Sonic Reducer Overage: Paris, Total Trash Weekend, Garrett Pierce, and more


Babes in Ty land: Ty Segall messes with ya as part of Total Trash Weekend.

By Kimberly Chun

Bay rap vets and raucous rock sprats - it all goes splat this week. I'm guessing you'll find plenty of trouble to get into - and musical artistry to appreciate - when you're not busy downing scrump-dilly-icious (and cheap!) pastor tacos at the Gallo Giro taco truck at 23rd and Treat.

Oakland's own draws the curtain on new music: check her site for the spanking, sinuous "Milk + Honey." With Cody Chestnutt. Fri/1, 9 p.m., $27. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

This is the weekend Bay hip-hop stages The TakeOver. The local twosome takes it to another level in honor of its new long-player. With Kev Choice Ensemble and Trackademicks and the Honor Roll. Fri/1, 9 p.m., $19-$23. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Old-school hip-hop radicals don't fade away. Guerrilla Funkster Oscar Jackson Jr. has spent his days making his fortune in finance and his nights writing raps that attack injustice. Catch him while you can since he rarely performs in his Bay Area stomping grounds. The Hard Truth Soldiers Tour includes Pete Rock, Paris protege T-Kash, and rising stars Conscious Daughters. Sat/2, 10 p.m., $15-$25. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. (415) 820-9669.

Total Trash Weekend I
Oh, boy, more garage trash 'n' thrash than you can throw a carburetor at! Hemlock Tavern showcases proto-punk El Lay-DeTroit rawkers along with Traditional Fools spinoff Ebonics, while down at the Knockout, Ty Segal and the Guilty Hearts hold court, promising "real rotten rock 'n' roll!" And that's just the start... Total Trash continues next weekend, too - give or take a Monday. The Dogs with Ebonics and the Primitivas. Sat/2, 9:30 p.m., $8. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923. Ty Segall with the Guilty Hearts, Reptillian Civilian and the Impediments. Sat/2, 3 p.m., $5. Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. (415) 550-6994. Flakes with Audacity, Rantouls, Shannon and the Clams, C'mon Everybody, Lateenos, and Teutonics. Sun/3, 3 p.m., $9. Knockout, SF. Thee Oh Sees with Traditional Fools, Movie Star Junkies, Rock n Roll Adventure Kids, and Dead Ghosts. Mon/4, 9 p.m., $10. Knockout, SF.

Garrett Pierce
Loving the beautifully recorded, moodily mythic tunes on the SF songsmith's new All Masks (Crossbill). Help him celebrate the new 'un tonight. Sun/3, Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Back up: Kelley Stoltz - here with "Ever Thought of Coming Back"- joins the gang in a good-bye to Tangborn.

Nick Tangborn going-away party
It's been a (batter) blast: the Jackpine Social Club honch is moving on - to Austin, Texas, word has it - and his rangy stable of talents as well as pals come out to bid him fare thee well. There's special barbecue to boot. With Oranger, Ian Moore, the Mother Hips, Kelley Stoltz, Mover, and Tom Heyman. Sun/3, 4 p.m., $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Dengue Fever
The LA indie-rock/Cambo-pop combo continues to venture out into new realms: the ensemble was commissioned to compose an original score for the stop-motion thriller The Lost World by the SF International Film Festival. It'll be spine-tingling for sure when the outfit gives the music its world premiere and plays along to the film. Tues/5, 8 p.m., $20. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro, SF. (925) 866-9559.

Jonah Matranga
The now-SF-centered singer-songwriter - formerly of Far and onelinedrawing - loves him some Dylan, Miles, and Obama. I'm just saying... With Anna Rikje Rosenthal. Tues/5, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., SF. (415) 546-6300.

Katie Melua
How much of a folk-rock splash can this cute-as-a-bug Georgian-Brit singer-songwriter make? Melua is dating the Kooks' Luke Pritchard, so she's not only one of the biggest selling artists in the UK but one of the most envied by tween-age Kooks kooks. Tues/5, 8 p.m., $17. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.