An absolutely packed week of shows with the previously profiled Thee Oh Sees alongside epicsauce favorite Ty Segall at Cafe du Nord on Tuesday, local post-punk heavyweights Tempo No Tempo at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, and SF transplants Thao With the Get Down Stay Down with Portland's The Thermals at the Great American Music Hall Friday.
Our pick for this week, however, is Los Angeles beatmaker Nosaj Thing -- aka 24 year old electronic wizard Jason Chung -- at Mighty Saturday. His 2009 full length debut Drift was easily one of last years most compelling releases, packed with twelve infectious tracks that fill a space somewhere between fellow L.A. beat-head Flying Lotus and Entroducing era DJ Shadow. Armed with a laptop, midi controller and an arsenal of his own bedroom-brewed beats, Chung takes on the roll of conductor in his live sets, mashing up the various elements of each song to create a sort of live remix of his work -- each show is fully improvised, so no two sets ever sound entirely the same. With similar minded electronic acts Daedelus and Jogger rounding out the bill this one is well worth your $12.
Plenty of other options this week including Mates of State at Cafe Du Nord tonight, the always entertaining Jaguar Love (ex-Blood Brothers) at Café Du Nord Wednesday,and the previously profiled and all around awesome Mi Ami at El Rio Saturday -- as always, be sure to consult the full show list.
Monday, February 1st
Mates of State, Rubies @ Cafe Du Nord $20
Please Do Not Fight, The Hundred Days, Luke Franks Or The Federalists, Scene Of Action @ Bottom of the Hill $10
Death Sentence: PANDA!, Barf Mountain, The Baths @ the Knockout