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This Week in Local Music News

This Week in Local Music News

Yours Truly shows is San Francisco through the eyes of buzzsaw thrashers Terry Malts. [via Pitchfork]

Paul Simon is announced as headliner of the SF Symphony's 2012 Black & White Ball. He'll perform with his band and the Symphony. [via SF Symphony]

Surf Club drops its scrappy, Springy debut EP, Young Love, and it's available for free download. [via Bandcamp]

Girls' Christopher Owens sings a totally touching version of "I Will Always Love You" in tribute to the late Whitney Houston on a tour stop in the UK. He even cries. [via NME]

Former SF-based Mi Ami singer Daniel Martin-McCormick, now of Brooklyn dance outfit Ital, gets a nod from the critics at Pitchfork. [via Pfork]

If you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day was renamed Tony Bennett Day in SF to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." [via CBS]

A band called Death Cheetah has released a track called "Be Someone's Horse" that combines metal guitars and electronic noise while coining a subgenre called "terri-fi." We're intrigued. [via The Bay Bridged]

A Warren Hellman tribute concert is planned for this weekend, February 19 at Ocean Beach, and the lineup's pretty awesome. Go and pay your respects. [via SF Weekly]