Friday, November 17

The Stone Foxes @ The Independent
Celebrating Thanksgiving, their EP release, and them having not been home in a while, the Foxes are back in town.

Gavin Turek @ The New Parish
Super-smooth vocals reminiscent of early-’80s dance-pop will enchant the New Parish. Recent Bands In Portrait profilee Eric Boss DJs.

The Tommy Guerrero Trio, Mattson 2 @ The Chapel
Jazz-surf innovator Tommy Guerrero teams up with the Mattson 2 for three separate sets: one with Tommy, one with Mattson 2, and a final, epic closer featuring both.

Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City, Mini and the Bear @ Hemlock Tavern
Click here for some preparatory reading on headliners Helms Alee.

Saturday, November 18

J.Views @ The Independent
This Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter brings his boundary-pushing creations to the Indy.

Curls, Suncruiser @ Cafe du Nord
As part of their November-December residency, come see SF’s favorite son Christopher Owens’ new band in an intimiate setting.

Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees @ The Ritz
The last time we saw Kishi Bashi, there was violin crowd-surfing and an anthropomorphic T-bone steak.

Sunday, November 19

Bay Area Record Fair @ Swedish American Hall
Cruise local record vendors and keep your holiday shopping small.

Digable Planets @ Yoshi’s
They’re keeping the dance floor open for this, because obviously.

The Meditations, Boostive @ The Independent
Reggae classics get some support from former Santa Cruzian, Boostive.

From SF With Love: A Fire Relief Benefit with Rupa and the April Fishes, the Sam Chase, Down Dirty Shake @ Slim’s
The Bay Area has their pick of benefit shows lately — even more so as we enter the holiday season and its spirit of giving.