Sorry for the absence of this here column last week; I got hit with an acute case of tonsillitis which definitely killed my Monday pretty badly. Felt like I was swallowing razorblades….but the good news is that it got me to the doctor to get some killer horse-pills to clear my junk up, so I ended up catching a few good live shows last week when all was said and done. More on that to come, but for now let’s dive into the cool music coming through San Francisco this week that you all should be paying attention to.

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@ Le Poisson Rouge NYC – 10/5/2011

Also: is over across the Bay in Oakland at the New Parish and will be holding it down at Yoshi’s SF with

I would totally want to see at the Fillmore on Tuesday night, you know, just to be able to someday say, “I’ve seen ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ live before…” in some smug rock critic fashion.

– Hazy Shade Of Winter

Also on Tuesday: is in Oakland. Meh?

Although I’ve yet to really be swayed one way or the other, there’s no denying that has made serious waves in the past few years and she’s hoping to fill up the in Oakland by the time the show rolls around. Tickets are still available if you want to get in on the indie-tastic action that night.

– I Follow Rivers (Director: Tarik Saleh)

Also on Wednesday: is at Slim’s.

There are some seriously sick choices on Thursday, but my money would have to go towards at the Mezzanine (even though it already sold out). Tons of friends I trust were pinging me about this show and while I have plans already that will prevent me from seeing this, I’d be there if I could be. Or I’d be at perhaps the / Q.Bert show happening at the Indy…SAY WHAT??!

Also on Thursday: and Vince Herman of at Great American Music Hall, at , and at Swedish American Music Hall.

Given my propensity for the untz and Kraftwerk style kraut-electronic, I’m all about trying to find a ticket to the show happening Friday night at . Should be an interesting set…

The other big show that a lot of people will be out for is the show at Great American Music Hall; they always seem to throw big shows here and get huge crowds out. Plus they’re joined by and , which I would go see if those were the only two bands on the bill. I’ve never been a huge fan or RRRiot but tons of folks I know swear by them; for fans of the Decemberists and pretty indie rock girls in the audience, this is a safe bet.

Also on Friday: is at the , Poor Man’s Whiskey is at the Fillmore (with firmed Kang himself) doing Dark Side of the Moonshine.


– The Surf 11/5/11

Also on Saturday

Sundays are hard to get out for and after a later night at , I’m sure I’ll be dragging a little bit. Maybe I walk back “up” the street and hit another show with the same lineup, but if I do venture out it’d probably be up to Great American Music Hall to see with . People can’t say enough good things about both of these bands to contain my pessimism so I’d have to give it a shot.

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Also on Sunday: They Might Be Giants are at the Fillmore.

What are you hitting up this week?