FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November
FALL ARTS What's going on in Bay Area music these next three months? Glad you asked.
Here's your musical agenda from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, with highlights from our favorite fall festivals.
Aug. 27 Terry Malts Brick and Mortar, SF. www.brickand-mortarmusic.com
Aug. 28 Black Cobra Vipers with French Cassettes The Chapel, SF. www.thechapelsf.com
Aug. 29 Blind Willies Viracocha, SF. www.viracochasf.com
Aug. 30 Mistah F.A.B. Slim's, SF. www.slimspresents.com
Aug. 31 LIVE 105's Punk Rock Picnic with The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more. Are you a late-thirties/early-forties punk rock guy or gal who can't agree on much of anything with your 13-year-old these days? Doesn't get much better than this lineup. Bonus points for screaming along to all the swearing on The Offspring's "Bad Habit." Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. www.theshorelineamphitheatre.com
Sept. 1 Hiero Day. Souls of Mischief, Del, and the rest of the guys have promised some pretty big guest stars at this week's fest, but even without 'em — a free block party with beer from Linden Street Brewery and music from some of the Bay Area's best underground rappers? Guests, schmests. Downtown Oakland, www.hieroday.com
Sept. 2 Ghost & Gale Brick and Mortar, SF. www.brickandmortarmusic.com
Sept. 3 Joey Cape Thee Parkside, SF. www.theeparkside.com
Sept. 4 Carletta Sue Kay Hemlock Tavern, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com
Sept. 4-13 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival. With a range of heavy hitters — from B. Hamilton and Bill Baird to Whiskerman — this is a showcase of the fertile ground that is Oakland's indie rock scene right now, most with door prices you're not likely to see from these bands again. Venues throughout Oakland, www.mcofest.org.
Sept. 5 Sam Chase with Rin Tin Tiger Uptown, Oakl. www.uptownnightclub.com
Sept. 6 Bart Davenport, Foxtails Brigade, more Block Party, downtown Oakland, www.mcofest.org
Sept. 7 Coheed and Cambria, Fox Theater, Oakl. www.thefoxoakland.com
Sept. 8 The Rentals Slim's, SF. www.slimspresents.com
Sept. 9 Wild Eyes Knockout, SF. www.theknockoutsf.com
Sept. 10 Kyrsten Bean New Parish, Oakl., www.thenewparish.com
Sept. 11 Sonny & The Sunsets Eagle Tavern, SF. www.sf-eagle.com
Sept. 11-14 Downtown Berkeley MusicFest. A range of bluesy, folky, dancey bands from all over the Bay — especially recommended: the First Person Singular presentation of Beck's Song Reader Sept. 11 and The Parmesans at Jupiter Sept. 14. Venues all over Berkeley, www.downtownberkeleymusicfest.org