See it Live:
Wednesday, October 27: If Wednesday is just one of those days, go to this show. Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, and Emarosa are playing at the Regency Ballroom. Unfortunately riot gear isn’t permitted although it would probably be appropriate. Tickets are only $15.00, show starts at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 27: Poor Bailey is a band that refuses to lose. They’ve been around for a while now but never seemed to catch that big break despite the raw talent and authenticity that shine through on tracks like ‘Gateway to the Delta’ and ‘Psycho bitch’. Poor Bailey hails from the East Bay, but their pains are universal. Tickets to the show at Café du Nord are only $10, but admission is restricted to 21+. Show starts at 8:30 pm.
Thursday, October 28: It almost hurts me to put this up here, but you have the right to know when Bieber fever is infecting your nearby cities. You know what it is. Infection starts at 7:00 pm at the HP Pavilion. Tickets start at $49.85 and cap at $79.60.
Thursday, October 28: Rapper K’naan‘s background is interesting enough to sell a book, let alone a concert ticket. The Canadian-Somalian rapper has learned English as a second language and made songs with Metallica’s Kirk Hammet, so you know he has been through a lot. Show starts at 8:00 pm, $23 for a ticket.
Thursday, October 28: UNKLE can be labeled trip hop, but really they’re mostly known for an all-star lineup and making classic remixes and collaborations. Tickets are only $23.00, and the show starts at 8:00 at the Regency. Do it.
Friday, October 29: Going to an Of Montreal show must be like going to the circus, a funky freak show. And is there really anything San Franciscans love more? Show starts at 9:00 pm at the Warfield, tickets are $27.25.
Saturday, October 30: Gorillaz are coming to Oracle Arena this Saturday, and this is a show you can’t pass up if you have the opportunity. For those that can’t make it, the Appeal will be covering the show (we got your back). N.E.R.D. will be opening the extravaganza, so don’t be late. Tickets go for $60.50-$103.50, your mind will be blown by 7:30 pm.
Sunday, October 31: Halloween is sadly on a Sunday this year, but if you don’t plan on letting that keep you down, Ruby Skye is where you should be. Crookers will be dropping beats with influences from Brooklyn to Brazil, so it’s sure to be a good time. Get in for $25.00, party starts at 9:00 pm.
Monday, November 1: The Stone Temple Pilots have put themselves through a lot: fights, breakups, abuse, sobriety. You know the routine. The band is back and touring now, years after their break up, and things haven’t gotten much smoother. Scott Weiland is drinking again and shows have been canceled, but that shouldn’t stop the ones they do have from nothing less than memorable. STP plays the Warfield on Monday at 8:00 pm, tickets start at $49.75.
Daft Punk has released their first music video in years to pair up with the near release of Disney’s Tron movie, and after watching the action stuffed video, I can confidently say I am damn excited for this movie. The video for the song Derezzed features clips from the movie, which mesh perfectly into an orgy of audio/visual stimulation. Watch this above.
Sunday Girl, aka Jade Williams is only 22 years old and her first single didn’t come out until this year, but that hasn’t stopped her from getting signed to Geffen records and collaborating with Diplo. This remix of her song “Stop Hey”, is a mash up with Rusko, the end result being called “Hey Stop.” It’s deep track that features some beautiful vocals with some signature Rusko grooves. Get it here.
Following ‘Fuck You’, Cee Lo Green‘s giddy smash hit, the singer/producer/rapper has released sneak peeks of every song off his up coming album. Lady Killer drops November 8th, but you can a taste of its savory neo-soul attitude here.
The dream-pop duo of Broken Bells have a new song for our thirsty ears, hopefully to get us ready for their next album, although there is no official release date for one. Brian Burton and James Mercer give us “Meyrin Fields,” and although it’s less than 3 minutes long it packs in plenty of haunting melodies and upbeat rhythms. Have a listen right over here.
Swedish House Mafia aren’t playing at Spookfest this Friday, but they’ve released a mix just in time to help get us pumped up for it. The mix gives us a look into their newest real, Until One, which came out today. Check it out.
New York’s CMJ music marathon ended three days ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a mix of some of the bands that played. Spin threw together a 29 song mix tape of 2010 CMJ bands that they’re placing their bets on to go big next year. Click here for the track listing and download link.