By Kimberly Chun
Halloween and NYE -- yes, it’s amateur hour once again for non-locals, gawkers, and ‘burb brats. Still, ya gotta fill the void -- here are a few more ways that didn’t make print.
Are the Anglo-Teutonic arty farties the next best thing to poppers like Fountains of Wayne? With Princeton Fri/30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., $16. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.
The LA twosome skipped the Grammys for the road (“Best Recording Package?”). With Residual Echoes and Magic Bullets. Fri/30, 9 p.m., $16. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.
The ex-**Guardian**-ite has gotten real gone -- and will release his next disc with Goner Records. With East Bay Grease and Apache Dropout. Fri/30, 9:30 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.
Watch for low-flying shards of noise when the Japanese post-punk band melts down. With All Leather and We Be the Echo. Fri/30, 9 p.m., $15. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.
The renegade DIY-SF tradition whoops it up for its 15th anniversary blowout with an all-star lineup of Swingin’ Utters, Throw Rag, and Thee Merry Widows. Sat/31, 9 p.m., $16. Slim’s, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.
Emerald Triangle Tour
Let’s get ready to rumble: Farmer Dave Scher of Beachwood Sparks and All Night Radio pulls a chokehold on Vetiver’s Andy Cabic, while Jonathan Rice grapples with Jonathan Wilson at this psych-folk throwdown. Mon/2, 9 p.m., $15. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com
The Acid Mother’s Temple founder goes it alone on guitar and electronics. With ?Alos and 3 Leafs. Tues/3, 9 p.m., $10. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com