Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-07-12 – 2017-07-16

by Christopher Rogers on July 12, 2017

Superchunk as The Misfits

Some of the very best band photos of Superchunk are the ones where they are dressed up as The Misfits. That’s the birthday guy on the far right with the devilock.

Do you know what today is? You do. It’s July 12. That means that over in North Carolina, it’s Mac McCaughan’s birthday. Who? Yes. Mac McCaughan of the long-running pogo-producing indie-rocker band Superchunk, as well as his own semi-solo project Portastatic, as well as one of the founders of the stalwart Merge Records. Cheers to Mac.

Speaking of pogo-inducing 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: things with animals, things from the past, and things near to college.

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• Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The Bellrays, Down & Outlaws at Thee Parkside, S.F.

The Bellrays radiate rock and roll, American-style.

• Thursday, July 13, 2017
Connan Mockasin, Morgan Delt, dj Chulita Vinyl Club at NightLife, California Academy of Sciences, S.F.

Semi-elfin psych-pop from the land of Kiwis on display among the specimens and animals at the Academy of Sciences.

• Friday, July 14, 2017
Dashboard Confessional, The All-American Rejects, The Social Animals at The Masonic, S.F.

For better and for worse, I can not think of Dashboard Confessional as described as anything other than “the bran muffin of music.” It was was said. I heard it. It stuck. Bran muffins.

• Saturday, July 15, 2017
TLC, Rob Base, Montell Jordan, Kid ‘N Play, Biz Markie, C+C Music Factory with Freedom Williams at the Pavilion, Concord (I Love the 90’s)

The contents of a car’s radio from the Nineties. RIP Wild 107. RIP Left Eye.

• Sunday, July 9, 2017
DJ Shadow at the UC Theater, Berkeley

The man behind Endtroducing, one of the most important Californian albums of all, comes to Berkeley to spin circles of his songs in the refurbished UC Theater.


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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