIVAL
Michael Franti and Spearhead lay down the welcome mat for Sly and Robbie, an acoustic Alanis Morrissette, and Vieux Farka Toure, then take it indoors for a Saturday night afterparty at the Fillmore and some Sunday workshops. Sat/12, 9 a.m.5 p.m., free. Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF. powertothepeaceful.org
No breeding, just a Morlock-taking noise barrage when the East Bay four are in the nursery. With 2Up and Afternoon Brother. Tues/15, 9 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com