Thursdays In May with Loquat at Cafe du Nord

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LOQUAT RESIDENCY
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28  | CAFE DU NORD
8 p.m. doors  

San Francisco’s answer to Swedish pop, Loquat is getting ready for their May residency at Cafe du Nord, performing every Thursday in May. Loquat handpicked out-of-town and local bands—Head Like a Kite (Seattle), Juliette Commagère (L.A.), Greycoats (Minneapolis), Foxtail Somersault (SF), Malbec (L.A.), The Union Trade (SF), Jen & Abby (L.A.), and AimLowKid (SF)—to join them for the four shows. Each night will be different: reworked old songs, new songs, surprise covers, visuals, and between-band DJ sets from Zion-I’s AmpLive and SomaFM’s DJ Elise—not your regular Loquat show.  

Listen to “Harder Hit” from Loquat’s latest album, Secrets of the Sea (Talking House):

Record Store Day; Silversun Pickups Performing at Rasputin

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Saturday is Record Store Day, the one day of the year that all of the independently owned record stores around the world come together with artists to celebrate music (and help keep the independent record store alive).  A ‘holiday’ born in San Francisco, the first official Record Store Day was held at Rasputin Music with Metallica on April 19, 2008 and is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. 

There are lots of good live music and fun events happening around the Bay in support of the cause.  Be sure to check the Record Store Day website for participating locations. Amoeba in San Francisco will be featuring giveaways every hour, a contest to win a turntable package and special appearances by John Vanderslice, Loquat, Kelly Stoltz and Aesop Rock.  And, get this, The Silversun Pickups are performing live at Rasputin in Berkeley at 4PM.  Yowza!

Silversun Pickups, “Panic Switch”: