Sonic Reducer Overage: TV on the Radio, Bun B, Fischerspooner, Webbie, Floating Goat, Passion Pit, and more
Memorial Day weekend - the wind is down, and the moment has come to break out the hibachi, dust off those sassy hot pants, and kick back for at least a day or three. And of course, there's more worthy music to fit in there, in between the sunbathing, cookie-baking, and electroclashing.
Does the GE halo give me a double chin? And does it electroclash with the rubber tubing? The jaw-dropping live act whips out a dour, synthpop Entertainment, as well as a new stage show. Fri/22, 9 p.m., $29.50. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) (415) 421-8497.
TV on the Radio and Dirty Projectors
The praise-rattled TVs were peppy as all get out at Treasure Island fest last year - and here they come again with the better-than-ever Dirty Projs, which blew everyone away at SXSW this spring. Fri/22, 8 p.m., $30. Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph, Oakl. (415) 421-8497.
ETD Pop 2009
Before Arnecorp. sells it off the Cow Palace, I need you to put those pacifier-sucking and glo-stick-spinning skills to good use at this rave redolent of les ‘90s. With Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corten, Deadmau5, Derrick Carter, Flossatradamus, and others. Sat/23, 5 p.m, $70-$130. Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva, Daly City. www.ticketmaster.com
Tough to picture a stronger confab of singer-songwriters in one room: Lubbock, Texas' aces Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock come together once more for Hills and Valleys (New West), produced by session legend (and Dixie Chick Natalie's paw) Lloyd Maines. With Colin Gilmore. Sat/23, 9 p.m., $20. Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F. (415) 522-0333.
We like it loud and loaded from the SF threesome. Know what? They'll probably give it to you till your teeth hurt. With Smiles and the Long and the Short of It. Sat/23, 9:30 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.
The Dears and Great Northern
Love that gabby frontman Murray Lightburn. And count on the Dears to turn in yet another thrilling, soulful performance, alongside the Cali indie rockers of Great Northern. With the Eulogies. Sun/24, 8 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.