Sounds of summer - Page 2

Concert and music festival highlights from air guitar to Woodsist this season 

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Omar Souleyman brings the sounds of Syria to the Bay Area June 7 at the Mezzanine.

Bill Orcutt The guitarist has just released a tour 7-inch single, and the bill includes fellow locals Date Palms. Hemlock Tavern, www.hemlocktavern.com

 

JUNE 24-25 

2011 US Air Guitar Championships San Francisco Regionals Two nights of air shredding, with special performances by past champions Hot Lixx Hulahan and C-Diddy and at least 20 local competitors. The Independent, www.independentsf.com

 

JUNE 25 

Blackalicious From Solesides to Epitaph, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel have spanned decades and still throw down live. Mezzanine, www.mezzaninesf.com

 

JULY 5 

Quintron and Miss Pussycat Shannon and the Clams and the Younger Lovers open for the New Orleans' husband-and-wife duo. Bottom of the Hill, www.bottomofthehill.com

 

JULY 6 

Darwin Deez New Yorker Darwin Smith's pop songs have found a large audience in the UK, but for now, he's still playing smaller venues here. Bottom of the Hill, www.bottomofthehill.com

Maus Haus The group moves past krautrock into other electronic territory on Lark Marvels, and co-headlines with Swahili Blonde on a California tour. Rickshaw Stop, www.rickshawstop.com

Seefeel The vanguard postrock group recently reunited and put out an album on Warp. Great American Music Hall, www.gamh.com

 

JULY 7-9 

The Reverend Horton Heat The Reverend goes back to country music's past on Laughin' and Cryin', and is joined by locals the Swingin' Utters. The Independent, www.independentsf.com

 

JULY 9 

Washed Out Since he first visited the Rickshaw Stop, Ernest Greene's music has been used in Portlandia, and his first full album is coming out on Sub Pop. Great American Music Hall, www.gamh.com

 

JULY 14-15 

Three Day Stubble's Nerd Fest The group is celebrating three decades of nerd rock, with four additional acts on each night. 

Tinariwen Live desert blues from the current touring version of the Tuareg band. Bimbo's 365 Club, www.bimbos365club.com

 

JULY 26 

Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile An East Coast rock twofer. Great American Music Hall, www.gamh.com

 

JULY 30-31 

Woodsist Festival 2011 The festival returns to Big Sur, with Nodzzz, Thee Oh Sees, and Woods (also playing songs from the new Sun and Shade) joining the Fresh & Onlys to form a bigger band. Fernwood and Henry Miller Library, Big Sur; www.folkyeah.com

 

August 12-14 

Outside Lands This year's lineup includes Erykah Badu, and Big Boi, with local contributions from Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Ty Segall, and Diego's Umbrella. Golden Gate Park, www.sfoutsidelands.com .

 

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