Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 4/10/15-4/15/15

by Christopher Rogers on April 10, 2015

The ruins of San Francisco's City Hall after the 1906 earthquake.

Tonight in Oakland, the earth will shake, the sky will burn, and San Francisco will be brought to the ground.

Here’s what’s coming up this week: monsters, bears, and Bruce Hornsby.

• Friday, April 10th

Kowloon Walled City, Replicator, Roland, The Rutabega, Color TV, Alto!, China, Bathyspere at American Steel, Oakland (PRF BBQ day 1)

Kowloon Walled City are the band that best capture the anxieties of the Bay Area right now with songs about some of the things that will destroy us eventually – namely earthquakes, cancer, and unfulfilling work. (And they have a baseball podcast as well!) Heavy slabs of slow, measured tones rubbing against one another like tectonic plates, similar to the work of post-hardcore progenitors Quicksand (NYC). Earthquakes, cancer, and baseball are all cumulative things.

• Saturday, April 11th

Cookie Mongoloid, Whoosie What’s It’s, The Wastedeads, Lost Puppy at El Rio, S.F. (Meat Fest)

Oh, c’mon. These guys play fast and hilariously brutal versions of Sesame Street songs. And the show’s at El Rio. This is one of the easiest shows in history about which one can say “oh c’mon, it’ll be fun.” Brought to you by the letter C.

• Sunday, April 12th

Belle And Sebastian, Real Estate, Perfume Genius at the Greek Theater, U.C. Berkeley Campus

Belle And Sebastian were so much hotter when they were scarce. Now you can find/see B&S any time you’d like.

• Monday, April 13th

The Replacements at The Masonic, S.F.

If you’re over the age of 40, you may have an opinion about The Replacements. If you are between 30 and 40, you know The Replacements from Paul Westerberg having a coupla songs on the “Singles” soundtrack. If you are under 30, maybe your parents will take you to this show and that’s good family bondin’.

• Tuesday, April 14th

Panda Bear at the Independent, S.F.

A brave guy to come into San Francisco this year bearing that name.

• Wednesday, April 15th

Bruce Hornsby at Zellerbach Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus

Unlike The Replacements, Bruce Hornsby never went away. Bruce Hornsby is still in the game, you guys. That’s just the way it is.

Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers is a journalist / enthusiast / web-builder living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His favorite secret about the SF Bay Area is that -- --- --- ---- ---- ---- - -- ------ ----, --- - ---'- ------ ------, -- ------ --- -------.

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