Upcoming Events near San Francisco, CA

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Sat

The Green at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

May 26, 7:30p.m. - 11:59p.m.

California Roots Presents The Green at Cornerstone on Saturday May, 26, 2018. Plus: Raging Fyah Tickets will be on sale Friday, February 23 at 10AM here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1652218?utm_medium=bks Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600 All Ages Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

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Sun

Blackalicious at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 3, 8:30p.m. - 11:55p.m.

Blackalicious coming to Cornerstone on Sunday, June 3, 2018 Plus: Amerigo Gazaway In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way–rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting”, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats. Like a few other West Coast rap acts, including the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, Blackalicious has generally favored what hip-hoppers call the “positive tip”; in other words, its lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous. Like a lot of experimental alternative rappers, Blackalicious can be quirky and eccentric; nonetheless, spirituality is a big part of the group’s music. Although Blackalicious wasn’t formed until the early ’90s, its members had known each other since the late ’80s. Founding members Gift of Gab (Timothy Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) first met in Sacramento, CA, in 1987 when they were students at John F. Kennedy High School. Neither of them was originally from Sacramento; DJ/producer Xcel (who was going by DJ IceSki at the time) was a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, while rapper Gift of Gab was from Los Angeles’ suburban San Fernando Valley. The two went their separate ways after Gift of Gab (also known as Gabby T) graduated from Kennedy High in 1989, but they were reunited in Davis, CA, in 1992. By that time, Xcel had become a student at the University of California at Davis and the Gift of Gabhad moved to Davis to form Blackalicious with him. UC Davis was where Xcel had started working with a hip-hop crew named SoleSides, whose members included DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Lyrics Born. SoleSides Records was the name of the SoleSides Crew’s Northern California record company and in 1994, that label released Blackalicious’ debut single “Swan Lake.” Although not a triple-platinum smash, the single was a small underground hit that fared well among alternative rap audiences. The following year, SoleSides Records released a Blackalicious EP titled Melodica. By late 1997, SoleSides Records had transformed into Quannum Records, and in 1999, Quannum put out another Blackalicious EP, A2G. In 2000, Quannum released the group’s full-length debut Nia (whose title is the Swahili word for purpose). After being together eight years, Blackalicious finally signed with a major label when, in late 2000, the Californians were added by MCA. In April 2002, Quannum/MCA released Blazing Arrow, which boasted guest appearances ranging from vocalist Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine) to the Roots’ ?uestlove to veteran soul singerGil Scott-Heron. After the requisite tour, both Xcel and Gab began developing solo material; Quannum released both Maroons’ Ambush (Chief Xcel with Latyrx’s Lateef the Truth Speaker) as well as a Gift of Gab solo LP, Fourth Dimensional Rocketships Going Up. The pair returned in 2005 for their third album, The Craft, with a contract in hand from the Anti- label. By Alex Henderson – All Music Guide. Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1676660?utm_medium=bks All Ages Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm $20 / $25 Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600

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Tue

Aterciopelados at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 5, 7:30p.m. - 11:55p.m.

Aterciopelados at Cornerstone on June 5th! Aterciopelados, the pioneer Latin-American folk-rock group, returns after 8 years with their first long and live project entitled "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado." This CD+DVD is a compilation of the most representative songs of their repertoire that celebrates over two decades of their existence as a band. It features the participation of big names, such as Macaco, León Larregui (vocals for the Mexican group Zoé), Goyo (Chocquibtown) and Catalina García (Monsieur Periné). The group's members, Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, founded Aterciopelados in 1992 and achieved great success, both locally and internationally, thanks to a sound that was absolutely unique and innovative, free of prejudices, mixing rock with the roots of Colombian folklore and even with salsa and bossa nova. Aterciopelados have grown and evolved with each production, making history in Latin America and the rest of the world. They have released seven studio and one compilation album, selling over ten million copies of their records. Their album Río has been mentioned by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 10 best Latin rock albums of all times. They have earned two Latin Grammy awards and been nominated on multiple occasions for the Grammy. Aterciopelados are also Amnesty International ambassadors focusing on the fight against abuse of women and have been strong activists since the beginning of their journey as a group, as well as individually, with Andrea releasing three studio recordings ("Andrea Echeverri", "Dos" & "Ruiseñora") that reveal a very clear position regarding gender issues and the rights of women. The first one of said albums carries her name. Furthermore, Hector, who is composer and producer for many up and coming artists, has always been interested in the environment and the legacy from ancestral indigenous people, and has actively participated in organizing "Canto al Agua," an intercultural network focusing on healing and caring for the water. His soloist discography consists of his albums "Conector", "Conector II" and "Niños Cristal". Hector and Andrea are currently presenting "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado", homage to all the songs that turned them into one of the greatest and most renowned rock bands in Colombia and worldwide. As a result of their getting together after a three-year recess and with the objective of presenting their greatest hits at the 20 years of Rock al Parque, they have created this CD+DVD. It includes songs that made the "50 most viral songs of Colombia" This is an album filled with environmental-friendly elements, and all related videos of the group are already available on the Vevo channel on Youtube and available on all streaming and online purchasing websites. It is a summary of the greatest hits of a legendary band that has left its imprint on more than one generation for over two decades. In the middle of their world tour “Reluciente, Rechinante 2017”, in which they support the release of the live album that bears this name in different countries in Europe, Aterciopelados’ pays tribute to Juan Gabriel, with its version of “He venido a pedirte Perdón”. According to Andrea and Héctor, this song is "Sound nu disco and plancha futurista", referring to the term 'iron music' that in Colombia encompasses the great songwriters of Latin music of the 70’s and 80’s. Tickets: https://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/event/1676946-aterciopelados-berkeley/ Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600 All Ages Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm Tickets: $25 Early Bird / $28 Advance / $30 Day of Show

