Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-07-05 – 2017-07-09

by Christopher Rogers on July 5, 2017



Do you know what today is? You do. It’s July 5. That means that here in the Bay Area, it’s Huey Lewis’s birthday.

Speaking of the heart of rock and roll, let’s talk about this week’s concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: symphonies, troopers, and remembrances.

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• Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Iron Maiden, Ghost at the Arena, Oakland

The band that parents once warned their children about, triumphant.

Too Short, Paul Wall, Ezale, Mike Sherm at the Regency Ballroom, S.F. (Mac Dre Day)

Short Dog’s in the house to honor Mac Dre.

• Thursday, July 6, 2017
Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice, Frank Lero And The Patience at the Pavilion, Concord

The sound of Northern California sweltering summertime roadtrips towards and through Sacramento, the Deftones have been making people in skater shoes jump up and down for almost thirty years now. They’re the jeet kun do form of heavy California music.

• Friday, July 7, 2017
DragonForce (U.K.), Once Human at Slim’s, S.F.

DragonForce are most difficult level of Guitar Hero, but in real life.

• Saturday, July 8, 2017
Duran Duran at the Masonic, S.F. (And at The Fox Theatre in Oakland on 07/07)

The Eighties didn’t work out terribly for everyone.

• Sunday, July 9, 2017
San Francisco Symphony with Edwin Outwater as Conductor at Stern Grove, 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd., S.F.

As is tradition, be sure to get to Stern Grove early to get some seating and some shade – and don’t forget to bring sunscreen.

Melvins at Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento

The first time I saw the Melvins open for Helmet so many years ago, I described them as “heavy music heard through a wall of meat.” One of the most inspirational things in all of American art is the uncompromising path that the Melvins have hewn with their career.

Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts is published weekly, usually. Send tips to [email protected]. All hail Steve Koepke’s The List.

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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