Sonic Reducer Overage: David Cross, Little Boots, Titus Andronicus, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Oh, yes, SF -- you like it hot. And you got the sounds to send off the Indian Summer in a proper freaky styley. Here are the worthies that didn’t fit in print.

Alan Braxe
The French dance pop maestro, a.k.a., Stardust, gets out from behind the remix. With One Man Party and Bad Neighbors. Sat/17, 9 p.m. doors, $12-$15. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. (415) 820-9669.

Chairlift
Electropop loveliness from Brooklyn, exploding exponentially since its last liftoff in SF, thanks to an iPod commercial. With Magic Bullets and El Ten Eleven. Thurs/17, 9 p.m., $15. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

The Drones
Nick Cave-esque plunging, diving post-punk mark the Aussie group’s latest album, Havilah (ATP Recordings). With Model/Actress, the Spyrals, and DJ Duke of Windsor. Fri/18, 9:30 p.m., $10. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, S.F. (415) 861-5016

Twilight Sad
The Scottish ensemble enters with a flurry of buzzing guitars. With Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Fri/18, 9 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.


David Cross
The man who tried to swipe Year One from Michael Cera wants you chortling. With Todd Glass. Sat/19, 9 p.m., $34.50-$47.50. Warfield, 982 Market, S.F. $18.50. 4154218497 WWW.GOLDENVOICE.COM

The Dirty Three
Fiddlin’ around? Warren Ellis ain’t messin’ on violin when Australia’s romantics come calling. With Faun Fables. Sat/19, 9 p.m., $16-$19. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Little Boots and Music Go Music
The Brit dynamo will be kicking out the dance-pop jam-alama. And get there early for MGM’s latest vision quest. With Yes Giantess and DJ Aaron Axelsen. Sat/19, 9 p.m., $15-$17. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

Sex Vid
Gimme all 7-inches -- straight from the Hemlock-fave mystery punks. With Corpus, Milk Music, and Christian Mistress. Sat/19, 9:30 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

Pink Mountaintops
Loving the Black Mountain side-proj’s homage to girl-group and C&W songcraft: Outside Love (Jagjaguwar). Sun/20, 8 p.m., $12. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422. www.theindependentsf.com


In Flames
Gothenburg’s heavy jesters are riding on the fumes of A Sense of Purpose. With Between the Buried and Me, 3 Inches of Blood, and Faceless. Mon/21, 7:30 p.m., $22. Regency Ballroom, Sutter and Van Ness, SF. www.goldenvoice.com

Titus Andronicus
Eat your heart out: it’s the first-ever headlining tour for the hard-toiling, East Coast post-hardcore faves, who take their new The Airing of Grievances (XL) out to play. With the So So Glos and the Relatives. Mon/21, 9 p.m., $8. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

The Most Serene Republic
The Milton, Ontario, band on Arts and Crafts isn’t above donning Star Trek uniforms for a convention outing. With Grand Archives and the Lonely Forest. Tues/22, 9 p.m., $12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Bon Iver
NPR-approved indie folk for Emma - and everyone else. Tues/22, 8 p.m., call for price. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 346-6000. Also Thurs/24, 8 p.m., call for price. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph, Oakl. (415) 421-8497.