Friday, December 7

P-Lo @ The UC Theatre
It’s a good feeling for us when a local artist sells out their hometown venue. If you can find your way in to see P-Lo and a smorgasbord of Bay Area talent tonight, we salute you.

It’s A Woman’s World @ The Independent
As we told you a few weeks ago, the Independent is raising funds for Women Crush Music with this women-led lineup, featuring Sit Kitty Sit, the Wyatt Act, and Swamp Child.

Howard Wiley @ Cafe Stritch
The Bay Area-born tenor sax innovator plays a set with Extra Nappy at San Jose’s premier jazz venue.

Saturday, December 8

Laura Gibson, Meric Long, Sea of Bees @ Bottom of the Hill
Meric Long of the Dodos and Sacramento’s Sea of Bees buttress Portland indie instrumentalist Laura Gibson.

Winter Formal Benefit feat. Killer Whale @ The Golden Bull
‘Tis the season for benefit shows. Raise money for the Alameda County Food Bank with Killer Whale and your fanciest duds.

DEWR @ Hotel Utah
As we said earlier this week, DEWR insists that “Dream Pop is Over.” WHere’s it heading? Find out at Hotel Utah.

Derek Schmidt @ Center for New Music
Over five years, composer Derek Schmidt has been combining electric and acoustic arrangements to create this work based on cards in the Tarot deck. Curious? Stop by the Center for New Music.

Sunday, December 9

Be Unbroken: Bluegrass Fire Relief @ The Chapel
The Bay’s bluegrass and folk community comes together to raise money for the NorCal neighbors. Come on our to the Chapel for a pcked bill of bands like Lost Radio Flyers, Blue Summit, and T Sisters’ “Sassy sister folk” from Oakland.

Tommy Guerrero @ The Uptown
Sunday night’s a rare appearance from SF skate/punk legend Tommy Guerrero, playing this time with a full backing band.