Too many choices are always better than not enough, and this week won't disappoint, concert-wise. Bay Area favorites Religious Girls and The Fresh & Only's play the Elbo Room tonight, supergroup-to-end-all-supergroups Them Crooked Vultures are at the Fox Theater Thursday and San Francisco transplants Thao With The Get Down Stay Down hit The Independent on Saturday, just to name a few.
Bad news for the non-proactive -- Sunday's Friendly Fires/The xx show and the two homecoming Girls appearances this week are both completely sold out. You still have a chance, however, to snag tickets to Neon Indian's (pictured above) highly anticipated SF debut this Thursday at the Rickshaw Stop. Hype aside, the chillwave-bros nostalgic sample and synth heavy debut Psychic Chasms will have a well deserved spot on endless best of the year list come December. It is a downright enjoyable album, and rumor has it that the bedroom production -- backed with a four-piece live band -- translates well to the stage.
On a more solemn note, DFA's Juan MacLean will be holding a benefit at Mezzanine Friday in honor of the late drummer Gerhardt Fuchs (!!!, The Juan Maclean, Holy Ghost!). All proceeds from the event will be donated to Fuch's family.
Monday, November 16th
DJ Spooky, Mochipet @ Independent $15
Lovvers, The Fresh & Onlys, Religious Girls @ Elbo Room $8
A Special Performance of Terry Riley's In C, The Lickets, Juliann Barwick @ Cafe Du Nord $10
Wet Hair, Talk Normal, Wheel @ 21 Grand