Baby ShakesIt’s a good week for garage punk in the Bay.

Monday, June 3

The Districts @ The Independent
Get ready for a rowdy Fourth of July with the straight-ahead rock and roll of Philly’s the Districts.

Baby Shakes, So What @ Hemlock Tavern
If you’re in the market for classic-sounding punk rock, check out the tuneful throwback jams of Baby Shakes and So What at Hemlock.

The Frail Ophelias, Dario Slavazza @ Elbo Room
Kick back with the ambient grooves of Oakland’s Dario Slavazza and SF’s Frail Ophelias.

Tuesday, June 4

Car Crash, Midnite Snaxxx, Italian Cherry @ Hemlock Tavern
Pre-game your fireworks with an early show at Hemlock, featuring fun three solid punk and power-pop acts.

4th of July Backyard BBQ @ Jack London Square
Probably the most traditional 4th event on this list. Local music, kids activities, and more BBQ than you can likely eat.

4th of July Tricycle Races and Ladies Arm Wrestling @ Thee Parkside
Fireworks and picnic foods are great, but tricycle races and arm wrestling might just be a little bit better.

Queer as Forth: A Radical Resistance Dance Party @ El Rio
Finding it hard to feel patriotic in the current, ahem, climate? Dance your cares away at El Rio with like-minded movers and shakers.

Wednesday, June 5

Blondie, Garbage, Exene Cervenka @ Mountain Winery
I shouldn’t even have to convince you to go to this, really.

Dobgreth, Joyride! @ 1-2-3-4 Go!
Experience the energizing punk of locals Joyride! and Seattle’s Dogbreth.

Thursday, June 6

The Music of John Williams @ Davies Symphony Hall
Symphony for people who don’t like the symphony…yet.

Amendola vs Blades @ Doc’s Lab
You never knew how much you wanted to see a drum and an organ duke it out live on stage.

Count Basie Orchestra @ Yoshi’s
Though Basie’s been dead for over 30 years, his legacy lives on in this band, which includes members personally chosen by the man himself.

Bop Alloy @ Bottom of the Hill
The cross-coastal duo combines picture-painting rhymes with inventive beats.