Another SpinningPlatters Contest this week! One lucky reader and a guest will get to see The B’z at The Warfield on Monday, September 17th! All you need to do is fill out this form to enter! Deadline for entry is Friday, September 14th at noon, and the winner will be notified via email. That being said, here are several shows that you need to go to:
Thursday, September 13th
Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children McNuggits, Al Scorch, Thee Hobo Gobbelins, Fear Before The Hearts Of Men Are Falling! at The Space Lounge at The Saturn Cafe
One of Berkeley’s finest secret venues in Saturn Cafe’s side room- The Space Lounge. This show is going to be a fun evening of acoustic, punk influenced music with some brilliantly witty lyrics. Plus, you can enjoy the best vegan bacon double cheeseburger you will ever eat at the show!
Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus at Rickshaw Stop
Friday, September 14th
Earlimart, WATERS, Blake Hazard at The Independent
It’s been about 4 years since we last heard from the formerly local indie rock veterans Earlimart. In the down time, members of Earlimart formed the band Admiral Radley with Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle. Since Grandaddy is back, we get the experience the George Harrison-esque beauty of Earlimart once again.
Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley
Saturday, September 15th
The Muytator, NVO at The Independent
The Muytator are hardly a band, and this is hardly a straight up music show. Instead, this is a full fledged piece of performance art, complete with dancers, pyrotechnics, and, well, anything that you could every hope an dream of on a stage.
Weekend, deafhaven, Wild Moth at The Uptown Nightclub
Sunday, September 16th
The Avengers, The Mutants, The Urge at Bottom Of The Hill
Yes, SF Punk Legends The Avengers have been playing gigs pretty regularly for the last few years. The main reason that this show is especially exciting- it’s the first time since 1979 they have original drummer Danny Furious in tow, making it nearly a complete reunion!
Merle Haggard at The Regency Ballroom
Monday, September 17th
The B’z at The Warfield
One reason that foreigners are jealous of Americans is that we get to see all of the biggest bands in the world in incredibly small places. The B’z are the biggest rock band in Japan, and we get them out The Warfield. You should go to this show just to make other people jealous.
Flobots, Astronautilus at Bottom Of The Hill
Tuesday, September 18th
Zee Avi at The New Parish
This Malaysian born singer/songwriter was found by Jack Johnson. Please don’t hold that against her. She’s fantastic! She does a warm and bouncy blend of folk, jazz, and world music that is both infectious and fun. Don’t allow her connection to the king of boring turn you off…
Wednesday, September 19th
Unwoman at Uptown Nightclub
Unwoman is a cello player and singer that is a powerful singer and performer that takes such a severe command of her instrument that you forget that she’s alone on stage. There is no better way to spend your Tuesday night than right here in Oakland. Plus, it’s only $8!