This Week’s Music Lowdown, Festival Warmups, Getting Cultural and the Ultimate Tailgate
THIS WEEK IN SF
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
OMGZ!?! Ladies, find your little red panties… 3eb is back in town for one free afternoon – at 1pm TODAY! Macy’s is throwing “The Ultimate Tailgate” in Union Square with models, “Vintage and Iconic American style”, a meet-and-greet with the real Tommy Hilfiger and – oh, yeah – Third Eye Blind! Drop $75 on Tommy Hilfiger wear and be first in line to meet Stephan (sigh) himself.
This Week’s Music Lowdown:
- Oct 7: Klaxons @ Great American Music Hall: London Nu Ravers get down and dirty with their self-described “acid-rave sci-fi punk-funk” …that sounds about right.
- Oct 7: Glass Candy @ Rickshaw: High-pitched indie disco that fingers the line of retro and uber-modern.
- Oct 8: Fool’s Gold @ Rickshaw: LA collective that gets worldly in the best of ways – keeping afro-beats and a Vampire Weekend essence without the obnoxiousness, these dude – which includes members of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Foreign Born and We Are Scientists – are definitely worth a listen.
- Oct 9: Bluetech @ 103 Harriet: If you’re in the mood to get down(tempo) Friday, Bluetech could be the show for you. An-Ten-Nae’s got a hefty night of acts that promise to be “An Orgasmic Night of Sights and Sounds.” We’re intrigued.
- Oct 12: M.I.A. @ The Fox: Somewhere between “Paper Planes”, Diplo and Blaqstarr collaborations, the Grammys and all the media hoopla – we’re guessing you’ve probably heard of M.I.A. Here’s your chance to catch this politicized British hip hop artist for yourself and see what all the hype is really about.
620 Jones is Here! The creative forces behind Mighty, Spundae and Oola are finally opening the doors to 620 Jones after transforming 13,000 square feet of historic landmark rubble to provide diners and drinkers with an indoor-outdoor-rooftop space. The soft opening is going down this Friday, with the Grand Opening on October 15th.
Festival Warmup: If you’re in the mood to get into the hipshit this weekend, Summersault is the place to be October 9th. Jamming out to Fleet Week, Fort Mason may very well be your Marina alternative with Butterfly Bones, the Rapture, Music for Animals, The Cataracs and a whole lot more. With last minute tickets running at $20 and VIP tickets charging a whopping $35 (for the bathroom access, it might just be worth it!) this little fest is gonna be a good one.
And if you’re still riding the wave of the Playa, Berkeley is holding the West Coast’s largest gathering of art cars on Friday for Artcar Fest – just in case you were questioning that giant roasted turkey next to you on the highway…
Get Cultural: We might not usually blab about upcoming book events (at least in public), but in the spirit of this week’s Litquake we’re gonna share this little nugget with you. Judd Apatow, the brilliantly perverse mind behind The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up is teaming up with San Francisco hero, Dave Eggers, to share Apatow’s latest collection I Found This Funny: My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny At All at Herbst Theater. The tickets may be sold out, but there’s always Craigslist, nice friends of friends and a KQED broadcast of the whole shebang.
And if you like your culture with a bit more bite, 111 Minna Gallery is hosting the exhibit “SCREAM WITH ME” from October 7-11 with a mixture of work by world-renowned tattoo artists and angsty musicians (for the closeted punk fans out there, that’d be Alkaline Trio, The Bronx, …And Your Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and a whole lot more). Rad, dude.
Photo of The Klaxons courtesy of hollywoodtoday.net