Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 1/8/2015 – 1/14/2015

by Dakin Hardwick on January 8, 2015

Playing the Elbo Room on Wednesday night

Playing the Elbo Room on Wednesday night

2015 is starting to find its footing, and before the crush of Sketchfest, Noise Pop and Fauxchella hit the Bay Area, find your own musical footing with this collection of winter warmer shows.

Thursday, January 8th

The Jayhawks, Trapper Schoepper at The Fillmore


Los Cenzontles, David Hidalgo at Yoshi’s

Legendary guitarist David Hidalgo is sitting in with Mexican folk revivalists Los Cenzontles for a fantastic evening of incredible traditional Mexican music.

Friday, January 9th

The Flesh Eaters, Andalisua Rose at Great American Music Hall

This one is from the “I never thought I’d get to see that band” file. The year is 1981, and Slash Records A&R Rep put together the ultimate Slash Records Supergroup, featuring members of X and The Blasters, and put out one of the most impressive and progressive pieces of work to come out of the 80’s LA punk scene. They are playing a mere 4 shows, so don’t miss this.

Chuck Ragan, Pawnshop Kings, Lonely Kings at The New Parish

Saturday, January 10th

Tony Molina, Swiftumz, Apprentice Destroyer, Swanox at Hemlock Tavern

Tony Molina released the best power pop record of 2014. Dissed and Dismissed is a 12 minute long, full length record that cuts everything right to the point. No song is longer than necessary and the whole thing is genius.

Midge Ure, Tim Cohen at The Chapel

Sunday, January 11th

Pharaoh Sanders at Miner Auditorium

Free jazz legend Pharaoh Sanders has been pushing sonic boundaries left & right for over 50 years. He is a peer of John Coltrane, and continues to re-invent the way we listen to the alto sax. It would be foolish to miss this show.

Monday, January 12th

Mark Curry at Yoshi’s

Not a music show. But, seriously. Mr Cooper is coming to town! TGIM!

Tuesday, January 13th

Slow night. See a movie. Hug a friend. Get some laundry done.

Wednesday, January 14th

Eric Garland’s Jazz Session, Gaucho, The Amnesiacs at Amnesia

Maus Haus, White Cloud, Mall Walk, Matt & Paul Magic at Elbo Room

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