A huge week of live shows with rising local shoegaze quintet Young Prisms at Rickshaw Stop Tuesday, the previously profiled Maus Haus at Milk Thursday and the jam-packed All Shook Down Festival with SFist favorites Neon Indian, Ty Segall, Grass Widow and more Sunday.
Our pick for this week is Man/Miracle, who play a fundraiser for the all-around awesome local music resource (and registered non-profit) The Bay Bridged at the Verdi Club this Friday. We have more or less had the Oakland-based quartet's debut The Shape of Things on repeat since it was released late last year -- it is a stunning LP, packed with ten infectiously catchy would-be singles you will swear you have heard before. While the band's take on indie pop is admittedly all over the map, the go-to comparison here is undoubtedly Talking Heads, complete with the the David Byrne-esque crooning, danceable Afrobeat inspired backbone and endless sing-a-long choruses. With SF musical giants Thao Nguyn and John Vanderslide rounding out the bill there is no reason to miss this stacked all-local blowout.
Several other solid shows to choose from this week including Denver chillers Weed Diamond at Sub Mission Tuesday, the always enigmatic Nobunny at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday and local psych-infused quartet White Cloud at Hemlock Friday -- be sure to consult the full showlist.