Kacey Musgraves @ 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival - Photo by Daniel KielmanSarcastic-but-sweet country queen Kacey Musgraves plays two nights at The Fillmore this weekend. (photo: Daniel Kielman)

Thursday, September 15

Travis Hayes, M. Lockwood Porter, Vandella @ Great American Music Hall
Travis Hayes, M. Lockwood Porter, AND Vandella? We can’t decide whom we are more excited to see.

Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces and more @ The Fox Theatre
Legendary artists from across genres heat up The Fox.

Dick Stusso @ The Depot
Our Phono Del Sol friend Dick Stusso puts on a free show for students at SFSU.

Friday, September 16

Highasakite @ Rickshaw Stop
Cool and calculated Scandinavians bring their danceable-but-deep tunes to San Francisco.

Kacey Musgraves @ The Fillmore
The coolest country artist in decades brings her honey-sweet melodies and retro twang to San Francisco.

BAUS @ Hemlock Tavern
Powerful punk from Oakland fits right in at Hemlock Tavern.

The She’s @ Brick and Mortar
One of the most solid, reliably rad bands in the SF scene today play a hometown show.

The Stone Foxes @ Don Quixote’s
Road trip down the coast to catch SF’s own Stone Foxes in a rustic mountain setting.

Saturday, September 17

Tour de Fat with Dr. Dog @ Golden Gate Park (Lindley Meadow)
Beer, music, and (hopefully) the last rays of summer.

Xenia Rubinos, Kadjha Bonet @ The Independent
Listen to Kadjha’s “Honeycomb.” Right now.

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival @ Roaring Camp
Funky and fun festival that matches Santa Cruz County’s eternally groovy personality.

Arrows, Kaz Mirblouk @ The Crepe Place
Trippy psych rocker Mirblouk and Santa Cruz up-and-comers Arrows play the cozy Crepe Place.

Local Natives @ The Fox Theatre
The sun-soaked SoCal natives make a stop in the foggy Bay.

Rupa and the April Fishes @ Sunnyvale Community Theatre
In what’s sure to be a stunning show, world artist Rupa grace the South Bay.

FM Knives @ Hemlock Tavern
Who doesn’t love a reunion show?

Sunday, September 18

Porches, Japanese Breakfast, Rivergazer @ The Independent
The buzzworthy Japanese Breakfast drops in on the Bay for the nth time this year.

This Is My Fest with Pity Party, Saves the Bay (Saves The Day tribute), Gentlemen Prefer Blood, and more @ The Night Light
Good-time rock and roll (and a lot of really great band names) will keep you entertained for hours on end.