This is kind of a short week… Because venue owners and staff gotta take a holiday, too!
Thursday, December 18th
The Scott Amendola / Charlie Hunter Duo at The Independent
Two Bay Area jazz legends. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you don’t know these names, just imagine if Animal from The Muppet Show started a band with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine. But it was all instrumental freak outs. This show will melt your face off.
Tyler, The Creator, Taco at The Warfield
Friday, December 19th
Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Youth Code at The Warfield
I think somebody needs to go to this show wearing all white. You will definitely stick out in this “Legends Of Industrial” super show. I bet Chris Connelly is wondering where his invite went off to.
Schlong, Fleshies, Whoosie What’s It’s, Swiftumz at Eli’s Mile High Club
Saturday, December 20th
Tony Toni Tone at Yoshi’s – Jack London Square
Oakland’s Finest are back for their annual Christmas residency at the legendary Yoshi’s in their hometown. They always pull out all the stops for these shows. One year, original lead singer Raphael Saadiq even dropped in for a bit. So, yeah… Tonight is gonna feel good.
Ozomatli, Bang Data at The Fillmore
Sunday, December 21st
Talib Kweli, Niko, K’Valentine at The Independent