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Five Last-Minute Shows (exist) - 0

Annie Tittiger | July 31, 2012 | Lifestyle Story Galleries and Performance Culture Music

Thursday, 8/2, Erika Spring
Au Revoir Simone’s lead singer/keyboardist is striking out on her own with the recent release of her solo EP. Expect synthpop and lithe vocals, sans the delicate harmonies unique to the original trio. $12, 9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., more information here

Friday, 8/3, Peaking Lights
The husband-and-wife duo’s music is a combination of dubstep and psychedelic pop with wispy vocals that echo to create an atmospheric sound that pulls the whole thing together. $16, 9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., more information here

Saturday, 8/4, Noisette
Sure, the Dodos seem to be the Bay Area’s musical golden boys, but Dan the Automator’s, of Gorillaz fame, new collaboration Pillow Case is sure to impress. And even if the music isn’t up your alley, the food will be. $60, 12 p.m.–5 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., more information here

Saturday, 8/4, Stone Foxes
The San Francisco rock foursome is headed out to Wine Country for the Wente Vineyards Homegrown series. The quick guitar picking and slides, rhythmic clapping and a group mentality towards vocals mean the band performs an enthusiastic, energetic show. Bring a blanket, buy a bottle of the Merlot and enjoy. $10, 5 p.m.– 9 p.m., Wente Vineyards, 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore, more information here

Sunday, 8/5, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All- Stars
This band is comprised of refugees from Sierra Leone’s civil war, but the music they produce is anything but downtrodden. The reggae group has been spreading their humanitarian message since 2004—even appearing on Oprah. It's amazing music that will make you dance. $20, 8 p.m., The Independent, 628 Divisadero, more information here


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