Monday, January 16
SF Jazz Center Open House @ SF Jazz Center
This MLK Day, bring the kids and experience that true American art form of jazz with locals Jazz Mafia Brass Band and SF Jazz High School All-Stars. It’s what a patriot would do.
Tuesday, January 17
The Nth Power @ Moe’s Alley
Touring in support of their new live album, the “NOLA soul band with a knack for funk grooves known as The Nth Power will return to the Bay Area for a pair of concerts,” so says our preview.
Marching Church, The World @ Rickshaw Stop
Great Danes Marching Church fill Rickshaw Stop with brooding, dark rock and roll. Oakland’s The World supports.
Wednesday, January 18
Bear’s Den @ Great American Music Hall
Get ready for beautiful lyricism with Bear’s Den and their second album, Red Earth and Pouring Rain.
Hamilton Leithauser @ The Independent
The much-revered singer from The Walkmen brings new material to The Independent.
Dear Nora @ The Night Light
Recorded in the last decade, Dear Nora’s Mountain Rock is finally getting its due.
Thursday, Janary 19
Andrew St. James @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
As part of Bimbo’s’ Dolphina Lounge series highlighting local artists, one of our faves, singer-songwriter Andrew St. James, takes the stage.
Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain” Open Rehearsal @ Davies Symphony Hall
Hey, remember that scary-ass scene in Fantasia that you had to stop the tape at as a kid? The music that terrified you was Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain,” and it’s being done live at SF Symphony.
Love Trumps Hate: The Throwback Party for America @ Rickshaw Stop
One of Rickshaw’s regular dance parties transforms into a force for unity. Come dance away your cares on the last night of the Obama years.