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Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Charles Bradley

Children of San Francisco, you are blessed. Seriously. There are 40 shows that could have made this week’s list. Don’t take these shows for granted:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music


Major props to L.A.’s FYF Festival for drawing a clown car's worth of talent to the West Coast this week. The bourgeoning alternative/indie music fest has turned into a mini-Coachella, with similar curatorial inclinations to our own Treasure Island Music Festival. More importantly, it's an incidental coup for Bay Area music fans.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Before we get into this week’s best live music bets, a very enthusiastic kudos to the folks who staged another successful Phono Del Sol mini-fest at Potrero Del Sol Park on Saturday. Thee Oh Sees, Marnie Stern and YACHT headlined a perfect day of live music set to the visual backdrop of kids owning the skate park behind one of the stages. More please.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music, America-FTW Edition


It’s time to celebrate America — that is, it's time to celebrate EVERYTHING about America. Music included.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music


Not sure how we’re going to top this weekend’s Built to Spill show at Slim’s, but there’s hope.

Best Videos For Top Bay Area Concert Picks of the Week

Ghost BC

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.

Four Live Shows to Make You Forget That You Aren't at Coachella

With one weekend down and one to go, Coachella 2013's pretty much in full swing. That means your Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Vine/Everything feeds are spewing enough concert weirdness/pool party/desert vacation pics to trigger your own quest for revenge by seeking out the best live shows here to make up for the fact that you aren't there.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Major Lazer

It’s that part of the year where it’s becoming damn near impossible to narrow this list down to five great shows each week.

Five SXSW-Approved Bands Barreling Through SF This Week


If you think San Francisco is isolated from the goings-on at SXSW, you’re 0% correct. For starters, there were San Franciscans everywhere in Austin last week (billionaire Mark Cuban calls it Spring Break for the tech industry and all of San Francisco).

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