The Mission is packed with small venues with intimate settings perfect for really great live music.  Here are four shows you shouldn’t miss this weekend.

Dolores Park Cafe
Jhameel is a one-man-band composing songs by adding layer upon layer using loops and an assortment of instruments. Also listen to the sweet acoustic music of Weslie Leslie as well as the Indie rock sounds of Orchestra of Antlers. Fri., Feb. 19. 7:30-10pm. Dolores Park Cafe. 501 Dolores Street. 415.621.2936

Marbeya Sound DJs will be at Amnesia Saturday night. Self described as “Electroacoustic,” they blend synthesized sounds with real musical instruments. Take a listen on their myspace. They are joined by Sex Worker and Jaws. Sex Worker isn’t as easy to listen to with one of their songs appropriately titled ‘PTSD’, while Jaws is still electronic but leans more towards dub. Sat., Feb. 20. 9pm. $5. Amensia. 853 Valencia Street. 415.970.0012


The beginning of Sour Mash Hug Band’s ‘Music Box waltz’ sounds like what Yann Tiersen would have created had he composed the Amélie Soundtrack while drunk. And I mean that as a compliment. Also playing: Fish Tank Ensemble and XL. Sun., Feb. 21. 9pm. $7-$10. Amnesia. 853 Valencia Street. 415.970.0012

Seaweed Sway Showcase
Featuring Stitchcraft, Kirk Hamilton, and Nice Guy Trio. The video below speaks for itself. Sun., Feb. 21. 7:30pm. $8. Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888

Nice Guy Trio at Yoshi’s

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  1. thanks so much for promoting the seaweed sway showcase! we had such a fun time that night. hopefully you were able to make it as well??

    the next one is sunday march 21st w/ conspiracy of beards, conspiracy of venus, & here’s rusty (a new jazz/world/fusion project from ezra lipp).

    also, in an effort to spread the word, here are some great shows coming up this weekend: noise pop friday w/ john vanderslice, nurses, honeycomb, & conspiracy of venus at the swedish american music hall.

    & chasing the moon w/ live music from silian rail, devotionals, rumspringa (LA), & kelly mc farling’s podcast release. at viracocha on valencia & 21st.

    please come!!

  2. Thanks for posting the “Nice Guy Trio” video – Rob Reich, the accordion player, has *got* to be one of the nicest, hippest musicians in town – catch any project he’s a part of and you know it’s gonna be quality!