Sad news out of the Fillmore district last week: the beloved jazz/hip-hop lounge formerly known as Yoshi’s—and more recently known as The Addition—shut its doors this past week. In its honor, we suggest putting on a Duke Ellington record (The OKeh Ellington), pouring a glass of sumpin-sumpin, pouring some of said sumpin-sumpin on the floor, and remember that we at least still have Yoshi's Oakland and SFJazz Center.
If you think the most exciting live music event of January was the Coachella lineup announcement — which, to be fair, is thrilling — you’d be wrong! The fun doesn’t stop anymore, people. Fun is a 24/7/365 concern in 2015. Get with the program. Here are five options more thrilling than a SoCal festival lineup tweet:
Twenty-Fifteen already figures to be another year worth toasting. We’re starting things off the right way locally, and we’re not even close to the meat of the late-winter/early-spring influx of new material and touring bands.
It’s New Year’s Eve week and you need all of the fun. You’ve come to the right place.
A killer concert is all you want for Christmas, and that’s what you shall have.
It's not quite time to hibernate, people. These are still dancin' days.
Some of San Francisco’s most prized institutions are its live music venues. Think about it: The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall and others have all served as proving grounds for the world’s best artists, musicians, and social influencers. It should come as no surprise, then, that San Francisco is rich with places where live music lives and thrives, even when you’d never guess it. Here are some unexpected gems around town to catch a show at this week.
Time to dance off the turkey, people.
Hey, it's kind of cold! Sounds like a good excuse to huddle up inside your neighboring music venue for some soul- and body-warming music. These shows could very well save your life:
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