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Playing this Friday at Gilman!

Playing this Friday at Gilman!

This week around the San Francisco Bay Area: Love! Honey! Medicine! Class war! Typos! Beards! And a moonlighting winemaker.

Let’s preview the week’s upcoming shows, shall we?
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This weekend in Mosswood Park!

This weekend in Mosswood Park!

Historically, July has been a dead period for big music festivals. Recently, however, we’ve seen two amazing festivals pop up. Next week is Phono del Sol. This week, however, is the positively epic Burger Boogaloo! There is going to be 50 years worth of the finest garage bands ever in Mosswood Park, near MacArthur Bart in Oakland. However, there is plenty more happening this week in addition to that: [read the whole post]

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I expect Mosswood Park to look a lot like this come Saturday...

I expect Mosswood Park to look a lot like this come Saturday…

This is a short week. I didn’t want to work on Independence Day. Still, there is plenty left to do this week, so I hope you didn’t party too hard last night!

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This BAMF is coming to town this week to help kick off the holiday concert season. And that’s pretty much it for big holiday shows this week. (J/k guys, Sufjan is coming too.)

As November rains its way into December, the Bay Area does its part in the War on Christmas with the onset of our annual secular holiday concert season. Relive that scene in My So-Called Life where Rayanne went flyering drunk in the school parking lot when Toad the Wet Sprocket play not one but two full-length album shows. And also: THE BOSS. All this and more after the jump.

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“I’m not going to the Folsom Street Fair, but my footwear is!”

Officially, this is the last weekend of Summer. Which means, of course, a lot of weird festivals. Including a 90’s rock festival, a leather fest, and an amazing multiband gig full of wonderful jangle pop!

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How many crows are in this picture?

The best 7 days of live music ever? Maybe… Read on!

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Review: Jonathan Richman with “There’s Something About Mary” at Lost Weekend Video, 8/19/2010

August 20, 2010
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Jonathan Richman in print and Jonathan Richman in real life. Words by Mielle Sullivan. Photography and videos by Christopher Rogers. I’ve been to a lot of Jonathan Richman shows. I see him almost every time I get the chance. I see him yearly at The Great American Music Hall; I’ve seen him at several residencies […]

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Show Review: Jonathan Richman with Olof Arnalds at Swedish American Hall, 7/21/10

July 22, 2010

Jonathan Richman explained the reason for the existence of his ongoing residency at Swedish American Hall this week. He was in Reykjavik playing a show, and the opener was some girl playing guitar and singing, and he was thinking “whatever” but then he started really listening and fell in love with the music, as did […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 7/15/10-7/21/10

July 15, 2010

Today is too hot for me to come up with something witty to say… Go see some shows!

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide To Bay Area Concerts: December 2nd-December 8th

December 2, 2009

  Shows, shows, shows… That’s all I ever talk about. In this column at least. Ok: go support some live music venues!!!!!!

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