The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 7/27-7/31

This weeks show highlights, it would seem, are brought to you by the Mission. Not that there aren't other events around the Bay Area, but for now here are a few selections from the calendar for this week.

Head out to the Knockout tomorrow for the Mantles EP release with the newly minted Royal Baths and Fungi Girls, 9pm.

On Friday, out at Amnesia, Southpaw Records will be celebrating it's first anniversary with Bare Wires, Ty Segall, and The Sandwitches, 9pm.

Lastly, head over to El Rio for an early afternoon BBQ and show with The Love Dimension, These Hills of Gold, Nectarine Pie, The Aerosols, and B and Not B, 3pm.

Next week's highlights brought to you by the Marina... or not.


-Ada Lann


Moab Strangers play a live score to the 1922 film Hungry Hearts

This Monday, Ethan Miller (Howlin Rain, Comets on Fire) will be performing an original score to the 1922 film Hungry Hearts with members of Colossal Yes and Drunk Horse. The musicians have come together to perform as Moab Strangers. The combination of psychedelic, folk and blues influenced elements that each of the members bring to the project should pair interestingly with the film about a family of Jewish immigrants in the Lower East Side [check out a sample of the score below]. The event is worth checking out whether you are a film fan, a live music fan or if you're just finally ready to give up on the dream of Pink Floyd coming to the next screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Castro Theater.

Hungry Hearts screens at the Castro Theater as part of the 30th Anniversary San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on Monday, July 26th at 7pm. $15

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-Nicole Leigh


Some Foolery Yet in this Unique San Francisco Trio - Foolproof Four at Cafe du Nord

What exactly is foolproof about the San Francisco-based band Foolproof Four? Well the first obvious thing to point out is that there are, in fact, only three of them, so that right there points to some clear foolery committed by this trio. They are a band that must be seen live, as the camaraderie between these young men is hilarious and creates really great audience engagement. The band consists of Noah Grant, Dan Brennan, and Nate Harris. At their show at Cafe Du Nord on Friday night, July 16th, the band played almost ten songs to a rapt audience. The energy they put out was very well reciprocated, as the crowd was in step with their every joking or emotional moment in each song.

As a more unusual choice for an alternative rock band, the three began with their acapella song "Lady Valia Stood Her Ground". Lead singer and songwriter Grant wrote the song as a statement on facing violence and not letting it break you. Specifically, it is about his admiration for the nonviolent protesters at UC Berkeley. But for those more inclined to rocking songs, the band has plenty of rowdier songs as well. The talent of this band is apparent by their variety--their songs include a blues, jazz and country sound. Look for their song "Economology" in the upcoming film Dream an American.

-Shauna Keddy


TONIGHT: The Deli SF Presents White Cloud, The Paranoids and Red Blue Yellow @ The Hemlock

If you're lacking in plans for the evening, despite all the potential that surrounds you, the surely you will be wandering over to the Hemlock for tonight's Deli SF Presents show.  Headlining this time will be the cavernous reverb-drenched band White Cloud, with support by psyche-rockers The Paranoids and the visually stimulating Red Blue Yellow. The show will start around 9 and is but a measly $7 for entry.   I promise you it will be worth your time.


-Ada Lann


The Deli SF's Weekend Highlights For 7/21-7/24


Of course your Friday should already be planed, what with the exciting line-up The Deli will be presenting at the Hemlock, but if your still undecided, or looking for another show or two to attend this weekend, here are a few selections from the calendar.

This Wednesday Studio SQ, who proudly sponsor our band of the month poll, well be presenting a show at Milk featuring Le Vice, Tim Car, George Cochrane, and Dude House, 8pm.

The following night, again at Milk, local blog Epic Sauce will once again flex it's nearly invincible booking muscles and provide us with another amazing line-up. Headlined by Maus Haus (whose inclusion in this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, incidentally, is righteously exciting) and featuring support by Skeletal System, Psychic Handbook and Rangers, this show is one of many this week not to be missed, 8pm.

Offering some stiff friendly competition, The Bay Bridged on Friday night will be presenting their now yearly Regional Bias show and fundraiser, at the Verdi Club, featuring Thao Nguyen, Man/Miracle, Exray's, and John Vaderslice, 8pm.

Finally, on Saturday Little Teeth will be opening up for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at the Great American, 8pm.

That about rounds out this week.  Hope to see many of your shining faces at the Hemlock this Friday.


-Ada Lann