Friday, November 5, 2010

November 7: David J at the Last Record Store

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:09 PM

While vinyl sales in the music business continue on a two-years-and-counting upward trajectory, it’s common practice now for bands both obscure and world-famous to release their music on LP or, at the least, a 45-rpm single. David J, formerly of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, releases a two-song, colored-vinyl 7-inch record this week courtesy of Santa Rosa’s own Saint Rose Records, who have pressed up wax for local bands Victims Family, Emily Jane White and, coming soon, Polar Bears. In the tradition of Journey and Judas Priest, David J has connected with the local tribute band Luv ’n’ Rockets for backing support, although this Sunday’s free in-store also finds him with a piano, violin and upright bass. Swoon to the cosmopolitan sounds of the modern-rock legend on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Last Record Store. 1899-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. Free. 707.525.1963.
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November 6: The Misfits at the Last Day Saloon

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM

The windy city gets all the luck. The Misfits, certifiably the first horror-punk band, played Chicago last week on a most appropriate day—Halloween. This week, the North Bay gets a dose of punk classics like “Skulls,” “I Turned into a Martian” and “Attitude” from the band’s heyday, along with newer, more metal-tinged material from a reunited lineup. Purists may be nonplussed by the trio led by original member Jerry Only and rounded out by onetime member Robo and Black Flag’s guitarist Dez Cadena, but let’s face it, it’s the closest anyone will get to seeing the real thing. At least until Danzig stops buying kitty litter! Go to green hell and back when the Misfits play Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Last Day Saloon. 120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 9pm. $30. 707.545.5876.
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November 6: Sandra Valls at San Geronimo Community Center

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Who is Sandra Valls? This much we know: in her lifetime, she’s rapped with Charo, joked about costumes with Lucy Liu and buttered up Uma Thurman. She’s been a regular at Los Angeles clubs like the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store and appeared at LGBT pride events all over the country. The Nebraska-born, Texas-raised comedian survived the red states of her upbringing to make it in California as the West Coast’s premier Latina lesbian stand up gal, where her side-splitting theories about the female ass inspire the audience to fall in love with her every night. Count the U-Haul trucks outside when Valls performs on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the San Geronimo Community Center. 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo. 8pm. $16–$20. 415.488.8888.
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November 4: Fabulous Fall Vintage Fashion Show at Bloom Salon

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM

There’s a family in Napa with a dad who works part-time as a vineyard farmer, with a wife who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and three kids with bad allergies. A home makeover with new paint and carpet is the last thing on their minds, which is exactly why the Cope Family Center in Napa has chosen to give them just that. To raise the home-improvement money, they’re holding a Fabulous Fall Vintage Fashion Show, featuring a Champagne reception and fashion show at Bloom Salon in downtown Napa and moving to Betty’s Girl Boutique for a vintage clothing trunk sale. It’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition meets thrift-store chic on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Bloom Salon. 1146 Main St., Napa. 6:30pm. $20. 707.260.5586.
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Nov. 3-10: Across the Bridge

Posted By on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Ryuichi Sakamoto Electronic, classical and experimental legend sets out on rare tour.

Nov 3 at Regency Ballroom. Darondo

A resurrected career for once-obscure “Didn’t I” singer.

Nov 5 at Cafe du Nord. Florence & the Machine Witness the British sensation from the VMAs live and onstage.

Nov 5 at the Fox Theater. Mavis Staples With recent album produced by Jeff Tweedy, gospel maven is at her peak.

Nov 6 at the Fillmore. Roy Haynes Eight-five-year-old jazz drummer still plays with the fire of his 25-year-old self.

Nov 6 at the Herbst Theatre. Delorean

Basque country electronic dance jams named for the “Back to the Future” car.

Nov 10 at the Great American Music Hall. More San Francisco events at

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