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[whitespace] Winter Rules

Chill out with Electroclash, Dashboard Confessional, Kid Koala, Del, Korn, Box Car Racer, Sigur Ros, Peter Gabriel, Garbage, The Strokes, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, just to name a few

The story goes that it was a mixtape that helped Kid Koala get noticed. He was chauffeuring a couple of Ninjatune label reps around his hometown of Montreal and nonchalantly stuck his tape in the van's tape deck. After a few times through, the Ninja heads asked about the mix playing in a constant loop. Koala claimed it, and the rest is history.

Thanks to CD burners and MP3 players, the cassette tape is quickly joining the 8-track and brick phone in the ranks of extinction. But it enjoyed a long run. For at least a few decades, the mixtape was the most popular way to communicate and share musical tastes. Who doesn't remember staying up late, cueing up songs organized by mood, creating elaborate J-Cards while the spools rolled? The mix CD will never have the same sexy allure as the mixtape. For one thing, the cassette tape fit in the palm of your hand--true intimacy. For another, a tape survived being tossed caseless into a backpack. And if a tape broke, you could fix it yourself, with a pencil or scotch tape. You could rerecord it as many times as needed. In short, the mixtape put the pop in populist.

In celebration of old-school roots, we offer up the 2002 Winter Music Guide, a compilation of our favorite music, venue by venue, that's headed this way over the next few months. We take a look at the best shows to keep you warm--hot tours like Dashboard Confessional, Kid Koala, Del the Funky Homosapien, Korn and the Strokes. Highly anticipated shows by newcomers Box Car Racer and Sigur Ros. Rockers that get sexy on that ass like Electroclash and Garbage. And we make mention of the old guard--Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and the return of Axl and the Roses, er, Guns N' Roses (coming to San Jose on New Year's Eve!). Plus, we offer a mini-mixtape of songs you need to hear.

Also on the old-school tip, Jim Harrington remembers 15 years of the Bridge School Benefit Concerts--Northern California's most anticipated rock & roll event. Gina Arnold explores the American Idol phenomenon. And Sarah Quelland and Todd Inoue find out how downtown club trends are moving toward vinyl satisfaction.

So plug in new batteries, punch up the volume and press play. There's heat, beat and a lot to move your feet this coming season.

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society At Miramar Beach
Half Moon Bay
650.726.4143; www.bachddsoc.org
St. Lawrence String Quartet 10/26
Jacques Thibaud Strong Trio 11/3
Rick Della Ratta and Trio 11/10
A Celebration of Jazz 11/17
Claremont Piano Trio 11/23
21st Annual Piano Festival 12/1
Celtic Spring 1/26

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove St, San Francisco
415.974.4060
The Strokes 10/31
Tori Amos 12/21
String Cheese Incident 12/28-29, 12/31

Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave,
San Francisco, 415.474.0365; www.bimbos365club.com
Hilton Als and Rickie Lee Jones 10/24
Sergio Mendes and Brasil 2002 10/27
Amon Tobin 10/28-29
Joan Osbourne 10/30
Notorious 11/9
Neko Case 11/12
Tiger Lillies 11/13
Doug Martsch 11/16
Saint Etienne 11/19
Soundtrack of Our Lives 11/20
Bob Schneider 11/22
Superbooty 11/23
royal crown review 12/31

Bottom of the Hill,
1233 17th St, San Francisco,
415.621.4455; Www.bottomofthehill.com
Karate 10/24
J. Mascis 10/25
Cinerama 10/26
Tom Armstrong 10/27
Soft Pink Truth 10/27 (9pm)
Nels Cline Singers 10/29
Cynthia Dall 10/30
Bad Karma 10/31
Sun City Girls 11/1-2
Eyes Adrift/Mike Watt 11/3
Under a Dying Sun 11/4
Damien Jurado 11/5
Sahara Hot Nights 11/6
Movie Life 11/7
Black Dice 11/8
Greenhornes 11/9
Brendan Benson 11/10
Scene Creamers 11/11
Virgil Shaw 11/12
Destroyer 11/13
gloria record 11/14
hell's belles 11/15
Bellrays 11/16
Bay Pop Festival 11/17
fresh blend 11/18
mc paul barman 11/19
starting line 11/20
Theory of Ruin 11/21
add N to (X) 11/22
Lali Puna 11/23
Rainer Maria 11/24
Sum 41 12/1
Richard Buckner 12/6
El Vez 12/20
Zen Guerrilla 12/31

