Sonic Reducer Overage: Pelican, Kid Sister, Le Loup, Sunset Rubdown, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

We got places to go, people to see, crazy sounds to hear -- more for your show-going pleasure and more than we could fit in print.

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Cheney better watch himself when the Brighton, England, combo steps on it. With Ezra Furman and the Harpoons and Rachel Goodrich. Wed/21, 8 p.m., $10-$12. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.

Fu Manchu and Dirty Power
Heaviness is as heaviness does -- with the added oomph of the SF-bred Power brokers. With the Solid. Wed/21, 8:30 p.m., $21. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Salsa sickos will bask on the way-open dance floor. Wed/21, 8 and 10 p.m., $16-$24. Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore, SF. (415) 655-5600.

U.S.E.
The DIY digi-dance-rockers love to work that Vocoder-enhanced, compressor-friendly studio magik. With Won-Fu and Scrabbel. Wed/21, 8:30 p.m., $10. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Kurt Vile and the Violators
Fuzzy, scuzzy Vileness drips from the fab new Childish Prodigy (Matador). With Wooden Shjips and Young Prisms. Wed/21, 9 p.m., $10. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

Echo and the Bunnymen
Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, and company get a full orchestra into the act to perform their post-punk classic, Ocean Rain (Sire, 1984). Thurs/22, 8 p.m., $42.50. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph, Oakl. (415) 421-8497.

Kid Sister
The Chicago rapper arrives, with her long-awaited debut in talon. With Lil B. Thurs/22, 9 p.m., $20. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.

Sir Lord Von Raven and the Sermon
Budgeting your budget rock dollar? Time to squander on these raging locals. With Jail Weddings and the Naysayers. Thurs/22, 10 p.m., $8. Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. (415) 550-6994. www.theknockoutsf.com

Helios Creed/Chrome
Creed takes a spacey trip back to the day of his SF combo Chrome -- why don’t you come along for the proto-industrial ride? With GalaXxy Chamber and Toiling Midgets. Fri/23, 9 p.m., $15. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Mi Ami, These Are Powers, and Gowns
Wowee, this powerful SF-Chicago lineup combines fog and wind power to recession-ready effect. Fri/23, 10 p.m., $5. Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. (415) 550-6994. www.theknockoutsf.com

Jeremy Jay
Whimsy and slow dancing for Jay’s army. With Sea Lions and Black Umbrella. Sat/24, 9 p.m., $8. Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF. (415) 550-6994. www.theknockoutsf.com

Sunset Rubdown and tUnE-yArDs
Spencer Krug’s outfit is threatening to eclipse his day job, Wolf Parade, while one-woman music-making machine Merrill Garbus is getting discovered big time. Mon/26, 8 p.m., $16-$18. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Alela Diane and Marissa Nadler
Co-headlining femme folkies share their finest. Tues/27, 8 p.m., $12. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. (415) 861-2011.

Le Loup
Hardly Art electro-acoustic etherealists like it refreshingly loopy. With Nurses and French Miami. Tues/27, 9 p.m., $10-$12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

Pelican
The majestic Southern Lord lads send out a new one, while surrounded by amicable Cobras. With Black Cobra and Sweet Cobra. Tues/27, 8 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422. www.theindependentsf.com