Monday, April 21, 2008

It's Coachella Ramp Up Week In San Francisco

Given our regional proximity to the hype-tastic Coachella Festival, San Francisco is lucky enough to reap the benefits of the festival's attendees' travel plans. What that means is a slough of Coachella-bound bands doing small club dates in San Francisco as a warm up for the big-time in the desert. Coachella is this weekend, and that means this week is warm-up time. Suffice it to say, that even if you're not headed to Indio, there's plenty to see right here in the city. Even more bands are headed in next week, but we'll try not to overwhelm you. In no particular order (and with some non-Coachella bands in there to boot):

Caribou with F**k Buttons @ The Independent
The Raconteurs @ Bimbos
Death Cab For Cutie @ The Fillmore
The Verve @ The Warfield
Man Man with Yeasayer @ GAMH
Midnight Juggernauts @ Mezzanine

Hot Chip @ The Fillmore
MGMT @ Slim's
Yelle @ The Independent

Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y., and Heidi @ Mezzanine
Sasha and Digweed @ The Warfield
Kimya Dawson @ Herbst Theater

Simian Mobile Disco with Black Kids @ Mezzanine
Goldfrapp @ The Warfield
Mum @ The Independent
Mark Kozelek @ POTFA

Les Savy Fav @ GAMH
Stephen Malkmus + Jicks @ The Fillmore
Muse @ POTFA