June kicks off the summer touring season, which means a bunch of acts coming through SF and locals heading out on tour. Not coincidentally, a bunch of the bands included here have new records out this month, including My First Earthquake, Matt Bauer, The Wooden Birds, and Black Lips. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows!
About the bands:
John Vanderslice ("The Piano Lesson") is reuniting with the Magik*Magik Orchestra for a one-time-only performance of White Wilderness with a full orchestra and choir. Find out more about this special show on June 17 at the Herbst Theatre.
Andrew Kenny (of American Analog Set) leads The Wooden Birds ("Two Matchsticks"), whose second album, Two Matchsticks, comes out June 7. The band plays with The Definite Articles and White Cloud on June 25 at Bottom of the Hill.
This month, Crossbill Records will release The Jessamine County Book Of The Living, the latest from former SFer Matt Bauer ("Blacklight Horses"). Bauer performs at Viracocha on June 23, with Chloe Makes Music.
The US tour in support of Dancer Equired, Times New Viking's ("Ever Falling in Love") first album on Merge Records, hits the Rickshaw Stop on June 14. King Tuff and Spencey Dude & The Doodles open the show.
Long-running New York garage rock band The Fleshtones ("Bite of My Soul") released their latest album, Brooklyn Sound Solution, on Yep Roc earlier this year. East Bay Grease performs with the band at Bottom of the Hill on June 28.
Berkeley band Winter's Fall ("In Your Head") mixes Americana and indie rock on its latest album, At All Angles. The band joins Velvet Blue Music labelmates Mike Sempert (of Birds & Batteries) and Kissing Cousins, as well as Mist Giant, at the Rickshaw Stop on June 5.
Unfortunately, San Francisco's Part Time ("Night Drive") is no longer scheduled to be performing this month, but you should definitely check out this new wave-leaning band, which has a release forthcoming on Mexican Summer.
Black Lips' ("Modern Art") new album Arabia Mountain comes out next week. The Atlanta garage rock band is touring the West Coast this month, playing at the Great American Music Hall on June 11 and 12.