A Ghost Ship Benefit show this Saturday night at Starline Social Club.

Friday, January 6

Monsula, Corrupted Morals, Surrogate Brains, Wynona Riders, Scherzo @ 924 Gilman
This is the kick-off for the four day festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of 924 Gilman.

Kamasi Washington @ SF Jazz
Kamasi Washington, who contributed to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly masterpiece, is an explosive avant-garde jazz musician.

Hot Flash Heat Wave, No Vacation, Tino Drima @ Rickshaw Stop
Hot Flash Heat Wave are garage pop crooners on the cusp of hitting a strong national audience stride.

Sonny & the Sunsets, Emotional @ Great American Music Hall
The musician's musician of Bay Area garage rock himself, Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets consistently delivers deadpan whimsy of everyday experiences twisted into the surreal.

Saturday, January 7

Mr. T Experience, Pansy Division @ 924 Gilman
Relive punk history with a label who had signed the likes of The Donnas and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.

Tycho, Nitemoves @ Fox Theater
Sacramento native Tycho will begin their national world tour with a sold-out show in Oakland.

Rituals of Mine, Jel (Anticon), Kool A.D., Wax Idols @ Starline Social Club
Oakland music goliaths Oaktown Indie Mayhem has curated this very stacked lineup for all of "my Mutants, Freaks & Artist Folk" to take refuge.

Sunday, January 8

Nuisance, Avengers, Cringeworthy, Juke, Black Fork, The Jimmies @ 924 Gilman
Our writer Bobby Martinez wrote about 924 Gilman and Lookout Records, "The symbiotic relationship between the club and label is still apparent. Botkin speculates, "I think they we both beneficial in the sense that they both aided each other. I think more that Lookout! wouldn't have existed without Gilman, rather than the other way around, but I am pretty glad they both did."

Kamasi Washington @ SF Jazz Center
I dare you to listen to the "Change of the Guard" and not run to buy tickets.