FALL ARTS: MUSIC From Rock the Bells to Kate Nash, a sonic smorgasbord of can't-miss upcoming concerts
Oct. 23 Oh Land Independent, SF. www.theindependentsf.com.
Oct. 24 Woodkid Regency Ballroom, SF. www.theregencyballroom.com.
Oct. 25 The Blow Bottom of the Hill. www.bottomofthehill.com.
Oct. 26 Airfield Broadcasts: For this large-scale event, composer Lisa Bielawa will turn Chrissy Field into a giant "musical canvas" in which listeners can interact with broad sounds floating through the area with the help of nearly a thousand professional and student musicians including orchestras, choruses, bands, and experimental new groups. The musicians will begin in the center of the field then slowly move outwards, playing Bielawa's original score. Chrissy Field, SF. www.airfieldbroadcasts.org.
Oct. 29 The Jazz Coffin Emergency Ensemble El Rio, SF. www.elriosf.com.
Oct. 30 Save Ferris Regency Ballroom, SF. www.theregencyballroom.com.
Oct. 31 Danzig Warfield, SF. www.thewarfieldtheatre.com.
Nov. 1 Janelle Monáe: Futurist soul crooner Janelle Monáe has had a big year, releasing "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu in the spring, and more recently she fired off Miguel duet "PrimeTime." The last time the pompodoured singer made it to SF she was dancing down the aisles at the SF Symphony's Spring Gala (earlier this year), but a darkened venue is much more her speed. Think she'll be wearing black and white? Warfield Theatre, SF. www.thewarfieldtheatre.com.
Nov. 7 Wanda Jackson: The stylish rockabilly queen, and former real life Elvis paramour — and crackling vocalist behind tracks like "Fujiyama Mama" and "Let's Have a Party" — is still brash and still touring at age 75. And she's still putting out new tunes too, with her own 2012 LP Unfinished Business, and just before that a collaboration with Jack White on The Party Ain't Over (2011). Yes, the party continues. Chapel, SF. www.thechapelsf.com.
Nov. 8 Of Montreal Great American Music Hall, SF. www.slimspresents.com.
Nov. 13 Those Darlins Chapel, SF. www.thechapelsf.com.
Nov. 14 Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Bahrami Fard SFJazz Center, SF. www.sfjazz.org.
Nov. 16 Melt Banana Oakland Metro Opera House, Oakl. www.oaklandmetro.org.
Nov. 17 Rhys Chatham: This is vastly bigger than your average rock concert. See, avant-punk composer Rhys Chatham will perform the West Coast premiere of his "A Secret Rose" with an orchestra of 100 electric guitars. That's right, 100-times the shred. The Other Minds-presented hourlong performance will include musicians from Guided By Voices, Akron/Family, Tristeza, and more. Craneway Pavilion, Richmond. www.brownpapertickets.com.
Nov. 18 Misfits Oakland Metro Opera House, Oakl. www.oaklandmetro.org.
Nov. 22 Kate Nash Fillmore, SF. www.thefillmore.com.
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