For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. Widely credited with pioneering lo-fi garage punk in the 1960s, the band's first San Francisco performance ever comes as part of the stellar Total Trash Halloween Bash.
Plenty of local bands have big concerts this month too. One Hundred Percent is celebrating the release of the group's debut LP, All Teeth and Nails, arriving this month on local label 20 Sided Records. Meanwhile, SF songwriter Quinn DeVeaux is pulling the audacious and exciting move of simultaneously releasing not one, but two new full-length albums this month; one of the new sets is a solo endeavor, while the other finds DeVeaux accompanied by his band, The Blue Beat Review. Finally, one of our favorite SF groups, Social Studies, is holding down a Monday residency at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall all month long and inviting a bunch of their favorite local bands to take part in the shows. We're excited to present the first show, on November 4, with Upstairs Downstairs and Tartufi.
Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
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