Sonic Reducer Overage: Woods at 'Pines', Os Mutantes, Baseball Project, Dirt Bombs, Foreigner, and more
By Kimberly Chun
So much to do and so many Mayyors ‘n’ Lamps hoedowns, Outside Lands night shows, and damaged prom benefits to attend. San Fran never disappoints. Here are the worthies still to come.
Big Sur Festival 2009/Party in the Pines
A mini-fest to rival Golden Gate Park’s massive -- with way coolios like Kurt Vile, who puts out his first Matador disc, Childish Prodigy, in October, and SXSW breakouts such as Woods. With Wooden Shjips, Vietnam, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Gang Gang Dance, Dungen, and Saviours. Sat/29, noon-11 p.m., $31. Henry Miller Library, Highway 1, Big Sur. www.henrymiller.org. Dungen also plays with Woods and Kurt Vile Sun/30, 8 p.m., $14, at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.
Blue Sky Black Death
From Haight to the wide blue yonder, with estimable hip-hop sounds for all. With Boy Eats Drum Machine and Boy in Static. Sat/29, 10 p.m., $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.
You can’t keep the Bay thrash vets down. With Skinlab and Kaos. Sat/29, 9 p.m., $15. Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl. (510) 451-8100.
Dirt Bombs, the Sermon, and Ty Segall
A fierce garage rockin’ lineup spanning De Troit and Ess Eff. Sat/29, 10 p.m., $10. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.
Last Sundays Fest
Sounds like a party when the toilet paper shooters in the Phenomenauts touch down. With Custard Pie, Amaya, Matthew Hansen, Tragedy Andy, Mister Loveless, DJ El Kool Kyle, and Buttons Ze Clown. Sun/30, 11 a.m., free. Haste and Telegraph, Berk. www.lastsundaysfest.com
The Minus 5, the Baseball Project, and the Steve Wynn IV
What do you get when you combine two imaginative musical minds with love of America’s fave pastime? Well, the Baseball Project is one answer (the Bacon Project would be my contribution) -- it’s the brainstorm of Dream Syndicate head Wynn and Minus Five and R.E.M. player Scott McCaughey. Voila, songs about Satchel Paige, Ted Williams, and other ballin’ dudes are served up here by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon, Wynn, and McCaughey, right over home plate. Sun/30, 8 p.m., $16. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.
Os Mutantes and Extra Golden
We’re golden: the Brazilian psych-Tropicalia greats meet the nu-Kenya rockers. With DJ Felina. Sun/30, 9 p.m., $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.
I don’t want to hear “I Want to Know What Love Is” ever again, but songs like “Urgent,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Cold as Ice” proved that the multiplatinum dudes knew how to craft a memorable AOR number. Mon/31, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$69.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce, Saratoga. www.livenation.com
Fans of Alela Diane and Mariee Sioux may appreciate the SF singer-songwriter as sends her spirit animal out to play. With the Old Believers and the Red River. Mon/31, 6 p.m., $5. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.