Sonic Reducer Overage: Dan Deacon, Ghostface Killah, La Roux, and more


By Kimberly Chun

The tao of Au, the Wu of a Killah -- that’s the spirit. More sounds to sit with and move to.

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Toy pianos, ethereal vocals, and Portland, Ore.-steeped experimentation. With Why?, Mount Eerie, and Serengeti and Polyphonic. Sat/17, 9 p.m., $16. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Dan Deacon

The high Deacon of the laptop gospel preaches to the choir. With Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Teeth Mountain, and Nuclear Power Pants. Sat/17, 9 p.m., $10. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. (415) 820-9669.

Endless Boogie and Casy and Brian

The Brooklyn booty-shakers go up against the SF noise boys. Sun/18, 9 p.m., $7. Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. (415) 550-6994.

Brazil’s Garotas Suecas weren’t able to get into the country for this show, but the Bay’s brave psychedelicists carry on. With Grass Widow and Clipd Beaks. Sun/18, 9 p.m., $6. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

La Roux

Elly Jackson wants to bring sexy back to synthpop. With Silver Swans and DJ Omar. Sun/18, 8 p.m., $15. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Common Market
The indie hip-hop believer seem intent on smoothing Tobacco Road. With Keelay featuring the Park, and Jern Eye. Mon/19, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Choir of Young Believers

Rapture! The Danish treat possesses a deep love of classic orchestral pop. With Those Darlins’ and the Grates. Tues/20, 8 p.m., $10. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.

Ghostface Killah
He’s got the Wu to pursue -- with Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry in hand. With Souls of Mischief , Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady, and Deep Rooted. Tues/20, 9 p.m., $26. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.