Sonic Reducer Overage: Edward Sharpe, Vieux Farka Toure, Chris Garneau, and more


Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - "40 Day Dream"

By Kimberly Chun

Strap yourself in for more musical thunder as San Fran girds itself for fall - here’s more of what floats the city’s boat.

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Glitter Wizard

Wah-wah wow. Hard rock meets glamazon psych in the paws of the SF-Oakland combo. Sat/12, 9:30 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

The Honey Brothers
Adrian Grenier of Entourage yucks it up from behind the kit. With Soko and His Orchestra. Sat/12, 9 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

Southern Culture on the Skids
The necks are red, and the country is ‘politan. With Los Straightjackets. Sat/12, 9 p.m., $18. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Vieux Farka Toure
The son of a guitar-slinger to end all Malian musical maestros tarries after his Power to the Peaceful appearance for a proper set. Sun/13, 8 p.m., $20. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

Hot topic, indeed. Feeling nostalgic for the pop-pink and pillars of flame? With Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, and Chester French. Sun/13, 6:30 p.m., $20-$69. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. (650) 541-0800.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold

The LA soul-folkies get the good times rolling with the party-starting antics. Then move over, Vampire Weekend. Fool’s Gold have gotten over that recent rom-com swipe from Kate Hudson and co., and ushered in a startling solid new Afropop-dappled debut on IAMSOUND. With Local Natives. Tues/15, 8 p.m., $10. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

Bad Brains
Still bad after so long. With P.O.S. and Sistas in the Pit. Tues/15-Sept. 16, 8 p.m., $26. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Chris Garneau
Come on in -- the atmospheric indie-folk by the Brooklyn songwriter is warm and welcoming. With Christina Courtin and Emily Jane White. Tues/15, 8:30 p.m., $12. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.