When recession settles, fun things fall into two camps: luxuries and necessary luxuries. Concerts, of course, could qualify for either, depending on the awesomeness of the concert. So, for your strictly discerning eyes The Clog has assembled a list of all the potentially kick-ass shows that will be going down in the East Bay and SF throughout the semester. Deep breath, here we go:

The Fox (Oakland)

Alice in Chains – Feb. 11
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Feb. 23 (w/ Deerhoof!)
311 – Feb. 25
The Magnetic Fields – Feb. 27
Tegan and Sara – Mar. 5
Air – Mar. 26
Spoon – Apr. 13 (w/ Deerhunter!)
Hot Chip – Apr. 16 (w/ The xx!)
Vampire Weekend – Apr. 19 and 20
The National – May 27

The Greek (Berkeley)

Pavement – Jun. 25

The Great American Music Hall (SF)

St. Vincent – Feb. 8
Girls – Feb. 14
Atlas Sound – Feb. 26
The Big Pink – Mar. 10
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Mar. 23
Yann Tiersen – Apr. 15
Camera Obscura – Apr. 21
Dr. Dog – Apr. 24, 25 (w/ Deer Tick!)

The Fillmore (SF)

La Roux – Apr. 14
Yeasayer – Apr. 17
Yo La Tengo – Apr. 22, 23, 24

The Warfield (SF)

Passion Pit – Apr. 15

So basically April is gonna rock.

Image Source: Tom Olliver under Creative Commons.

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