Pedro the Lion

Friday, February 15

Aki Kumar @ Ashkenaz
Ever heard of Bollywood Blues? Now you have. Enjoy Aki Kumar’s spin on two classic genres in Berkeley.

Whateverglades @ Ivy Room
Classic East Bay retro-rock, styled for the 21st century.

SWMRS @ Rickshaw Stop
Young punk upstarts who’ve been at it since their school days bring the fire from Berkeley to San Francisco.

Gilles Peterson @ New Parish
The legendary DJ and producer, in town for a Valentine’s DAy set at San Jose Jazz’s Winter Fest, makes an additional stop in Oakland.

BRONCHO @ Slim’s
Take it from us…BRONCHO is for behaving badly.

Saturday, February 16

Jenny Don’t & the Spurs @ Thee Parkside
If Kacey Musgraves’ recent Grammy win has piqued your interest in country, ease yourself in with Jenny Don’t and the Spurs’ lovelorn ballads inspired by classics like Patsy Cline.

Sabertooth Zombies, Brown Bags @ Phoenix Theater
First we saved the clock tower, then we saved Ferris, now we’re saving the Phoenix Theater with a night of North Bay rock.

Sweet Plot @ The Independent
Bluesy, brassy, and endlessly influenced by California’s musical history, Sweet Plot plays old favorite the Independent.

Cuco @ The Regency
OK, he’s not Bay, but we’ve loved Cuco since basically the beginning. Read an old introductory profile on him at the link above.

Sunday, February 17

China @ The Make Out Room
“Like previous China records, this album isn’t background music for a lonely drive or something, it’s a collection of songs suitable for staring at a wall, listening intently, and thinking long and hard about what the hell you’ve been doing with your life.”

Ja Rule and Ashanti @ The Warfield
Welp, things have certainly changed for Ja Rule since the last time we saw him at the Warfield.