Here’s what’s coming up this week: war, monsters, seasons, and Patti Smith.
Friday, January 16th
Cold War Kids, Everyone Is Dirty, Andrew St. James, dj Aaron Axelsen at The Mezzanine, S.F.
Cold War Kids take that blue-eyed soul thing and put an indie rock filter on it.
Saturday, January 17th
Big Head Todd & The Monsters at The Fillmore, S.F.
Colorado’s finest at The Fillmore. Fender guitars, organ accompaniment, collared shirts, plus a bit of twang.
Sunday, January 18th
Fish Breath at Mutiny Radio, S.F.
Chunky clonky fuzzy rock sound that judders along like a broken shopping cart’s wheel, with some shouting. Here’s footage of them playing in Sutro Cave.
Monday, January 19th
Spring at the Nightlight, Oakland.
Formerly the SSRIs, these guys’ll be down from Canada to get all post-pop with you.
Tuesday, January 20th
Willie Watson, Mikaela Davis at City Winery, Napa.
“Keep it clean,” eh? Yeah, naw; thanks, wannabe Dad.
Wednesday, January 21st
Patti Smith & Her Band at The Fillmore, S.F.
Patti Smith changed the way that people see the world with her works, music, and art. That’s something.