Sometimes it's exhausting just looking at the San Francisco music calendar. This is one of those weeks. This week's buffet is long — so ours is too.
Here's the one video that sums up each act coming through town, with one special treat hiding in the mix:
These are the guys who would have led your post-party singalong back in the day and made a career of it. It's actually quite possible these SF natives actually were at your post-party back in the day.
Punk rockers took a rockabilly turn on their most recent album, New Moon. But they're live shows remain righteous religious experiences.
British buzz band has earned favorable reviews from NME and the BBC. Catch 'em while they're still under America's radar.
Tickets are going for $500 on Craigslist. This was a bad idea.
Seattle indie rockers are signed to Merge Records, one of the finest seals of approvals in the biz. They're labelmates with the likes of Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel and Conor Oberst. 'Nuff said.
Few bands get as big as this. They may be on the descent from the height of their popularity, but they're still important enough to headline Bill Graham. Credit given.
Doug Martsch insists his band is a "nostalgia act," but he remains one of the best guitar soloists in indie rock.
Mehldau has wisely figured the best way to lure fans into his jazz piano virtuosity is to cover universally known bands like Radiohead.
Stern's finger-tapping method is just mesmerizing.