Tonight catch brazen British siren Carina Round at Cafe Du Nord, who will be a hard act for headliner Cary Brothers to follow. On Friday, singer songwriter Rocky Votolato plays songs from his new record The Brag and Cuss [listen to it here] at Bottom of the Hill with Langhorne Slim and Panda. Chow Nasty celebrate the release of their new album Super (Electrical) Recordings at the Independent with two of our favorite local bands the Heavenly States and Magic Bullets. Watch Carina Round's video for "Down Slow":
We're guessing you've heard of the super secret Spoon show at Cafe Du Nord on Saturday night with none other than Rogue Wave opening the bill. San Francisco is truly benefitting from the promotional push around Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, released this past Tuesday, with that Popscene show a few weeks back, this not-secret performance at Cafe Du Nord, and their upcoming appearance at the inaugural Treasure Island Music Festival in September. Sure, it could have something to do with San Francisco being situated between Britt's hometown of Portland and the promotional mecca of Los Angeles, but we're just going to tell ourselves that Spoon has a crush on our fair city. Forget all the rumors you've heard about tickets; the band's mailing list says to get to the venue early on the day of the show for a chance at yours. If you're lucky enough to get in, be sure to buy a record off of them because the first 50 buyers get a meet & greet with the band. If you can't get in to see Spoon, Vanilla Ice is performing at Red Devil Lounge. Yeah we couldn't believe it either.