The Black Queen, Telefon Tel Aviv, Lavender and Vogel play Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday night.

Monday, December 26

Trackademicks @ Parliament
Come hang for the 4th Annual HNRL Holidaze Function with Alameda born and raised hip-hop artist Trackademicks, a member of the Bay Area collective Honor Roll Crew.

Alvon Johnson @ Yoshi’s Oakland
A former member of The Coasters (a popular blues and rhythm band from the 1950’s), Alvon Johnson is throwing a holiday party at Yoshi’s Oakland tonight.

Tuesday, December 27

Karl Denson’s 60th Birthday Bash @ The Fillmore
Did you know that Karl Denson is the touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones? I didn’t. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will be playing songs off of their forthcoming studio album, while also delivering covers from Prince, The White Stripes, and The Beastie Boys.

Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ The Independent
DIY indie rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven, now in their fourth decade of playing music, will be playing a special, already sold-out show. 

Wednesday, December 28

Quannum MCs: Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, & Lateef @ The Fillmore
Quannum Projects — the label the Quannum Universe revolves around — began in 1991 in the Bay Area with the help of DJ Shadow.

The Black Queen, Telefon Tel Aviv, Lavender, Vogel @ Rickshaw Stop
Joshua Eustis, the sole surviving member of Telefon Tel Aviv after Charles Cooper’s death in 2009, is an electronic artist who has toured with Nine Inch Nails and collaborated closely with Maynard James Keenan on side-project Puscifer. 

Jacque Hammond @ Milk Bar
The LA-based singer, songwriter, birdwatcher plies listeners with dreamlike R&B melodies akin to a more down-tempo Corinne Bailey Rae.

Thursday, December 29

Trust Club @ Neck of the Woods
San Francisco band Trust Club delivers the signature nasal of emo/screamo circa early aughts.

Bob Moses, Dementha and Icarus @ 1015 Folsom
Already hugely popular, Canadian electronic act Bob Moses (a duo, not one dude) only released their debut album last year.

Snow Sessions: Del The Funky Homosapien, Andre Nickatina @ The Catalyst
From The Catalyst itself: “Hip-hop legends perform a once in a lifetime set of classic hits and rare cypher session.” If you claim to live in the Bay Area and you’ve never heard of Del The Funky Homosapien or Andre Nickatina, educate yourself immediately.

War, Con Brio @ City National Civic
Frontman Ziek McCarter is a James Brown ball of fiery charisma onstage, if that’s any indication of their sound and style.