Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-06-21 – 2017-06-25

by Christopher Rogers on June 21, 2017

It’s Pride Weekend in San Francisco this week, and it’s fun to see all the bright-eyed people in the city who are attending their first Pride celebration.

Speaking of going to new things, let’s talk about this week’s concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: tanned people, clan people, French people, bad people, and cool people. Should be a pretty cool week.

So, let’s preview. We’re previewing now. Let’s preview and do the preview where we preview. Preview!

• Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Raekwon at Slim’s, S.F.

One of the keenest blades in the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon Da Chef returns to SF with cuts with his new album, “The Wild.”

• Thursday, June 22, 2017

Steve Earle at Amoeba Music, S.F.

It’s incredible that Steve Earle is still alive, let alone touring. Take this opportunity to see this ol’ country-western singer and his beard for free at Amoeba.

• Friday, June 23, 2017

Air, Lo Moon at The Masonic, S.F.

What the duo known as Air do is create music for sweater-clad French people to gently make-out to.

• Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Cat Power at the Greek Theater, Berkeley

Nick Cave rides his wave of existential agony to The Greek Theater. Painful music about pain made pointedly more painful through life’s actual pain. And why? Well, as Carrie Fisher once said, “If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” Nick Cave’s work makes life less unacceptable, and that is true.

• Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kool And The Gang, Quinn Deveaux at Stern Grove, 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd., S.F.

Get down on it with Kool And The Gang among the trees at Stern Grove. It’s a summer tradition in the city. Be sure to get there early to get seating and shade. And don’t forget to bring sunscreen.

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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