Preview time, guys. This week in the Bay Area, we have natural events, nouns, piercings, and a tradition that Louis Pasteur likely might not have smiled upon. But you never know.
And so we preview. Preview time. Let’s preview.
• Friday, April 15, 2016
Storm Large at Feinstein’s at The Nikko, San Francisco (also April 16)
Storm Large has been singing in SF for years, leading bands like Storm And Her Dirty Mouth, Storm Inc., and Flower SF. This week she’s headleading her own series of nights at Nikko’s. Her YouTube channel’s description is as follows: “I am a magical unicorn made of love and angel wishes. Suck it.” Sums it up!
• Saturday, April 16, 2016
Built To Spill at Memorial Glade, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
Idaho’s second favorite export is still the guitar-forward indie rock of Built To Spill. Music as friendly as a golden retriever on a warm Spring day. Excellent.
• Sunday, April 17
Lush (U.K.), dj Aaron Axelson at The Warfield, San Francisco
Squalling, squeaking, thumping — Lush were making shoegaze-esque music across the pond before the term took hold.
• Monday, April 18
Joan Osborne, Alexander Nelson at the Crest Theatre, Sacramento
Remember when having a nose piercing was considered edgy?
• Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chvrches, Wolf Alice at the Fox Theater, Oakland
Scottish-based montage-ready dance music for your younger Live 105-listening sister.
• Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cypress Hill, Berner, Juicy J, J Boog, Chronixx, Kool John, Dizzy Wright at Civic Center, San Francisco
As is tradition.