This Week in Local Music News


Metallica celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Fillmore, blowing minds right and left with almost a week's worth five-hour shows full of their best songs and guests ranging from Lou Reed to Kid Rock to Mercyful Fate to Anthrax's Scott Ian to their former bassist Jason Newsted. Every major music news outlet writes reviews. [via Rolling Stone, SPIN and SF Weekly]

The Chronicle taps one of SF's fast-rising bands, Lilac, for a profile on the love and fear of death behind their music [via SFGate]

Poor Sons, a rough and ready new garage band to pop up on speakers, streams its self-released EP Dyunes and gets us tapping our feet under our desks. [via The Bay Bridged]

The Fresh & Onlys reveal details about their "gut-punching" 2012 LP, saying "This is the pinnacle, this is where we need to be." We can't wait to hear it, guys. [via SPIN]

Shannon & The Clams unveil a new video for "Toxic Revenge," directed by Grass Widow's Hannah Lew, plus unearth Christmas songs just in time for the holidays. [via The Bay Bridged]

Kreayshawn kicks Lil Debbie out of the White Girl Mob, a Twitter fight ensues. [via SF Weekly]

Tikva Records, the city's first-ever Jewish record store, pops up in the Mission for one month only. The shop will boast amazing events like performances from members of Fool's Gold, Dengue Fever, the Black Crowes and many more. [via The Idelsohn Society]

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