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Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

We sincerely hope you were lucky enough to witness at least one night of Live 105’s two-part Not So Silent Night festivities over the weekend.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Consider everything you do this week a precursor to this weekend’s enormously anticipated Not So Silent Night two-day epic in the making.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

It’s time to show all of those out-of-town friends back for the holidays how remarkably hip you are. You live a thrilling Bay Area existence and knowing about these shows proves it. Study up, young’un.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

We're nearing the part of the live music calendar when touring bands hibernate for the winter, but we're not quite there. Options are aplenty, but you'd be wise to capitalize on these shows while you can:

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

There’s no cutting down this week’s list of shows worth your dollar. Just give in, go broke, and rejoice in an embarrassment of live music riches.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as live Bay Area music goes this week.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

Simply put, this is a monster week in Bay Area music. On the monster scale (bear with me), this week registers a LOCH NESS rating. All of this world-class pop music at once doesn’t seem realistic (see what I did there? Sorry.).

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

OK, we’re obviously spoiled here in the Bay Area when it comes to live music offerings, but this is just getting ridiculous. Seriously. Right after an endless parade of awesome at Treasure Island Music Festival weekend, now this:

The Ultimate Guide to the 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival

Treasure Island

I know we say this every year, but the curatorial wizards behind the Treasure Island Music Festival really outdid themselves this year. Every single act begs your undivided attention.

Best Bets This Week in Live Bay Area Music

More to come on Treasure Island Music Festival later this week. First, the warm-up shows going down this week, all of which could be considered natural fits with the festival’s curatorial mission:

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