Friday, October 9, 2009

Oct. 7-Oct. 14: Across the Bridge

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM

The Raincoats

All-female British post-punk band reunites for very rare small club date; with Section 25 and a special Gang of Four DJ set. Oct 9 at 8. $20-25. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St, San Francisco. 415.625.8880.Polvo

Mid ’90s Chapel Hill underground icons return in Dinosaur Jr-esque ball of brilliance with their new album, “In Prism.” With Petaluma’s Moggs. Oct 9 at 9. $15. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Lester Bowie Tribute

Deceased trumpeter and Art Ensemble of Chicago bandleader is paid tribute by former sideman Roscoe Mitchell, James Carter Quartet and others. Oct 9 at 7:30. $30-$50. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 415.392.4400.Short Dogs Grow

What the hell? Short Dogs Grow? Is it, like, 1985 again? Are the Screamin’ Sirens opening the show? Wow. Oct 11 at 1. $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.The Pogues

Yes, Shane MacGowan is back in the band. No, it’s no guarantee he’ll show up. If he does, he will speak incomprehensibly and sing beautifully. Oct 14 at 8. Regency Ballroom, Sutter and Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. 888.745.3000.Gabe Meline

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