Sonic Reducer Overage: Hammer, Indian Jewelry, Rain Machine, MV and EE, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Keep your ears open for the sound of rolling thunder, and your heart dilated with the music of yesterday and tomorrow. Today? Well, here’s some of the musical worthiness coming down the pike right about now.

Mark Eitzel and Victor Krummenacher
Singles going steady? The American Music Clubber meets up with his Camper/Monk chum, who flies solo. Thurs/24, 8 p.m., $12-$15. Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk, SF. (415) 921-1695.

Hammer
He won’t hurt you -- though his parachute pants could cause damage. With Whodini. Fri/25, 8 p.m., $45.75-$65.75. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph, Oakl. www.apeconcerts.com

3 Leafs
The local combo brings together members of the Fresh and Onlys, Tussle, and Daevid Allen's University of Errors for cinematic psych -- may they never turn over a new leaf. With Carletta Sue Kay and Si Claro. Fri/25, 9:30 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

Indian Jewelry
Come with these unrepentant Texans into the black hole of maximalism, Jurassic technology, and Yoruban drum circles. With !!!. Sat/26, 9 p.m., $20. Independent, 628 Divisadero, S.F. (415) 771-1422.

Wallpaper
Eric Frederic flexes compositional skills honed at UC Berkeley for Wallpaper’s booty-bumping debut, Doodoo Face. It’s the shit at this CD release party. With Hottub and 40Love. Sat/26, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.

Sondre Lerche
Where to Bergen when it comes to the charming singer-songwriter, here solo and electric. With JBM. Sun/27, 8 p.m., $21. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Bonfire Madigan
SF dweller Madigan Shive waxes punkily baroque on the cello. With Kelli Rudick and Odessa Chen. Sun/27, 8 p.m., $12. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Dead Meadow
Something heavily patchouli-scented this way comes. With Spindrift and Howlin Rain. Mon/28, 8 p.m., $15. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

MV and EE
The duo has the cure for what ails ya and takes its medicine show on the golden road. With Expo ‘70, Bronze, Inner Beauty, and DJ Andy Cabic. Mon/28, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Rain Machine
Onetime Bay Area denizen Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio breaks out an eclectic mixture of bluegrass, jazz, and post-punk. With Diane Cluck. Mon/28, 8 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, S.F. (415) 771-1422.


Sian Alice Group

David Lynch would approve of the moody electronic musings from the London ensemble on Social Registry. With Leopold and His Fiction. Tues/29, 9 p.m., $10. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.


Mason Jennings

The onetime Bay Area singer-songwriter sways ‘em with just one song on the radio. With Crash Kings. Tues/29-Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $20. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.