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Fri

Bay Area Death Fest at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 8, 5:00p.m. - 12:00a.m.

Bay Area Death Fest is coming to Cornerstone on 6/8 - 6/10. **Please Note that 3 day passes are $70 and there is a limited number of them!** DAY 1 OF BAY AREA DEATH FEST welcomes... The Devastation on The Nation Tour featuring: Aborted Psycroptic INGESTED DISENTOMB ARKAIK Venom Prison Vale of Pnath Signs of the Swarm Behold the Desecration Purchase Day 1 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1629609?utm_medium=bks All Ages / Full bar for the 21+ / Full restaurant service Doors 5pm / Show 5:30pm BAY AREA DEATH FEST DAY 2 Saturday June 9th Decrepit Birth Internal Bleeding Thanatology Splattered Continuum Atoll I Am Destruction ACCIDENTALLY MURDERED Asterion Purchase Day 2 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1630008?utm_medium=bks All Ages / Full bar for the 21+ / Full restaurant service Doors 4:00 PM / Show at 5:00 PM Sunday June 10th The Faceless (performing all of Planetary Duality) The Zenith Passage Wolf King Obliterate Cyborg Octopus The Undying Throne Of Tyranny Obastra Lost to the Void Purchase Day 3 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1630161?utm_medium=bks All Ages / Full bar for the 21+ / Full restaurant service Doors 4:00 PM / Show at 5:00 PM Presented by Midnight Management Group & PinUp Productions In Association with Ladies of Metal, PinUp Artist Management, Metal Festival Tours, Continental Concerts USA, Unique Leader Records, Artery Global and Ineffable Music Group

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Fri

Bay Area Death Fest 2018 in Berkeley, CA

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 8, 5:00p.m. - 11:45p.m.

Bay Area Death Fest 2018 June 8th, 9th and 10th in Berkeley, CA Taking place at Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant) Berkeley, CA Day 1 and Day 2 Single Day Tickets $25 in advance $28 day of show Day 3 Tickets are $28 in advance and $30 day of show 3 Day Tickets $70 in advance $75 day of show Friday June 8th The Devastation On The Nation Tour Aborted Psycroptic DISENTOMB INGESTED Arkaik Venom Prison Vale of Pnath Signs of the Swarm ACCIDENTALLY MURDERED Purchase Day 1 tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1629609?utm_medium=bks Saturday June 9th Decrepit Birth Internal Bleeding Thanatology Splattered Continuum (ex-Animosity) Atoll I Am Destruction Asterion Purchase Day 2 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1630008 All Ages / Full bar for the 21+ / Full restaurant service Doors 4:00 PM / Show at 5:00 PM Sunday June 10th The Faceless (performing all of Planetary Duality) The Zenith Passage Wolf King Obliterate Cyborg Octopus The Undying Throne Of Tyranny Obastra Lost to the Void Purchase Day 3 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1630161?utm_medium=bks All Ages / Full bar for the 21+ / Full restaurant service Doors 4:00 PM / Show at 5:00 PM Presented by Midnight Management Group & PinUp Productions In Association with Ladies of Metal, PinUp Artist Management, Metal Festival Tours, Continental Concerts USA, Unique Leader Records, Artery Global and Ineffable Music Group

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Thu

Uli Jon Roth at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 14, 7:30p.m. - 12:00a.m.

