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Five last-minute shows this week

Annie Tittiger | May 8, 2012 | Lifestyle Story City Life Culture Music

1.) Dana Buoy Having just released his first solo album (literally today and literally solo, Tune-yards style), Buoy has compiled an album full of bright, poppy tracks. Think of this as your private listening session with an artist on the rise. Wednesday, 5/9, 9 p.m., $10, Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., get tickets here

2.) See-I The reggae duo from Washington, D.C., has often collaborated with Thievery Corporation, lending their unique sound to the international DJs’ success. Alone, they remain rooted in reggae, but Thievery Corp’s influence can be heard in the bass line and occasional trumpets. Thursday, 5/10, 9 p.m., $15, the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., get tickets here

3.) Savoy While it’s still very much dubstep, this Norwegian-American trio’s approach is less arbitrary, providing an actual beat you can dance to throughout each single, not just the never-ending buildup à la DeadMau5. Friday, 5/11 9 p.m., $14, Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St., get tickets here

4.) The Brian Jonestown Massacre If you’re looking for a throwback to 1960s psychedelia at a San Francisco landmark for such music, this show will do the trick. Given its twang akin to Dusty Springfield’s and influences from the Middle East, you’ll be surprised the band actually came out of the 1990s. Friday, 5/11, 8 p.m, $22.50, the Fillmore, 1805 Geary St., get tickets here

5.) The Tenderloins While they’re only the opening act (followed by Rough Waters), the Tenderloins have that old-school swing engrained in their guitar riffs that’ll make you want to find a partner and whip out the old moves. Friday, 5/11, 9 p.m., $5, Vitus, 201 Broadway, Oakland, get tickets here


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