Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Across the Bridge: June 9-15

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM


UK political-punk legends share the stage with MDC.

June 11 at 924 Gilman.Tortoise

Chicago’s finest indie-electro-chill-chamber-jazz ensemble.

June 11 at the Great American Music Hall.Jack DeJohnette Group

Master drummer in quintet setting with Rudresh Mahanthappa.

June 12 at Mezzanine.Exodus

Still bonded by blood after 28 years and the deaths of two members.

June 12 at Slim’s.Real Estate

Brooklyn-by-way-of-New-Jersey psychedelic dreamscapes.

June 13 at the Independent.Bob Log III

For those who prefer their blues sung from inside a space helmet.

June 13 at the Bottom of the Hill.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 6: Robert Cray at the Uptown Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Biceps and brawn are brought by Robert Cray and his bandsmen in a blaring burst of buzz this weekend. Boasting a blazing boldness, Cray bruises bodies to the bone with his brand of bombast and boogie, a bona fide bonfire of boiling bombshells. His boom is so brusque, the brain blinds itself broadside with a bonsai bulwark. When the boss of the blues burns, the bootleggers are beseeched and the Bud Light is busted out. Boost yourself up, yell “Bravo” and brace yourself when Cray bestows a bow on Sunday, June 6, at the Uptown Theatre. 1350 Third St., Napa. 8pm. $37–$47. 707.259.0123.
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June 5: Beerfest at the Wells Fargo Center

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Really, who can forget beer? Ah, the summer days are coming, and with them the long, languid hours of backyard beer drinking. Brush up on your local microbrews for that very activity this weekend as the Beerfest gets underway to raise money for Face to Face. A staggering 42 microbreweries are participating this year, and the amount of food vendors is equally ridiculous. The fact that all this is yours for $45—all you can eat and drink (in moderation!)—well, it’s an annual tradition we love. The BluesBurners provide the tunes when Beerfest returns on Saturday, June 5, at the Wells Fargo Center. 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 1pm to 5pm. $45. 707.544.1581.
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June 5: Marin County Civic Center's Nomination to UNESCO World Heritage List

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:17 PM

The Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is being promoted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy for a nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Why is this interesting? Because it would place the building we drearily enter to pay our speeding tickets alongside such world-renowned sites as the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza! Conservancy vice-president, author and director of Fallingwater Lynda Waggoner appears this Saturday to talk about the historic significance of the Marin Center and the nomination process; the one-hour lecture is followed by a reception with board members and Frank Lloyd Wright homeowners on Saturday, June 5, at the Marin Center. Board Room 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. 11am. $10. 415.499.6800.
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June 4: JamSessions 9 at the Phoenix Theater

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM

The nationwide noise scene is a thriving threat that’s been bubbling beneath the ever-calming surface of “indie” rock for some time now with increasing intensity, and locally, Jim Marchbanks’ JamSessions series has served as a fittingly disorganized support center for the experimental musicians that fall under the umbrella term “noise.” Sewing together splinters of industrial, jazz, avant-garde, ambient and other acquired-taste styles, JamSessions 9 promises DJ sets by Mochipet, Kudjo and Dis-trust, along with band sets by Moira Scar, Shrew Florist, SkarSkate, Ashkira and Pathos. Surrender your central nervous system on Friday, June 4, at the Phoenix Theater. 201 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $8. 707.762.3565.
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June 4: Mark Cantor’s Jazz Night at the Movies at the Raven Theater

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Sure, you could sit in your den clicking through YouTube for videos of Chet Baker playing in 1965, Billie Holiday singing at Columbia Studios or of John Coltrane playing “My Favorite Things” in Europe. But you won’t get the breadth and insight of Mark Cantor’s Jazz Night at the Movies, which kicks off the Healdsburg Jazz Festival this weekend. Cantor has accumulated over 4,000 reels of rare, vintage jazz performances, all on actual 16mm or 32mm film, and he personally introduces each clip selected for his two-hour program. Bring a friend and be amazed when Cantor starts the projectors on Friday, June 4, at the Raven Theater. 115 North St., Healdsburg. 8pm. $10. 707.433.4644.
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Across the Bridge: June 2-9

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:51 PM

LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy’s wry disco-punk project with new LP, “This Is Happening.”

Jun 3 at the Fillmore.Filth

Scarred-for-life East Bay punkers in 20-year reunion show.

Jun 4 at 924 Gilman.Dave Holland Quintet

Master jazz bassist with Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, more.

Jun 4-6 at Yoshi’s Oakland.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Arena rock legend returns with opening act Joe Cocker.

Jun 5 at Oracle Arena.Insane Clown Posse

Count the nerdy bloggers outside taking funny pictures of juggalos!

Jun 8 at Amoeba SF.Holy Fuck

Yes, I’m afraid that’s the name of the band, Mom.

Jun 8 at the Independent.More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.

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