Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 9/9/2010-9/15/2010

by Dakin Hardwick on September 8, 2010

Opening for Helmet.

Here’s another fun week of fun stuff to fill with funness. Happy funny funtimes!!

Thursday, September 9th

Apocalyptica, Dir En Grey, Evaline at The Regency Ballroom

Apocalyptica first came on the scene as a cello tribute to Metallica, and the although it was an interesting idea, not one that would really make a career. So, after experimenting with a few other popular metal bands, they decided to start composing their own material, and that’s where they got good. Imagine, if you would, if the Kronos Quartet spent a year only listening to grindcore, and then came back to create a whole new sound. That sound is Apocalyptica. Also playing is Dir En Grey, the Japan’s finest experimental metal export.

Brilliant Colors, Milk Music, White Boss at Hemlock Tavern

Dreamy, reverb heavy, lady-led punk rock from this very area! Brilliant Colors are one of my favorite local bands, and they will be yours one day, too!

Friday, September 10th

Helmet, Bison BC, Disastroid at Uptown Nightclub

I saw Helmet once, while I was in high school. I’d never heard them before. I thought that they were pretty good. I still do.  They still make me feel like a 15 year old that really likes friendly, dancey mosh.

The BellRays at The New Parish

Haven’t been to The New Parish, yet? If you hurry, you can get tickets for only $2.08! The band is pretty good, too!

Saturday, September 11th

Southern Culture On The Skids, Aloha Screwdriver at Great American Music Hall

Some bands will always exist. Like Southern Culture On The Skids… Their infectious blend of country western, punk rock, and pure shtick is infectious and fun. This will be an excellent show to blow of few bucks on cheap beer and blow at!

They even do weddings:

Michael Franti + Spearhead, Rebelution, Crystal Bowersox, Rupa & The April Fishes, Sambada and more at Golden Gate Park – Speedway Meadows (Power To The Peaceful)

I’ve been to almost every one of these. It’s a smashing good time. Where sunscreen & bring a sweater!

Sunday, September 12th

Scissors Sisters, Sammy Jo, Casey Spooner at The Fox Theater – Oakland

Remember when the Scissor Sisters were going to take over the world? Well, it never happened, but they still are one of the greatest live acts in pop music. Go see this show!

Shonen Knife, Kepi Ghoulie, Bam Bam at Uptown Nightclub

Monday, September 13th

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Le Butcherettes at Great American Music Hall

Instrumental, Latin rock infused experimental prog catharsis. That what you will get with this show. If you think that sounds bad, then you will hate this. If you are awesome like I am, you will think that this is the best show ever.

The Tallest Man On Earth, S.Carey at The Fillmore

Tuesday, September 14th

Menenoma, Suckers, Tu Fawning at Great American Music Hall (Also 9/15)

Eilen Jewell, The Shants at Cafe du Nord

Wednesday, September 15th

Marina & The Diamonds, Young The Giant at The Independent

Plenty of SP’ers will be at this show… Will you?

The Head Cat, Red Meat, The Badmen at Uptown Nightclub

Lemmy at the super tiny Uptown Nightclub in Oakland? Doing rockabilly music? Holy mother of whiskey!

The Chapin Sister, Rachel Efron at Cafe du Nord

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Good Charamel September 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Shonen Knife, Kepi Ghoulie, Bam Bam at Uptown Nightclub on Sept 11th, and at Bottom of the Hill on Sept 12th.


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