Concert Picks ‘O The Week: Girls, Band of Skulls

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San Francisco’s Girls are paired up this week with New York’s Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight for a great night of music at The Rickshaw Stop.  Bonus prize, Girls are offering up their 10″ for free download. Get ’em.

“Hellhole Ratrace”

Solitude

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Band of Skulls, “Death by Diamonds and Pearls

Then this Sunday, July 26 features a repeat performance of one of my favorite bands this year, Band of Skulls. The hot UK trio will be rockin’ it at Cafe du Nord.  Be there.

The Moondoggies + Harbours At The Rickshaw Stop Tonight

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Harbours “No Souvenirs

The good folks at Stranger Dance are hosting another stellar line up of music tonight at The Rickshaw Stop, featuring Bay Area locals  Harbours and Sarah Bethe Nelson (also known as Prairie Dog), along with Seattle’s Moondoggies. Be sure to check it out if you’re in town!

BLK JKS @ The Rickshaw Stop

Johannesburg-based BLK JKS played a rawkin’ show last night at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.  And from the looks of the lightly attended crowd, you guys didn’t know what you were missing. Their music is a wild concoction of transcendental African rhythms, Zulu soul and scorching rock and roll.  And they like to jam.  They are all completely self taught musicians and it was fascinating to watch them perform. I was struck by way they handled and played their instruments.  It was definitely different.  There was an air of reverence that translated into this feeling of the instruments playing them versus they playing the instruments.  That or they worked some really good voodoo magic on me last night.

The band’s Mystery EP is out today on Secretly Canadian.  If you’re heading to SXSW, you can check them out for yourself at one of the following shows:

Wednesday, March 18 11:00am
ME Television Studios (KEXP event)

Wednesday, March 18 10:00pm
Paradise Café (401 E. 6th St)

Thursday, March 19 2:00pm
The Parish (NPR event) (214 E. 6th St)

Thursday, March 19 10:30pm
Mohawk Patio (912 Red River St)

Listen to: “Lakeside

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