Jay Som Justus Proffit

Friday, November 30

Jay Som, Justus Proffit @ Starline Social Club
Though she recently relocated to (guess where) LA, Jay Som will always be ours. There, she linked up with label-mate Justus Proffitt, and released an EP with him called Nothing’s Changed. The two bring the new work to Starline tonight.

Nicki Bluhm @ Terrapin Crossroads
Without her usual Gramblers behind her, Nicki Bluhm plays the North Bay with help from the Coffis Brothers.

Dragon Smoke @ The Independent
Born of the high-class, high-energy late-night magic of NOLA Jazz Fest’s SuperJam, Dragon Smoke make a rare return to the Independent.

The Chocolate Watchband @ Bottom of the Hill
You’ve likely never heard of the Chocolate Watchband — and that’s OK, cause based on our demographics, we know you probably weren’t alive in 1965. Get to know these psych-rock innovators from the Peninsula who took FM radio by storm back in your parents’ day.

Ruby Ibarra @ Brick + Mortar
The San Lorenzo-based rapper brings her serious swagger to San Francisco.

Saturday, December 1

Castle, War Cloud @ The Caravan
San Jose gets in touch with its heavy side at the Caravan with this rock-solid, presumably loud lineup of hard rock and metal.

The Seshen, Ghost and the City @ River Theatre (Guerneville)
The North North Bay gets a rare visit from two art-R&B bands out of Oakland.

Keak da Sneak @ The Catalyst Atrium
Truck on down to Santa Cruz for a set from the Oakland hyphy originator.

Feral Ohms @ Elbo Room Jack London
Existing somewhre between punk and psych, Feral Ohms is a sound to behold. As Castle Face suggests, don’t forget your earplugs.

Sunday, December 2

Ardent Sons, Killer Whale @ Thee Parkside
The vintage ’60s psych of Ardent Sons meets the beachy sway of Killer Whale. Also on deck: Veritable SF twang-scene supergroup Surf Bored.

6lack, Tierra Whack @ The Fox
Slow and smooth, 6lack’s been on critics’ radar this year for good reason. He’ll be joined by fellow rapper-on-the-rise Tierra Whack.