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Five Last-Minute Music Shows to Catch

Annie Tittiger | June 5, 2012 | Story Reviews Music

Nick Waterhouse, Wednesday 6/6
If you find yourself religiously attending Elbo Room’s Saturday night soul party, then you’re probably going to enjoy Waterhouse. Join his cult following at his album release party. The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., $12, more information here

Tornado Rider, Friday, 6/8
Not going to lie: This will be a weird show. Lead singer/cellist Rushard Eggleston makes music that has the energy of Flogging Molly, but the lyrics of a bizarre nursery rhyme. Still, Eggleston is Grammy-nominated and his use of the cello is highly inventive. You’re guaranteed to laugh and both the absurd lyrics and the band’s attire, but will probably stomp your feet involuntarily in the process. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, $13, more information here

Yalls, Friday, 6/8
It’s hard to find free concerts nowadays, even harder to find a free concert featuring such a hot local act. Dan Casey’s mix and match style has often been applied to other's beats, but his most recent solo work, including the single “Truth,” has use more than excited about a beer down in the Haight to go along with these dance beats. Underground SF, 424 Haight St., FREE, more information here

The New Orleans Suspects, Friday and Saturday, 6/8–6/9
Get ready to crack out the sweet tea and the mardi gras beads, as we’re going Canal Street. Well, not really, but close your eyes while the New Orleans Suspects jam and it will feel that way. Prepare to be blown away by the saxophone skills of Kevin Harris. Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., $15, more information here

Green River Ordinance, Sunday, 6/10
The folk band from Fort Worth, Texas has all the right kinds of twang. Having toured with the likes of Train, Green River Ordinance is more like their headliner pre “Hey Soul Sister,” and with a softer touch when it comes to the vocals, especially in the ballads. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., $10, more information here


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