Simply put, this is a monster week in Bay Area music. On the monster scale (bear with me), this week registers a LOCH NESS rating. All of this world-class pop music at once doesn’t seem realistic (see what I did there? Sorry.).
OK, we’re obviously spoiled here in the Bay Area when it comes to live music offerings, but this is just getting ridiculous. Seriously. Right after an endless parade of awesome at Treasure Island Music Festival weekend, now this:
I know we say this every year, but the curatorial wizards behind the Treasure Island Music Festival really outdid themselves this year. Every single act begs your undivided attention.
Full disclosure: I skipped out on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. I know, I know. But from the looks of my twitter/facebook/whatevergram accounts I can confirm you’re all beautiful music-obsessed heathens. I’ll make up for my truancy with perfect attendance at these shows this week. You should too…
Greetings from London, England, still home to some of the world’s most innovative musicians on the planet. Theories abound here about why England fosters such forward-thinking music — a highly educated population, an uncomfortable relationship with its many institutions, a deep connection with musical forefathers, etc. — but no matter. The welcomed Britpop invasion continues.
If you’re like me, you need something to make you forget about Sunday night’s Breaking Bad episode*. Like… live music! (*This week’s column is sponsored by the Coalition for a Walter White-Free Society)
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