Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 6/24/10-6/30/10

by Dakin Hardwick on June 24, 2010

Tonight at Milk!Spinning Platters is taking you on a quick guide to live music in the Bay Area from June 24th to the 30th. ROCK!

Thursday, June 24th

Tussle, Boys IV Men, Religious Girls, Kid Meets Cougar at Milk

San Francisco’s Tussle are by far and away one of the greatest things the Bay Area has to offer. They do a frantic dance punk that’s inventive and always a good show. The percussionists are worth the $5 alone!

The Entrance Band, The Growlers at The New Parish

Friday, June 25th

Pavement, Quasi at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

Yeah, it’s Pavement, one of the most overrated bands of the alternative rock era. That’s not why you are going to this show. You are going to see Quasi, because they are one of the most underrated bands out there. Yes, they are kind of a super group, featuring pieces of Sleater-Kinney and Heatmiser, but they are quite a force to be reckoned with live. Janet Weiss is one of the greatest drummers in rock history, and this fusion of experimental piano jazz, indie rock, and potent singer-songwriter emotion was meant to be heard in the beautiful and acoustically perfect Greek Theater.

Sharon Jones &  The Dap Kings, The Heavy at The Warfield

Saturday, June 26th

Goldfrapp, Kool Karlo at The Fox – Oakland

Goldfrapp started out as just another trip hop group from the UK. But, as time progressed, they have managed to change up their sound with each record, doing everything from electroclash to acoustic folk. There most recent record was there riskiest move yet! They managed to pull off a classic bubble gum pop album, and managed to make it more than good, but a fabulously fun record that’s perfect for summer.

Vans Warped Tour at Shoreline

The Grannies, Jesse Morris & The Man Cougars, The Tempermentals at Bender’s Bar & Grill

AR Rahman at Oracle Arena has been postponed and will be rescheduled ASAP!

Sunday, June 27th

San Francisco Gay Pride Parade & Celebration at SF Civic Center & Beyond

Yeah, I do call bullshit on the inclusion of the Backstreet Boys, and group of straight men that sing very hetero-centric songs directed directly at women. But, after you get past that, it’s still the greatest party the city throws! The mainstage has other greats such as the amazing Andy Bell, promoting his first solo record (Produced by Perry Farrell!), The Motels, and Sistas In Da Pit. Plus, it’s always fun to buy booze outdoors in front of city hall.

Danzig, All Shall Parish, Toxic Holocaust at The Regency Ballroom

Monday, June 28th

The Backstreet Boys at The Warfield

Tuesday, June 29th

CocoRosie, Cibelle at The Regency Ballroom

Wednesday, June 30th

Mates Of State, Free Energy, Nick Thune at The Great American Music Hall

Everyone’s favorite husband/wife indie-pop duo is gracing our fine stages once again, this time for a two night stint at the Great American Music Hall hosting a variety show-styled entertainment extravaganza! (Also 7/1)

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