Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 11/11/2010-11/17/2010

by Jason LeRoy on November 11, 2010

Old queen extraordinaire Rufus Wainwright brings her latest extravagant musical project to San Francisco for its world premiere this weekend. Photo by Michael Forester.

Check out the concerts happening around the Bay Area this week — after the jump.

Thursday, November 11

Five Shakespeare Sonnets by Rufus Wainwright featuring the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

From the official SF Symphony website: Revel in this delightfully eclectic evening of music, featuring the world premiere of Five Shakespeare Sonnets by contemporary pop icon Rufus Wainwright, also the cycle’s featured vocalist.

Brandon Flowers at The Fox Theater – Oakland

Fistful of Mercy (Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison), Alain Johannes at Great American Music Hall

Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Gordon Voidwell at Bimbo’s

Home Video, Kisses at 330 Ritch

Friday, November 12

Five Shakespeare Sonnets by Rufus Wainwright featuring the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

Cold War Kids at The New Parish

Jennifer Holliday at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko

Lindstrom at Mezzanine

Nosaj Thing, Toro Y Moi, Joger at Rickshaw Stop

Usher, Trey Songz at Oracle Arena

Saturday, November 13

Cheryl Wheeler, Jill Sobule at Freight & Salvage

Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500, Papercuts at The Fillmore

Junip, Sharon Van Etten at The Independent

Over the Rhine, Lucy Wainwright Roche at Great American Music Hall

Samantha Crain at Palace of Fine Arts

Five Shakespeare Sonnets by Rufus Wainwright featuring the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

Sunday, November 14

Erin McKeown at Café Du Nord

Tennis, Eulogies at Hotel Utah

High Places, Soft Circles, The Sun at Bottom of the Hill

Faun Fables, The Cairo Gang, Lasher Keen at The New Parish

Monday, November 15

Explosions in the Sky, The Drift at Great American Music Hall

Nico Vega, Saint Motel, Imagine Dragons at Café Du Nord

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Lonely Forest, Alright at Bottom of the Hill

The Thermals, White Fang at The Independent

Tuesday, November 16

A Perfect Circle performing Mer de Noms at The Fillmore

Bruno Mars, Donnis at Slim’s

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Jookabox, Burnt Ones at Great American Music Hall

Wednesday, November 17

A Perfect Circle performing Thirteenth Step at The Fillmore

Or, the Whale at The Independent

Greg Dulli, Paula Frazer at Café Du Nord

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