Gimmick Alert: 140-Character Previews of the Best Live Music This Week
Still bitter and baffled about promoters relocating this weekend’s electronica-centric I Love This City Music Festival from its original AT&T Park venue to the Shoreline? Us freakin’ too! I’d recommend letting ‘em hear it on Twitter at @ILTCFestival. But good thing there’s plenty of cutting edge music to be heard within the city limits all week long to turn our collective frown slightly less upside-down.
In the spirit of grassroots tweetmobs, I present you with ridiculously cryptic 140-character (or less) tweet previews of this week’s best bets:
O.G. @AtTheDriveIn membrz reunited after 3-yr nap (btw, A.T.D.I. just did reconvened @Coachella). @Sparta is similarly proggy & #funashell
Lo-fi femme fatale rock in similar vein as @VivianGirls makes bros swoon and chicks wanna be ‘em. #duallust
Lead singer sounding less shrieky these days, shades of @TalkingHeads, killed @OutsideLands last year in support of cool new album Hysterical
Singer Jason Piece a survivor in truest sense. Album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is mind-melter of highest order
Local one-man sound engineer Mikey Maramag makes beautiful, experimental #chillwave, alternates between psych and dance-y
Swedish duo was an appropriate bedfellow to M83 on recent tour (which stopped at @FillmoreSF). Shoegaze-y and epic at once. #soakitin
Country legend still as relevant as ever and championing his genre’s torchcarriers. Refreshing to see, refreshing to hear. #ButWhoWillCarryTheTorch?
#Concord native is in mid-career form these days. Recent albums Catacombs, Wit’s End Humor Risk have caught the favor of critics #pitchforkdarlings
LA dream pop duo Lilac drop new cassette Christine, unite w/ SF's veteran songstress Carletta Sue Kay at underground spot Lost Church