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Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Need a cure for your Bay 2 Breakers hangover? How about five? Let the good times roll and mobilize to one, three or all of the following shows, depending on the depths of your post-B2B darkness.   

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Janelle Monae

Before we get into this week’s best-of-the-best shows of the week, a PSA: a few key bookings across the bay in Richmond at Craneway Pavillion have folks like me speculating this may be the Bay Area’s next great music venue.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Next time you bemoan the high rents of San Francisco, remember to factor in the ridiculous wealth of live music we have here. You’re getting what you pay for, promise. Here’s the proof:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music


Not sure how we’re going to top this weekend’s Built to Spill show at Slim’s, but there’s hope.

Best Videos For Top Bay Area Concert Picks of the Week

Ghost BC

Sometimes it's exhausting just looking at the San Francisco music calendar. This is one of those weeks. This week's buffet is long — so ours is too.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

If you’re one of the lucky few who snagged tickets in the ½ second they were available for Phoenix’s Monday night show at the Indy, well, GOOD FOR YOU. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Major Lazer

It’s that part of the year where it’s becoming damn near impossible to narrow this list down to five great shows each week.

Five SXSW-Approved Bands Barreling Through SF This Week


If you think San Francisco is isolated from the goings-on at SXSW, you’re 0% correct. For starters, there were San Franciscans everywhere in Austin last week (billionaire Mark Cuban calls it Spring Break for the tech industry and all of San Francisco).

Five Bay Area Concerts to Make You Forget About SXSW

Wynton Marsalis

It may seem like every band in your Twitter/Facebook feed is at SXSW this week, but that’s far from the case. There are plenty of up-and-coming and established bands working for your attention here in SF, too. Carve out your own SXSF with these upcoming shows:

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