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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

Beirut

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

Beyonce

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. 

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Not gonna lie. It’s a slow week on the local live music front, you guys. Of course, in San Francisco, that just means there’s a million good shows to see, as opposed to a bazillion, give or take.

Trip Out at These Buzzworthy Bay Area Shows This Week

In our never-ending mission to combat the rise of mind-narrowing music, this week’s column focus on band’s who just want to trip you the eff out and/or blow your mind. Check out these bands and watch the epiphanies roll in.   

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.   

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