Because nobody WANTS to be a responsible adult…
Thursday, May 7th
Big Sam’s Funky Nation at The Chapel
Good funk music is almost like a religious experience. So it’s apropos that Big Sam’s Funky Nation is playing The Chapel. Bring your dancing shows, because we’ve got two sets of horn heavy funkiness brewing.
Dead Men Walking, Jello Biafra, Barb Wire Girls at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Friday, May 8th
The Sonics, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages at The Fillmore
The Sonics have been widely regarded as the first ever punk band. They’ve been doing aggressive, primal rock n roll music since 1960. 55 years after they first popped onto the scene, they’ve released a record that sounds as vital as when they first got together. Can any other band say that?
New Kids On The Block, TLC, Nelly at SAP Center in San Jose
Saturday, May 9th
Leftöver Crack, MC Lars, Embers, Voodoo Dolly, The Schlurs at Palace Theater – Oakland
Leftöver Crack are one of the silliest bands in punk. However, the spread of HIV amongst drug users is not silly. Nonetheless, these guys are headlining a benefit concert to help make sure that IV drug users have easy access to clean syringes. So, a fun band for a good cause. Seems like the right way to spend your evening to me!
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, We Are Hex at The Independent
Sunday, May 10th
Ministry at The Regency
Al Jourgenson is one of the most innovative performers in music history. His main band, Ministry, keeps threatening to call it quits. So you will probably regret missing this one.
They Might Be Giants at The Fillmore
Stephin Merritt at The Independent
Monday, May 11th
Today Is The Day, Lazer Wulf, Your Enemy, Infinite Waste, Ion at The Metro, Oakland
Tuesday, May 12th
The Stylistics at Yoshi’s
Local H, Battleme at Bottom Of The Hill
Wednesday, May 12th
MDC, Deathwish, Between Your Teeth at 924 Gilman St