Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 9/13/12-9/19/12

by Dakin Hardwick on September 12, 2012

Opening for The Avengers.

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!


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