Another stacked week of local shows with the previously profiled Weekend at Rickshaw Stop Tuesday, Anticon beat maker Baths at Bottom of the Hill Thursday and local favorite Wallpaper at The Independent Friday.
Our featured act this week is Tussle, who play Rickshaw Stop Thursday. Long a staple of the San Francisco music scene, Tussle pounds out dance-friendly krautrock and post-punk inspired instrumentals in the vein of early-80's pioneers (and occasional Tussle collaborators) Liquid Liquid, yet with a vibe similar to their synth-loving DFA-affiliated contemporaries. After relentlessly touring with the likes of Hot Chip, Ratatat and Yacht in support of 2007's oft overlooked gem Cream Cuts, the trio is back with a soon-to-be-released fourth full-length and their first string of shows of the year. With the much-hyped Brooklyn duo Javelin and fellow local krautrock revivalist Bronze set to open, this one is not to be missed.
Plenty of other solid show options this week, including the recently signed Grass Widow at Amnesia Tuesday, electronic madman Mochipet at Elbo Room Friday and the previously profiled Abe Vigoda with hardcore heavyweights Fucked Up at Rickshaw Stop Sunday.