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No fooling here, it’s preview time. This week in the Bay Area, we have local punk rock, queercore, nerdcore, a flautist, a man who built his career upon eels, and a benefit about benefits.
• Friday, April 1, 2016
Swingin’ Utters, Massenger, Sciatic Nerve, The Sorority at The Hemlock, San Francisco
The Utters are beer-drinking Johnny Cash-listenin’ working class San Francisco punk rock.
• Saturday, April 2, 2016
Pansy Division at The Eagle, San Francisco
Speaking of long-time San Francisco punk rock bands, Pansy Division are also playing this weekend.
• Sunday, April 3
MC Chris, Nathan Anderson at Slim’s, San Francisco
MC Pee Pants in the hizzy! High-pitched nerd rap for the Mandalorian lover in your life.
• Monday, April 4
Jethro Tull at the Uptown Theater, Napa
Metal for people who don’t like metal, like fish for people who don’t like fish.
• Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Noel Fielding at the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
The Mighty Boosh’s Noel Fielding brings to the stage the power(?) of Old Gregg and perhaps the eels as well. Bring your own Baileys Irish Cream.
• Wednesday, April 5, 2016
DJ Logic, Stu Allen, Lebo, Wally Ingram, Reed Mathis, Mark Karan, Ronkat, Shaunna Hall, Jordan Feinstein, Tom Freund, Victor Little, Might Dave Pellicciaro, Glenn Hartman, John Mader, Alan Williams, Bo Carper, Dale Fanning, Jazz Mafia Horns, North Beach Brass Band at the Fillmore, San Francisco (Benefit Sweet Relief & ALS)
A lot of people playing at The Fillmore for a good cause — Sweet Relief provides “financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness.”