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Chris Trenchard

Best Bets in Live Music, Outside Lands Hangover Edition

Jonathan Richman

Coconut water, people. Can’t stress that enough. The only other option to cure your Outside Lands hangover is, of course, that old hair of the dog tonic, additional live music. That and a Bloody Mary, and you’ll be fine. Here’s our five-step program to recovery:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music, Non-Outside Lands Edition

Glass Candy

YES. Outside Lands is here, reverent party people. But if you’ve got your ticket, we’ll assume you’re plenty aware of how much fun is in store this weekend at Golden Gate Park.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Mac Miller

Deep breaths. This past weekend was extremely emotional for the nostalgically inclined. Postal Service at the Greek. Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at Candlestick. Weezer at America’s Cup Pavilion.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

It’s officially the heart of outdoor concert season, regardless of what our summer weather has to say about it. The Greek, Stern Grove, Candlestick Park (!), America’s Cup Pavilion, Golden Gate Park with Outside Lands on the horizon…each venue hosts super hotly anticipated shows here in the coming weeks. Let’s get out there and dance ‘til we’re warm. 

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Before we get into this week’s best live music bets, a very enthusiastic kudos to the folks who staged another successful Phono Del Sol mini-fest at Potrero Del Sol Park on Saturday. Thee Oh Sees, Marnie Stern and YACHT headlined a perfect day of live music set to the visual backdrop of kids owning the skate park behind one of the stages. More please.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music


Out of respect for your 4th of July weekend hangover, we're going to give your social life a break and focus on concerts waaay later in the week. We could all use a few more days rest after this show on Thursday. 

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music, America-FTW Edition


It’s time to celebrate America — that is, it's time to celebrate EVERYTHING about America. Music included.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Bass saxophonist Colin Stetson

You know how there’s ALWAYS something to do in San Francisco? Here’s more proof:

Best Bets for Live Bay Area Music

While we try to figure out if Kanye West really is a god, I direct your attention to more earthly matters: 

Boys Noize, Mezzanine, Thursday

Best Bets for Live Bay Area Music

Pharoahe Monch

There's LOTS of fun to be had this week. Let's get right to it. 

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