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Promo: Win a VIP ticket package to SFCMP’s Sweet Thunder Festival!

SFCMP’s Sweet Thunder Festival welcomes some of the nation’s leading alt-classical performers for four unprecedented days and nights of music at Fort Mason Center, April 24-27. Alongside...

This Week’s Picks: April 23 – 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY 23Deleted Scenes D.C.-based quartet Deleted Scenes' third long-player, Lithium Burn, continues to complicate easy categorization of their accessible art rock, deploying everything from...

Watch: Can you spot all the East Bay locales in this new Atmosphere video?

Okay, so maybe I'm a little biased because how often does a music video shoot take place in yours truly's little podunk hometown of...

Listen: Dylan Shearer’s “Mold in the Fold”

San Francisco songwriter Dylan Shearer has been kicking around the Bay Area since 2005, but something in his voice sounds like he just arrived...

Music Listings: July 2-July 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY 2ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Middlesleep, Halsted, Cazadero, 9pm, $8.El Rio: 3158 Mission, San Francisco. Jet Trash, The Nurseries,...

Win tickets to the World Premiere of Maya Beiser’s All Vows

“Sensual…with rock-star magnetism.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer "With virtuoso chops, rock-star charisma, and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge of avant...

Music Listings: March 19-25, 2014

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Yellow Ostrich, Pattern Is Movement, Paint the Trees White, 9pm, $12-$14.Brick & Mortar Music...

Listen: Warm Soda’s new LP ‘Young Reckless Hearts’

Oakland's Warm Soda, aka one of our 2013 bands on the rise, is almost too easy to love: That lo-fi fuzz, those jangly, sugar-sweet...

Listen: New M. Lockwood Porter single “Chris Bell” pays tribute to the less-celebrated heart of Big Star

This happens very rarely, but every now and then, I'm actually in step with some kind of larger musical zeitgeist. My lifelong affection for...

Music Listings: March 5-11, 2014

WEDNESDAY 5ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. “The Larkade,” w/ Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony, Rachel Lark, JK47, 9:30pm, free.Bottom of the...

Rep Clock: March 5 -11, 2014

Schedules are for Wed/5-Tue/11 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Theater Listings: March 5 – 11, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Synthesizers, saxophones, and one African grey parrot: The Other Minds music festival is a magnet for the avant-garde

By Micah DubreuilWhen Charles Amirkhanian was 5 years old, he received a John Cage record as a gift from his father. It was a...

Music Listings Feb. 26-Mar 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26ROCK50 Mason Social House: 50 Mason, San Francisco. The Ever After, The Proofs, 8pm, free.Bender’s: 806 S. Van Ness, San Francisco. Noise Pop...

This Week’s Picks: February 26 – March 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26Fresh and Onlys Yeah, Ty Segall moved to LA and Thee Oh Sees are on an indefinite hiatus, but chin up! The Fresh...

Theater Listings: February 26 – March 4, 2014

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Music Listings

WEDNESDAY 19ROCKAmoeba Music: 1855 Haight, San Francisco. Phantogram, 6 p.m., free.The Chapel: 777 Valencia, San Francisco. Marissa Nadler, Donovan Quinn, 8 p.m., $12-$15.Elbo Room:...

Here, have a new Thee Oh Sees track

It's been a while since any of us here in media-land mentioned John Dwyer in a non-despairing tone, let alone a context that actually...

Music Listings: Feb 12-19, 2014

WEDNESDAY 12ROCKBoom Boom Room: 1601 Fillmore, San Francisco. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men, Evan & The Eccentrics, 9:30 p.m., $5.Bottom of the...

Pixies 2.0

The alt-rock forefathers forge ahead with new material — and without Kim Deal

Live Shots: WATERS is stormier than expected at Brick & Mortar

Live shows are an opportunity for musicians and music lovers to share an experience together. After all, you’re standing in the same room. Brick...

Music Listings: Feb 5-11, 2014

WEDNESDAY 5ROCKBrick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission, San Francisco. The Pack A.D., 9 p.m., $10-$12.DNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San Francisco. My Body...

Music Listings: Jan. 22-28, 2014

WEDNESDAY 22ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Giggle Party, Sweat Lodge, Nasty Christmas, 9 p.m., $8.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710...

Music Listings: Jan. 15-21, 2014

WEDNESDAY 15ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Connan Mockasin, Disappearing People, Faux Canada, 9 p.m., $10-$12.El Rio: 3158 Mission, San Francisco....