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Top concerts of week: Paul Simon, Depeche Mode, Stone Soul and more

It’s a huge week for music in Northern California, with such heavy hitters as Paul Simon and Depeche Mode performing concerts. Here are some top tickets in the San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento areas:
Paul Simon: The acclaimed singer-songwriter, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as one half of Simon & Garfunkel, brings his Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour to Oracle Arena on May 25. Don’t miss what might be your last chance to see this phenomenal artist in concert. Details: 8 p.m.; $59.50-$159.50; www.ticketmaster.com .

Depeche Mode: This sensational group, which should have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame years ago, is absolutely terrific in concert. Find out for yourself when Depeche Mode performs May 24 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Details: 7:30 p.m.; $39.50-$129.50; www.ticketmaster.com .

Kansas: This underrated prog-rock act, known for such songs as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” performs May 30 at the City National Civic in San Jose. Details: 8 p.m.; $45-$95; www.ticketmaster.com .

KBLX Stone Soul Concerts: The two-day fandango is set for May 26-27 at Concord Pavilion. The lineup for Day One is Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Joe, Musiq Soulchild, Stokley Williams, Ro James and Leela James. Day Two brings Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Zapp, Angela Winbush and Rob Base. Details: Music begins at noon both days; $49.75-$144; www.livenation.com .

Modest Mouse: As you might have heard, this Mouse is Modest. So, we’ll do the bragging for them and tell you that Modest Mouse is one of the best rock acts of the last 25 years. See and hear for yourself on May 24 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Details: 8 p.m.; $49.50; www.ticketmaster.com .

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Amber Mark: The rising R&B-soul star performs May 29 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Demo Taped is also on the bill. Details: 8 p.m.; $15-$20; www.slimspresents.com .

 

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