Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 9/23/2010-9/29/2010

by Dakin Hardwick on September 22, 2010

Instead of a quick, witty thing to say, I just want you to figure out which band playing this week is being spoofed with the photograph above. Winner gets a note from me telling you that you won!

Thursday, September 23rd

The xx, Warpaint, Zola Jesus at The Fox Theater – Oakland

This is an absolutely stunning triple bill, with three of the most dynamic acts in music, pushing the boundaries of how intense you can still be, all while still being considered “downtempo.”

Also: I’m really sick of people capitalizing The xx. It’s not proper. Thank you.

Big Boi, The KNUX, Camp-Lo at Regency Ballroom

Friday, September 24th

Band Of Horses, Admiral Radley, Darker My Love at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

The Fleshies, Mystic Nights Of The Cobra, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Chicken McNuggits, Sweet Nothings at Uptown Nightclub

Saturday, September 25th

Dirty Projectors, Dominique Young Unique at The Fillmore

It’s been a long and crazy year for Dirty Projectors, going from an unknown experimental indie band, to one of the most exciting things going on in popular music. For their victory lap, they are bringing along pop up-and-comer Dominque Young Unique, and this is promising to be one the most fun & fascinating shows of the year!

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

Ice Cube, Del The Funky Homosapien at Uptown Nightclub

Sunday, September 26th

Nitzer Ebb, Dragonette, Hottub, and many more at Folsom Street Fair

Do large hairy men wearing nothing but leather straps scare you? Get over it, because when else are you going to get to see Nitzer Ebb live! For cheap, too!!! One of San Francisco longest standing traditions always has a killer music line-up, and this year is no exception. So bring some sunscreen, unless of course your fetish is sunburns, then, well, I don’t need to tell you what to do.

Social Studies, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Monarques at Hemlock Tavern

Monday, September 27th

Deakin (of Animal Collective), Prince Rama at The New Parish

Tuesday, September 28th

The Like, The Hounds Below, The Myonics at Rickshaw Stop

The Like are awesome. Pure and simple. Summer girl power pop with a mild dark side. Good stuff and they put on a really good show. The Hounds Below are pretty awesome, too!

Rusko, Mochipet, Neptune at Mezzanine

Wednesday, September 29th

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Oh Sees at Bimbo’s 365 Club

A killer double bill of loud and messy garage rock from two veteran acts that will blow your mind!

Biffy Clyro, Picture Atlantic at Rickshaw Stop

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Gordon Elgart September 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I know! I know! Am I eligible to win?

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