Going On Sale: Rihanna, Elvis Costello, Keith Urban and other major Bay Area concerts

Chris Robinson
And beards ... I predict the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will involve beards. (by DickClarkMises via Wikipedia)

The busiest musician in California at the moment has to be Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, who has launched a new, Golden State-based project named the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band has four San Francisco shows—none of them back-to-back, interestingly—going on sale this weekend. The ex-Mr. Kate Hudson will be barnstorming the state, playing 33 gigs in two months, clearly looking to shore up a West Coast fanbase.

The blogs that have reported this activity have almost uniformly presented the project as being shrouded in secrecy, because Robinson’s website at first featured nothing more than a tour itinerary and a logo (a centaur!). Hey, here’s a guess: It will be fronted by Chris Robinson and play southern-boogie blues-rock. What else would you like to know about it?

In other news: Fans of Grammy-approved R&B and soul will be interested in upcoming appearances by Rihanna and Adele; my fellow indie geeks will want to keep an eye out for shows by Phosphorescent and Gayngs; veteran hipsters can make plans to see Elvis Costello; bros who like their music fuckin’ heavy can look forward to Rise Against, Bad Religion and Deftones; and the wait is over for country fans who have been waiting patiently for Keith Urban tickets.

Unless otherwise stated, tickets are available through Ticketmaster with all their awesome convenience charges and whatnot.

San Fran

  • Vegas Is North with Dylan Fox and The Wave, 8 p.m. March 18, Slim’s, 333 11th St. $13. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13. 888-233-0449 or slimstickets.com.
  • Liam Finn with The Luyas, 7:30 p.m. March 24, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $13-$15. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • She Wants Revenge, 7:30 p.m. March 28, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $25. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Kem, 8 p.m. March 31, The Warfield, 982 Market St. $46.50-$66.50. On sale Friday, Feb. 11.
  • Rupa & the April Fishes with Rumen Sali Shopov & the Soul of the Mahala, Sani Rifati and Mahala Blaster, and DJ Zeljko, 8:30 p.m. April 1, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $20. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Hot Buttered Rum with Dan Lebowitz, James Nash and Kate Gaffney, 8 p.m. April 2, Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. $21, $45.95 with dinner. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13. 888-233-0449 or gamhtickets.com.
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 8 p.m. April 4 and 18, Café du Nord, 2170 Market St. $15. On sale Friday, Feb. 11.
  • Tycho with Inu, 7:30 p.m. April 7, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $18-$20. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Heavy Metal Kings, 9 p.m. April 7, Slim’s, 333 11th St. $16, $18. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13. 888-233-0449 or slimstickets.com.
  • Rise Against with Bad Religion, 7:30 p.m. April 9, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. $32.50. On sale Saturday, Feb. 12.
  • Jamaica, 7:30 p.m. April 26, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $13-$15. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Phosphorescent, 7:30 p.m. April 28, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $15. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • The Felice Brothers with You Are Plural, 8 p.m. April 28, Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. $21, $45.95 with dinner. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 888-233-0449 or gamhtickets.com.
  • The Boxer Rebellion with We Are Augustines, 9 p.m. April 29, Slim’s, 333 11th St. $14, $16. On sale Monday, Feb. 14. 888-233-0449 or slimstickets.com.
  • Andre Nickatina, 9 p.m. April 30, Slim’s, 333 11th St. $26, $29. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13. 888-233-0449 or slimstickets.com.
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 7:30 p.m. May 2 and 16, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $15. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Xavier Rudd, 8 p.m. May 3, The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. $23. On sale Friday, Feb. 11.
  • Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, Tristen and The Apache Relay, Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. On sale Saturday, Feb. 12. 415-626-4455 or www.bottomofthehill.com/calendar.html.
  • S. Carey with Other Lives, 9 p.m. May 24, Café du Nord, 2170 Market St. $14. On sale Saturday, Feb. 12.
  • Gayngs, 7:30 p.m. June 1, The Independent, 628 Divisadero. $15-$17. On sale Friday, Feb. 11. 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
  • Adele, 8:45 p.m. June 4, The Warfield, 982 Market St. $35. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13.
  • Deftones, 7:30 p.m. June 13, The Warfield, 982 Market St. $33-$42.50. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13.

East Bay

  • Elvis Costello and The Imposters, 8 p.m. May 8 and 9, Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $49.50, $85. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13.
  • Bret Dennen with Dawes, 8 p.m. June 25, Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $28. On sale Sunday, Feb. 13.
  • Rihanna, 7:30 p.m. June 30, Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. $29.30, $115.80 (includes fees). On sale Monday, Feb. 14.

South Bay

  • Keith Urban, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. $45.75, $91. On sale Saturday, Feb. 12.
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