Do you know what today is? It is Leif Erickson Day here in the USA. Let us celebrate explorers as well as arbitrarily-horned helmets.
Also, the Litquake festival begins in San Francisco! A solid day for a book about explorers.
After that’s done with, let’s look at the concerts coming up this week in the Bay Area. Skol, let’s preview!
• Friday, October 9
Lyrics Born, Robert Mercurio, Ben Ellman And Corey Henry, dj Shortkut, Jazz Mafia, Adam Theis at the New Parish, Oakland
Local hip-hop for heads and for hips, for backpacks and for bros.
Battles at The Fillmore, San Francisco
If you like your music described as “angular,” then this is for you.
Jandek at the Chapel, San Francisco
Not everyone gets to be a folk legend for earned reasons.
Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, E-40, Too Short, Ty Dolla Sign, The Luniz, Nef The Pharaoh, Casey Veggies at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View
“Ca li forn ia / knows how to party.” Snoop and a crew of veterans party in Google’s backyard.
• Saturday, October 10
President Barack Obama, Kanye West at The Warfield, San Francisco
While it’s a normal thing for people who have called each other names in the past to work together afterwards, this seems like an unusual pairing.
Or, Kanye works on stump speech material for his 2020 presidential campaign.
• Sunday, October 11
The Darkness, These Raven Skies at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
The Darkness prove that there is still a place for tight-panted, bell-bottomed arena guitar rock in this world. The guitars go squeedily-squeedily-squeedily!
• Monday, October 12
The Brothers Comatose at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
High-energy acoustic-foundationed Huey Lewis appreciators.
• Tuesday, October 13
Janet Jackson at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
The Rhythm Nation continues its relentless pursuit of UN recognition.
• Wednesday, October 14
Off With Their Heads, Spraynard, Lee Corey Oswald, Druglords Of The Avenues at Thee Parkside, San Francisco
Workingman’s punkrock, mercilessly doled out at/to one’s self, is what OWTH do best.