My dad always says "Whatever is world-class in your area, you should take advantage of it." This probably explains the immense amount of barbecue I ate in my 2 years of living in Austin, TX (well ... and the Cajun food my entire first couple of decades, and the Italian beefs and hot dogs in Chicago - my heart is very happy for the world-class fresh fruits and vegetables of California!)
The nice thing about living in the SF Bay Area is there is a pretty long list of "world-class" stuff to do. I have definitely noticed how much less into traveling I am in lately: less breadth of the world and more depth about my local.
Mary and I recently decided that we were going to take the Spring of 2011 (with our birthdays + anniversary time) to see some of our favorite musicians. We are hitting up 9 shows in 12 weeks (insane). So if you are curious about what of Spring 2011 sounds like (especially fading memory of Cameron of 2035), here is an idea:
Pete Yorn w/ Ben Kweller + The Wellspring
The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 08:00 PM
Bright Eyes w/ Farmer Dave Scher
Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 08:00 PM
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland, CA
Thursday 21 April 2011 05:00 PM
Rhett Miller with Robert Francis
Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
Saturday 07 May 2011
Slim's, San Francisco, CA
Thursday 19 May 2011
Iron and Wine w/ The Head and The Heart
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 08:00 PM
I couldn't find an Edwin McCain video that I dug... but the Austin Sessions is the best album by far.
Edwin McCain Trio w/ David Ryan Harris
Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 8:00 PM
The Greek, Berkeley, CA
Saturday June 11, 2011
Brett Dennen - "San Francisco" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.
Brett Dennen w/ Dawes
Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This looks exhausting... but I love living in a place where the vacation fund can stay local!