DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis) is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo’ Wax label. Inspired by hip-hop’s early years, he then grew to absorb the heyday of crews like Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs and Public Enemy — groups that prominently featured DJs in their ranks.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $22 to $46.
On Saturday, rock bank Y&T performs with Scarlet Presence. Before Mötley Crüe, before Ratt, even before there was a Metallica, when Y&T formed in the early 1970s, they set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the most popular heavy rock bands of the ‘80s, at the birth of their careers, opened shows for headliners Y&T and they all cut their teeth on Y&T, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in the tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. Hailing from the East Bay, Y&T is one of the San Francisco area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. World-renowned headliners on their own, for years Y&T remained the most requested supporting act on the hard rock road, touring with rock icons including Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $19.50 to $51. Purchase tickets online at re.knittingfactory.com.