Find cathartic release scream-shouting along to your favorite high school bands at Emo Nite on Tuesday at Rickshaw Stop.
Monday, January 30
Farewell Spaceboys @ XOXO Nightclub
Oakland’s XOXO Nightclub is having a last hurrah tonight as their venue is being torn down and replaced with rental properties. It’ll be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with performances by local acts in honor of David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and Alan Rickman.
The Lyrical Harassment @ Milk Bar
Featuring comedians such as Emily Van Dyke and Charles Hoffa Kelly, this event will have contestants face-off in pairs by roasting song lyrics chosen by the host. Each comedian is competing to win an audience member prizes and drinks.
Tuesday, January 31
The Singing Limbs @ Bottom of the Hill
According to our writer Sarah Leighton, “The Singing Limbs’ music is music for the brain and the booty.”
Foreign Talks @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Portland based Foreign Talks is an incredibly fun indie rock band. Check out their fast-talking single “Wasted” on Spotify.
Emo Nite @ Rickshaw Stop
Whether you’re there to mosh to Blink 182 and Taking Back Sunday, or more interested in the deeper cuts like Emery and Bayside, Emo Nite revives ’00s nostalgia for the sad kid in all of us.
Wednesday, February 1
Leopold And His Fiction @ The Independent
A rock and roll reflection on the deep, dark underbelly of America.
Cassiopeia @ The Night Light
Slowed down melodic metal based out of San Francisco.
Joker @ The New Parish
This British producer is credited for creating the subgenre “Purple Sound.” XLR8R Magazine dubbed him the “2009 king of bass music.”
Great American Taxi @ The Chapel
Pure Americana twang that sounds like dust-choked cowboy boots and cheap whiskey.
Thursday, February 2
Lilys @ The Chapel
Lily’s was formed in 1988 in Washington D.C. In the indie rock circuit for decades, frontman Kurt Heasley has collaborated with artists like Apples In Stereo and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Dashboard Confessional @ The Fillmore
Scream your infidelities along with Chris Carrabba just like your 13-year-old self wants you to.
Kronos Quartet @ SF Jazz Center
It’s Opening Night for the 2017 Kronos Festival. Their artist-in-residence, Sahba Aminikia, composed “Grandma’s House” which will be performed as a World Premiere. According to their website, it’s “a joyful fanfare inspired by Aminikia’s nostalgia for 1980s Iranian children’s television shows.”