The biggest benefit show for last weekend’s Oakland fire tragedy will be at the Fox Theatre this Wednesday.
Monday, December 12
Julia Lewis, Brogan Bentley @ Thee Parkside
Free show, $1 Anchor Steam beers, and Calebrate hosting? Yes, please.
Pylon Reenactment Society, Cruel Summer, Mall Walk @ The Independent
An Athens, Georgia local favorite, Pylon disbanded after guitarist Randy Bewley died in 2000. Instead of replacing him, Pylon Reenactment Society was born with members from Casper & the Cookies, The Glands, and pianist Damon Denton to pay tribute.
Gladys Knight with the San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall
The “Empress of Soul” has teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony to deliver R&B classics such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Midnight Train To Georgia.” I wonder what The Pips are up to?
Tuesday, December 13
Royal Teeth @ Slim’s
Louisiana’s Nora Patterson returns to the Bay Area as indie-pop band Royal Teeth.
David Bazan @ Swedish American Music Hall
David Bazan, formerly of seminal indie rock band Pedro The Lion, will be Christmas caroling the night away.
The SMiLE! Christmas Extravaganza @ Amnesia
Luke Sweeney’s December residency continues! If you need a quick injection of Christmas, click that link above for his newly released track, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas.”
Wednesday, December 14
Oakland United: A Benefit For Oakland Fire Relief @ Fox Theatre
One of the largest scale and thoughtfully curated benefit shows organized for the Oakland Fire, Oakland United will feature a night of music and stories from local heavyweights like Boots Riley (The Coup), Christopher Willits, Dan Deacon, Gabe Meline (KQED), Geographer, Hieroglyphics, Jay Som, Josette Melchor (Gray Area), Primus, Rogue Wave, Sam Lefebvre (East Bay Express), Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique), Thao Nguyen, tUnE-yArDs, Tycho, and somehow, even more.
Fog City Songwriters @ The Lost Church
A selection of local and national songwriters in an intimate parlor in the round style.
Thursday, December 15
Giggle Party @ Hotel Utah
Giggle Party is the moment when a pinata is smashed open.
Kehlani and friends @ Fox Theater
Oakland’s own Kehlani will headline the Fox Theatre and bring her Tsunami Christmas tour back home.
BB:SF Classy Holiday Party @ PianoFight
Music industry collective Balanced Breakfast is hosting a holiday party, and everybody’s invited. Music will include performances from local Bay Area bands such as Unlikely Heroes, Serf and James, Ice Cream, Manos Lindas, 87, Far Out Corners, and a ~secret~ headliner.
Seu Jorge @ The Regency Ballroom
Yet another David Bowie tribute show courtesy of Brazilian Seu Jorge who sings the songs of The Life Aquatic in Portuguese.