Years back, I used to post my upcoming schedule of shows that were on my radar. It didn't seem to help, because I ended up going to almost all of those shows by myself anyway. It was kind of a hassle to compile the list and didn't seem to be doing me any good, so I stopped.
(A conversation I used to have a lot: Them: "My new favorite band is coming to town next month but it's already sold out." Me: "Yeah, I saw them two years ago, they were great." Them: "Why didn't you tell me!" Me: "I did tell you. You hadn't heard of them. BTW, they were on one of my mixtapes.")
Then Facebook showed up, and I tried sending FB event invites to my friends for the shows I was planning to go to. That didn't work either -- literally zero results -- and probably just caused them to block me, since I was interfering with their important cat-pictures and hair-washing time.
But lately I've had a few of my friends say "But but but I totally would have gone if I'd known about it". I've heard that story before, but it's been a couple of years, so I guess I'll try again!
Here, then, are some shows worthy of consideration in the next few weeks:
|Wed, Sep 19:||Ringo Deathstarr, Permanent Collection, Chasms @ Milk Bar|
|Wed, Sep 19:||Breton @ Brick and Mortar|
|Thu, Sep 20:||Azure Ray @ Swedish American Hall|
|Thu, Sep 20:||Mansfield Aviator, Astral, The Basements @ Bottom of the Hill|
|Fri, Sep 21:||Holograms, Maus Haus, Group Rhoda @ Rickshaw Stop|
|Sat, Sep 22:||Superhero Street Fair|
|Sun, Sep 23:||The Limousines, Little Boots, Ladyhawke @ Folsom Street Fair|
|Wed, Sep 26:||Dragonette @ Mezzanine|
|Mon, Oct 01:||Garbage @ Warfield|
|Mon, Oct 01:||Blood Red Shoes, Happy Fangs, Starskate @ Rickshaw Stop|
|Thu, Oct 04:||Niki and the Dove @ Rickshaw Stop|
|Thu, Oct 11:||Tricycle Records show @ Public Works|
|Thu, Oct 11:||Trapeze @ Monarch|
|Thu, Oct 11:||2:54 @ Brick and Mortar|
|Fri, Oct 12:||Mortified @ DNA Lounge|
|Fri, Oct 12:||Tomorrow's World, Housse de Racket, Citizens! @ Rickshaw Stop|
|Fri, Oct 12:||Das Racist @ DNA Lounge|
|Sat, Oct 13:||Presets, Public Enemy, Grimes, K.Flay @ Treasure Island|
|Sun, Oct 14:||XX, M83, Best Coast, Los Campesinos! @ Treasure Island|
|Sat, Oct 20:||Stars @ Fillmore|
|Mon, Oct 22:||Ultraista @ Independent|
|Mon, Oct 22:||Crystal Castles @ Fox Theatre|
|Wed, Oct 24:||Rasputina @ Great American Music Hall|
|Fri, Oct 26:||Ume @ Independent|
|Sat, Oct 27:||Asteroids Galaxy Tour @ Fillmore|
|Wed, Oct 31:||All Hallow's Eve @ DNA Lounge|
If you know of other shows you think I might enjoy, please let me know!