Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival continues in Oakland tonight, with a Nectarine Pie/Bare Wires show at Eli’s Mile High Club later with Courtney and the Crushers, Lotus Moon, and Smokestacks. That’s at 9pm for six bucks.
The fourth (!) annual Rock Make Street Fest is all-day tomorrow (Saturday), starting at noon and featuring a bunch of local artists, food carts and more sprawled out across 18th and Treat Street. The event is free and all ages. More details — including the bands performing and a list of vendors –can be read over at TBB here.
Nick Waterhouse, who’s had a hand in producing some of the Allah-Las’ recent releases, plays a pre-party at Engine Works tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 6pm in advance of the Allah-Las show at Hotel Utah later that night (who are on tour). The Engine Works show is $5 at the door and will also be commemorating some recent Waterhouse releases, including ‘Is That Clear’ b/w ‘ I Can Only Give You Everything.’ He’ll be joined by The Tarots. Primo will be DJing early on, more details over on the facebook page (edit: link fixed). Tickets for the Hotel Utah show are available here.
Peter Hook may be ‘saddened and upset‘ that New Order has decided to reunite without him, but that hasn’t stopped him from going on a national tour to play Joy Division‘s seminal album Closer. Peter Hook and the Light play at the Mezzanine Saturday night at 9pm — will call tickets are still available.
There’s also a Rank/Xerox show at Hemlock Saturday night with Kitchen’s Floor (from Australia), Fat History Month and Yi. Listen to a cut off the excellent Rank/Xerox debut release over at Night Fog Reader (via Make a Mess). It’s their record release party.
And don’t forget, Lumerians play a saveKUSF benefit at Bottom of the Hill Sunday night with Naked Lights and Infinity Rider. Read our interview with the psych quintet that we did before their show at Great American Music Hall awhile ago. This one is $10 and is all ages. More details on the facebook event page, or you can buy tickets directly from the venue.
Anything else? (I’m exhausted.)