by Gabe Meline
Jazz pianist from the windy city brings Nat ‘King’ Cole tribute show to East Bay. Mar 8 and 9 at Yoshi’s Oakland.
Two nights of New Jersey newgrass with band who lifted their name from a Kerouac story. Mar 9-10 at the Fillmore.
Raucous punk band led by Dave King, a former metalhead in love with the Pogues. Mar 10 at the Fox Theater.
Terrifyingly creative hip-hop poet and artist, star of ‘Slam’ and the original omni-American. Mar 10 at Slim’s.
James “Blood” Ulmer
70 year-old guitarist with roots in both organ trios and free jazz embraces blues, plays solo show. Mar 11 at Yerba Buena Center.
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