Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 7/5/12 – 7/11/12

by Dakin Hardwick on July 4, 2012

Coming to the Uptown in Oakland!

Happy Fifth of July, loyal readers!

Thursday, July 5th

Liars, Cadence Weapon at The Great American Music Hall

Liars’ sonic journey has been a diverse and impressive one. They started doing retro garage rock, took an amazing diversion on the dark, claustrophobic funk 2010’s Sisterworld, and they’ve pulled another 180 with the sparse new wave of WIXIW. This show promises to cover all facets of this amazing band.

The Gaslight Anthem, David Hause at The Independent

This show is very sold out. Sorry. I couldn’t get tickets, either.

Friday, July 6th

Red Baraat, Tomihira at Slim’s

This multicultural fusion of funk, salsa, cuban jazz, and bollywood score is the ultimate in party groove music. This is your get down and dance show for your Friday night. You can even skip the gym if you come out to this one!

Kelly Stoltz, Shana Falana, The She’s, B And Not B at Cafe du Nord

Saturday, July 7th

The Dwarves, The Fleshies, The Green Lady Killers at Uptown Nightclub

When I was in college, a friend of mine wrote a short story about a man who could only be turned on by Dwarves’ album covers. Enough said.

Morris Day & The Time at Alameda County Fair

Sunday, July 8th

Continues, The Present Moment, Octavius, BloodySnowmen at DNA Lounge

Dan Gatto of Babyland is bringing his latest project, the sythpop outfit named Continues, to DNA Lounge. This is the perfect venue to experience this new band that is equal parts dark and warm.


Volbeat, HELLYEAH, Iced Earth, Killinger at The Regency Ballroom

Monday, July 9th

Gaucho at Yoshi’s – Oakland

Gaucho are a local band that does traditional gypsy jazz. If you every listen to Gogol Bordello, Beirut, or Devotchka, you really should check this band out. They are an absolutely killer live band, at that, and well worth going to see.

Young Pharaohs, Vyxor, Parentz at The Space Lounge at Saturn Cafe – Berkeley

Tuesday, July 10th

Wednesday, July 11th

Marina & The Diamonds, Ms Mr at The Fillmore

The last time Marina Diamandis had graced our fair city was at The Independent two years ago. It was an amazing set. She has a brand new record out that is a touch more disco than the last record, which will make for an even more fun way to spend your Wednesday evening.

Fidlar, Meat Market, The Shrills at Bottom Of The Hill

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