You need to know what concerts are coming to The Bay Area this week? You’ve come to the right place.
We’ve got folk rock, pop metal, malicious metal, the cosmic intersection of country and rock, and the most highly-weaponized pop that US dollars can purchase.
It’s a good week.
Here’s what’s coming up.
Thursday, January 16th
Nobunny at Skirt Chaser Vintage, Santa Rosa
Damaged garage rock bent on scaring and delighting dancers of just about any age. Pantsless-ness can not be guaranteed, but just expect that there will be some of that.
Friday, January 17th
Colin Meloy, John Roderick at The Fillmore, San Francisco
His target market and/or possible future fan club name = Comfortable People For Whimsy and Romance.
Saturday, January 18th
Midnight North, Red Meat, Sonny & The F*ckaroos, Sweet Chariot, Kelly McFarling, Sweet Felony, Sour Flower, Paula Frazer & Friends at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
It’s the 12th Annual edition of Sleepless Nights, a tribute to Gram Parsons and cosmic American music. Celebrate the life and musical trail-blazing of the former Cecil Ingram Connor III.
Sunday, January 19th
Pinback, Deathfix at Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
So many tempos, so many beards.
Justin Timberlake at the Shark Tank, San Jose
The apotheosis of appropriative Western culture.
Monday, January 20th
Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert at The Royal Cuckoo, San Francisco
Come dance with Lavay Smith’s uptempo swing, classic jazz, and “little big band” stylings.
Tuesday, January 21st
Brian Eno and Danny Hillis at The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Famous-artist-guy Brian Eno helped found The Long Now, a foundation dedicated to nothing less than saving the shared knowledge of the human experience. This Tuesday, he’ll be talking about that at The Palace Of Fine Arts.
Wednesday, January 22nd
Ratt, Shotgun Harlot at the Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
A hair-metal band from the 1980s, the fact that Ratt are still touring on their single “Round And Round” is a testament to perseverance.
Thursday, January 23rd
Eyehategod, Graves At Sea, Hazzards Cure, Bedrucken at the Brick and Mortar, San Francisco
Sludge metal heroes from Louisiana, EHG have been upsetting people since you were old enough to scratch their name onto a Trapper Keeper with an Exacto. Come, embrace the misanthropy. The memory of Seth Putnam lives on in perpetuity.