Ché Café stages a Soda Bar–curated show Sunday night, featuring punk-n-roll Bellingham band the Shook Ones. Been some time since I’ve seen this band’s name on a bill or record-release one-sheet, so I’m not exactly sure why they’re touring. As they post on their profile, they’re just “five dudes trying to make some good music and play some good shows whenever we get the chance.” Welcome to town, Shook Ones, and thanks for bringing supersonic SanFran bands Creative Adult and Super Unison. Should be a fun Sunday-nighter at the campus collective, and as of this typing it’s pretty close to sold out, so get on the stick if you want a ticket.
Olympia, Washington’s punk-rock four-piece Rvivr headlines Csbh’s Anti-Monday show this week, following local favorites Western Settings, Bainbridge, and Tiltwheel. Rvivr’s rolling through the Southland on their way to Mexico proper, if anyone’s looking for a ride to Guadalajara.... Soul-jazz singer/songwriter Emily King sets up at Soda Bar behind her latest, The Switch. The Grammy nominee follows Portlandia’s soulful folkie Moorea Masa.
“This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I’m alright song...” I don’t know what product this pop hit is shilling, but it’s certainly infected sports TV. I heard a bunch of bros howling it out at a bar one Sunday. I was in traffic. With my windows up. The singer responsible for that jubilant earworm, Rachel Platten, plays Observatory North Park Tuesday night...while Los Angeles–based dance club Taking Back Tuesday will do whatever evil emo voodoo they do at Casbah.
The self-proclaimed “greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world,” Supersuckers, led by the always-entertaining Eddie Spaghetti, will take the stage at Casbah Wednesday night. Mr. Spaghetti took some questions from the Reader’s Dryw Keltz about last year’s country-fried Holdin’ the Bag record and the dueling personalities of his rock and/or country band. The Yawpers set it up.... Pitchfork wrote of Pearl Charles’s self-titled solo debut, “it’s bursting with blues-rock and blissed-out psychedelia from the ’60s and ’70s.” She’s, like, 20, and always the most interesting person/player in the bands she graces the stage with — Blank Tapes, Driftwood Singers, etc. Spin liked her record too, comparing the tunes to Jefferson Airplane and Joni Mitchell. Go see/hear for yourself when Ms. Charles follows alt-pop four-piece from Kansas City, Tall Tales, at the Hideout.... If you’re looking for something that jumps between sets at the Hideout, just mosey the few short blocks to Soda Bar, where Brooklyn’s best party band, according to the tastemakers at National Public Radio, Red Baraat, will split a bill with one of San Diego’s brassiest acts, the Euphoria Brass Band.