Another stacked week of shows with Pitchfork darlings The Morning Benders at The Independent Tuesday (sadly sold out), rising locals Man/Miracle at the free epicsauce.com party at Milk Thursday and the always enigmatic Nobunny at The New Parish Sunday.
Our featured band this this week, however, is Florida based indie power pop act Surfer Blood. While partially indebted to the jangly breed of 60s surf rock bands that their beach-friendly moniker would imply, the go to comparison for Surfer Blood's sound is undoubtedly Blue Album era Weezer, complete with the crunchy guitar, infectious hooks and endless sing-along moments that made the landmark album such a classic. If you have yet to hear the deservedly buzzed young quartet, we strongly suggest immediately snagging their lead off single "Swim" -- we have more or less been bumping this one on repeat since we caught the band's excellent San Francisco debut at Rickshaw Stop last November. While their Friday night blowout with Turbo Fruits and Ganglians at Bottom of the Hill has long been sold out, Surfer Blood will be performing a free show at Amoeba Thursday -- the show starts at 6pm sharp, so be sure to hustle up to Haight Street early.