Uli Jon Roth coming to Cornerstone on June 14, 2018! A full set of Electric Sun for the first time in the US in 35 years, followed by a full Scorpions set, including a multi-media show. Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600 Tickets + Info: http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/event/1547693-uli-jon-roth-berkeley/ Doors: 7:30 pm. Show: 8:30 pm. All Ages. $24

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Fri

Slum Village at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

June 29, 7:30p.m. - 11:59p.m.

Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you’ve heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90’s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod. In 1991 the group changed their name to Slum Village recording their first album “Vol. 1”, in Dilla’s basement and RJ Rice Studios, it was critically acclaimed in the Detroit underground scene, later finding its way into the hands of A Tribe Called Quest’s own Q-Tip, who played it for some of hip hop’s elite, such as Busta Rhymes, Questlove, and D’angelo. Slum Village will be performing at Cornerstone on Friday, June 29, 2018. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 11 at 10AM here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1680792?utm_medium=bks Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm Tickets: $25 in Advance / $30 at the door Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600

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Sun

Citizen w/ Oso Oso, Teenage Wrist & Queen of Jean at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

July 15, 7:30p.m. - 11:59p.m.

Bake Shows presents: Citizen at Cornerstone on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Plus Oso Oso Teenage Wrist Citizen’s As You Please reports from ground zero of an epidemic. Two years removed from their previous Run For Cover LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, Citizen’s perspective is far less sublime. As You Please is a confrontational record, incapable of turning a blind eye toward the inescapable strife. And so, songwriter Mat Kerekes pursues the source of discontent that is ravaging his friends, his family, and his Rust Belt city of Toledo, Ohio with the band’s most dynamic record to date. On As You Please the epidemic is bigger than addiction and overdoses. There is no longer a Dream to be pursued for the friends and family surrounding Citizen. The band explores that absence and the misguided ways in which it gets filled. On opener “Jet” the kids move slow and there’s a stranger living in the narrator’s home. Both are Kerekes’ discreet way of expressing the wreckage of widespread opiate addiction. “In The Middle Of It All” might be Citizen at their most hopeful, but it also reads as agonizing expression of the ruin in the Heartland. As You Please also showcases the growing versatility of a band seven years deep and still restless. Citizen has fully outgrown the pop punk, but also refuses to brood in post-hardcore dirges. Written over the course of a year, the record is devoid of the brutish and sinister elements found on Everybody Is Going To Heaven. Here, Citizen go beyond the grunge to shoegaze contrasts and strive for something benevolent. There’s a spiritual core to the record that manifests in subtle ways like the ethereal vocals echoing in the breakdown of “Control,” the droning organs on “You Are A Star” or the almost operatic refrain on “In The Middle Of It All.” The finespun ways in which Citizen has written this record mark a cataclysmic breakthrough for the band. There is damage and disarray in the band member’s daily lives, but within this record all the pieces have been restored in an ornate arrangement befitting a stained glass mosaic. In the end, As You Please tries to give strength to those in need. There are illitic factors that control, but Citizen has written a guiding light of an album out of the debris. It concludes with “You Are A Star” and “Flowerchild;” one an unstable request of confidence set to soaring progressions, the other a blistering finale that subverts expectation. As You Please might read as meek, but it represents Citizen in its most confident and expansive state. Tickets on sale Friday, March 9 at 12PM here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1656216?utm_medium=bks All Ages Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm

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Sat

Petty Theft at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music

October 20, 8:00p.m. - 11:55p.m.

"Tom Petty Birthday Remembrance Celebration" with Petty Theft - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty at Cornerstone on Saturday October 20, 2018. At the forefront of classic and contemporary American Rock and Roll you are sure to find Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If you’re a fan of Tom Petty’s amazing song catalog then you’re sure to like Petty Theft. Petty Theft is comprised of six professional Bay Area musicians that have come together to pay tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty Theft delivers Tom Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of his legendary band's live shows, performing everything from his revered classics to his most current hits. Since the bands inception in 2003, Petty Theft has been entertaining fans with their electrifying live show. Audiences everywhere know these classic radio hits and when performed by Petty Theft, it sounds like you are hearing the real deal! Petty Theft is not an average cover band. They are the ultimate tribute to one of America’s most endearing rock n’ roll legends… Tom Petty. It’s not about costumes and get-ups, it’s all about the music. Petty Theft has built a strong reputation and loyal following as one of the Bay Area’s premier tribute bands. In 2011, 2012, and again in 2013 Petty Theft was voted best band in Marin County by readers of the North Bay Bohemian. Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 Phone: (510) 214-8600 Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1675207?utm_medium=bks All Ages Doors 8pm / Show 9pm $15 / $20