Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 1/29/2015 – 2/4/2015

by Dakin Hardwick on January 29, 2015

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Looking for better things to do than to prepare for the Super Bowl? Well, here’s a week’s worth of rock n roll awesomeness.

Thursday, January 29th

Fred Frith Trio, Trance Mission, Jack O’ The Clock at Slim’s

Looking for blissful, ear bleeding chaos for your Thursday night? Look no further, because it’s happening at Slim’s. Fred Frith doesn’t come around very often, either. So you really shouldn’t miss this.

Tony Lucca at Yoshi’s

Friday, January 30th

Bush, Theory Of A Deadman at The Masonic

Many moons ago, a little English band called Bush went on tour and brought a small ska band from LA on tour with them. It time, that little ska band became huge, the singers of both bands got married, and then Mr Gavin Rossdale kind of became a house husband while Gwen Stefani went on to rule the world. Well, the kids are a bit older now, and Bush are back on the road, playing their catchy post grunge and sounding better than ever.

Sage Francis, Metermaids, Jel at Mezzanine

Saturday, January 31st

Rainbow Girls, The Hot Toddies, The She’s, Kendra McKinley at The Fillmore

Sadly, tonight will not consist of teenage girls reciting cryptic poetry in hoop skirts. Instead, we’ve got an amazing folk group, two of the Bay Area’s best pop punk bands, and a fine vocalist from the jazz tradition. It’s going to be a night of sonic joy, and at $19 a ticket, it’s one of the better deals in town.

Sunday, February 1st

Super Bowl XLIV: Men In Tights at The Roxie

I’ve never seen the Super Bowl. If I were to watch it for the first time, however, this is how I’d do it. For only $10, you get to watch the game with a team of comics: David Gborie, David Cairns, Aparna Nancherla, Keith Lowell Jensen, Andrew Holmgren, George Chen and more will be interrupting the game LIVE! There will be sports for people who like sports, and interrupting of sports for those who like annoying people that are into sports. There’s something for everybody!

Tuesday, February 3rd

The Blow, Anna Oxygen at The Chapel

Quirky pop duo The Blow have been making warm and infectious records for years. Tonight’s show is something special, because they will be stripping all the synths and fake drums out, and doing it acoustic. Bringing their fantastic songs to the forefront. It’s gonna be a really fun time.

Rhett Miller, Paul F Thomkins, John Vanderslice at Cobb’s

Wednesday, February 4th

Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Dan P & The Bricks at Slim’s

I’m so happy that ska simply won’t die! Any reason to put on a suit on a school night is a good time, and this double bill is going to be more than a good time.

The Union Trade, Sunrunners, One Hundred Percent at Rickshaw Stop

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