Check out our August Picks for a quick offering of what’s on our radar. This month’s theme? Record release. Unity in Oakland, benefit shows for The Smell, Cool Ghouls in SF, Loose Grip Records & BAIT SHOP present The Paranoyds/Fernando and The Teenage Narcs, back to back Chastity Belt, Astro Lizard x Kim & The Created, and Creative Adult at Bottom of the Hill.
8/6: Unity (Record Release) w/Puzzled, Toyota, Nanami Ozone and Blotchouts @ Salt Lick
Saturday night, come hang in Oakland to help Unity celebrate the release of their new self titled album, which came out late last month on Oakland label Digital Regress (Violence Creeps, The World). Deets here.
8/6: The Urinals, Mike Watt & The Missing Men, and more @ Non Plus Ultra
For the LA kids, Freakstyle is bringing around UCLA 70’s punk legends The Urinals with fellow legend Mike Watt & The Missing Men, Saccharine Trust, and Side Thing to the beloved Non Plus Ultra. DJ Paul E. Wog will be in the house, too. All ages, benefits The Smell.
8/11: Cool Ghouls (Album Release) w/Silver Shadows and Emotional @ The Chapel
Cool Ghouls will be releasing their third record Animal Races later this month and bringing out fellow SF based acts, Silver Shadows and Emotional, for a special night at The Chapel. Very solid gig.
8/12: The BAIT SHOP & LOOSE GRIP Records Present: The Paranoyds and Fernando & the Teenage Narcs (Split Release Party) @ The Blindspot
YO! This is gonna be sick. We’re honored af to be hosting this party for Loose Grip’s split release with The Paranoyds and Fernando & The Teenage Narcs. Our boys Wild Wing and Denim Skull are back, with dj sets from the Hard Feelings Records crew all night long.
8/20: Chastity Belt w/ So Pitted and Mall Walk @ Starline Social Club
Washington-based bands Chastity Belt and So Pitted are hosting back-to-back shows in the Bay (8/21 at Rickshaw w/Soar) so pick a day or treat yourself to two. We’ll see ya at Starline to catch up with Mall Walk.
8/27: Kim & The Created w/ VAJJ and more @ The Packard in Long Beach
It looks like the Astro Lizzy boys are brewing up something special at the end of August. Not all details are known yet (Kim & The Created is playing, what more do you really need?!), but we’re still super excited for this one. Stay tuned here.
8/30: Wave Dweller + GROUP Present: Creative Adult (Record Release) w/Happy Diving and Plush @ Bottom of the Hill
Creative Adult‘s new album titled Fear of Life comes out this Friday, giving you plenty of time to soak it in before their record release show at the end of the month with Happy Diving (also just released a new record) and Plush.
August is actually loaded w/ tons of shows that we couldn’t list in this post. See a wider list of upcoming shows here.
***FYI we recommend every show at The Smell and any DIY space too!