Sonic Reducer Overage I: Polly, Poirier, Tomine, Ade, and more


By Kimberly Chun

Going out? Staying out? There's so damn much out there - consider this Sonic Reducer Overage, the Wonder Years/Part I. Look for the sequel in the next day or two.

Jump and shake it like the riddim possess ya. The man's Caribbean and South Asian sonics keep it sweaty on his Soca Sound System EP. With Daedelus. Thurs/18, call for time and price. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. (415) 626-7001.

Miike Snow
He has a nice chunky mohawk, but the Swede is "Still an Animal." With Esser. Thurs/18, 10 p.m., $10-$12. Popscene, 330 Ritch, SF.

Seth and Adrian Tomine
Sacto native, onetime Berkeley resident, ex-zine maker, and now Optic Nerve graphic novelist and New Yorker illustrator Tomine returns to the scene of so many of his yarns, to talk about his Shortcomings and 32 Stories, now both out on paperback on the esteemed indie publisher Drawn and Quarterly. Seth - famed for his Palookaville comics - tags along for moral support (I kid because I love). Thurs/18, 7:30 p.m., free. Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, SF. (415) 863-8688.

Heaven - and Amerindie legend - loves a brilliant curmudgeon, and mega-baseball fan Steve Albini provides, powerfully, alongside Bob Weston and Todd "Sex Cymbal" Trainer. Thurs/18, 9 p.m., $16. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Sly and Robbie
You know where the "Boom Boom" came from: drummer Lowell "Sly" Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare most recently worked with Britney Spears and Paul McCartney in addition to Bay yoga mon Michael Franti. With Heavyweight Dub Champion. Thurs/18, 9 p.m., $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero, S.F. (415) 771-1422.

King Sunny Ade
The Nigerian music royal still has the juju. Fri/19, 9 p.m., $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero, S.F. (415) 771-1422.

Martin Bisi
The Amer-underground recording stalwart has worked with Material, Unsane, Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, and most recently the Dresden Dolls. With We Be the Echo and Great Dictator. Fri/19, 9 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

PJ Harvey and John Parish
Bewitching in white frock and full band mode (including longtime SF-er Eric Drew Feldman), the collaboration had SXSW in raptures this spring. And Peej is already on to her next album, recording with ex-Bad Seed Mick Harvey. With Pop Parker. Fri/19, 8 p.m., $39.50-$42. Warfield, 982 Market, SF. (415) 421-8497.