January is traditionally a slow time for live music in the Bay Area. But that’s not the case this year. Here’s a look at the many cool concerts happening this week:
The O’Jays: Board the “Love Train” with this legendary R&B act, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The O’Jays perform 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Details: $49.75-$89.75; www.ticketmaster.com.
K.Flay: The Grammy-nominated hip-hop/rock artist has some major local ties, having attended Stanford University and lived in Oakland. Always worth catching in concert, K.Flay headlines The Fillmore in San Francisco 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Sir Sly is also on the bill. Details: $22.50; www.livenation.com.
Spoon: Get ready to rock with this influential Texas troupe responsible for such popular indie offerings as 2007’s “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.” White Reaper opens the show on Jan. 17 at The Masonic in San Francisco. Details: 8 p.m.; $39.50-$55; www.livenation.com.
Wolf Parade: The Montreal indie-rock band is out on the road in support of its fourth full-length, “Cry Cry Cry,” and performs 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Charly Bliss opens. Details: $35; www.livenation.com.
Top Bay Area concerts of week (1/11-17): O’Jays, K.Flay, Spoon, more