This winter has been busy on the Bay Area music scene; no rest after the holidays! Sons of Anarchy fans will want to catch cult favorite The White Buffalo; Jake Smith’s songs appeared in many episodes. Americana favorite John Hiatt has added Louisiana guitarist Sonny Landreth to his lineup, so we can expect some slide guitar pyrotechnics at the Masonic on the 31st. The show I’m most curious about is St. Vincent, (the nom de plume of Annie Clark). She’s a multi-talent with a dynamic stage presence. Her “Fear of the Future” tour should handle the Bill Graham Civic just fine on the 22nd.
MARC COHN, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – January 19 – Bankhead Theater Livermore
JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL -– January 19, 20 – The Fillmore
ST. VINCENT – January 22 – Bill Graham Civic
THE WHITE BUFFALO – January 24 – Fillmore
JOHN HIATT & SONNY LANDRETH – January 31 – Masonic
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO – January 27, 28 – Freight & Salvage
PASSION PIT – January 29 – Fox Theater