Category Archives: Going On Sale

Save your pennies, because these shows have on-sale dates in the next week.

Going On Sale: The Avett Brothers, Peter Gabriel and other recently announced Bay Area concerts

The first time I saw The Avett Brothers, they were playing for about two dozen devoted fans on a rainy, weekday night at a mostly empty venue in downtown Detroit. What a difference five years makes. The North Carolina band … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: Death Cab For Cutie, The Melvins uncut and other major Bay Area concert announcements

Huh. The only arguably arena-sized group with tickets going on sale in the Bay Area this weekend is Death Cab for Cutie, and Seattle’s most precious not-so-indie-anymore rock band is purposefully scaling things down and playing a tour of  alleged … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: System of a Down, Josh Groban and other major Bay Area concerts

Oh, your mom is going to looooove this edition of Going On Sale (the bestest, most comprehensivest, easiestest-to-use listing of recently announced Bay Area concerts). How will she ever choose between seeing Josh Groban or Rod Stewart croon his way … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: Prince, Lil’ Wayne and other major Bay Area concerts

Prince is a busy guy. There are pancakes to serve, freaks to get on, etc. I assume that’s why he waited until today to announce that he’ll be playing two shows at Oakland’s Oracle Arena in less than a week. … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: Fleet Foxes, Ricky Martin and other major Bay Area concerts

Hey, did you know Ricky Martin still makes music? It’s true. This week Martin released his first album in more than five years and embarked on his first national tour in three years, including a stop at the HP Pavilion … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: Rush, PJ Harvey and other major Bay Area concerts

When I started doing a weekly listing of concerts going on sale at my last job, I quickly learned to choose which shows to highlight based on ticket prices, because no matter how big a deal I think Stephen Kellogg … Continue reading

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Going On Sale: Janet Jackson, Of Montreal and other major Bay Area concerts

Consider this the first shot fired in my attempt to make this blog more than me just blabbing at you about whatever power-pop band I’m all about at the moment. Check it out, yo: Potentially useful information on tickets for … Continue reading

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