Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 11/4/2010-11/10/2010

by Dakin Hardwick on November 3, 2010

Great Scotts! Delorean are playing Great American Music Hall on Wednesday!

I’d like to thank Jason LeRoy for taking over the list for the last couple of weeks. I hope that you listened to him, because if you didn’t, we’re just going to have to turn this website around and go back home…

Thursday, November 4th

Marnie Stern, Grass Widow at The New Parish

Marnie Stern is the great equalizer. She manages to bridge the (very wide gaps) between experimental music, punk rock, riot grrl, prog, and arena rock. She has the chops of Yngwie, the lyrical skill of Patti Smith, the melodic gift of Mary Timony, the creativity of Mike Patton, and the looks of a supermodel. She is the complete package, and this promises to be an amazing night out.

Foxtail Somersault, Tomihira, Vir, Tracing Fingers at Rickshaw Stop

Friday, November 5th

Kelli Scarr (on at 8 PM) Coyote Grace, The Patsychords, Alessis Ark at Hotel Utah Saloon

We got to talk to Kelli Scarr a few months ago, and it amazes me that she is both an immense talent that really needs to be heard from, and an all around good person. She’s on at 8, so you can either get there early, catch her set, and then go about the rest of your Friday Night, or you can stick around and catch a few surprises at this legendary SF venue.

Florence and The Machine, Grouplove, Hanni El Khatib at The Fox Theater – Oakland

Birds & Batteries, Maus Haus, James & Evander, Sleeptalks at Uptown Nightclub

Saturday, November 6th

Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg at The Fillmore

Still mad about the right taking over the house, and all of the scary tea partiers actually winning stuff? This show looks like a good place blow of some of that anger. Mavis Staples is the legendary voice behind the Staples Singers, and was friends with Martin Luther King, Jr. Billy Bragg is the last remaining angry punker from England, and probably the smartest, too! This is a heavenly double bill, perfect to get the disillusioned left fired up again!

Pepper, Fishbone, Pour Habit at The Warfield

This one’s for the Prop 19ers. Sorry guys!

Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

Sunday, November 7th

Ruben Albarron of Cafe Tacuba at Red Devil Lounge

Cafe Tacuba are one of the most inventive bands in all of rock music. I have no idea what to expect from this rare, intimate solo performance by the lead singer, but since the man is capable of doing anything, I don’t think ticket purchasers will be disappointed at all.

Circa Survive, Dredg, Code Seven, Animals As Leaders at The Regency Ballroom

Monday, November 8th

KT Tunstall, Hurricane Bells at The Warfield

Tom Jones may still be the sexiest person from Wales, but KT Tunstall, with her rich, soulful voice and her playful stage show is a very close second. This is a great reason to go out on a Monday night!

The Heavy, Wallpaper at The Independent

Tuesday, November 9th

All Time Low, A Rocket To The Moon, City (Comma) State at Bottom Of The Hill

Sometimes, when you are visiting family, your niece plays you some of the music she’s into, and you realize that the kids really are alright, because sometimes 14 year olds pick the right kind of pop punk to groove to.

Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Soft Pack, Purling Hiss at Rickshaw Stop

Wednesday, November 10th

Delorean, Lemonade, Butterfly Bones at Great American Music Hall

Delorean are an excellent synth group from Spain that have been floating around for a little over a decade. They do bright and fun house music with a lot of pop shimmer.

Stars, Geographer at The Fillmore

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