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Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

July 9, 2014
Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

June 16, 2014
Happy Monday, y'all. I know, it's rough. I hope at the very least that your weekend was better than this guy's.If not, don't despair!...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

May 13, 2014
Is it hot in here, or is it just -- sorry, no, that's all of San Francisco, doing that delightfully freakish 85-degree Actual Summer...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

March 25, 2014
Spring has sprung, kiddos, and you know what that means: Rebirth. Renewal. Easter, or Passover, or your special garden ritual where you fashion yourself...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

February 24, 2014
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

February 4, 2014
The Bay Area music-related Internets was ablaze this week with the rumor that whiskey-fueled nights at the Mission's belovedly divey Elbo Room may be...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

January 21, 2014
We hear a certain sporting team lost a football match of sorts over the weekend — at least, this is what we understand to...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

January 13, 2014
Happy Monday, kids! If you're feeling the comedown from a solid week of shows celebrating the Rickshaw Stop's 10th anniversary (read our feature on...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

November 5, 2013
The Queen of Rockabilly (who once dated Elvis), a ‘90s shoegaze icon, a legendary SF math rock crew, and a brand new haunted surf-garage...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 29, 2013
Ready to get weird? Naturally, as this is the week of All Hallows Eve (i.e. the best time of the year), the shows you...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 22, 2013
Well lookie here -- seems like SF really is for lovers. We’ve got hoards of young folks intermingling on OkCupid, Grindr, and Tindr. And...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

October 15, 2013
Well the biggest music news in the city this weekend (or just outside its technical geographic mainland limits) is likely the annual Treasure Island...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

October 8, 2013
Have you recovered from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass/the Castro Street Fair yet? Can you believe how hot and sticky San Francisco was last weekend? Do...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

September 24, 2013
This week, two sparkly dark singer-songwriters you should already know and love will return to SF on separate voyages: Zola Jesus (Thu/26 at Palace...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

September 16, 2013
This week’s must-sees include a riot grrl legend with a shiny new project, a crew of gritty Brooklyn punks, an Oakland music fest (the...

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

September 10, 2013
Music can serve to fit your specific mood. If you can pinpoint an emotion you wish to heighten, you have the ability to explode...

Heads Up: 8 must-see concerts this week

August 20, 2013
The Internet never forgets. I realized this yet again today after discovering the complete 1979 BBC documentary, Who Is Poly Styrene, and with the...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

May 14, 2013
This video has been floating around of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield floating in space, slowly turning inside his vessel, playing the acoustic guitar and...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

January 29, 2013
This week holds big, anticipated-return shows like Local Natives at the Fox and Cody ChesnuTT at the Independent, new pairings like Adam Green and...

Heads Up: 7 must-see concerts this week

December 10, 2012
Call it the influence of witch house on the folk scene, or don't –  those involved would probably hate that. But it does feel...

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