What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 18 – 20

(photo: Elsa Tanoukhi) Friday, January 18 Saweetie @ 1015 Folsom If you haven't yet, meet rising Hayward rapper Saweetie at 1015 Folsom. Sonny and the Sunsets, Dick Stusso @ The Independent The old and new of the Bay Area indie hit an old haunt. Saturday, January 19 Home Sick 2 @ Phoenix Theatre Now in its second year, Home Sick shows off a spectrum that ranges from sharp, angry hardcore to the gorgeous harp selections. Read more at the link above. Doncat @ Amnesia The all-around-excellent singer-songwriter Doncat takes the early show at Amnesia. Zelma Stone, Moon Daze @ Rickshaw [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 11 – 13

Friday, January 11 The Magpie Salute, the Stone Foxes @ The UC Theatre If you love bluesy howls over some serious guitar shredding, you're gonna want to be at The UC tonight for this match made in classic-rock revialist heaven. Bart and the Bedazzled, Anna Hillburg @ The Uptown Bart Davenport returns to the Bay for this date with trumpeter Anna Hillburg. Kokomo Hum @ Elbo Room Sean Mabry's '80s-inspired project, "Inspired by sci-fi, abduction stories, and paranormal events in the corn fields of his native Indiana," is at Elbo Room Oakland. Saturday, January 12 Steely Nash @ Art Boutiki [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 4 – 6

Friday, January 4 Steph Curry + Friends @ The Fox When you're talking about Steph Curry, those "friends" are the likes of Mistah FAB and E-40. This event is free, but we're willing to bet the Fox will fill up. Idle Joy, Killer Whale @ Amnesia Tonight makes Idle Joy's album release. Be on the lookout for an interview with the San Francisco band on the blog soon. The 8th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash @ The Chapel Today and tomorrow, celebrate the birth and life of David Bowie with covers, drag, burlesque, and more. Springsteen Night with Rubber Tramp, John [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 21 – 23

Have you been good enough for Krampus this year? Friday, December 21 Killer Whale @ Bottom of the Hill In addition to the up-and-coming Killer Whale on this bill is The Bernal Buzzard And The Richmond Rhythm Review, a project of Pete Fields of Trainwreck Riders and Slow Motion Cowboys. Too $hort Camp Fire Benefit @ 1015 Folsom The Oakland originator raises funds for Camp Fire relief with a little help from Aux Cord, Sean G, Nanosaur and more. Y0Y, 100Fire, Nyre @ Hotel Utah Dreamy and a little bit dark, this lineup of Northern and Central Californian psych and [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 14 – 16

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, [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 7 – 9

Friday, December 7 P-Lo @ The UC Theatre It's a good feeling for us when a local artist sells out their hometown venue. If you can find your way in to see P-Lo and a smorgasbord of Bay Area talent tonight, we salute you. It's A Woman's World @ The Independent As we told you a few weeks ago, the Independent is raising funds for Women Crush Music with this women-led lineup, featuring Sit Kitty Sit, the Wyatt Act, and Swamp Child. Howard Wiley @ Cafe Stritch The Bay Area-born tenor sax innovator plays a set with Extra Nappy at [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 31 – Dec 2

Friday, November 30 Jay Som, Justus Proffit @ Starline Social Club Though she recently relocated to (guess where) LA, Jay Som will always be ours. There, she linked up with label-mate Justus Proffitt, and released an EP with him called Nothing's Changed. The two bring the new work to Starline tonight. Nicki Bluhm @ Terrapin Crossroads Without her usual Gramblers behind her, Nicki Bluhm plays the North Bay with help from the Coffis Brothers. Dragon Smoke @ The Independent Born of the high-class, high-energy late-night magic of NOLA Jazz Fest's SuperJam, Dragon Smoke make a rare return to the Independent. [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 23 – 25

Friday, November 23 Jorja Smith @ The Warfield Bolstered by an appearance on the Black Panther soundtrack (but already well on her way in R&B and vocalist circles), British singer Jorja Smith continues her rise at the Warfield. Zion I @ The Independent Back from a break after a tumultuous 2015, Zion I is back with a new full-length and this headlining Independent date. Saturday, November 24 Nef the Pharaoh @ Brick + Mortar By the way, did you know he has a ranch? Record Swap with Tony Molina (DJ set) @ Golden Bull If his new record is any [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 16 – 18

Elizabeth Moen (pictured), French Cassettes, M. Lockwood Porter, and more. Friday, November 16 Emily Kinney @ Cafe du Nord Ever wonder why Emily Kinney sang so often on The Walking Dead? It's because she actually is a singer, and she's coming to Cafe du Nord. The Y Axes, Fritz Montana, The Band Ice Cream @ The Indepdendent 100% local, 1,000% rock and roll. French Cassettes @ The Chapel French Cassettes are back after a brief hiatus and playing shows again. Listen to their new track "City Kitty" above. Saturday, November 17 Elizabeth Moen @ Neck of the Woods The itinerant [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 9 – 11

Friday, November 9 Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia @ The UC Theatre 2017's Tiny Desk Contest winners and fellow New Orleanian, bounce queen Big Freedia, join forces for the ultimate party. Claire George @ Cafe du Nord Though she's moved away, Claire George comes back to the Bay to debut her new album Bodies of Water. Katie Kuffel, Molly Bolton, Socorra @ Neck of the Woods If you haven't yet heard San Jose's Socorra, Neck of the Woods on Friday is a good place to start. Saturday, November 10 Film School, Club Night @ Cafe du Nord The Bay [...]

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