Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apr. 20-27: Across the Bridge

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Dengue Fever

Chhom Nimol and band present Cambodian pop in its most authentically retro form. Apr 20 at the Fillmore.Ty Segall

Scattered, sometimes sloppy rock and roll with a determined thrust. Apr 21 at the Bottom of the Hill.Lil B

Former member of the Pack, current “Based God” and all-around hip-hop phenomenon. Apr 21 at the Mezzanine.Nicki Minaj

Yeah, she’s opening for this guy named Lil’ Wayne. But everyone’s getting there early. Apr 24 at the Oracle Arena.tUnE-yArDs

Her new record is so good, we’ll forgive the cumbersome type stylization. Apr 26 at the Great American Music Hall.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Apr. 16: Randy Weston at the Napa Valley Opera House

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Though jazz pianist Randy Weston left New York City in 1967 to live in Morocco and specialize in African rhythms, he remains indebted to the American masters. Now 84, Weston is one of the few living masters of jazz piano enjoying a still-expanding creativity; he pays tribute to Duke Ellington in a solo piano performance and signs copies of his autobiography, African Rhythms, on Saturday, April 16, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 7pm. $35–$40. 707.226.7372.
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Apr. 16: Jim Hightower at the French Garden and Corte Madera Recreation Center

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Even-minded author and occasional Bohemian contributor Norman Solomon has announced his exploratory run for Congress, and his fundraising is kicking off with none other than Jim Hightower, the aw-shucks commentator, columnist and personality with a ten-gallon hat and twenty-gallon charisma. Along with former KPFA host Aimee Allison and music by Bruce Barthol, Hightower and Solomon appear on Saturday, April 16, at the French Garden (8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol; 1pm; $50) and the Corte Madera Recreation Center (498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera; 7pm; $50). 415.250.5200.
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Apr. 16: Karla Bonoff and Nina Gerber at Studio E.

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In 1976, when Linda Ronstadt included three songs by an unknown songwriter on her smash album Hasten Down the Wind, the industry was abuzz over the name: Karla Bonoff. Several solo albums followed, but Bonoff soon disappeared from recording and was largely inactive until recent touring, with a band featuring the fantastic guitarist Nina Gerber. She performs hits like “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me” and “Tell Me Why” with Gerber on Saturday, April 16, at Studio E. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. 8pm. $35. 707.542.7143.
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Apr. 13: Caroline Kennedy at Dominican University

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:44 AM

In the years since the fateful day in 1963 when her father was assassinated in Dealy Plaza, Caroline Kennedy has led a life most can only begin to imagine. Now an attorney and author, Kennedy spends much of her time in public work and not, as her withdrawal from the possibility of filling a New York Senate seat in 2010 shows, in politics. Kennedy reads from her latest book of poetry, She Walks in Beauty, on Wednesday, April 13, at Dominican University. 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 7pm. $35 includes book. 415.927.0960.
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Apr 13: Deke Dickerson at Hopmonk Tavern

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Whether brandishing a quadruple-neck guitar, a longhorn bass or just his own animated baritone, the rockabilly attraction Deke Dickerson is one of the genre’s most fun-loving, high-kicking performers. In a break from his schedule at county fairs, downtown markets, dive bars, guitar shows, Sunday brunches and, yes, a Kid Rock cruise, Dickerson attracts the lindy-hopping, hot-rodding crowd in a show with the Modern Sounds on Wednesday, April 13, at the Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. 7pm. $10. 707.829.7300.
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Apr. 13-20: Across the Bridge

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Titus Andronicus

Paul Westerberg, Conor Oberst and Joe Strummer evoked in this brilliant Jersey fury. Apr 13 at the New Parish.Rusko

Mad Decent dubstep producer rattles the walls with that womp-womp sound. Apr 14 at the Fox Theater.Raphael Saadiq

Former Tony Toni Toné powerhouse making solid case for the continued retro-soul revival. Apr 15 at the Regency Ballroom.Wire

Colin Newman revisits “Pink Flag” classics with newer material from “Red Barked Tree.” Apr 17 at Slim’s.Pains of Being Pure at Heart

New York indie-pop band plays free in-store to support new full-length, “Belong.” April 19 at Amoeba SF.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Apr. 8: Graton Day Labor Center Anniversary Party

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM

The Graton Day Labor Center celebrates 10 years of pairing temporary employers with workers by throwing a blowout concert with Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band. Cumbia, salsa, norteños and oldies are on the menu, with the Imaginists Theatre Collective and Danza Azteca Xantotl rounding out the festivities on Friday, April 8, at the Sebastopol Community Center.390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 7pm. $25–$50. 707.829.1864.
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Apr. 8: Corinne West and Kelly Joe Phelps at the Lark Theater

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM

The California-bred songwriter Corinne West has had a career more noted in the U.K. than on native soil, but with her recent hook-up with the estimable guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps, a musical alliance has been forged that may be hard for Americana fans to ignore. With perfectly matched voices and often haunting melodies, the two perform on Friday, April 8,at the Lark Theater. 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. 9pm. $20–$25. 415.389.5072.
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Apr. 7: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Mystic Theater

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:37 AM

ou might not recognize him from his slim-faced early years in the Black Crowes or his tuxedoed marriage to Kate Hudson, but once he opens his mouth to sing, there’s no mistaking Chris Robinson. Out on the road with a new band, the Crowes vocalist yelps and hollers his way through new and old material with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood on Thursday, April 7, at the Mystic Theater. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 9pm. $21. 707.765.2121.
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