Thank you for enjoying the rock.
Thursday, September 4th
together PANGEA, Guantanamo Baywatch, Blood Sister at The New Parish
Are you looking for a a solid Thursday night rock & roll dance party? Well, this one is about as good as the came. Three deliriously fun rock bands pumping out 4/4 beats in Oakland. There is no other way I’d like to spend my night.
Angie Stone at Yoshi’s – Jack London Square
Friday, September 5th
The Dramatics at Yoshi’s – San Francisco
I love going to see classic soul shows at Yoshi’s. The crowds are always incredibly excited about the gig, and you always come out realizing that you were more familiar with the group than you thought. This is one of those shows.
Sister Crayon, Everything Is Dirty, LI XI at Rickshaw Stop
Saturday, September 6th
The Bruce Lee Band, Monkey, Skank Bank at Bottom Of The Hill
This is the closest thing you are going to get to seeing Skankin’ Pickle, one of the greatest bands in the history of Bay Area rock, reunite. Lead singer Mike Park had distanced himself from the ska / punk / metal / funk / reggae fusion act in recent years, however, he’s back doing this kind of music.
Misner & Smith at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Monday, September 8th
The Rentals, Ozma at Slim’s
Out of practically nowhere, Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, resurrected his band The Rentals, put together a crazy supergroup made from members of Lucius, The Black Keys, and Ozma, and then released one of the best records of the year.
The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy at The Chapel
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to see half of REM in a small club, and they only play songs about baseball? Well tonight is your night.
Tuesday, September 9th
Swans, Carla Bozulich at The Independent
Legendary experimental rock band Swans have been bubbling underneath everyone’s radar for decades. However, with their recent release To Be Kind, they have created their most unexpected work- a truly accessible piece of work that doesn’t sacrifice creativity or edge. It was a genius move to bring in Annie Clark (aka St Vincent) to lend her art pop chops to several tracks on this release. Ms Clark won’t be there, but Geraldine Fibbers’ Carla Bozulich will be there, and she’s kind of a living legend herself.
Wednesday, September 10th
Money, There’s Talk, Debbie Neigher at Rickshaw Stop
Money might be the most stunning blend of blissful, ethereal vocals and dramatic rock n roll compositions since Antony & The Johnsons taught us that the human voice can bring you to tears again. This will be the most intensely delicate show you will go to this year.