Melissa’s Mix Tape

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The fall touring and album release season always brings an assortment of great bands to the Bay Area. Yes, shows can get expensive. However, there’s nothing quite like hearing live music. San Francisco is known for its great venues and high-energy crowds. From the Great American Music Hall, the Independent or Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco to 21 Grand or the Fox Theater in Oakland, there are tons of great shows to check out. These ten songs highlight ten different concerts I personally recommend for the month of October. Check them out and get into the city to catch some excellent bands.

1) “At the Cut” by Cave Singers off of “Welcome Joy” (Playing the Independent on October 6)

2) “She Is Beautiful” by Andrew WK off of “I Get Wet” (Playing the Swedish American Hall on October 7 as Andrew WK & Calder Quartet)

3) “Pop Song” by Starf****r off of “S********r” (Playing the Bottom of the Hill on October 7)

4) “This Blackest Purse” by WHY? off of “Eskimo Snow” (Playing the Great American Music Hall on October 17)

5) “The Right Place” by Monsters of Folk off of “Monsters of Folk” (Playing the Fox Theater on October 17)

6) “I Know A Place” by Jay Reatard” off of “Singles 06 – 07” (Playing the Great American Music Hall on October 19)

7) “Ghost of Our Love” by Daniel Johnston off of “Continued Story/Hi, How Are You?” (Playing the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center on October 22)

8) “Idiot Heart” by Sunset Rubdown off of “Dragonslayer” (Playing the Great American Music Hall on October 26)

9) “Eraser” by No Age off of “Nouns” (Playing the Great American Music Hall on October 30)

10) “You Were Right” by Built to Spill off of “Keep It Like A Secret” (Playing the Fillmore both October 31 and November 1 as part of (RED)NIGHTS concert series)

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