The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz
831.423.1338; www.catalystclub.com
Sugarcult 10/25
Joan Osborne 10/29
Superbooty 10/31
Los Lobos 11/1
Vinyl 11/15
Hell's Belles 11/16
CaliComm w/ Del the Funky Homosapien 11/22
Dead Kennedys 11/23
Sound Tribe Sector Nine 12/5-6
Robert Earl Keen 12/7

Espresso Garden & Cafe
814 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, 408.292.7940;
www.espresso-garden.com
Andrew McKnight and
Michael DeLalla 10/25
International Guitar Night 10/26
matt haimowitz 10/28
rick glaze 10/30
Scott Nygaard and the Webster Sisters 11/1
Joe Weed 11/2
duotones 11/4
terri hendrix 11/5
lost weekend 11/6
jim malcolm 11/8
Judy Henske 11/9
Peter Mulvey 11/11
Darden Smith 11/12
Mark Humphreys 11/13
Darol Anger American Fiddle
Ensemble 11/15
Curtis & Loretta 11/16
golden state ramblers 11/23
Marley's Ghost 11/24
Gerry O'Beirne 12/6
Due West 12/7
Neil Hogan 12/13
Asylum Street Spankers 12/15
Darryl Purpose 12/18
Waybacks 2/5-6

The Fillmore
1805 Geary at Fillmore,
San Francisco, 408.998.TIXS,
www.thefillmore.com
Govt Mule 10/24
Me'Shell Ndegeocello 10/26
Electroclash 10/27
The Cramps 10/31
Badly Drawn Boy 11/5
Hoobastank 11/6
O.A.R. 11/7
Yonder Mountain String Band 11/8-9
Dio 11/12
Blondie 11/16
Leo Kottke 11/17
Zero 7 11/21
Mighty Mighty Bosstones 11/22
Tower of Power 11/23
CaliComm 11/24
Porcupine Tree 11/25
X 11/26
Robert Earl Keen 11/30
Saliva 12/2
Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade 12/31

Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
408.864.8816; www.flintcenter.com
Pat Metheny 11/14
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 12/10
KFOG Concert for Kids w/ Indigo Girls and Jonny Lang 12/13
Brian Setzer Orchestra 12/20
san francisco symphony 11/22

Fox Theatre
2215 Broadway, Redwood City
650.FOX.4119; www.foxdream.com
Vienna Boy's Choir 11/1
Beach Boys 11/6
BB King 11/17
Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown 11/22
Kenny Loggins 12/4-5
Charlie Daniels Band 12/12
Itzhak Perlman 1/8
Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Joe Ely 2/7-9
Shawn Colvin 2/14
Boys Choir of Harlem 2/21
Celia Cruz 3/2
Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite,
Tommy Castro 3/7
Afro-Cuban All Stars 5/2

The Gallery
160 E. Virginia St, San Jose
408.293.1360; www.secondarrow.org
Zapatista Benefit 10/26
hip hop film fest 10/27
Kid Koala 11/16
souls of mischief 11/29
Wesley Willis, Voodoo Glowskulls 12/13

Gaslighter Theater
400 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
408.866.1408; www.thegaslighter.com
Life With Jonas 10/24
Plans for Revenge 10/27
Death by Death 10/30
Nexux 10/31
One Nine Records Showcase 11/3
Arachnids 11/6
Jerk Dave 11/7
Timmy 11/10
My Former Self 11/11
The Slackers 11/17
Audio Riot 11/21
Ignition 11/24
ADO Radio 11/27
SMD 11/29

Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco
415.885.0750; www.musichallsf.com
The Donnas 10/24
Eddie From Ohio 10/25
solomon burke 10/27
Live Phish CD Release 10/29
Beenie Man 10/30
The Damned 10/31
Vinyl 11/1-2
Dismemberment Plan 11/3
Bonnie Prince Billy 11/6
Roy Rogers 11/7
Topaz 11/8
Vanessa Carlton 11/10
Low 11/13
Graham Parker 11/14
Dare Stay 11/15
Electric Prunes 11/16
Jazz Mandolin Project 11/17
The Gossip 11/18
Jazz Is Dead 11/19
Big E 11/20
Funk Fest All-Stars 11/22
Abel and the Prophets 11/23
Pedro the Lion 11/25
Uncle Paul's Dark Cabaret 11/27
Imperial Teen 11/29
Avail 12/1
Jonathan Richman 12/5
Anti Flag 12/10-11
Mother Hips 12/20-21

Hedley Club
233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose
408.286.1000; www.hoteldeanza.com
Quito All-Stars 10/24
Primary Colors 10/25
Steve Czarnecki's Soul Jazz
Quartet 10/26
Rick Vandivier 10/30
Sue Crosman Duo 10/31

HP Pavilion at san jose
525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose
408.998.TIXS; www.sj-arena.com
Wild 94.9 Boo Bomb 10/29
Shakira 11/10
No Doubt/Garbage 11/14
American Idols 11/17
Vicente & Alejandro Fernandez 11/29
Cher 12/11
Peter Gabriel 12/15
Guns N' Roses/Mixmaster Mike 12/31

Icon Nightclub
260 California Ave, Palo Alto
650.289.0222; www.iconnightclub.com
Eek-a-Mouse 10/26
KSJO Halloween Super Bash 10/31
Hoobastank 11/9
Pat Travers Band 11/14
OKGO 11/21
Good Charlotte 12/11(tent)
Slightly Stoopid 12/19 or 20 (tent)

JJ's Blues
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
408.243.6441; www.jjsblues.org
Little Charlie and the Nightcats 10/25
Lydia Pense 10/26
Gary Smith 11/4
Guitar Shorty 11/5
Corby Yates 11/22-23
Andy Mazzilli 11/28
Roy Rogers 11/30

Justice League
628 Divisadero, San Francisco
415.440.0409;
www.justiceleaguelive.com
Cheb I Sabbah 10/31
Further 11/2
Kila 11/7
Goapele and Martin Luther 11/21

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz
831.427.2227; www.kuumbwajazz.org
Juan-Carlos Formell 10/25
Bill Charlap Trio 10/28
Trailer Park Troubadours 10/31
Carlos Oliveira 11/1
Guy Clark 11/2
Boubacar Traore 11/4
Mimi Fox 11/7
Kelly Joe Phelps 11/8
Tomasz Stanko Quartet 11/11
Rebecca Adams 11/15
Jazz Mandolin Project 11/14
Ray Wylie Hubbard 11/16
Paul Hostetter 11/17
Marian McPartland Trio 11/18
Norton Buffalo and Roy Rogers 11/23
Chris Hillman 11/24
Ray Brown 11/25
John Stewart 11/29
The Bobs 11/30
Anthony Wilson Nonet 12/2
Farmers Market and Estradasphere 12/6
Mary McLaughlan 12/7
Jing Chi 12/9
Kevin Burke and Gerry O'Beirne 12/10
Dmitri Matheny 12/13
Austin Lounge Lizards 12/14
Charlie Hunter Group 12/16

Le Petit Trianon
72 N. Fifth St, San Jose
408.995.5400; www.trianontheatre.com
San Jose Chamber Orchestra 10/26
Auryn String Quartet 10/27
Don Haneke Chorale 11/2
Mari Kodama 11/17

Little Fox Theater
2215 Broadway, Redwood City
650.FOX.4119; www.foxdream.com
Hawaiian Slack-Key Tour -
(grand opening) 11/22
It's a Beautiful Day 11/30
Austin Lounge Lizarads 12/13

Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
408.272.9926; www.mhcviva.org
Chicano Groove Festival 11/2

Mission Church
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
408.554.4023
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 11/8
Mozart's Requiem w/George Cleve 12/15

Mitchell Park Center,
3800 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
650.329.2487; www.lgouthouse.com
Dexter Danger 10/26
Inventing Edward 11/9
Velvet Teen 11/23

Oakland Coliseum Arena
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
408.998.2277
rolling stones 11/12
peter gabriel 12/14

