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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:

San Francisco Bands To See at SXSW This Week

A one-word message to San Franciscans at SXSW: UNITE.

Some of your neighbors are making the rounds in Austin this week, and they’re all worthy of your SF insider recommendation. If you see any of these bands on a lineup, tell your friends “yeah they’re from SF, right down the street from me. They freakin’ rule…the next big thing.” And then put your money where your mouth is (and go see them for free).

Five Bay Area Concerts to Keep the Noise Pop Mojo Alive

I don’t know about you guys, but Noise Pop week has me in a state of blissful exhaustion. Personal highlights: STRFKR's wondrous dance pop spectacle (and furried friends) at the Regency on Friday, and Saturday night's celebration of all things chill at the Independent, via adopted hometown hero Toro y Moi. By all accounts, it was another banner year for Noise Pop.

140-Character Live Music Power Rankings, Noise Pop Edition

Tell your friends and family you love them. Give the dog to the neighbors. Tell your boss something's come up.

It’s Noise Pop week, and there’s no going back.

Best Bets for Live Music in San Francisco This Week

In honor of Marilyn Manson’s return to the Bay Area, we pose this question: ever wonder why mosh pits work the way they do? Read this Cornell University study, which explains their mysterious ways. Apparently this behavior is consistent with the predictions of simplified models, such as the way gas particles collide (or whatever). Moshers are merely acting in accordance with the natural state of things, so spare the kids your condescending look. It’s science. Mosh forth, child.  

Marilyn Manson, Tuesday, The Warfield

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