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Sonny & the Sunsets

Sonny & the Sunsets' Sophomore Album, "Hit After Hit," Dropping in April

San Francisco's favorite troubadour, Sonny Smith, had quite the 2010 with his band, the Sunsets. Spreading their gospel to the country on an endless national tour, the band's first LP Tomorrow Will Be Alright earned heaps of critical praise from all corners of the music scene and got the Sunsets signed to venerable indie label Fat Possum (which also houses current faves the Smith Westerns and Yuck).

New Years Eve: The Best Parties, Music and Food Events

You're going to need somewhere to go to celebrate the new decade, right? Our picks for the best ways to throw down.

YBCA's "Un-Holiday" Bash Noel Noir Tonight

Here's one more way to turn your nose up at holiday cheer from YBCA if you don't feel like watching horror movies: their "un-holiday" party Noel Noir is tonight, from 9 pm-2 am, and it looks devastatingly fun.

Sonny & the Sunsets Takes Great American Music Hall Tomorrow Night

Don't get me wrong--I like Best Coast a heck of a lot. I'm just way more excited to see San Francisco band Sonny & the Sunsets open for them at their Great American Music Hall show tomorrow night, the 26th. With their latest and most excellent disc Tomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum) hot off the presses this summer, Sonny & the Sunsets--who have been rigorously touring for a few months now--has become one of our best musical exports.

The Week in Local Music News

Sonny & the Sunsets set to represent SF at this weekend's insanely stacked Pitchfork Music Festival; release a new 7" and self-illustrated comic book [via Pitchfork]

Lil' Kim returns to the stage for one of the first time in years; blows away the sold out crowd at Hotel Niko's intimate RRazz Room (yes, the Rrazz Room) [via SF Gate]

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