original harmony ridge creek drippers | 7.21 | starry plough -berk : 2 gigs in the bay area. i mentioned them last time, but here they're playing in berkeley + you can go get fairly good bbq at flint's prior.
pato banton | 7.27 | justice league : toaster from the 80s
joe henry | 8.8 | bimbo's : scar is the best release of 2001 i have purchased this year. of course it's hard to go wrong when you're
surrounded by people like brad mehldau, me'shell ndegeocello, mark ribot + ornette coleman. ornette coleman...he's my jazz ace in the hole for my (obviously unbiased) theory that the best musicians in the world come from texas. once again i digress. joe started out solidly in country + his sound has steadily morphed, all the while writing great songs. i can't find a stitch of country in the new album. he's got a smoky full voice + his songs are filled with honesty + heartache.
superdrag | 8.11 | bottom of the hill (show at 6) : not sure why, but these guys will be playing broad daylight for an early show.
zakir hussain, bill laswell, talvin singh, karsh kale, ustad sultan khan | 8.12 | stern grove : not sure, but my guess is they will all be onstage at the same time, which is in itself phenomenal. this is listed as an 'electronica' show. laswell has performed|produced all over the map from funk to punk to hip hop. for the last few years he has been putting albums together with world musician ('imaginary cuba' is genius) + electronic (i guess) rhythms. talvin singh is a tablas player who has always combined modern influence in his music. to the best of my knowledge the rest are all classically indian musicians.
damon + naomi | 8.30 |BotH : when the 'leader' of galaxie500 peeled off, these two stuck together. great on album, never seen them live.
mudhoney | 9.1+2 | BotH : leaders of the sleazy end of grunge. three chords. + they did that collaboration with jimmie dale gilmore.
mick taylor | 9.1 | gamh : one of the more impressive resumes in music, i'm really only recommending him because he played on 'sticky fingers' + 'exile on main street'. after all, i only get my rocks off while i'm dreaming.
oh yeah, i found out syd straw is opening for glenn tilbrook (see below).
how to find hulett this week (actual shows i'll be attending):
alejandro escovedo | 7.21 | BotH : ok. this one i WOULD be going to but i'll be out of town.
> previously mentioned
> sade | 7.17+18 | those damn outdoor theaters
> victoria williams w/mark olson + the original harmony ridge creek
> drippers | 7.20 | cafe du nord
> teenage fanclub | 7.20+21 | slim's
> shawn colvin | 7.21 | fillmore
> alejandro escovedo | 7.21 | BotH
> jerry jeff walker | 7.22 | GAMH
> echo + the bunnymen | 7.22 | fillmore
> glenn tilbrook w/ syd straw | 7.24 | slim's
> spoon | 7.25 | gamh
> lucinda williams | 7.26+27 | warfield
> warren zevon | 7.26 | fillmore
> jill scott | 7.27 | greek theatre
> fishbone | 7.27 | pound
> ramblin' jack elliott | 7.27 | noe valley ministry
> robert walter's 20th congress | 7.27+28 | gamh
> jonathan richman | 7.28 | BotH
> dismemberment plan | 7.29 | BotH
> mark eitzel | 7.30 | gamh
> david byrne | 7.30 | warfield
> area:one fest | 7.31 | shoreline
> the gossip | 8.1 | gamh
> everclear | 8.1 | warfield
> pernice brothers | 8.3 | BotH
> cowboy junkies | 8.4 | warfield
> roxy music | 8.5 | chronicle pavilion
> patti smith | 8.7+8 | fillmore
> tricky | 8.9 | fillmore
> angelique kidjo | 8.10 | fillmore
> tool | 8.10+11 | berkeley comm. theater
> stevie nicks | 8.14+15 | outdoor thingies
> jim carroll | 8.15 | gamh
> erykah badu | 8.17 | chronicle pavilion
> go-go's | 8.21 | warfield
> dwight yoakum | 8.22+23 | fillmore
> the exploited | 8.25 | maritime
> oscar peterson | 8.28 - 9.2 | yoshi's
> flogging molly w/ rev. horton heat | 9.1 | fillmore
> madonna | 9.5 | arena in oakland
> smokey robinson | 9.15 | chronicle pavilion
> nick cave | 9.20+21 | warfield
> widespread panic | 10.12-13 | greek theatre