17807292_1374258439300988_5300516477200038361_oIt was 50 years ago yesterday…

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Friday, June 2

Colossal Clusterfest @ Civic Center Plaza
Through Sunday, Colossal Clusterfest takes over Civic Center with an expert mash-up of music and comedy.

The Mountain Goats @ The Fillmore
The intrepid John Darnielle and Company play their second night at the Fillmore.

Justin Townes Earle @ Slim’s
Fresh off a new album, Kids in the Street, the critically lauded Americana songwriter performs at Slim’s.

Hot 8 Brass Band, the Seshen @ The Independent
One of our all-time favorites the Seshen will support NOLA’s Hot 8 Brass Band for a night where you can’t not dance.

Saturday, June 3

UnderCover Presents Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band @ The UC Theatre
A fitting end to the Sgt. Pepper’s anniversary weekend, 13 local acts will reinterpret the entire album onstage for one night only.

Cool Ghouls @ The Chapel
Cool Ghouls are almost never a bad idea.

Durand Jones and the Indications @ Milk Bar
The next in this newest wave of throwback soul, Durand Jones and his Indications bring some seriously sultry sounds to the Haight.

More Fatter @ Neck of the Woods
Funk-jazz fusion, good times guaranteed.

Sunday, June 4

Kimya Dawson @ Rickshaw Stop
Former Moldy Peach and widely-adored songwriter Kimya Dawson closes out a pair of quickly-planned local shows this week.

New Kids, Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul @ SAP Center
Chances are you have a friend who invited you to this.

Lindi Ortega @ Sweetwater Music Hall
With a voice not unlike the Nashville greats before her, catch some unlikely country tunes from Canadian songwriter Lindi Ortega.

Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet @ Yoshi’s
A former Floetry member and an R&B singer join forces for a tour that stops in Oakland.