John Waters christmasThe Pope of Trash comes out to play at Great American on Tuesday.

Monday, November 27

H.E.R. @ Great American Music Hall
TBH, there's not much happening tonight that isn't sold out. Your best bet is R&B singer H.E.R. at Great American — if you can get tickets, that is.

Tuesday, November 28

Rapsody @ The New Parish
Catch a glimpse of legend-in-the-making Rapsody, known for her complex rhymes and clever wordplay.

A John Waters Christmas @ Great American Music Hall
Our Patron Saint of Smut will gleefully sully the Great American with his infamous one-man show. Read our 2016 interview with him here.

Wednesday, November 29

Syd, Buddy, Malia, DJ Osh Kosh @ The Regency Ballroom
Her first solo jaunt to the West Coast, catch the Internet's frontwoman on her own.

The Lymbs @ Milk Bar
Oakland's the Lymbs do smooth, ultra-groovy dance-rock fusion, and do it well.

Thursday, November 30

Rise Up: A North Bay Fire Relief Benefit @ 1015 Folsom
Vndmg, David Satori, and Sidecar Tommy, and more fill out this bill

How the Grouch Stole Christmas Tour featuring Living Legends and Hieroglyphics @ The Warfield
So begins the onslaught of Christmas shows — this one's worth your while with two local hip-hop luminaries.

China, Joseph Childress, Ryan Wong @ Brick & Mortar
We've never been shy about our love for all these bands. Don't miss 'em at Brick & Mortar on Thursday.

The Singing Limbs @ Amnesia
As we've said before, the Singing Limbs make "music for the brain and the booty." That's kind of all you need to know.