This Week in Live Music: TV on the Radio, Cherry Glazzer, & More

This Week in Live Music: TV on the Radio, Cherry Glazzer, & More


Are you a part of San Francisco’s Shut-In economy? Don't be. You’re missing out! You’re missing the point of San Francisco, which is to see as much live music as possible while you can still hear. Tuesday: TV On the Radio at Fox Theater Crazy to think it’s been over a decade since TV on the Radio first tweaked conventional pop rock templates. We can still trace the crazed euphoria of today’s TVOTR all the way back to their debut single “Staring at the Sun” and Young Liars EP. Probably because Singers Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone have evolved yet maintained a sturdy voice. The band’s most recent album, their fifth to date, is 2014’s Seeds, and it’s classic TVOTR. Which is to say it’s surprising at every turn, meticulously crafted and irresistibly accessible. Thursday: North Mississippi Allstars at The Fillmore Led by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, The North Mississippi Allstars are all grit, dive bars and black tar minimalists. Their songs aren’t pretty, but they’re real, they're soulful, they're desperate. Like a scar that builds character, these songs slowly become a part of you whether you like it or not. We don’t get enough country-blues or chances to get dirty around these parts. Now’s your time. Saturday: Cherry Glazerr at Bottom of the Hill Get in on the ground floor while you can. There’s something about femme-fatale-in-the-making Clementine Creevy that screams bigger things, bigger stages, bigger vans. But let’s not get ahead; currently Cherry Glazzer — fronted by two 17-year-olds, including Creevy — earns her stripes like everyone else, grinding, impressing, and getting her name out however she can. The LA Times took notice and profiled Cherry Glazzer, calling the band’s debut album a “mix of attitude, silliness and garage-born guitar haze.” Color us intrigued. Sunday: Shabazz Palaces at The Chapel Shabazz Palaces raises plenty more questions than it answers: like... what do we call this? Has anyone done anything like this before? Should we dance to it? Or should we lock ourselves in a room, roll up into a ball and consider our mortality? Can we have more please? Follow @ChrisTrenchard for more words like these.

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