What’s happening this week? Well, there’s this thing we’ve been talking about for a month now.

Monday, December 11

Violence Creeps, Toyota, Nopes @ Hemlock Tavern
Some of our favorite local punk and noise bands from recent years fill out this bill.

Metz, Moaning @ The Independent
Read more about the Sub Poppers’ sound and influences at the link above.

Cindy Wilson @ Cafe du Nord
Bring your jukebox money.

Grizzly Bear @ The Warfield
After a long hiatus and rumors of a breakup, Grizzly Bear are back with two nights at the Warfield.

Olivia O’Brien @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
If you didn’t catch her in SF last week, check her out in Sonoma.

Tuesday, December 12

Local Sirens: Chhoti Maa, Humid, Kohinoorgasm, Otzi @ Rickshaw Stop
Check out our extensive interview with Kohinoorgasm and her advocacy for South Asians in the arts.

The Grouch, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Fresh @ The Catalyst
This bill of hip-hop heavy-hitters is worth the drive.

The Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Feelin’ twangy? Mosey over to Sweetwater for Santa Cruz’s rootsy real-life sibling act, the Coffis Brothers.

Julien Baker, Half Waif @ The Fillmore
It wasn’t that long ago she was playing Bottom of the Hill.

Wednesday, December 13

The Bay Bridged Holiday Fundraiser Party @ Standard Deviant
You’re coming to this, right?

Thursday, December 14

Luke Sweeney @ Amnesia
Sweeney, currently in the middle of a residency at Amnesia, premiered a new Christmas track with us last week. Tonight he’s joined by Latitude and Smokin’ Ziggurats.

Chuck Ragan, China @ Cornerstone
These singer-songwriters with punk roots pairs nicely with the local brews of Cornerstone.

Monophonics, Hibbity Dibbity @ The Independent
Get funky.