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Five Shows to Complement Your 'Best of 2012' List-Reading

Santigold

Say what you will about the neverending onslaught of Year-End/Best-Of lists clogging up the internets, but this is truly one of the best times of the year to be a music obsessive. Read as many ‘Best Albums of 2012’ lists as you can stand, and discover.

Start with SPIN’s, wait for Pitchfork’s, then dig a bit deeper with Gorilla vs. Bear’s. Then tell 'em why they’re wrong and make your own. Then go to these shows:

How to Spend Your Weekly Live Music Allowance

December. The month of the live music doldrums. Or at least that used to be the case. Not this year.

Five Concerts to Put on Your Radar Now

‘Tis the season for huddling up in decked local concert halls and stuffing stockings with concert tickets. And my favorite, egg nog. Grab one and meet me at one of these shows.

San Francisco's Best Concert Offerings of the Week, Thanksgiving Edition

Nas

Forgive the dorked-out shout-outs, but this week I’ll be giving thanks to the following music apps, without which I don’t know how I’d ever sustain such a life-consuming addiction: Songkick (concert-listings aggregator), Spotify (if ya don’t know about Spotify…shame), WillCall (similar to Songkick but less robot-y), KCRW (wildly influential LA radio station), Shazam (song identifier), SoundCloud (music sharing and recording app), Pandora (duh), Anchording (great for musicians who need quick reference to tablature), and yes, even iTunes (sometimes).

This Week in Live Music: 5 Shows Worth the Price of Admission (and Surcharges)

James Murphy

Nothing to report here. Plenty going on down here though…

Cast Your Vote For These Five Bay Area Shows This Week

First, a friendly public service announcement: ROCK THE VOTE THIS WEEK, PEOPLE.

Five Shows This Week to Help us Celebrate World Domination

First, a few exclamation points for San Fran and our beloved World Series champion S.F. Giants: !!!!, !!!!!, !!!!

Second, major props to all the street musicians who helped us celebrate last night. You also deserve a reasonable amount of punctuation marks: !!!!!

Third, let’s keep the party going…

Five SF Shows to Keep Your October Party Going

It’s becoming increasingly clear San Francisco may never be bored again. Between music festivals, air parades, Giants playoff baseball (btw, in This Actually Happened news — Lil' Wayne led AT&T Park in a chorus of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" last night) and what figures to be a Halloween fortnight, there’s no end in sight for the regular S.F. reveler. On top of all that, we just can’t imagine missing these buzzworthy shows. Buckle your chinstraps, people.

Five S.F. Concerts to Cure Your Post-Treasure Island Blues

No rest for S.F. music junkies — wicked or wholesome — this week. Treasure Island Music Fest has done little to slow the wave of excellent live music coming our way here in the second half of October.

Hair of the dog, people. Hair of this dog, to be precise.

Kendrick Lamar, Regency Ballroom, Tuesday

Saturday's Five Best Bets at Treasure Island Music Festival

A Saturday on Treasure Island has no comparison. There’s the Golden Gate. There’s the city skyline. Purple mountain’s majesty to your rear. The freshest, most relevant dance music soundtracking your day and night. There’s another day of buzzworthy music to follow. Heaven can’t be far off.

There’s really no need to question any of the acts in this superbly curated festival, but we’re happy to explain why the names on the top of the bill are where they are. Here’s the deal:

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