Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 8/12/11-8/17/11

by Jason LeRoy on August 12, 2011

The artist currently known as Katy Perry, back in her Contemporary Christian Pop days.

It’s a busy week, you guys. In addition to the Outside Lands Festival (or, as I know it, Stay the Hell Away From Golden Gate Park Weekend) and the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Bay Area will also host concerts from two of the most defining artists on the pop landscape, for better and worse (in that order): Adele and Katy Perry. I should also note that three bands I tend to confuse with each other – Calexico, Califone and The Sadies – are all playing this week. Look after the jump for a full rundown.

Friday, August 12

Califone with Yesway and Sands at Bottom of the Hill

Katy Perry with Oh Land and Skeet Skeet at HP Pavilion at San Jose

Arctic Monkeys with The Vaccines at The Independent

Vetiver with tUnE-yArDs at the Rickshaw Stop

Siriusmo, Pictureplane, Javelin at 103 Harriet

The Sadies / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter at Great American Music Hall


Saturday, August 13

Michael Bublé at HP Pavilion at San Jose

Dawn Landes with Mike Gibbons and Robert Ellis at Hotel Utah

Eilen Jewell / Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys at Slim’s

Huey Lewis and the News at Mountain Winery

STS9 at The Independent


Sunday, August 14

Adele with Wanda Jackson at the Greek Theatre

Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party at Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

The Secret Sisters with Jarrod Dickenson at Cafe Du Nord

Warren Haynes Band with The Stone Foxes at The Independent


Tuesday, August 16

The Go Go’s with Girl In A Coma at The Fillmore

Mia Doi Todd with Holcombe Waller and Garrett Pierce at Bottom of the Hill

The Power of the Riff featuring Pentagram, Pelican and more at Mezzanine


Wednesday, August 17

Amos Lee with Calexico at the Fox Theater

An Evening with Richard Buckner & David Kilgour at Great American Music Hall

Reggie Watts at The Independent

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