There are a bunch of great shows to see this week, but frankly the pickins are a little slim compared to the embarrassment of riches that we're used to here in SF. Tonight Sean Hayes celebrates a CD release party at Great American. Catch The New Year and David Bazan (of Pedro The Lion and Headphones) at Bottom of the Hill, or head to Cafe Du Nord for Great Lake Swimmers and Eleni Mandell with opener Ferraby Lionheart. Noise Pop presents Rock n' Read with Dan Strachota at Beauty Bar, where writers read music-themed poetry, fiction and non-fiction.