It’s Coachella week, and if you didn’t already know that–you might be out of luck. With bands heading to LA for the weekend, many of them are stopping in San Francisco before or after the weekend. Here at SFCritic, we will be at shows every night, so if you plan to see any of the shows we’ve listed, holla at us. Drop us a comment, let us know–it’d be cool to meet up!
Beach House @ Bimbo’s April 14th, 8PM ($18 @ the door) Whether or not you’re a fan of Pitchfork, or know anything about them at all–it’s hard to disregard that Beach House’s two albums have been considered best of the year by the staunch, particular and once well respected music critic site.
Passion Pit @ Warfield April 15th, 8PM ($29.50) The Chunk of Change EP was originally put together as a (belated) Valentine’s Day present to Angelakos’ girlfriend which then prompted him to give it out to friends and fellow students at Emerson College. Angelakos wrote and recorded the entire record by himself and it only hints at what is to come from this extremely talented perfectionist.
The Dead Weather @ The Fillmore April 14th and 15th, 8PM ($35) The Dead Weather is an American alternative rock supergroup formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009 and is composed of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes).
Yeasayer @ The Fillmore April 17th, 9PM ($20) The Yeasayer is an experimental indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Over the last few years they’ve made a name for themselves, and are definitely worth a look.
Ceu @ The Independent April 18th, 8PM ($22) Ever since Brazilian phenomenon Céu captivated the world with her self-titled debut album in 2007, her follow up release has been widely anticipated. After being chosen as the first international artist featured in Starbucks’ Hear Music™ Debut series, Céu earned both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, countless press accolades, and chart topping numbers. So how does one of the most successful Brazilian female artists of our time respond? With her typical grace and artistry.