A number of big artists with recent albums coming to town in April, including Kurt Vile, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Akron/Family. Meanwhile, some great local artists are either concluding tours (like Papercuts) or kicking them off (like tUnE-yArDs). All told, it's another busy month for rock and roll in the Bay Area. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows!
About the bands:
SF's The Wrong Words ("Summer's Gone") just released the band's first full length on the terrific Trouble in Mind Records. The band celebrates at The Knockout on April 8, with The Mantles, Lenz, and Wet Illustrated.
Akron/Family's ("So It Goes") latest album is S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, available on Dead Oceans. The band performs at The Independent on April 8 and The New Parish on April 9.
The Rural Alberta Advantage ("North Star") bring their consistently excellent live show to SF for two nights this month, as part of a tour with Lord Huron. See them April 12 and 13 at Bottom of the Hill.
Little Wings' ("How Come?") new album is called Black Grass, and it's another winner from Kyle Field. Field is part of an all-local bill at the Great American Music Hall on April 15. Rounding out the lineup: The Blank Tapes, Kacey Johansing and Rad Cloud.
Yoni Wolf ("Shoot the Singer [1 Sick Verse]") returns to SF for a solo show previewing new WHY? songs and offering up some classics and covers. The show is on April 23 at the Swedish American Hall, with support from The Moore Brothers and Becky Wolf & Amy Miller (F.A.B.).