Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2016-04-23 – 2016-04-27

by Christopher Rogers on April 23, 2016

"Anarchy burger! / Hold the government!" - The Vandals

This Saturday in Oakland, plenty of this.

We’re in the final weekend of Coachella 2016, and the consequent Fauxchella 2016 shows are coming our way. What’s Fauxchella? It’s when you can see a band that’s also scheduled at Coachella but without actually having to go to Coachella.

This week in The Bay Area we have old stars, old studio guys, old smoky guys, montage anchorpoints, as much anarchy as you’d like, and a band that just went ahead and named themselves California.

And previews. Preview time. Let’s preview.

• Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bonnie Raitt, The California Honeydrops at the Fox Theater, Oakland

From the North Bay to the East Bay, The Fox is the place to get your roots rock tonight.

Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair at The Metro, Oakland

Few things are more American than book fairs of opposing ideas. Enjoy anarchy.

FAUXCHELLA: Chris Stapleton, Anderson East at the Greek Theater, UC Berkeley Campus

Cheech & Chong at the Warfield, San Francisco

Much like Snoop Dog and Willie Nelson, these guys are bulletproof from critical appraisal and can basically do anything that they want.

California (record release), The Tet Holiday, Fake Your Own Death at the Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco

Jawbreaker connection alert! California is the new band from Adam Pfahler of Jawbreaker, J Church, Blackball Records, and Lost Weekend Video. A Renaissance man.


FAUXCHELLA: M83, Yacht at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz

FAUXCHELLA: Mavis Staples at Cache Creek Casino, 14455 Highway 16, Brooks

• Sunday, April 24

Big Star’s Third at The Fillmore, San Francisco

What this is is an orchestrated of Big Star‘s third album with: Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Dan Wilson, Chuck Prophet, John Vanderslice, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Ira Kaplan, Pat Sansone, Django Haskins, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, and Ralph Carney. That’s a thing.

• Monday, April 25

Black Dog, Goddess Aphonic, Solo Organ at the Hemlock, San Francisco

Black Dog are arty shouty noisy mask-wearing East Bay metal.

• Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FAUXCHELLA: Zhu, Gallant at the Fox Theater, Oakland

Aimee Mann, Billy Collins at Van Duzer Theater, Humboldt State, Arcata

Aimee Mann‘s timeless pop music under the redwoods.

• Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Todd Rundgren at the Uptown Theater, Napa

“Sounds of… the studio.”

Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers is a journalist / developer / enthusiast from and about the San Francisco Bay Area. His favorite secret about the SF Bay Area is that -- --- --- ---- ---- ---- - -- ------ ----, --- - ---'- ------ ------, -- ------ --- -------.

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