17 Acts to See This Week, Plus a Playlist

Monday, January 9 to Sunday, January 15

Dorothy (Credit: Danielle Defoe)

January is, hands down, the slowest month of the year for life music. A ton of venues are either closed entirely or go dark for large chunks of the week, ostensibly because so few bands and artists tour during January.

But don’t despair! There are a few rather dope shows going on this week — did we mention R. Kelly is coming to Oracle Arena? — and we’ve gathered them here (in both a list and a playlist) for your perusal.


Monday, January 9


Tuesday, January 10


Wednesday, January 11

Electronic: Midge Ure at Social Hall

Singer-Songwriter: Mirah at the Chapel

Indie Rock: The Yellow Dress at Bottom of the Hill

Thursday, January 12

Singer-songwriter: John Paul White at Swedish American Music Hall

Indie Rock: The Blank Tapes at Thee Parkside (free show)

Friday, January 13

Techno: Treasure Fingers at Audio

Blues/Rock: Fantastic Negrito at the New Parish

Rock: Dorothy at Bottom of the Hill

Electronic: Emancipator at the Independent

Indie Rock: Hungry Skinny at Rickshaw Stop

Rock: Chevelle at the Fillmore

Saturday, January 14

Bluegrass: Leftover Salmon at the Fillmore

Folk: Cate Le Bon at the Chapel

House: HI-LO at Audio

Sunday, January 15

R&B: R. Kelly at Oracle Arena

Fusion: Walter TV at the Chapel

Electronic: Mija at Audio

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