This week in The Bay Area we have fevers, spirits, and, well, Canadians.
And now, let’s preview. I vote for previewing. Let’s preview now. Previews ahoy.
• Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Sadies, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Canadian merchants of twang ply their trade this week at Slim’s, plus the band that wrote the surf-rock song that became the intro for The Kids In The Hall.
• Thursday, June 9, 2016
Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples at the Greek Theater, Berkeley, also June 10
See Bob while you can.
• Friday, June 10, 2016
Dengue Fever at The Chapel, San Francisco
This is the psychedelic Cambodian pop group from SoCal that you might not have known was your favorite psychedelic Cambodian pop group from SoCal. Swirling, striking soundscapes.
• Saturday, June 11, 2016
Lyrics Born at the Independent, San Francisco
Local rapper makes good.
Lila Rose and Pamela Parker at Slim’s, San Francisco
SP’s Becka recommends Lila Rose. Sprawling, ambitious songs unafraid of being anthemy or arty or even “arty” with scare quotes added. Cinematic indierock? OK!
• Sunday, June 12, 2016
Superheaven, Creepoid, The Spirit Of the Beehive at the Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
Listen, if you’re going to name your band after a film, you’re gonna have a bad time (SEO-wise).