Catch Lo Moon at Brick & Mortar Music Hall Wednesday night.
Monday, February 6
Alcest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
A French act that straddles high-intensity metal with murkier shoe gaze while never becoming formless or monotonous.
Set 3: House of the Beehives @ San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Performed in full tonight will be Australian composer Melody Eötvös' House of the Beehives, inspired by the Italo Calvino short story of the same name.
Tuesday, February 7
Surfer Blood @ The Chapel
Surfer Blood recently released their first album, Snowdonia, since the tragic death of their 27-year-old guitarist, Thomas Fekete.
Adam Ant @ The Fillmore
Adam Ant, formerly lead singer of Adam and the Ants, is an English post-punk singer who rose to popularity in the '80s. He'll be performing his iconic album Kings of the Wild Frontier live in its entirety.
Branford Marsalis Quartet @ Yoshi's Oakland
Be transported to another time with jazz maestro Branford Marsalis who earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for a Broadway revival of August Wilson's Fences.
Wednesday, February 8
Lotus @ The Independent
"A five-piece live band jam-tronica pioneer from the Midwest," says TBB writer Joshua Huver.
Mr. Elevator @ The Chapel
Vintage synthesizers, organs, and electric pianos define the fuzzy '60s psychedelia that is Mr. Elevator. They sound like a modern take on a Haight & Ashbury tribute band for fans still hooked on Ken Kesey.
Lo Moon @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Sometimes a band feels more like an aesthetic. Los Angeles shoe gazers Lo Moon does just that with a mysteriously minimal Internet presence and intersectional interests that span from structural art to metaphysical literature. They also share the same manager as Phoenix.
Thursday, February 9
TV Girl @ Rickshaw Stop
TV Girls' Who Really Cares was one of my favorite albums of 2016. The Los Angeles act samples tropical rhythms, 70s pop, and soul classics to create an entirely new standard of understated indie dance rock.
Hayes Life Presents: Fog City Songwriters @ The Lost Church
A musical performance series developed to bring together local and national songwriters. This time around they're featuring Andrew Blair of We Became Owls, Eve Fleishman, John Courage, Trebuchet and more.
Animal Collective (DJ set) @ California Academy of Sciences
If you aren't dancing at TV Girls' show, then get your cute self over to Animal Collective's DJ set, a band who first gained notoriety with hit single "My Girls." (See that segue? You must be thinking, "Wow, what a professional segue from musician to musician. I am duly impressed and will now attend more shows this week than my usual average.")
Fred Thomas @ Hemlock Tavern
So, I am definitely biased because I know Fred and used to work at the record label he's currently on, but now that I no longer work there, I can claim sweet, sweet freedom in announcing to The Bay Bridged readers that Fred Thomas is a musical must-see, a man of lyrical witticisms, and an overall nice dude.