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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).

Five Bay Area Concerts to Make You Forget About SXSW

Wynton Marsalis

It may seem like every band in your Twitter/Facebook feed is at SXSW this week, but that’s far from the case. There are plenty of up-and-coming and established bands working for your attention here in SF, too. Carve out your own SXSF with these upcoming shows:

Best Bets for Live Music in San Francisco This Week

In honor of Marilyn Manson’s return to the Bay Area, we pose this question: ever wonder why mosh pits work the way they do? Read this Cornell University study, which explains their mysterious ways. Apparently this behavior is consistent with the predictions of simplified models, such as the way gas particles collide (or whatever). Moshers are merely acting in accordance with the natural state of things, so spare the kids your condescending look. It’s science. Mosh forth, child.  

Marilyn Manson, Tuesday, The Warfield

Five Can't-Miss Bay Area Concerts This Week, Post-Grammy Edition


Grammys got you in the mood for some live music? Good thing you’re surrounded by the stuff. With that in mind, the unofficial Award for Best Bay Area Shows of the Week go to… (fumbles envelope):

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