San Francisco should really host the Super Bowl more often. We're mostly kidding, but music fanatics are starting to realize the upside of having the Big Game in our backyard. The NFL's marquee event has brought some of the industry's biggest stars to the Bay Area.
New Orleans institution Dirty Dozen Brass Band descends upon San Francisco this week, plus more live concerts to check out.
A few years ago, after seeing Cirque du Soleil's O in Las Vegas, I pronounced the water-based wonderland my all-time favorite Cirque du Soleil show. Now, San Francisco's in luck; for a few months, the traveling TOTEM has set up tent in AT&T Park. In true Cirque du Soleil form, it is a mesmerizing show that delivers everything the company is known for: extreme acrobatics, dramatic music, muscle-ripped talent, majestic sets, terrific costumes and nature themes. TOTEM transports you back to Pandora to explore the evolution of the human species via acrobatic artistry with hints of comic relief.
If this show was an accurate representation of what to expect this year in Bay Area indie, we're in for a hell of a ride.
Oakland four-piece http://www.myspace.com/chamberstheband " target="_blank">Chambers opened the evening with their ultra-rich brand of nu emo. Think Yeah Yeah Yeah’s with a male singer.