Upcoming May Shows, Maybe More Likely Than May Showers…

Rumor has it that we are definitely in a drought , but that’s not likely the case if yer a Bay Area live music fan.

I know it’s only the 2nd day of April, but if ya haven’t noticed, May is already creeping up on ya… and I know you don’t wanna be left out…

Indeed there’s lotsa concerts coming next month… an inordinate amount it seems, a veritable flood of shows.
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Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello, Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter , Manu Chao, Nas, Bebel Gilberto, Joss Stone, Mastadon, Pinetop Perkins, Eddie Palmieri, Dinosaur Jr, Flogging Molly, Prince, DeVotchKa, and Allen Toussaint are just some of the many musical acts coming to SF and parts nearby in May…

Something for everyone…

So ya might wanna get yer ducats & service fees together now if you wanna be at the really, really big showbiz shows…

dates & details for some, if not all yer lively entertainment needs below the cuff…

Arctic Monkeys – Warfield: May 1st

Kinky – Independent: May 2nd

Late Night Dates – The Knockout! : May 2nd

Mastodon, Against Me! , Cursive – Warfield : May 2

Pinetop Perkins – Biscuits & Blues : May 2nd

Tapes n Tapes – Great American Music Hall : May 2nd

Brian Kenney Fresno – Make Out Room : May 3rd

Nas – Mezzanine: May 3rd

Elvis Costello and the Imposters – Warfield : May 3rd

Lynda “wonder Woman” Carter – Plush Room @ York Hotel : May 3rd – 6th

Busdriver – Lower Sproul Plaza: May 4th 12 Noon Berkeley,CA
FREE SHOW

McCoy Tyner – Herbst Theatre : May 6th

Melissa Ferrick – Independent : May 6th

Drive-By Truckers – Great American Music Hall : May 7 & May 8

Bebel Gilberto – Bimbo’s 365 Club : May 7th & May 8th

Harold Ray Live In Concert w/ The Struts – Bottom Of The Hill : May 9th

Allen Toussaint; Henry Butler – Herbst Theatre : May 11

Kristin Hersh – Great American Music Hall : May 13 – May 14

Joss Stone – Warfield: May 15

Dinosaur Jr – Slims : May 15th & 16th

Colin Hay of Men @ Work, Rykarda Parasol – Red Devil Lounge : May 16

Fujiya & Miyagi , Peter Blorn And John – Bimbo’s 365 Club : May 16

Meat Puppets – The Independent : May 16

Eddie Palmieri & David Sanchez – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre : May 18

Gipsy Kings – Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium : May 18

Flogging Molly – O’Reilly’s Oyster Fest , Fort Mason Great Meadow : May 19

Prince – Orpheum Theatre : May 19

Cracker – Footstock @ Bay To Breakers : May 20

Clutch, The BellRays & Backyard Tire Fire – Slim’s : May 23

Bobby Conn – Rickshaw Stop : May 24

Bonerama – Boom Boom Room : May 25

Harry Connick Jr. – Davies Symphony Hall : May 25

DeVotchKa – Grand Ballroom At Regency Center : May 25

Amon Tobin – Mezzanine : May 25

Someone Else @ Filter.SF.2 – Fat City ( formerly Studio Z) : May 26

Manu Chao – Bill Graham Civic Aud : May 30

Rebirth Brass Band – Independent: May 31

2 Comments so far

  1. sfsillynun (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:38 am

    You forgot Vienna Teng at Palace of Fine Arts on May 10th. Chamber Folk at it’s best…Plus she is a local girl who is making it bigger.


  2. Kathryn (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    Great list of shows. Spring seems to bring a lot of them here and I’m betting some big ones will keep on coming through the summer. I know the True Colors tour is in June and Rock the Bells festival will be in August, just for starters on the festival stuff. For smaller shows, San Fran Voice does a list every Monday of what’s playing here throughout the upcoming week.



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