Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 12/23/10-12/29/10

by Dakin Hardwick on December 23, 2010

The Tenderlions are at Popscene tonight.

Hey folks… Sorry, but this is a short list this week. Even musicians and club owners need to take a holiday! But, if you really can’t deal with it anymore, here are a few outings you can make:

Thursday, December 23rd

Tenderlions at 330 Ritch (Popscene)

Two reasons to go to this: This is the 2nd to last time you will be able to enjoy Popscene at it’s original home of 330 Ritch St, a place that I’m sure all of our readers have very fond memories of, and even more fond forgotten nights at.

Second reason: Tenderlions don’t play nearly as often as they used to, and this SF based electro group is worth the use of your dancing shoes!

An Evening With Bell Biv Devoe at Yoshi’s – SF

An Evening With Vienna Teng, Alex Wong, and Friends at Great American Music Hall

Friday, December 24th & Saturday, December 25th

This is the reason why everything is closed for two days:

Sunday, December 26th

Kitaro at The Asian Art Museum

New age music can be considered a dirty word, Kitaro have managed to pull it off in a way that, although still designed to calm ones nerves, is interesting enough to stand on its own.

Monday,  December 27th

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven at The Independent

The early 90’s quirky indie band and the mid 90’s Alternative Rock super band that shared a singer and guitarist are doing their annual co-headlining gig. It should be fun!

Monday, December 27th & Tuesday, December 28th

Morris Day & The Time at Yoshi’s – SF

So what if Prince isn’t planning on bringing his Welcome 2 America tour to the west coast! We’ve got Morris Day & The Time in a room smaller than the bathrooms at Madison Square Garden!

Tuesday, December 28th & Wednesday, December 29th

X w/ Ray Manzarek at Slim’s

Although punk rock was always considered to be the antithesis of the hippie movement, there were always a few exceptions made within the two movements. The biggest one being that the punkers were always cool with The Doors. Maybe it’s the fact that they managed to be the “punkest” of all their peers, or maybe it’s just because Ray Manzarek is so amazing. Either way, this show has LA punk legends X doing their debut record, Los Angeles, with Manzarek, who was also the producer of this record, playing keyboards with the band. This will be a memorable show, especially since it’s the only time this has ever happened, and they don’t plan on doing it again anytime soon.

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