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Live Not on Evil Debut 7” on Creep Records at M Room May 14

Okay so not gonna lie, these dudes kinda scare the shit out of me. Not in the monster in the shadows kinda way, more like that kid you know who is not a very aggressive person generally, but still you are terrified to piss him off for what he might do to you. Live Not on Evil are bringing their aggressive, eerie yet melodic show to the M Room tonight. Their buzzsaw guitars and slithering lead lines are brooding yet calming. They are not Misfits horror punk rip offs in the way many bands of this genre are, but their sound does fit nicely into its niche. They don’t try to attempt too much invention, but rather execute their spooky garage punk effectively. They are celebrating their first 7” release on CREEP records. I can imagine their show is going to be loud as shit, but who says that’s a bad thing? The weather may suck so why not go all out and give yourself over to the sorrow? The horror! The horror! - M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by D.K. Barbieri) - Adam G.

 

   

Young Jesus

It’s exciting when a quality band just seems to appear, and for me that band right now is Young Jesus. They gritty hybrid sound is enticing and their debut ep Late Night Standards shows remarkable amount of skill and command. The band credits influences such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Brand New and Cursive, but I also hear a little bit of Cracker and Wilco in their sound. Their ep is now available and did I mention it is free.

Young Jesus will be performing at Lilly’s Bar on May 14th, Cal’s Bar on May 21st, and Elbo Room on May 31st.

   

TONIGHT: Epic Sauce Presents @ Milk

 

Once again local blog Epic Sauce will be hosting a show at Milk in the Haight with a number of great acts.  Boasting drink specials (that will hopefully last this time around) and free before 10:30 with an RSVP (here), this is sure to be a good show.

Live: Tempo No Tempo, Fake Drugs, Cosmonauts

DJ Sets: Starfucker, oOOoO, and Bye Bye Blackbird

Milk Bar

1840 Haight St

9pm

 

-Ada Lann

   

Dr. Dog Headline Electric Factory May 13

The local favorites Dr. Dog who apparently whole-heartedly believe that they were born forty years too late will be making a jump forward when they headline the Electric Factory tonight. Their home stands have become larger and larger spectacles with each subsequent release. Recently back in December, they did two sold out shows at the TLA along with a secret show at JB’s. Dr. Dog has been making every gig seem intimate and enthralling regardless of their venue, so I have no doubt  that they will fill every corner of that monstrous hunk of a tin can venue. They have been bringing out Scott McMicken’s Golden Retriever at shows which will make even the crustiest punk’s heart beat somewhat regularly. Dr. Dog’s newest album Shame Shame is their debut for ANTI- after leaving local label Park the Van. This hometown gig will certainly be chalked full of crowd favorites, onstage banter and an impressive run through their recent new album. Oh yeah, and that really young country-skuzz fenom Dear Tick is also playing the show, so if you are into really over groomed hair and under groomed staches than maybe you will want to watch whatever he does. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St. (btw Callowhill & Spring Garden Sts.), 9pm, All Ages - Adam G.

 

   

Busses Album Release Party at The Khyber May13

It’s impossible to walk through Northern Liberties or the neighboring streets of Fishtown without crossing paths with walls bearing Busses’ name. Slightly trippy and fascinating, this three piece’s sound mirrors Nick Apice’s eloquently composed posters, lending an audible component to sentiments easily felt while face to face with each print. Mixing fuzzed-out psych with jazzy riffs and vocalist Dave Brett’s 90s vibe, Busses’ tracks sound a lot like Deep Elm’s original roster, but with less lethargy. “Foundation Myth,” with a buzzing intro growls along with the crash of drums and tambourine. Brett’s voice wavers between melodic and reckless abandon in a fashion comfortably close to early Modest Mouse. Beside the quiet start of “Stationary” and "The Socialist" the depth of
Busses’ sound is subtle yet enveloping, Enticing listeners to sway and become transformed beneath the swell of beats and chords. Set to celebrate their latest release, catch Busses with Arc in Round’s Jeff Zeigler and Oh! Pears’ Corey Duncan. Khyber. 56 S. Second St., 9pm, $8, 21+ - Dianca Potts