Sonic Reducer Overage: Timbaland, Grooms, Metallica, Grace Potter, Zero 7, Man/Miracle, and more


By Kimberly Chun

Love the rain, hate the frizz, love the fuzz box -- more SF sounds than we could fit into print.

Captured! By Robots
Jokin’ thrash, the classic San Fran tradition. With Grayceon and Dirty Power. Sat/12, 10 p.m., $12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 621-4455.

The Thrones put the kibosh on their performance due to a busted-up van and illness, but Carla Bozulich’s immensely intense and talented ensemble carries on. With Late Young. Sat/12, 9:30 p.m., $12. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk., SF. (415) 923-0923.

Garage a Trois
Oh, what a fine, fierce jazz-rock super group it is. The misnamed foursome includes Marco Benevento, Stanton Moore, Skerik, and Mike Dillon. With DJ Dan Prothero. Sat/12, 9 p.m., $20. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422.

Kirk Hammett recently sold his Pac Heights Georgian manse on Divis, and why not? The Bay metallists plan on touring through 2010, drawing mobs with Death Magnetic force. With Machine Head. Sat/12, 7 p.m., $52.50-$72.50. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. (415) 421-8497.

Ty Segall
High jinks and a helluva time are in store, when it comes to this manically prolific local music-maker. With Culture Kids, the Baths, Dimples and CCR Headcleaner. Sat/12, 9:30 p.m., $6. Café du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

The Oakland band hooks the critics with its new self-released debut, The Shape of Things. Sun/13, 2 p.m., free. Rasputin Music, 2401 Telegraph, Berk. (800) 350-8700.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Blues rock in the Black Crowes mold? The Vermont vocalist and organ player makes it happen. With Howlin Rain. Sun/13, 8 p.m., $21. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 346-6000.

Rejoicer (Death by Audio) by the Brooklyn group impressed with its fevered, textural skronk. With Tempo No Tempo and Young Prisms. Tues/15, 9 p.m., $7. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk., SF. (415) 923-0923.

Kid Cudi
“Day N Night” I hear that song, over n over again. With Wallpaper. Tues/15, 8 p.m., $29.75-$33. Regency Ballroom, Van Ness and Sutter, SF. (415) 421-8497.

If a superstar producer lands in Berkeley, will we be there to see it? Tues/15, 7 p.m., free. Rasputin Music, 2401 Telegraph, Berk. (800) 350-8700.

Zero 7

Yeah Ghost -- nah, y’all boring living folk. Cryptic messages come from the increasingly experimental UK duo. With Phantogram. Tues/15, 8 p.m., $24. Warfield, 982 Market, S.F. $18.50. (415) 421-8497.