.Your Daily Lick: Sean O’Brien

The Drug of Memory (First Cold Press)

This 23-track retrospective spans nearly thirty years of mostly unreleased material from Kensington musician Sean O’Brien through his work with the Meantime, True West, Denim TV, Cottonmouth, and the Mariettas. His songwriting and production improved markedly over the years, but rarely strayed from a distinctive blend of new wave and American underground.

At Milk Bar (1840 Haight St., San Francisco) on November 15. 3 p.m., free

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