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Seven Shows to Suit Your Revelatory Needs This Week

We hope some noise canceling earplugs were in your Christmas stocking, because the sounds of the Bay are gonna amp up a notch or two this week with New Year's concerts cropping up everywhere. Here's our our top 7 picks for ringing in the New Year with a ring in your eardrums:

Heartbreaker: Luke Rathbone Plays Hotel Utah

A young man on the rise - that’s Luke Rathbone. The 21-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., songwriter will soon be joining his chum Devendra Banhart on the road (he fielded a sweet array of props from guest editor Banhart in a recent edition of Magnet) and is looking forward to the release of his debut, Hello Dark Prince.

Bhi Bhiman at Hotel Utah: God is a Warriors Fan and Satan Loves the Lakers

Bhi Bhiman strummed out a perfectly executed set to a packed crowd at the quaint Hotel Utah. His set included a couple previews from his forthcoming album, quite a few from The Cookbook, and our favorite, a track about how “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers.” There's some hometown pride for you.

Despite the fuzzy sound quality, Bhiman rose above it to deliver a solid set, keeping fans entranced by his voice for an entire hour. Overall, it was a great opening to a great evening and with strong vocals and lyrical originality, we predict Bhi Bhiman will soon be toppling over venues this size. He's definitely someone to keep your eyes on.

Bhi Bhiman: Local Strummer Making The Big Moves

Bhi Bhiman has a one-of-a-kind name. No, literally. He’s the only person on the planet with this name. But that’s not too terribly unique in a family where all the men are named in similar fashion. For example, his brother’s name is Arj Arjunan, dad is Ramesh Ramesvara, etc.

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