SFO3 1996

8 p.m. -- Mutilators perform original psychobilly that will drive you insane with fiendish glee

9 p.m. -- Nukes New Red Archives recording artists draw on early punk influences such as the Clash, the Stooges, and the MC5; they play high-energy, heavy, fast rock 'n' roll

10 p.m. -- Ain't za ovaj male/female kvartet iz San Francisca; za koje bi se uvjento moglo reci punk rock

11 p.m. -- Creeps in Exile offer the chance to see what music journalist Johnny Angel looks like: His band plays a sweaty amalgamation of punk, greaseball groove, and straightforward rock 'n' roll

Midnight -- Alphabitch is fronted by the "Goddess of Neurosis," and is a hard-edged, post-punk band from Oregon that is propelled by a perpetual nervous breakdown

Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., 621-4455
9:30 p.m. -- Smitten blends heavy distortion with jangly guitars, pretty female vocals, and catchy pop melodies; its songs are swirly, moody numbers about alienation and lust

10:30 p.m. -- Spike 1000 are "tiny, divinely inspired monsters lurking behind the eyelids and dancing upon the synaptic gaps of four guys and one girl who slobber rhythmically on electrified instruments"; they're good for you

11:30 p.m. -- Kai Kln pulls together all the history of rock, punk, and acid rock and comes out with a new sound for today's ears

2389 Mission, 550-7455
10 p.m. -- Spiritual Corinthians perform R&B-laced gospel
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market, 861-5016

7-9 p.m. -- Jill Tracy performs dark pop cabaret with a blend of spooky ragtime, sultry vocals, and classical piano; she is a favorite of the Du Nord and her recent release, quintessentially unreal, was critically acclaimed

10 p.m. -- Deadweight is Charlie Daniels in hell playing a combination of Bartok and Zeppelin

11 p.m. -- Food Stamp performs alternative rock
Midnight -- Three O performs alternative rock

Cat's Grill & Alley Club
1190 Folsom, 431-3332
"Popscene Presents"

8 p.m. -- Pete performs texture-driven noise pop with a flair for melodic, melancholy psychedelica; musical influences range from the Beach Boys and the Beatles to My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver

9 p.m. -- Robots in Disguise perform exciting, poetic, psychedelic pop
10 p.m. -- Panda performs an inspired, twisted medley of psychedelic, pop-styled freak-outs

11 p.m. -- Mover is a good-time rock band in the spirit of Big Star and the Rolling Stones

Midnight -- Blueland blends British pop and American rock with melancholy harmonies and wistful writing

853 Valencia, 821-1891
10 p.m. -- Old Grandad performs smooth, sippin' metal that will turn your eyes as bloodshot as Satan's cocktail

11 p.m. -- Rudiments are punk, not ska
Midnight -- Barfeeders play hard, fast, filthy, fun San Francisco punk; the raw energy and psychotic facial distortions will leave you shitfaced

Club Cocodrie
1024 Kearny, 986-6678
8 p.m. -- Basketball Jones are hardcore, punk rock chixxx
8:40 p.m. -- Dirty Water Dogs play rock 'n' roll the way nature intended

9:20 p.m. -- Scarlet Theory performs modern, progressive rock that will leave a lasting impression; pig squeals are just the beginning

10 p.m. -- The Flu performs aggressive, radio-friendly rock for smart people in the grand tradition of the Who, the Replacements, and the Afghan Whigs

10:40 p.m. -- Spinning Jennies blend, in the tradition of HYsker DY and the Lemonheads, a hard, upbeat playing style with melodic vocals; they recently released their second full-length CD, Pop N Serve

11:20 p.m. -- Anymore combines ethereal atmospheres with intense rhythms and fuzz; female vocals and melodic hooks swirl through layers of noise

12:15 a.m. -- Vaportrail are three shy, mellow guys making pop for astronauts

Coco Club
139 Eighth St., 626-2337
9:30 p.m. -- Krinkles perform psycho-acoustic pop; it's the kind of crazy lounge music that makes you want to drink a martini so you can smash the glass over someone's head

10:15 p.m. -- Holy Joe fashions from a bit of blues, a touch of pop, and a cutting-edge ear for the hit single a unique brand of white-trash Americana

11 p.m. -- Irresistible Impulse is an all-female, alternative acoustic group influenced by the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, and 10,000 Maniacs

11:30 p.m. -- Kuntry Kunts are five women performing authentic, down-home country music brimming with raucous energy and disarming warmth

DNA Lounge
375 11th St., 626-1409
"Rockabilly Showcase"
10 p.m. -- Barnshakers perform boot-shakin' rockabilly

11 p.m. -- Dave & Deke Combo take a pinch of the great hillbilly-rockabilly vocal duos from the '40s and '50s, add a dab of free-and-easy West Coast fun, and give you the wingdingest bunch of no-accounts who ever blew out of the Missouri hills; check out their recent Heyday recording, Hollywood Barn Dance

Midnight -- Big Six is Britain's premier big beat combo; they combine the power of James Brown's horns with the drive of Bill Haley's rhythm section, and they all wear plaid

Edinburgh Castle
950 Geary, 885-4074
9:30 p.m. -- Linda Brady is a prolific songwriter who combines the catchy pop of the British Invasion with the sarcastic, sly-witted lyrical concerns of young urban women

10:15 p.m. -- Sleeping Giants perform Big Star-influenced pop music
11:15 p.m. -- Eyes of Lime

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