Check out our December Picks for a quick offering of what’s on our radar: Ghostship Oakland benefit shows, an all-ages punk rager Midnight Mass 2 takes over Long Beach; a Toy Drive in SF with Pardoner, Ziplock, and more; Dirty Laundry TV hosts Kim & The Created and friends at Teragram; ExSage’s final residency night at The Bootleg; and a special NYE with Scraper and The World at Hemlock.
**12/9: Ghostship Oakland Benefit Show: Shannon and the Clams, Diesel Dudes, HGS and more @ Eli’s
Shannon and the Clams will be holding a special show at Eli’s on Friday in which all proceeds will be donated to the Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire (“These funds will be distributed to artists affected for medical, funeral, and health expenses related to this tragedy”). You can DONATE NOW at the following link:
**In addition, there will be a handful of benefit shows taking place over the next two weeks around the bay. Head over to The Bay Bridged for a working list of shows that you can attend and donate at:
12/10: Midnight Mass 2 w/ The Spits, The Garden, Peach Kelli Pop and more @ The Packard (Long Beach)
Good LORD. The Freak Style and Astro Lizard boys are bringing a wild lineup to Long Beach starring og 90s punk legends, The Spits and twin jesters, The Garden. We’re hella proud to be sponsoring this bad boy, peep the full lineup below. All ages, all day, $25, pure chaos.
12/15: TOY DRIVE w/ Sirena Victima, Pardoner, Ziplock and Boy Scouts @ St. Francis Fountain
Some of our favorite bay area bands are holding this performance to encourage the act of giving. So bring a toy if you’re in the spirit, or just bring $7 if you don’t got time to run to target.
12/17: Kim & The Created w/ SadGirl, The Paranoyds, and Espresso @ Teragram Ballroom
Yes, that’s right—another Dirty Laundry TV show! And yes, another one we’re sponsoring! Kim & The Created (hot off a whirlwind year of touring) will be joined by local sad dudes SadGirl (hot off of an EP release), The Paranoyds (hot off a new Instagram account), and Espresso (hot off the heels of an album release). $15 gets you in.
*And don’t forget to bring a toy for the toy drive!
12/19: The BAIT SHOP Presents: ExSage December Residency Night 3 w/ Vum and more @ The Bootleg
The last BAIT SHOP presents show for 2016, and couldn’t be happier to host ExSage’s final residency night at The Bootleg. We got Vum, Adrian, and Old Testament (Jason of Dead Meadow) joining our fave desert rockers ExSage, who just put out a new release last month. Free, 21+.
12/31: Scraper, The World, Tough Customer, and Lovebirds @ Hemlock Tavern
Don’t feel like going on a bar crawl or poppin’ bottles in the comfort of your home? We suggest bringing in the New Year with Scraper and friends cause they’ve been off the radar, and if you like shows on any other night then this will be no different.