It's a particularly interesting week for offbeat concerts here in the Bay Area. Here are four quick pick recommendations of off-the-radar local bands if you want to think outside the usual over the next few days:
The left field instrumentalists of Oakland Active Orchestra usher in the three-night experimental celebration known as the Active Music Festival at Uptown. Other bands scheduled to perform over the course of the fest include OrkestRova, Moe! Staiano and Ensemble, Black Spirituals, Tastyville, Horaflora, Key West, and Beauty School.