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Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

What is it about being indoors during the holidays that makes us suckers for being indoors during the holidays?

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

We sincerely hope you were lucky enough to witness at least one night of Live 105’s two-part Not So Silent Night festivities over the weekend.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

It’s time to show all of those out-of-town friends back for the holidays how remarkably hip you are. You live a thrilling Bay Area existence and knowing about these shows proves it. Study up, young’un.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

We're nearing the part of the live music calendar when touring bands hibernate for the winter, but we're not quite there. Options are aplenty, but you'd be wise to capitalize on these shows while you can:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Simply put, this is a monster week in Bay Area music. On the monster scale (bear with me), this week registers a LOCH NESS rating. All of this world-class pop music at once doesn’t seem realistic (see what I did there? Sorry.).

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

More to come on Treasure Island Music Festival later this week. First, the warm-up shows going down this week, all of which could be considered natural fits with the festival’s curatorial mission:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Not gonna lie. It’s a slow week on the local live music front, you guys. Of course, in San Francisco, that just means there’s a million good shows to see, as opposed to a bazillion, give or take.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Need a cure for your Bay 2 Breakers hangover? How about five? Let the good times roll and mobilize to one, three or all of the following shows, depending on the depths of your post-B2B darkness.   

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Janelle Monae

Before we get into this week’s best-of-the-best shows of the week, a PSA: a few key bookings across the bay in Richmond at Craneway Pavillion have folks like me speculating this may be the Bay Area’s next great music venue.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Next time you bemoan the high rents of San Francisco, remember to factor in the ridiculous wealth of live music we have here. You’re getting what you pay for, promise. Here’s the proof:

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