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Goldfrapp
courtesy of Goldfrapp

Here’s our ultimate live music guide for April. Tune in each month to get the scoop of the Hot List’s picks of the hottest tickets in town.

GZA/Genius at the Independent on Tuesday, April 1

The Black Keys at the Warfield on Wednesday, April 2

Top 7 A+E Picks

Rupa & the April Fishes
courtesy of Rupa & the April Fishes

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Tobias Wolff at 826 Valencia on Tuesday, April 1  
Spend a high-minded April Fool’s Day with acclaimed novelist Tobias Wolff and 826 Valencia co-founder Vendela Vida as they discuss coming-of-age novels from both the male and female perspectives.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Ryan Seng
"Nightwalk;" courtesy of Ryan Seng

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Greil Marcus at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, March 25
Rock critic and author Greil Marcus discusses his journalistic work on rock n’ roll and American culture as well as his latest book The Shape of Things to Come.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Jens Lekman
courtesy of Jens Lekman

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Scott Helm at Books Inc. on Tuesday, March 17
Novelist Scott Helm reads from his haunting new novel We Disappear tonight at Books Inc. in the Castro.

2.  Tribute to Gene Wilder on Wednesday, March 19

Spike Jonze: A Man in Full

Fully Flared
courtesy of Lakai

Full disclosure: I am currently readying to leave for SXSW in Austin, where I plan to report back on music news relating to places near (like Talking House Records’ SFxSXSW showcase) and far. So I’ll be keeping this dispatch short.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Serge Hambourg
courtesy of the Berkeley Museum of Art

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. My Name is Albert Ayler at the Red Vic
On Tuesday, March 11 come check out the final night of this moving documentary about jazz innovator and phenomenal saxophonist Albert Ayler.

This Month in Music

Justice
courtesy of Justice

Here’s our ultimate live music guide for March. Tune in each month to get the scoop of the Hot List’s picks of the hottest tickets in town.

A Fine Frenzy at Café Du Nord on Tuesday March 4

The Raveonettes at the Independent  on Wednesday, March 5

Top 7 A+E Picks

Junior Boys
courtesy of Junior Boys

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. Ian Philips at Dog Eared Books on Tuesday, March 4
Ian Philips—quirky author and Editor-in-Chief of Suspect Thoughts Press—reads from his latest offering The Rapture for Big Sinners: 66 + 6 Things to Do Before and After the Righteous Lift Off.

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