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Preservation Hall West

Preservation Hall West (at 777 Valencia), the West Coast home of New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band, announced an opening weekend of shows scheduled to go down the weekend of October 4th. Big names like Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, and of course, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. [via SF Weekly]

Sic Alps has its latest LP reviewed, the newest work being called "stoned and serene," that sees the band skirting into "sublimely cinematic territory." [via Pitchfork]

Oakland native and rapper Kreayshawn finally releases her debut album–a year after her viral hit "Gucci Gucci"–and while no one is jumping for joy, it's getting called a bunch of "rap verses so fumbly that practically anyone could rewrite them and make them better," while Kreay's success itself is "somewhere between William Hung and Jesse Camp and the 8th Street Kidz." Ouch. [via SF Weekly and Pitchfork]

Lil B made a rock song. Please don't become post-Carter III Lil Wayne, B. [via iTunes]

SF has a new bloozy rock trio on its hands. Meet the Black Cobra Vipers, who just released its debut EP. [via The Bay Bridged]

Grass Widow announced East Coast tour dates, accompanied by the debut of their Daytrotter Sessions, which can be streamed here. [via Daytrotter]

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's debut Velvet Underground & Nico, a bunch of SF's scuzziest will get together and put out their own takes on classic tracks such as "All Tomorrow's Parties" by the Fresh & Onlys, "Femme Fatale" by Ty Segall, and more. [via Consequence of Sound]