Hip-hop hits Ab-Soul and Joey Badass, released last week from a St. Louis jail after being busted at one of their Smokers Club Tour stops, file into Soma Monday night with Underachievers and Chevy Woods.... The Sun Comes Out Tonight at Brick by Brick, as industrial-metal heads Filter (“Hey Man, Nice Shot”) deliver their new record to the Bay Park rock spot...while right ’round the bend, two-man blues-punk band Black Pistol Fire stiffens the Griffin after like-minded locals Chess Wars.
SanFran psych-rock band Thee Oh Sees, touring in support of their latest stunner, Floating Coffin, will be at Bar Pink on Tuesday with garage-punk Austinites OBN IIIs and Mini-apple riff-scientists the Blind Shake. That’s a thrill triple bill and is sure to sellthefugout...so if you miss the door there, roll over to Casbah, where Kill Rock Stars staples Quasi will be rocking their brand-spanking-new Mole City. Blues Control opens that show.
Hate to go so far afield with these, but I wouldn’t have to if Bill freaking Callahan was coming any closer to town than Pappy & Harriet’s in the high desert. I am addicted to the Smog man’s new lo-folk collection Dream River, so-o-o, I’m off to Pioneertown...whilst Grammy-winning rap “Superstar” Lupe Fiasco graces the stage at House of Blues...Cholo-goth duo Prayers clock in at the Office...and Soda Bar stages Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Even though you’re mertvyy.
— Barnaby Monk