Friday, December 14
Willie Nelson and Family @ The Fox Theater
A second show added by unending popular demand for the country legend, Willie is (don’t say it, don’t say it…) on the road again and headed for the Bay Area.
Extra Classic, Smokin Ziggurats @ Ivy Room
Miss Hemlock Tavern? The old booking team is working with the Ivy Room in Albany now. Come on out for the dub of Extra Classic and the psych of Smokin’ Ziggurats.
Eko Zu @ Neck of the Woods
Who are Eko Zu? Meet them and their stage personae in last year’s profile, then in person at Neck of the Woods.
Brendan Getzell @ Amnesia
Hotel Utah’s energetic emcee gets to show off his own work at Amnesia’s early show.
The New Trust @ The Phoenix Theater
After 15 years, the New Trust show no signs of slowing down. It’s straight ahead to the Phoenix in Petaluma for some highlights of their decade-and-a-half career, plus fellow beloved North Bay band Polar Bears.
Saturday, December 15
Spiller, Peachi, Eve’s Peach @ Art Boutiki
There’s a strange surplus of “Peach”-themed names in Bay Area music right now, particularly in the South Bay. Meet two of them and their punk/post-rock vibes at the Art Boutiki on Saturday.
Naima Shalhoub @ The Sound Room
The artist and activist from Oakland plays a cozy set at the Sound Room.
Sunday, December 16
LE1F @ Starline Social Club
The West Coast, Midwest, and East are represented when New York-based rapper LE1F gets a boost from DJ sets by Chicago’s London Jade and our own Ah Mer Ah Su.
Nef the Pharaoh @ Complex Oakland
Capping off a banner year in the Bay Area hip-hop scene, Nef comes to Oakland.
SJ Punk Rock Flea Market @ The Ritz
Swill some cheap beers, watch some local bands, and knock out your holiday shopping all in one go.
Drinks @ Rickshaw Stop
Tim Presley’s retro-psych pairing with Cate Le Bon play a rare and intimate set at Rickshaw Stop.