Sonic Reducer Overage: Bowerbirds, N.E.R.D., Themselves, Dorkfest, and more


By Kimberly Chun

More music – you got it, SF. Just ‘cause you’re you. Here are a few worthy shows that didn’t make the jam-packed issue. (Psst, pass the tissue.)

Clip’d Beaks
The sometime SF-ers share their latest visions. With Boys IV Men, Vice Cooler, and Emily Hoof. Wed/29, 9 p.m., $5. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788.

The Donkeys
Balking? The Dead Oceans combo from San Diego responds to the healing powers of Beach Boys-style harmonies. With Magnolia Electric Company, Val Esway, and El Mirage. Wed/29, 9 p.m., $12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Mark Matos and Os Beaches
Gentle folk-rock ripples from the SF native eco warrior. With Frank Fairfield, Mira Cook, and Nate Grace. Wed/29, 9 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

N.E.R.D. and Clipse
Has Pharrell jumped the shark? Can Chad and Shay move out of his shadow? Is that a total Clipse of the heart? We’ll see what **Seeing Sounds** (Star Trak/Interscope, 2008) brings when the trio materializes in person. Thurs/30, 9 p.m., $39.50-$52.50. Warfield, 982 Market, SF. (415) 421-8497.

Bay Bridged Fundraiser
The Bay Bridged site, concert producer, and comp creator looks for help from the SF artists it has supported. Adam Stephens of Two Gallants goes big and electric, while Or, the Whale doubtless previews its forthcoming album. With French Miami, Adam Stephens, Or, the Whale, and DJs John Vanderslice and Joshua Rampage of Maus Haus. Fri/31, 7:30 p.m., $15-$30. Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa, SF. (415) 861-9199.

Dirty Power
The SF hard rockers get their hands soiled once more. With Three Weeks Clean and Men’s Red Fire. Sat/1, 9 p.m., $8. Annie’s Social Club, 917 Folsom, SF. (415) 974-1585.

Gotta love Deli Mag for flying its dork flag high – with fine, fine indie rock for all. With Heavenly States, French Miami, Railcars, 60 Watt Kid, Anderson Congress, and Vitiligo. Sat/1, 7:30 p.m., $10-$12. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

The NYC band promises, “You can embrace the sea change if you feel the wave,” like a choir of synthpop-besotted David Byrnes. With Wild Light and Mason Proper. Sat/1, 9 p.m., $18-$20. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Themselves and Odd Nosdam
I, Thou, and Themselves? Doseone and Jel tail theFREEhoudini mixtape with the spanking new, spastic-tongued, future-facing **CrownsDown** (Anticon), mixed by Odd Nosdam. Check his reissued **T.I.M.E. Soundtrack** (Anticon), possibly the most inspired recording used to sell skateboards to date. With Bre’r and Cloud Archive. Sat/1, 10 p.m., $10-$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Bowerbirds and Megafaun
Dead Oceans folkie critters harmonize with the Hometapes/Table of Elements soft-rock woodland wonders. With Dame Satan. Mon/3, 7:30 p.m., $12. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

John Doe and the Sadies
A collabo made in country-rock heaven? Tues/4, 8 p.m., $20. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Elizabeth and the Catapult
Jazzy, Free Design-imbued indie pop takes root in Brooklyn. With Evening Empire and Derek Evans. Tues/4, 8 p.m., $10.Café du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Nebula and Entrance Band
Three is a magik number when the LA stoner rock loose canons join forces with the psych blues-skronk triad. With Kaura. Tues/4, 9 p.m., $10-$12. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF. (415) 552-7788.

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Ratas del Vaticano
The Mexican lo-fi punkers rail against the vermin. With Quintron and Miss Pussycat and Hank IV. Tues/4, 9 p.m., $10. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.