Live music San Francisco
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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
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):
Yes, there is life after the Super Bowl. And it's a very good life if you can get yourself a ticket to one of these buzzed-about Bay Area shows: