What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 28 – Dec 1

Listen to John Waters himself at the A John Waters Christmas event this Wednesday. Monday, November 28 Daughter, Vancouver Sleep Clinic @ Rickshaw Stop Expect "some of the most cooing, comforting melodies you'll ever hear, [but] don't expect to take a nap," according to Jody Amable's glowing show preview. Link above. YG, Kamaiyah, RJ, Sad Boy @ Fox Theater The Fuck Donald Trump Tour is back for a second Bay Area night due to popular demand, and it's already sold-out. If you were there for the rain-soaked confusion, Kamaiyah is the Oakland rapper who saved this year's Treasure Island Music [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 25 – Nov 27

Seu Jorge plays David Bowie at Regency Ballroom tonight. Friday, November 25 Watsky @ The Warfield Formerly from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles (though we don't hold that against him), the extremely fast talking rapper Watsky has also written a collection of essays titled How To Ruin Everything. Aurora, Foreign Air @ The Fillmore Young Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora released her debut album only this year and is already headlining The Fillmore.  Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic — A Tribute To David Bowie @ THe Regency Ballroom Enjoy one of the most therapeutic outlets to remember David Bowie with [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 21 – Nov 24

Slow it down and feel ethereal with My Bubba at the Starline Social Club Monday night. Monday, November 21 Shana Falana @ Makeout Room Upbeat shoegaze Brooklynites. We're in love with their new single "Cool Kids" which you can listen to via the link above. Union Pacific, The Gayboys, Lester and the Hoax, Well @ Oakland.Secret Union Pacific is a San Francisco band that delivers off-kilter endearing pop, while Lester and the Hoax hail from Oakland and call themselves "a band of witches." Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight (concert film) @ The Roxie Theater Find cathartic release [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 19 – Nov 20

Don't miss The Matches' hometown show of their 10 Year Anniversary Tour for seminal album Decomposer. Saturday, November 19 STS9 @ The Masonic Hi-fi electronica quintet STS9's music is steeped with California. They record in nearby Santa Cruz, and the first track on album The Universe Inside, "Supercluster," is the recording of Columbia's original STS-9 radio transmission from 1983 which mentions San Francisco. Should We Run, Coo Coo Birds, Down Dirty Shake, Sugar Candy Mountain @ The Independent Fully stacked local bill of existential psych rock. The Record Company @ Great American Music Hall Our writer Joshua Huver sums up The Record [...]

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What’s Happening Tonight? A Concert Calendar Special Edition

We love Jay Som, yes we do! We love Jay Som, how about you? It has come to our attention that this particular Friday is jam-packed with can't-miss events. What should you go see? We have some suggestions. Jay Som, Nikolas Escudero, Madeline Kenney @ Brick + Mortar Turn Into was a long time coming, and we've been watching the whole time. Celebrate this beautiful record's official vinyl release with a lineup of celebrated locals. Matthew Logan Vasquez @ The Crepe Place The distinctive voice behind Delta Spirit comes to the cozy Crepe Place. Stones Throw 20th Anniversary Tour @ [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 14 – Nov 17

Nearly 40 years later, we still can't stay away from Sid and Nancy's story. Monday, November 14 Car Seat Headrest @ Great American Music Hall In case you haven't gotten your fill of them yet, Will Toledo and company are coming to San Francisco for the fourth time this year. Laura Burhenn, William Fitzsimmons @ Slim's Entrancing guitars and keys coupled with sweet, soft vocals will swaddle you in the comfort you've been looking for since last week. STRFKR @ The Fillmore It's prounounced exactly the way you think it is. Tuesday, November 15 Ganglians @ Brick & Mortar These [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 7 – Nov 10

PWR BTTM are gender norm subverters radiating with fresh charisma.  Monday, November 7 Swet Shop Boys @ Rickshaw Stop A duo rapping for social justice with well-delivered quips addressing the experiences of engaging in a post 9/11 America while Muslim and Hindu. Hiromi: The Trio Project @ Yoshi's Oakland Hiromi is an award-winning jazz pianist from Japan who will be accompanied by Hadrien Feraud and Simon Phillips. Har Mar Superstar @ The Chapel Har Mar Superstar is an alter ego, a mirage of a man until you're up close and he's partially or fully naked, and a baladeer with a heart [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 4 – Nov 6

Explore the wares of over 30 different record labels. Friday, November 4 DāM-FunK, Adam Vida, B-Side Brujas @ Eli's Mile High Club Don't sleep on the last installment of LMSFN's monthly series at Eli's Mile High Club. Plus, there'll be coconut shrimp waiting for you. La Sera, Springtime Carnivore @ Swedish American Music Hall Greta Morgan, the force behind Springtime Carnivore, is like a "surrealistic view of pop music — a world where people collect comets in their hair, and emotional instability dictates natural disaster," so says our writer Kaiya Gordon. Sounds much more unpredictable than my scrunchie collection from the [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 31 – Nov 3

The Wild Reeds play The Chapel on Thursday. Monday, October 31 Giraffage, XXYYXX @ Mezzanine San Francisco based globetrotter Giraffage comes back to woo fans with his shimmering synths and danceable beats. The King Khan & BBQ Show @ Slim's Rock n' roll, garage punk, doo-wop: King Khan & The BBQ has it all. Sunflower Bean @ Rickshaw Stop When a band releases their debut album on Fat Possum Records you know they're about as buzzy as they come. And with good reason: Sunflower Bean delivers well-executed "wistful magic...metal inspired hooks to hauntingly inspired psychedelia" according to our writer Rob [...]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 28 – 30

Local acts join forces to exhume the spirits of David Bowie, Prince, Roy Orbison and The Byrds. Friday, October 28 Ghost Ship Halloween @ Pier 70 Hang out in a warehouse with 50+ DJs vying for your attention. Norah Jones @ Paramount Theatre I "Don't Know Why" you wouldn't come. Stranger Things vinyl release party @ Amnesia Leave the mouth-breathers behind and step into the upside-down world for this Barb-casual encouraged retro-music event. Saturday, October 29 Ghost Ship Halloween @ Pier 70 Ogle at a corporeal challenged ship in the still industrial feeling Dogpatch neigborhood. The Brothers Comatose @ Sweetwater Music Hall Come [...]

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