dave alvin w/peter case | 6.8 | slim's : i've mentioned peter before. one of my favorites. dave alvin (blasters, x) is firmly entrenched in roots rock.
billy joe shaver | 6.15 | BotH : this guy is a country music legend. up there with willie, waylon + merle. very honest singer songwriter with a maimed finger. "i've been to georgia on a fast train, honey. i wasn't born no yesterday. i got a good christian raising + an eight grade education, i see no reason for y'all to be treating me this way."
supersuckers w/m.i.r.v. | 6.22+23 | slim's : loud + blazing show.
pink martini | 6.25+27 | gamh : jazz, samba, cabaret, swing from ...oregon. how hip are you?
the derailers | 6.30 | slim's : these guys were just beginning to rip up the austin scene when i left. straight ahead honky tonk bakersfield style swing in the tradition of buck owens.
peter himmelman | 7.8 | gamh : i haven't seen him in a while, but he's a talented pop songwriter. do not request 'freebird'. he will play it in its entirety.
mike doughty | 7.11 | gamh : the soul coughing guy. step aside + let the man go through. let the man go through.
trey anastasio | 7.13 | greek theatre - berk : i'm not even gonna attempt to describe this phish guy, for fear that one of you is a really big fan. bring a gas mask or a lot of febreeze.
the white stripes | 7.14@bimbo's 7.15@gamh : mentioned before. one guy, one girl. drums + guitar. poppy mod.
lucinda williams | 7.26 | warfield : my wall-eyed baby. when i worked at the cactus, lucinda once walked up to me + said, "you have an adorable smile." i smiled for about a month after that. oh yeah, her music... blues based country. great lyrics + a great voice. "if only for a minute or two, i wanna know what it feels like to be without you. i wanna feel the touch of my own skin, against the sun, against the wind."
jill scott | 7.27 | greek theatre -berk : jill scott started out with the roots. great soul hip-hop artist. honest songs. not quite, but damn near close to erykah + lauryn.
previously mentioned shows:
tortoise | 06.05+06 | fillmore
howe gelb | 6.6 | gamh
rickie lee jones | 6.7 | bimbo's
del mccoury band | 6.12 | GAMH
spain | 6.13 | BotH
blake babies | 06.15 | gamh
michael franti + spearhead | 6.15 | fillmore
built to spill | 6.16-19 | slim's
ron sexsmith | 6.22 | gamh
guided by voices | 6.24 | fillmore
radiohead | 6.27 | shoreline
ex w/ black heart procession | 6.27 @ BotH | 6.28 @ GAMH
mr t experience | 6.29 | slim's
michelle shocked | 6.29 | fillmore
kool keith | 6.30 | maritime
red house painters | 7.1 | GAMH
bebel gilberto | 7.5+6 | bimbo's
ani difranco | 7.6 | greek theater
air | 7.9+10 | warfield
nina simone | 7.11 | paramount
sade | 7.17+18 | those damn outdoor theaters
jerry jeff walker | 7.22 | GAMH
mark eitzel | 7.30 | gamh
roxy music | 8.5 | chronicle pavilion
madonna | 9.5 | arena in oakland
smokey robinson | 9.15 | chronicle pavilion
widespread panic | 10.12-13 | greek theatre