Diego’s Umbrella is firing up the gypsy caravan again. The band just released its fourth album, Proper Cowboy—a fusion of Eastern European influences, cowboy tunes and guitar rock—before leaving on a month-long national tour.

When they return, look for vocalist Tyson Maulhardt in Cole Valley with a shot of Fernet, on the dance floor at Beauty Bar or hanging out after hours in the Polk Gulch. Maulhardt shares more in our latest Guide to San Francisco.

Favorite SF neighborhood outside of the one you live/rehearse in now: Cole Valley.  Mostly for the breakfast at Zazie, the morning shot of Fernet and ping pong at Finnegan’s Wake and a pastry at La Boulange.

Most Memorable local gig: Outside Lands 2011.

Best show you’ve attended in the Bay Area: Muse at Bill Graham Civic in 2007.

Favorite local band: Loyd Family Players

Best meal for $10 or less: Pho-Ga at Citrus Club

When it’s time to dance, we go: to Beauty Bar in the Mission

Favorite SF dive: Trad’r Sams

Favorite stop for an after-hours meal: Grubstake

Three things that make it hard to leave the city: People, food, natural beauty

Three things that make it hard to come back: Fog, fog, fog.

For a good time, call: Jake Wood.