Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 1/2/14-1/8/14

by Dakin Hardwick on January 2, 2014

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Thursday, January 2nd

Terry Malts, Audacity, White Night, Gravy Drop at The Knockout

Brian McKnight at Yoshi’s – San Francisco

Friday, January 3rd

Goh Nahamura, Sea Of Bees, Trevor Garrod at Cafe du Nord

Sunrunners, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, The Real Numbers at Bottom Of The Hill

Saturday, January 4th

Touch My Rash, Dog Party! at Homestead Lanes

The Bay Area has a longstanding tradition of amazing pop punk bands. Touch My Rash and Dog Party are two fantastic bands that have carried on the longstanding tradition of moshable hooks from the likes of NOFX, Mr T Experience, and Green Day.

 


Sunday, January 5th

Pharoah Sanders at Yoshi’s – Jack London Square

Pharoah Sanders is one of the greatest saxophone players of all time. He was a major part of John Coltrane’s mid/late 60’s band, helping create the beautiful chaos that was spawned during this highly lucrative period in jazz.

Tuesday, January 7th

Tower Of Power at Yoshi’s – Jack London Square

There are two things we are great at in the Bay Area: Producing pop punk bands and R&B groups. Tower Of Power are legends and one of the most important things to ever come out of Oakland. Tonight’s gig will be an amazing hometown party from one of the best!

Califone, The Luyas at The Chapel

Wednesday, January 8th

Mikal Cronin, Cool Ghouls, Cocktails at Rickshaw Stop

Garage rock icon Mikal Cronin put out one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2013. Cool Ghouls have perfected the art of fusing together R&B and punk rock. Together we have an excellent night of super awesome local rock & roll!

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