90’s Pop goodness, a remodeled theater and no less than three chances to see The Airborne Toxic Event. All this and more in a week of music in the Bay Area
Thursday, September 18th
Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, AFI at the Sleeptrain Amphitheater
“You got rap in my scream rock!” “You got scream rock in my rap!” And so was Linkin Park born. They’ll be ripping up Concord at the Sleeptrain Amphitheater along with Academy Award-winner Jared Leto’s band 30 Seconds to Mars and local favorites AFI
Misisipi Mike Wolf & The Dempsey James Wolf Gang at Slim’s
Friday, September 19th
Beck at The Masonic
Beck is reopening the Masonic after a lengthy remodel. Are you going to get Funk-Beck? Cowboy-Beck? Sheet Music-Beck? You won’t know until you get there!
Better than Ezra at Bimbo’s 365 Club
Saturday, September 20th
Interpol at The Fox Theater
Smart, sharp and catchy, Interpol are coming to Oakland to promote their new album and they’re not going to leave until your socks have been rocked off. Please give them what they want and everyone will be OK.
The Airborne Toxic Event at The Filmore
Sunday, September 21st
Lykke Li at The Fox
Monday, September 22nd
The Raveonettes at Bimbo’s 365 Club
The best thing to come out of Denmark since Hamlet, this spooky and sultry duo are probably not ghosts even if they sound like they might be. They also recorded one of the best original Christmas songs in recent memory.
La Roux at The Fox
Tuesday, September 23rd
Katy Perry at SAP Center
Seeing Katy Perry live is a feast for the eyes and ears, like Cirque Du Soleil if Cirque Du Soleil featured a bra that shoots whipped cream. Even (or especially) if you normally stick to small shows in cramped clubs, you owe it to yourself to see this spectacle at least once. Tegan and Sara are opening.
Cello Joe at The Chapel
Wednesday, September 24th
Tears for Fears at The Fox Theater
Beloved 80’s heartthrobs and the band responsible for the best scene of the film Donnie Darko. If you don’t show up for this, people are going to start doubting your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
Temples at the Fillmore