Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 9/16/2010-9/22/2010

by Dakin Hardwick on September 15, 2010

Yes it comes time for another installment of Weekly Guide to Bay Area concerts. In this edition, a lot of family friendly shows… And some rather vulgar ones, as well…

Thursday, September 16th

Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, Paul & Storm (w00tstock) at Great American Music Hall

w00stock, which amazingly enough, WordPress’ auto-correct seems to not allow me to call by it’s proper identity. (the 00 should be two zeroes) What is it that we are talking about here? A gathering of nerds for an evening of music, comedy, film, and all around geekiness. There are special guests in every town, but all we really need is Paul & Storm to make it awesome. (By the way, good guys, too, that Paul & Storm)

Mike Posner, 2am Club, Far East Movement, Bad Rabbits at The Fillmore

OK, I’m the only person that really wants to go to this show, but I love these two songs, however awful they are…

Friday, September 17th

Paramore, Tegan & Sara, New Found Glory, Kadawatha at HP Pavilion

Yes, that performance at the VMA’s was terrible. But, Paramore are one of the most potent live acts out there, and people of all ages will be at this show, because, well, it will be great. Don’t simply take my word for it, just drive to San Jose and enjoy the happiness!

Savage Republic, Headless Lizzy and Her Icebox Pussy, Alaric at Oakland Metro Operahouse

NoMeansNo, The Hooks, Mermaid Bones at Uptown Nightclub

Saturday, September 18th

Kele, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Innerpartysystem at Mezzanine

This show was a long time coming, but Kele of Bloc Party’s solo debut is an amazing set of amp’d up dance music that’s a natural progression in the evolving of this brilliant musician.

Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato at Shoreline

Sunday, September 19th

The Melvins, Totomoshi at Slim’s

Simply put, this is a crazy double header of noisy, grinding goodness by two bands that I consider to be legendary. And, I met Buzz at Slim’s when I was 16 years old, and he gave me a can of pineapple juice. Good man! They also let me watch their sound check, which was awesome.

The Airbourne Toxic Event w/ The Calder Quartet at Regency Ballroom

Monday, September 20th

Hanson, Rocket To The Moon at Great American Music Hall

By far, one of the most underrated and unfairly ridiculed bands in the history of pop music. I will openly admit to loving Hanson. They are one of the few bands that understand how to craft an honest to goodness pop rock song without pretense.

And this is the best Radiohead cover EVER!

The Charlatans UK, Giant Drag at Bimbo’s 365 Club

Tuesday, September 21st

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Otouto at Bar 355

Everyone’s favorite former Bay Area dwelling lofi moper is sadly crossing the country one final time before retiring his Casiotone identity. Say farewell to a very kind person, and wish him well on his next endeavor!

Riverboat Gamblers, Hounds & Harlots, Girls With Guns at Uptown Nightclub

Wednesday, September 22nd

“Chinese White Bicycles” with Joe Boyd & Robyn Hitchcock at Cafe du Nord

Joe Boyd is one of the most important producers in  English rock n roll history, producing classic early records by Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, and many others. Robyn Hitchcock is an all around genius. These two will be talking about music and playing a little bit, too, in what is destined to be an entertaining and insightful evening.

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