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Friday, May 26
BottleRock Napa Valley 2017
Back from the brink of extinction, BottleRock returns with Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Con Brio, Mavis Staples, and more all this weekend. See photos from last year above.
Sleepy Sun @ Great American Music Hall
Check out their latest video, “Seaquest,” at the above link.
Carnaval Kickoff Party with the Chilaquiles, La Gente and more @ The Chapel
If you’re looking for something comparatively low-key to BottleRock, Latin rhythms at the Chapel will get you ready for Carnaval.
Night of 1,001 Stevies: A Stevie Nicks Birthday Day Tribute @ Milk Bar
This first annual tribute to Queen Stevie is a benefit for Bay Area Women Against Rape.
Saturday, May 27
Modest Mouse @ The Masonic
Were you an insufferable indie snob in high school? See you there.
Jurassic 5 @ The Catalyst
Ahead of their slot at California Roots Festival, the legendary hip-hop crew perform in downtown Santa Cruz.
All Your Sisters, Planning for Burial, Wreck + Reference @ Bottom of the Hill
Heavy music of surprising depth is on tap at Bottom of the Hill tonight.
Sarah Jarosz @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter makes an appearance up north.
The Mattson 2 presents an encore performance of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme @ The Chapel
So nice, they’re doing it twice.
Eastlake Music Festival 2017 @ Lake Merritt
A good bet if you have family in town, the Eastlake Music Festival celebrates Oakland’s artistic spirit with music, art, and dance.
Sunday, May 28
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ The Fillmore
The Mexican genre-melding duo play their second of two nights at the Fillmore.
Bayonics @ Elbo Room
Celebrate the closing of Carnaval with one of the most energetic acts in the Bay.
Doe Eye @ Swedish American Hall
Showga’s skipping the Bay to SF, this time with Doe Eye at the helm.
Monday, May 29
The 22nd Annual Shit Kickin’ Memorial Day with Smelly Kelly and the Hillbilly Hoot, Angelica Rockne, and more @ El Rio
There’s not a lot going on besides your friend’s BBQ on Monday, so if you’re looking to get out, your best bet is El Rio’s annual Memorial Day music bash.