Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 4/21/10-4/27/10

by Jason LeRoy on April 20, 2010

If I could sum up this week’s biggest live Bay Area events in one nonsensical fake-Spanish declaration, it would be this: ¡YO LA COCO! Over the next few days we’ll have multiple live performances from both Conan O’Brien and Yo La Tengo, as well as an exhaustingly awesome array of other rad shows. Check out some of our favorites after the jump.

Wednesday, April 21

Camera Obscura, Best Coast at Great American Music Hall, 8pm

Brace yourself for a seemingly disparate yet awesome evening of melancholy Scottish favorites Camera Obscura and the lo-fi California garage pop of SXSW fave Best Coast.

Eclectic Live April with Schande and Kill Moi at Harlot, 9pm

Longtime indie stalwart and prolific DJ Jen Schande is one of the Bay Area’s leading ladies of rock. Check out her awesome band, along with Kill Moi and resident DJ Jacob Fury, at Harlot for only $5.

Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson at The Fillmore, 8pm

Madeleine Peyroux at Yoshi’s SF, 8 and 10pm (April 21-24)

Freda Payne at The Rrazz Room, 8pm (April 20-25)

His Name Is Alive, The Orange Peels, Kitten at Bottom of the Hill, 9pm

Thursday, April 22

Conan O’Brien – Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 8pm

The best-named tour of all time stops in San Francisco for its first of two highly-anticipated nights.

Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura at The Fillmore, 8pm

What an absurdly awesome lineup. This is the first of three nights of YLT at The Fillmore, but the only one with Camera Obscura as the opener.

The Fresh & Onlys, Blank Dogs, Cosmetics, Bare Wires at The Eagle [link NSFW], 9pm

GZA at Shattuck Down Low, 9pm

The Bloody Beetroots, Tenderlions, Nisus at The Independent, 9pm

Friday, April 23

Bonobo, Yppah, Mophone at Mezzanine, 9pm

Conan O’Brien – Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 8pm

Japandroids, Avi Buffalo, Pepper Rabbit at The Independent, 9pm

Josh Rouse, Bart Davenport at Bimbo’s 365 Club, 9pm

Shelby Lynne, Findlay Brown, Ann Atomic at Great American Music Hall, 8:30pm

Yo La Tengo, Thee Oh Sees at The Fillmore, 9pm

Guthrie Family Rides Again with Arlo Guthrie at Zellerbach Hall, 8pm

Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, Del Mar at Fox Theater, 8pm

Saturday, April 24

Yo La Tengo, Sic Alps at The Fillmore, 9pm

Dr. Dog, Sean Bones, Pepi Ginsberg at Great American Music Hall, 9pm

The Wedding Present performing Bizarro in its entirety, Mister Loveless, Surf Cinema at The Independent, 9pm

Sunday, April 25

Jennifer Knapp, Pawnshop Kings at Red Devil Lounge, 8pm

Bestselling Christian singer/songwriter Knapp made waves recently by coming out as a lesbian. This has provoked quite a bit of scorn from her conservative Christian base, so she needs a big gay San Francisco welcome like never before.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live! Plus Also Some Squidbillies Stuff Live! at The Regency Ballroom, 8pm

Your guess is as good as mine.

Blue Oyster Cult, Medieval Knievel at Slim‘s, 8pm

Shearwater, Wye Oak, Hospital Ships at Bottom of the Hill, 9pm

Emily Wells, Gabriel Kahane + Rob Moose, Timmy Straw at Café Du Nord, 8pm

Monday, April 26

Audra McDonald with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall, 8pm

A winner of four Tonys and two Grammys, Audra McDonald is halfway to an EGOT — and her ongoing television work on shows like Private Practice is bound to net her an Emmy eventually. Tonight she performs an all new program of songs by Sondheim, Arlen, Lerner, Weill, Rodgers, Guettel, Styne, Loesser, Mancini, and many more.

Leon Redbone, The Molotovs at Great American Music Hall, 8pm

Nanci Griffith at Yoshi’s SF, 8pm (April 26-28)

Growing, Eric Copeland, Death Sentence: PANDA! at Bottom of the Hill, 9pm

Tuesday, April 27

Liars, Fol Chen at Slim’s, 8:30pm

Aqualung, Krista Polvere at Swedish American Hall, 8pm

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