ONCE AND FOR ALL quell the
yammering ("You never come see my band!") of your friends in the Bay Area
local band scene by attending Nadine's Wild Weekend.
Sixty gigs are packed into a three-day schedule at eight of the city's
best-known venues, including the Transmission Theater, Paradise Lounge,
Bottom of the Hill, and Cocodrie. Bands of all sorts -- rick, pop,
electronica, and everything in between -- hope that their 30 minutes in
the spotlight will turn a few heads among the industry reps in
attendance. Scheduling is tight, and many shows happen
simultaneously, so it will be tough to hit more than a few gigs in a
single evening, but organizer Nadine Condon hopes you'll wear yourself out
trying. You can check out the latest roster at www.bmi.com/whatsnew/nadine.html;
it'll reflect the last-minute glad-handed adds and unfortunate cancellations. Savor this chance to gorge yourself on the vainglory of dream weavers; overdosing has never been more harmless.
Fri/31-Sun/2, 9p.m.-2a.m. (Sun/2 begins at
2:45 p.m.). $8 a show, $40 weekend pass. (415) 821-6299.