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Live Music This Week: Zedd, Ben Folds, Washed Out, and More

New Orleans institution Dirty Dozen Brass Band descends upon San Francisco this week, plus more live concerts to check out. 

Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM: An Adrenaline Junkie's Journey Into The Evolution of Mankind

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.

Maus Haus Rings in the Indie New Year at Ghost Town Gallery

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 " target="_blank">Chambers opened the evening with their ultra-rich brand of nu emo.  Think Yeah Yeah Yeah’s with a male singer.

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