14046145_1159632220777778_4720892689247195437_nCatch Sweater Beats at the Mezzanine on Thursday.

Monday, October 24

JPNSGRLS @ Hard Rock Cafe at Pier 39
Travel to the piers to dance along with Vancouver garage rock quartet JPNSGRLS.

Holy Sons, Nurses @ Starline Social Club
One man band Emil Amos delivers a searing and exploding performance of ’60s and ’70s rock sensibilities.

Tuesday, October 25

The Pixies @ The Catalyst
Iconic for instigating the loud-quiet-loud howl of distortion in punk, The Pixies, even without bassist Kim Deal, are a must-see.

Damien Jurado @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
One of the best songwriters alive, Damien Jurado is sure to make patrons shed tears at amusingly named venue Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Santa Cruz.

Wednesday, October 26

Blitzen Trapper @ The Independent
Portland freak-folk group is delivering a special performance called “Songbook: A Night of Stories and Songs” for longtime fans, chronicling the group’s discography.

Lasher, Mumblr, Blossom @ Different Fur Studios
Another free all ages event thanks to Different Fur Studios, but they do suggest bringing donations for the touring bands. This is a house show after all.

Jacuzzi Boys @ Bottom of the Hill
These Floridian rock and rollers has the stamp of approval from none other than Iggy Pop himself.

La Femme @ Rickshaw Stop
La Femme’s dreamy French indie-pop is sure to entrance musically as well as aesthetically for the Francophiles.

Thursday, October 27

K. Flay @ Great American Music Hall
I still can’t get over how K. Flay started her musical career as a successful alternative hip-hop artist when she was completing a double major at Stanford. Her energy, spirit, and rhymes never disappoint live.

M83, Yeasayer @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wow, these bands have blown up. Enjoy an epic synth dreamscape thanks to both M83 and Yeasayer on Thursday night.

Sweater Beats @ Mezzanine
I’ll be honest: the name “Sweater Beats” made my cozy and octogenarian sensibilities click immediately. But the slowed down R&B and dance music fusion really does deliver what its namesake assures.