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Five Last Minute Shows This Week

Annie Tittiger | June 20, 2012 | Lifestyle Story Reviews Culture Music

6/21 Thursday, Chico Trujillo
Chile’s most prominent Cumbia band (think mariachi, salsa, and a little hip hop all wrapped into one genre) is bound to make you dance. They pick the guitar in classic acoustic fashion, except it’s electric.
The New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland, Doors open at 8 p.m., $12, get tickets here

6/23 Saturday, Otis Heat
Named after a drifter who saved the members from a near fatal car crash, this pure rock & roll Portland trio is just as raw and unbelievable as the story of how the band got their name. Lead singer Sean O’Neill has a voice akin to Nathan Willet of Cold War Kids when he hits the high notes. The Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., $10, Doors open at 8:30 p.m., get tickets here

6/23 Saturday, The Avett Brothers
It’s hard to beat brothers harmonizing. Add a banjo, North Carolina twang, and heart-wrenching lyrics and you’ve got one of the best bluegrass trios around. The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, $42 Doors Open at 8 p.m., get tickets here

6/25, Monday, Philip Glass and Joanna Newsom
Glass’s cinematic climaxes, combined with Newsom’s versatility (ranging from the Muppets' theme to collaborating with the Roots), is sure to make a riveting show. You can even feel good shelling out your cash, as the event is being held to raise money for the Henry Miller library. The Warfield, 982 Market St., $65, Doors Open at 7 p.m., get tickets here

6/25, Monday, 2:54
The British sister punk rock duo is softened by lead singer Colette Thurlow’s crooning. It’s moody, atmospheric, and you’ll be sure to whip your hair around. The Independent,628 Divisadero St., Doors open at 8 p.m., get tickets here


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