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    Susanna Hoffs brings Bangles hits and solo songs to comedy fest

Susanna Hoffs brings Bangles hits and solo songs to comedy fest

Susanna Hoffs is the coolest.

Having sung hits with The Bangles all the livelong ‘80s, Hoffs has a melodious voice, a decades-long career as a guitarist and songwriter, and a [...]

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    Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Oakland genre-less band Meernaa has been busy in the studio recording a host of singles to be released in 2017, and we're pleased to share their first release of [...]

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    Let Dear Nora’s lyrics hug you in person for the first time since 2008

Let Dear Nora’s lyrics hug you in person for the first time since 2008

(photo: Chris Lael Larson)

Dear Nora is the surrogate mother of my 20s, giving me pop melodies that cradle my unstable emotions until they back are on their feet. A band [...]

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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 9 – Jan 12

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 9 – Jan 12

Women's Audio Mission is throwing a free Local Sirens event this Thursday night at Rickshaw Stop.
Monday, January 9
Manatee, Midnight Snaxxx @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
All local punk. Proceeds from this [...]

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    Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

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ALO’s Tour D’Amour XI returns with plenty of variety

One of the Bay Area's best long-running bands is the family-oriented rock and roll outfit Animal Liberation Orchestra, or ALO. For the 11th February in a row, the quartet will [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 6 – Jan 8

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 6 – Jan 8

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 [...]

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    Avalon Emerson headlining Sure Thing/Heavy Hands gig with Cooper Saver

Avalon Emerson headlining Sure Thing/Heavy Hands gig with Cooper Saver

Berlin-via-San Francisco DJ/producer Avalon Emerson returns to SF this Saturday to headline a Sure Thing/Heavy Hands showcase with Cooper Saver at Public Works. Resident DJs Rouse, Prawns, and Aaron [...]

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    Push The Feeling celebrates five-year anniversary this Saturday

Push The Feeling celebrates five-year anniversary this Saturday

Believe it or not, this Saturday marks the five-year anniversary of monthly San Francisco dance party Push The Feeling. Resident DJs Kevin Meenan and Marcogliese (f.k.a. YR SKULL) will [...]

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    Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella

Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella

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Every year, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain — the pioneering comics behind the sketch ensemble Stella — make a promise that they’ll prepare diligently [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Mirah at The Chapel

Having last swung through the city back in June for a collaborative tour with Jherek Bischoff, Mirah will return to a larger (and potentially more haunted) room in The [...]

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Photos + Review: Citizen Cope at The Fillmore

Citizen Cope (photo: Jon Bauer)

Citizen Cope seemed as captivated by his San Francisco crowd as they were of him on Friday, December 16 at The Fillmore.

The third of four solo [...]

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