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June 1st to 15th

The Rickshaw Stop, on the edge of Hayes Valley, was the venue to catch some Dengue Fever. The Los Angeles-based band is fronted by Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol, whom has the voice of a siren guiding us to the stage. Camay b-boys stretched out as the band played an incredibly loose set of psychedelic surf rock. Dengue Fever is no gimmick and they are sick, so to speak, catch them if you can.

The Mission Creek Music Festival has finalized their schedule, which can be found here: Heading into its ninth season, the festival runs from June 5th to the 12th with 48 shows playing in 20 venues throughout the city. MCMF is an all-volunteer, DIY event that once again proves the homegrown San Francisco music scene may shift but will never be evicted.

Out Hud with Tussle and Madeline Minx
Bottom of The Hill
June 3rd, 10 PM
$10/$12 ~ 21 and over

Out Hud tours in support of its latest long play, Let Us Never Speak of IT Again which, since I first reviewed, spun over and over again. Out Hud jam infectious, tribal dance music for cerebral club kids. If you got shut out of the Erasure shows last week or if you ever owned a "Tom Tom Club" album, then head out to Out Hud, and welcome home the former Berkeley residents.

Every Move A Picture with Shiny Toy Guns
Rickshaw Stop
June 3rd
Free before 10:30, $7 after ~ 21 and over

Club Loaded celebrates its first year of 80s electro dance music with two of it's favorite bands. SF-based Every Move a Picture are just back from a tour of England, the land of their mentors, New Order and The Smiths. The LA-based Shiny Toy Guns play pure synth-rock that is all about 1987. The band is about to ink it's first contract with Universal so they may not play for free much longer.

Robin Nolan Trio
Amoeba Music
June 4th and 5th
Both dates 4 PM

Amoeba hosts the San Francisco portion of Djangofest, which will take place at Redwood City's Little Fox Theater. Django Reinhardt was the greatest gypsy, jazz guitarists of his time. Robin Nolan and several other musicians pay homage by playing the classics as well as a more modern swing version. Information on the festival can be found here:

The Lovemakers with Chownasty, Blue Van and Postcoitus
The Independent
June 9th, 9 PM
$10 ~ 21 and over

Formerly headlining the small stage of San Francisco's best bars, The Lovemakers breakout the sexy stage antics at one of our city's best clubs. Soon to open the main stage at Live105's BFD, The Lovemakers are on the move. Tonight show is a Mission Creek Fest event. Much fun lovin' info at:

Extra Action Marching Band with Three Day Stubble, Gay Barbarians and The Dead Hensons
The Eagle Tavern
June 9th, ~ 9 PM

A land of tubas, choppers and hedonism? This is what will happen when the Extra Action marches into the Eagle Tavern. Grab an overstuffed drink from the bar, stake out some territory and revel in the pure spectacle as it unfolds around you, a sensory overload bar none. Tonight is the official Mission Creek Music Festival parade.

Glass Candy with Veronica Lipgloss and Death By Doll
Hemlock Tavern
June 9th, 9:30 PM
$7 ~ 21 and over

Ladies Night at the Hemlock. Portland, Oregon's Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre play a cover of Josie Cotton's "Johnny, Are You Queer". They are no wave disco punk, and also cover Roxy Music. Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes play dance punk electroclash in the spirit of Romeo Void and Nina Hagen. Death By Doll is Dame Darcy's latest incarnation of goth dark wave and folk rock. An eclectic evening brought to you by The Mission Creek Music Festival.

Gang Gang Dance with Bloodlines and Warbler
Bottom of the Hill
June 10th, 10 PM
$10 ~ 21 and over

Hailing from the NYC melting pot, Gang Gang Dance play a hypnotic blend of Asian, Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, hip-hop, rock, experimental & electronic music. The band is touring in support of God's Money, which The New York Times calls, "an album of whims and metamorphoses, occasionally annoying but -- far more often -- thoroughly enveloping, with a mesmerizing, vertiginous charm." Vertiginous?

Meat Beat Manifesto with Dub Trio
Great American Music Hall
June 11th, 9 PM
$21 ~ all ages

Several years ago I witnessed MBM storm through the Fillmore with stage diving break dancers and a montage of nobs, turntables and video screens. The hard edged techno hip hop was enthralling from start to finish. According to the band's website, this is the first tour in years, Jack Dangers and Mark Pistel both remixing behind the scene. MBM just released At The Center, which breaks further ground by blending jazz and electronica.

Coachwhips with So, So Many White Tigers, TITS, The Mall and Rock and Roll Adventure Kids
12 Galaxies
June 11th, 9 PM
$8/$10 ~ 21 and over

The FINAL ass kickin' Coachwhips show EVER. This will sell out. Get you tickets early. Another historic show brought to you by The Mission Creek Music Festival.

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