Set it off on Friday night with a dose of the rock…and I ainâ€™t talkin’ ’bout suckin’ that glass dick.
You can get your classic pop rock fix from The Kinks’ Ray Davies performing solo at the Warfield in SF; check out East Bay pretty-boy buzz band Audrye Sessions, just off tour and performing a homecoming show at the Uptown Lounge in Oakland; or shave your head down to a mohawk and cause a motherfucking ruckus at Thee Parkside in SF, with Half Moon Bayâ€™s own Nightstick Justice, Desolation and a bunch more punk bands.
Myself, Iâ€™m gonna hit Eliâ€™s Mile High Club in Oakland for Facepilot from Portland, OR, featuring the old school Chico homie Jeff Walker a.k.a. Jeff Rocker on drums. Itâ€™ll be a blunted, beer-soaked, battery-chuckinâ€™ good time.
If you’d rather listen to fresh raps and get down on some wine-and-cheese artsy-fartsy type shit, you can catch the ace homie Z-Man performing at 111 Minna in the City tonight as part of the Juxtaposed-sponsored Suite Jesus art show. Z-Mainey will holding it down with Goodword, Dirtbag Dan and D-Whiz.
Saturday rolls on with no shortage of worthy Gurpology. If youâ€™re a boss, a whiskey fanatic, or just a papered-up alcoholic, weâ€™ll be seeing you at the Whiskeys of the World Expo on the San Francisco Belle yacht down at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero in SF at 6 PM.
After Gurp City sinks the Belle (or drinks it dry — whichever comes first), itâ€™s over to the Mezzanine for Bun B and Devin The Dude, to kick it in a cloud o’ dank, pop collars and hold it down Houston-style for the rest of the night.
If subterranean drunk rap is more your speed, donâ€™t miss Tha Alkaholiks with Hieroâ€™s A-Plus at CafÃ© Du Nord in SF. Itâ€™s a small venue, a great place to see a good show by one of LA’s best-ever rap crews…and if any group is an honorary Gurp City inductee, it’s Tha ‘Liks. Seriously, I was having a hard time between this show and the Bun B / Devin show, and Iâ€™m still trying to figure out a way to hit both…but after Whiskeys of the World…well, thereâ€™s just no calling it.
If you got a mullet and you love to piss and moan about how rock has pretty much sucked since 1989, hit the Warfiled in SF for Y&T (you fag). Better yet, jump in yer Bitchinâ€™ Camaro and haul yer ass up to Tahoe for motherfucking Queensryche at Harrahs, and scream howling staccato like your nuts are in fucking vice.
If youâ€™re in Chico for the weekend, hit Nickâ€™s for The Sleaze Tax, featuring bearded Gurp rock icon The Woot (that’s him on the left, with yours truly in Austin last summer), and indie stalwart Barbara Manning.
Thatâ€™s all for this weekend, Gurpos. If you know of something else going on, hit it up in the comments. Otherwise Iâ€™ll be seeing y’all out on the track…and Iâ€™ll probably be seeing double, too.