Thursday, April 17th
Queens Of The Stone Age, Warpaint at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
There aren’t a whole lot of bands that nearly everyone can agree on as “good.” Queens Of The Stone Age have managed to find that perfect balance where everyone seems to like. They are embraced by indie kids, mainstream rock fans, metal heads, and pretty much all rock fans in between. Never underestimate the power of a solid riff.
DRMS at The Chapel
Friday, April 18th
Motörhead, Graveyard at The Warfield
When you type Motörhead in on your iPhone, it automatically adds in the umlaut. That’s how important this band is- so important that your phone knows to give them the respect they deserve.
Surfer Blood, French Cassettes at The New Parish
Saturday, April 19th
Municipal Waste, Negative Approach, Fucked Up, Impaled, The Shrine, Kicker, Conquest For Death at Oakland Metro Operahouse
For the low price of $26 a piece, we’ve got one of the best heavy music line ups you could ever create. This is an epic show, and you should go. Not going would be a bad move.
Ellie Goulding, Conway at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sunday, April 20th
Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright-Roche at Palace Of Fine Arts
There are a handful of songwriters that are so good out their craft, it hurts. Rufus Wainwright is one of those extreme talents that can do no wrong.
Monday, April 21st
tUnE-yArDs, Yalls, Tambo Rays at The Chapel
It’s been far too long since Merrill Garbus has graced our eardrums with new music. Happily, she’s pulled out two amazing new singles, as well as a show at The Chapel. This is going to be a great homecoming from one of the best ever.
The Men, CCR Headcleaner, Gun Outfit at Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 23rd
The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks at The Independant
Portland psych rock heroes The Dandy Warhols have kept a rather low profile for the last few years… However, they keep stretching out their 13th anniversary of 13 Tales Of Urban Bohemia well into it’s 14th anniversary with the release of a live recording of that record, as well as another leg of a tour spotlighting that classic record.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox at DNA Lounge