Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 10/27/11-11/2/11

by Dakin Hardwick on October 26, 2011

On Tour With Phantogram

Well, Rocktober is winding down, but the week leading up to Halloween is still pretty nutso. Check all of this out:

Thursday, October 27th

Anvil, Papa Wheelie (featuring Jason Newsted of Metallica) at Red Devil Lounge

The most fascinating thing about Anvil is that their success comes only from the fascination with our un-successful they were. A few years ago, a popular documentary was released, tracing the history of this band that continues to play, and is now actually able to draw crowds in clubs around America. They are bringing along Papa Wheelie, which features estranged Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. I don’t know what they will be like.

Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society at Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

Of course, your metal options are a-plenty today. If you don’t like it in a sweaty nightclub, how about metal lords Judas Priest on their farewell tour outdoors? That sounds pretty good, too, huh?

Friday, October 28th

Jason Webley, Blackbird Raum at Slim’s

Webley is a SpinningPlatters favorite. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen this one man accordion wielding vaudeville act. You never know what to expect from him, but since tonight is a Halloween show, expect all kinds of insanity.

Too $hort, Vin Sol at Mezzanine

Saturday, October 29th

Fastbacks, The Muffs, Uncle Joe’s Big Ol Driver at Bottom Of The Hill

Their has been a hug, gaping hole in the world since Fastbacks broke up. Many have wept. This is the band that the original Noise Pop festival was based around, and one of Eddie Vedder’s favorite bands. This show will blow your mind. Literally.

Deadmau5, Fatboy Slim. A-Track, Feed Me, Tommy Lee, DJ Aero at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

I’m a sucker for Canadians and people that dress like animals.

Primus, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Extra Action Marching Band, Vau De Vire Society at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

Sunday, October 30th

The Lemonheads, The Shining Twins, Street Chant, Eric Luening at The Independent

It’s kind of a thing for 90’s bands to play their seminal album live, and Evan Dando decided that it was his turn to drive It’s A Shame About Ray around for a spin. Get ready to swoon over your flannel wearing high school crush again!

Anamanaguchi, Starscream, Knife City at Slim’s

Monday, October 31st

The Soft Moon, Led Er Est, Chelsea Wolfe at The Independent

Tuesday, November 1st

Zola Jesus, Xanoptican at The Independent

In case you did encounter enough darkeness on Halloween, Zola Jesus is here to take the dark all the way into Dia de los Muertos. she is the queen of dark synth music, and this show will definitely send chills down you spine. And up.

Mac Miller, People Under The Stairs, Casey Veggies at The Fillmore

Wednesday, November 2nd

Phantogram, Reptar at The Fillmore

Phantogram do sexy, fun dance music. They’ve got a solid groove, and just a hint of darkness. And all sorts of awesomeness.

Uh Huh Her, Jerrod Gorbel at Slim’s

Well, it looks like you have two options when your tv show The L Word gets canceled. Either you get kicked off a plane for showing some affection towards your same sex lover, and you go on tour to raise money to fight breast cancer. I believe both have credibility.

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Pop Blimp October 30, 2011 at 4:10 am

Awesome stuffs!!

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