The Outhouse
4 New York Ave, Los Gatos
408.395.5553; www.lgouthouse.com
Mountain Goats 10/24
Stunt Monkey 10/25
Near Miss 11/22
Triple Nipple 11/29
Pulley 12/20

Paramount Theater
2025 Broadway, Oakland
408.998.TIXS; www.paramounttheatre.com
Ani DiFranco 10/25-26
india arie 11/23
Beck 11/26-27
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir 12/7
Hopeville 1/16

Plant 51
44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose
408.297.5151; www.plant51.net
Richmond Sluts 10/25
Sloe 10/26
Pep Torres 10/29
Plan 9 10/31
Scary Records Monster Jam 11/1
Greg Dean 11/7
Forcing Bloom 11/8
Long Gone Bon 11/15
Hayride to Hell 11/22
Fancy Hair Dragon 11/23
Ledbender 11/30

Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz
831.423.8209; www.riotheatre.com
The Residents 10/25
Suzanne Westenhoefer 10/26
Masters of Persian Music 11/2
Quetzal and B-Side Players 11/8
Vicente Amigo 11/10
alpha yaya diallo 11/15
Jazz Is Dead 11/20
robert earl keen 12/8

San Jose Civic Auditorium
145 w. san carlos st., San Jose
Star 101 Birthday Bash 11/2

Shoreline Amphitheatre
1 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, 408.998.TIXS;
www.shorelineamphitheatre.com
Bridge School Concert 10/26-27
Tom Petty 10/30
Aerosmith 11/14

Slim's
333 11th St, San Francisco
415.255.0333; www.slims-sf.com
foo fighters 10/24
Dread Zeppelin 10/25
Solomon Burke 10/26
John Brown's Body 10/29
Super Diamond 10/31
Pork Tornado 11/1
Soft Boys 11/2
Guy Clark/Hot Club of Cowtown 11/4
Hot Water Music 11/5
Glassjaw 11/6
Vandals 11/7
Flickerstick 11/8
Vanessa Carlton 11/9
Kelly Joe Phelps 11/10
Anniversary 11/11
Andrew WK 11/12
No Use For a Name 11/13
Mad Capsule Markets 11/14
Legendary Pink Dots 11/15
Stereo Total 11/16
Arto Lindsay 11/17
Tahiti 80 11/18
Kool Keith 11/20
Pretty Girls Make Graves 11/21
Fountains of Wayne 11/22
Kings of Kings 11/23
Stroke 9 11/29
Cool Water Canyon 11/30
Cannibal Corpse 12/2
The Dudes 12/6
The Ataris 12/13

Spy
400 S. First St, San Jose
408.535.0330; www.thespynightclub.com
House of Flava 10/31
CaliComm Tour w/ Del the Funky Homosapien 11/21

  Stanford Lively Arts
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
650.725.ARTS; http://livelyarts.stanford.edu
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble 11/3
Kit Armstrong 11/10
American String Quartet 12/8
Chanticleer 12/10-11
Emerson String Quartet 1/10
ODC 1/11
Sweet Honey in the Rock 1/12
Barbara Nissman 1/15
Squonk Opera 1/17
Pilobus 1/24-25
Orlando Consort 1/29
Sherry Glaser 2/5
Kronos Quartet 2/8
Cypress String Quartet 2/12
St. Petersburg String Quartet 3/5
James Galway 3/16
Women of the World 4/2
Academy of Ancient Music 4/6
McSweeney's vs. They Might Be Giants 4/27

Villa Montalvo's carriage house theater
15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga
408.961.5858; www.villamontalvo.org
Waybacks 10/27
Canadian Storm 11/1-3
Kila 11/6
A Capella Showcase 11/14
Robert Greenberg 11/23
Kronos Quartet 12/4
Lionheart 12/8

Warfield Theatre
982 Market St, San Francisco
408.998.TIXS; www.thefillmore.com
The Residents 10/31
Ben Folds/Duncan Sheik 11/15
Aimee Mann 11/20
Boxcar Racer 11/21
Bryan Ferry 11/22
Sigur Ros 11/23
DJ Shadow 11/24
Blues Traveler 11/30
Counting Crow 12/16-17
Galactic 12/31


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