Dance off any excess calories at any one of these musical events this most thankful of weeks.
Our Lady Peace @ The Independent
Consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, and Steve Mazur, Our Lady Peace is one of the most successful bands still strumming and drumming away in Canada today. Their now ubiquitous name comes from a well-known poem penned by the late Mark Van Doren, "Our Lady Peace." It's suffice to say that Doren had little clue that, in the ensuing decades to come, a Canadian band would gravitate toward the poem, and later use it for a band that would eventually sell over 5 million albums worldwide, win four JUNO Awards, and ten Muchmusic Video Awards. The band's most recent album, Curve, was recorded with co-producer Jason Lader—whose catalogue includes impressive works like Jay-Z's 99 Problems—has gone on to garner critical acclaim and became one of their best-selling LPs to date. The group is coming southward and temporarily nesting their stage equipment at The Independent this Monday evening. Swing by to see why their U.S. fan base is growing by the week, if not day. // Monday, November 20th starting at 8:00pm at The Independent 628 Divisadero St. (Fillmore); tickets ($30) can be bought on ticketfly.com.
Giraffage @ The Fillmore
The San Jose-born, now San Francisco-based producer Giraffage's dreamy synth-pop productions have helped pedestal him as one of electronic music's most refreshing, innovative, and influential producers currently populating the DJ landscape today. AKA Charlie Yin, he has amassed a loyal following from industry alums and everyday listeners alike. Raised by his two Taiwanese parents, both of which immigrated to East Bay, Yin has always described himself as a "musical nerd," opting to pen lyrics and produce acoustics instead of, say, swaying back and forward on playground swing set. Now he's taken that nuanced, idiosyncratic ability to create catchy choruses to both the stage and studio; taking a substantial leap forward with his forthcoming record Too Real, out now on Spotify. Mozy on over to The Fillmore this Tuesday night to see just how significant that proverbial vault was. // Tuesday, November 22nd starting at 8:00pm at The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd. (NoPa); tickets ($25-$45) can be bought at livenation.com.
Eli and Fur @ Audio SF
Since their debut release in 2013, Eli and Fur—the singer-songwriter, DJ-producing female duo who have played such well-known venues like Coachella—have been perfecting a sound built around infectious melodies with deep, driving bass lines, sprinkled with their defiant, brutish vocals. And it's this unusual amalgamation of cathartic, emotional lyrics and electro-pop, dance-hall backed beats that's landed them praise from some of music's biggest names today. (Even Lady Gaga has hailed them as being "fantastically bold and fresh.") Stop by Audio SF this Friday evening to jam-out to some of their biggest hits of their California Love Ep, while, simultaneously dancing-off of any leftover tryptophan reserves you may still be holding on to. // Friday, November 24th starting at 9:30pm at Audio SF 316 11th St. (SoMa); tickets ($10) can be bought on Eventbrite.
MitiS @ The Social Hall SF
MitiS has been fine-tuning and perfecting his piano-founded musings since he launched his solo career in early 2010. Since then, he's used his classical piano background to his advantage, curating and and self-producing live-sets that are known to pull more than a few heart strings. Fresh on the heels of the release of his first mid-length Ep, Foundation, he's making his Bay Area debut this Saturday night, lending all who attend a lens into his world of genre-bending sounds and hard-hitting piano key melodies. // Saturday, November 25th starting at 9:00pm at The Social Hall; tickets ($15) can be bought on socialhallsf.com.
Tori Amos @ The Paramount Theatre
The woman needs no introduction, frankly—but we'll give her one. She's been nominated for over eight GRAMMYs, has sold over 7 million records around the world, and is considered one of the most trailblazing women in music to this day. Currently she's on tour promoting her most current full-length LP effort, Native Invader—a fifteen-track iconoclastic deep-dive in politics, prose, and personal self-reflection. You can catch Amos this Sunday when the sun goes down at Oracle Arena, dropping the jaws of all those who can snag a ticket before they sell out. // Sunday, November 26th starting at 8:00pm at the Oracle Arena 2025 Broadway, (Oakland); tickets ($64-$300+) can be bought on ticketmaster.com.