Hey music fans, what’s going on? Apparently I haven’t seen any shows since Burger Boogalo in July – sad! But there’s a bunch of cool shows coming up in the next few months. Here’s a list of bands I’m planning to see, or which sound interesting to me.
EMA Is Coming to Rickshaw Stop SF on October 30
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Hell’s Belles (AC/DC Tribute Band) at Catalyst Club Santa Cruz. All girl AC/DC cover band. Even if they sucked it would be awesome, but I checked them out on YouTube and they’re the real deal. Angus approved!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Horrible/Adorable at The Ivy Room, Albany. I wrote about Horrible/Adorable here. They’ll be opening for some other band. I’m not sure I’ll make it up to Albany for this show, but it’s tempting!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Death Valley Girls at Catalyst Club Santa Cruz. I missed Death Valley Girls last year at Burger Boogaloo. Now they’re coming to my local establishment, so I’m planning to check it out.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Rainer Maria at The Chapel, SF. I don’t really know that much about Rainer Maria, but I love that song Catastrophe Keeps Us Together. I think this would be a cool show, and a rare opportunity to see this iconic band, but not sure I’ll make it up to SF.
Tuesday, October 24 – Alvvays at Fillmore SF. Bought my tickets already. Love their first album, and I’m sure the new one will be awesome, too.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Slowdive at The Fox Theatre. I confess, I don’t really know anything about Slowdive, but I think I could be a fan if I gave it a chance. Also, Fox Theatre in Oakland is one of the best places to see shows. Don’t think I’m going to go since I already have tickets for two shows in SF the same week. But you should go!
Monday, October 30 – EMA at Rickshaw Stop, SF. I am so excited for this show. Her brilliant third album, Exile in the Outer Ring, dropped a couple of weeks ago. I love EMA’s music, and her ideas, and I think this show is going to be brilliant. The Blow are also on the bill, and they look cool, too.
Saturday, November 18 – Speedy Ortiz at Bottom of the Hill SF. Sort of college radio darlings, fronted by smart and aware Sadie Dupuis. I’ve seen them three times already, and I like to support them, cuz Sadie is so cool.
Saturday, December 16 – Richard Thomson at Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Richard Thomson. A genius on the guitar, great voice and great song writing. Will try to make this show as I’m trying to see all shows by bands I like at the Rio.
Any shows you’re excited about – please share.