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Five SF Concerts to Put on Your Radar Now

Tristan Prettyman

People of SF — it’s a busy, busy week on the live music beat.

5 Bay Area Concerts to Put on Your Radar Now

We interrupt this regularly scheduled column for a Craigslist-style missed musical connection. Anyone who witnessed Tycho's trascendental show at the Independent over the weekend who wants to talk about it, hit me up. We need to discuss/start a support group. My mind is still spinning.

Moving on. This week’s another doozy on the local live music calendar. Behold:

Bill Frisell, Regina Carter, et al, Wednesday-Thursday, SFJAZZ Center

Five SF Concerts This Week to Put on Your Radar Now

Look now, the live music calendar is beefing up. Bands and live music fiends are coming out of hibernation. Here’s where you’ll find ‘em this week…

Five Can't-Miss Bay Area Concerts This Week

Sic Alps

This past weekend, we had the long-overdue good fortune of checking out the Mission’s newest cultural gem — The Chapel. I already miss it. Find an excuse to check it out. Get inside, scope the bar, the gastropub grub, the upstairs balcony, the cavernous aesthetics, all of it. It’s already a treasure and one of the city’s more magnetized venues, pulling the likes of Marissa Nadler (on Saturday) and Mike Cooley (of Drive-By Truckers fame) in February. Go on, move your tail over there. Mush.

Anyways, onto the week at hand. Don’t be fooled by anyone who says it’s a slow week. That’s quitter talk.

Sic Alps, Hemlock Tavern, Thursday

Five Hottest SF Concerts of the Week, NYE Edition

A-Trak

[Check’s calendar]

No time for small talk; it’s time to party. 

Five Concert Tickets Worth Gifting (and Re-Gifting) This Week

We all know the greatest gift of all is a Kenny Rogers box set that includes the song “Greatest Gift of All,” featuring Dolly Parton. But the second greatest gift of all?

That’s easy.

Concert tickets for your BFFs and FMFs (that’s “family members forever,” redundancy be damned)! It’s not too late to stuff your peoples’ stockings with promises of fun and sound, if Christmas is your holiday of choice. Giveth. Receiveth. Rinceth. Washeth. Repeateth.

Great White Buffalo, Bottom of the Hill, Thursday

Best Holiday Concerts For the Seasonally Inclined

SF Symphony

We’re entirely OK with the cheesiness and predictability of the holiday concert calendar. Routine begets tradition, which begets a feeling of holiday cheer, which begets warm and fuzzy feelings, which begets egg nog, which begets mistletoe. So on and so forth.

But whatever, there’s also a healthy number of concerts that are "traditional" only insofar as much as the word "holiday" pops up on the marquee. We dug ‘em up and vetted them for your holiday approval.

Five Shows to Complement Your 'Best of 2012' List-Reading

Santigold

Say what you will about the neverending onslaught of Year-End/Best-Of lists clogging up the internets, but this is truly one of the best times of the year to be a music obsessive. Read as many ‘Best Albums of 2012’ lists as you can stand, and discover.

Start with SPIN’s, wait for Pitchfork’s, then dig a bit deeper with Gorilla vs. Bear’s. Then tell 'em why they’re wrong and make your own. Then go to these shows:

How to Spend Your Weekly Live Music Allowance

December. The month of the live music doldrums. Or at least that used to be the case. Not this year.

Five Concerts to Put on Your Radar Now

‘Tis the season for huddling up in decked local concert halls and stuffing stockings with concert tickets. And my favorite, egg nog. Grab one and meet me at one of these shows.

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