Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 10/21/2010-10/27/2010

by Jason LeRoy on October 21, 2010

Angelic manty-dropper Sufjan Stevens makes his long-awaited return to the Bay Area this week.

Treasure Island has come and gone, but the Bay Area concert schedule isn’t slowing down for anyone! This week features shows by everyone from Aziz Ansari to Joey McIntyre (not on the same stage, sadly), as well as the annual return of the A-list Bridge School Benefit concerts. Look after the jump for more.

Thursday, October 21

Aziz Ansari at The Fillmore

The irrepressible star of Parks and Recreation brings his Dangerously Delicious Tour to The Fillmore — two shows a night for three consecutive nights.

Joey McIntyre with Emanuel Kiriakou – A One Man Show With Two People at Great American Music Hall

He might not be the most famous member of NKOTB (that would still be Donnie, I think), but he’s certainly won the aging sweepstakes.

Delphic at 330 Ritch

The English Beat at Yoshi’s SF

Atreyu at The Regency Ballroom

Friday, October 22

Shakira at Oracle Arena

See for yourself whether her hips do, indeed, lie. Or, failing that, bombard her with requests to guest-star on Modern Family as Gloria’s sister.

Starfucker / The Octopus Project at Great American Music Hall

Born Ruffians at Slim’s

HorrorPops, The Muertones at Oakland Metro Operahouse

Lyrics Born at The Independent

Aziz Ansari at The Fillmore

Saturday, October 23

Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Saturday’s lineup includes Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Billy Idol, Jackson Browne and David Lindley, Modest Mouse, and Grizzly Bear.

JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys, Amy Correia at Bimbo’s

“Chrissie” is Chrissie Hynde, FYI.

Cat Power at The Uptown Theatre, Napa

I hear she’s getting crazy again!

Electrix Six, The Constellations, Ghost Robot at The Independent

SF Jazz Festival: Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate, and Vieux Farka Toure at The Paramount

Women, French Miami, Manchild at Hemlock Tavern

Trashcan Sinatras at Swedish American Hall

Sunday, October 24

Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sunday’s lineup includes Buffalo Springfield, Pearl Jam, T-Bone Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue featuring Elton John & Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, and Jeff Bridges, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Modest Mouse, and Grizzly Bear. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

Azure Ray, Tim Fite, Whispertown at The Independent

Elf Power, Still Flyin’ at The New Parish

Budget Rock 9: Ty Segall, Reigning Sound, The Flakes, The Touch-Me-Nots, DJ Classic Bar Music at Bottom of the Hill

Monday, October 25

Sufjan Stevens at The Paramount

I hear he’s only playing stuff from his new album, The Age of Adz, on this tour, but still: swoon.

Lights at Slim’s

Seabear, Grandchildren at The Independent

Tuesday, October 26

Best Coast, Sonny and the Sunsets at Great American Music Hall

Sufjan Stevens at The Paramount

Wednesday, October 27

Alternative Press Tour: Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club, This is Hell at the Regency Ballroom

fun. at Great American Music Hall

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