Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 7/1/10-7/7/10

by Jason LeRoy on June 30, 2010

Mya (who has since been name-usurped by M.I.A.), Bif Naked (clearly nonplussed), Sarah McLachlan, and Martina McBride sitting at a Lilith Fair press panel back in the day. Photo courtesy of Lilith Fair.

Welcome to our first Bay Area concert guide for the lovely (in the East Bay) month of July. After the jump, check out this week’s relatively low-key concert offerings (I guess concert promoters don’t think people enjoy live shows on Independence Day?), but with at least one major event: the long-awaited return of the greatest concert package tour of all time! Or at least of the ’90s. And at least of the concert packages that only featured female singers. Regardless: Lilith Fair is coming to town, y’all!

July 1-4 (Thursday-Sunday)

High Sierra Music Festival

We already told you all about this one. But in case you didn’t notice, look again!

Thursday, July 1

Busta Rhymes at DNA Lounge

If anyone goes, please tell him I think his Higher Learning character deserves a spin-off. It would be called Highest Learning and it pretty much writes itself.

Wilson Phillips at The Marin County Fair

Wilson fucking Phillips! The closest you’ll ever get to seeing The Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas play a show together. Unless you’re over 60 and live in the Haight.

Mates of State, Free Energy at Great American Music Hall

Dam Funk, Nite Jewel at Mezzanine

Love Letters, The Juan Maclean at 222 Hyde

Wonder Girls “with special guest Asian artist” 2AM at The Fillmore

Cake, King City, The California Honeydrops at The Independent

Friday, July 2

Damien Jurado, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Zachary Blizzard at Bottom of the Hill

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at Yoshi’s SF

I’m pretty sure Luna Negra was the name of our literary magazine at Kent State. Just sayin’.

Pinback presents the Rob & Zach Show, Little White Teeth at The Blank Club

Steel Train, Matt Embree (RX Giants), Young the Giant at Great American Music Hall

Click here to watch an SF-specific personalized promo video from Steel Train.

DJ Mehdi + Riton = Carte Blanche, White Girl Lust, Alona, Shane King at Mezzanine

Saturday, July 3

Femi Kuti at The Fillmore

Pinback presents the Rob & Zach Show, Little White Teeth at The Independent

Sweedish, Grand National, Bonafide at Café Du Nord

Sunday, July 4

Bonobo DJ set, DJ Centipede, Tal M. Klein, Tom Thump at Mighty

Yep, that’s it for the fourth of July. But did I mention that they’re advertising free BBQ at Mighty???

Monday, July 5

Lilith Fair featuring Sarah McLachlan, Kitten, A Fine Frenzy, Marina and the Diamonds, Susan Justice, Colbie Caillat, Terra Naomi, Miranda Lambert, The Bangles, Heart, Ann Atomic, and The Submarines at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Admittedly, the Bay Area presentation of Lilith Fair leaves much to be desired, especially compared to the Salt Lake City date one week later (Metric! Rosie Thomas! Emmylou Harris! RIHANNA!). But at least we get the very buzzy Marina and the Diamonds and country critics’ darling Miranda Lambert, not to mention HEART! Look for a Spinning Platters guide to Lilith Fair coming soon.

Tuesday, July 6

Shelby Lynne at Yoshi’s SF

Go see her.

Bobby Long, He Is We, Trouble Over Tokyo at Bottom of the Hill

Kasey Anderson, American Aquarium, Leopold And His Fiction at Hotel Utah

Wednesday, July 7

Shelby Lynne at Yoshi’s SF

The Maine, This Century, Austin Gibbs at Slim’s

Fol Chen, Aim Low Kid, Jhameel at Bottom of the Hill

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