Music listings

Pub date November 24, 2009

Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, and the Thanksgiving holiday falls within this week, it’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are listed when provided to us. Submit items at



Deastro, Max Tundra, White Cloud Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $14.

Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Bukue One, Serendipity Project, Hopie Spitshard Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $22.

Dubstar, Equipto, Bored Stiff El Rio. 8pm, $10.

Shane Dwight Biscuits and Blues. 8pm, $15.

*Laudanum, Black Ganion, Lethe, Worm Ouroboros Annie’s Social Club. 9pm, $7.

Joe Perry Fillmore. 8pm, $39.50.

Psychic Reality, Sex Worker, Jealousy Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.

Shantytown, Whiskey Pills Fiasco Red Devil Lounge. 8pm, $8.

*Vader, Decrepit Birth, Amenta, Warbringer, Augury DNA Lounge. 8pm, $24.

Vinyl, Rondo Brothers, Monophonics Independent. 9pm, $15.


Michael Chase Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; (415) 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Ben Marcato and the Mondo Combo Top of the Mark. 7:30pm, $10.

Marcus Shelby Jazz Jam Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.

Cat’s Corner Savanna Jazz. 7pm, $5-10.

Tin Cup Serenade Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, SF; (415) 931-3600. 7pm, free.


Richard Bean and Sapo, Manzo, Machala Slim’s. 8pm, $13.

Brent Jordan Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Diana Gamero, Makru Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell, SF; (415) 646-0018. 8pm, $10-12.

Gaucho, Michael Abraham Jazz Session Amnesia. 8pm, free.


Booty Call Q-Bar, 456 Castro; 9pm. Juanita Moore hosts this dance party, featuring DJ Robot Hustle.

Club Shutter Elbo Room. 10pm, $5. Goth with DJs Nako, Omar, and Justin.

Dark Sparkle Café du Nord. 10pm, $5. Ten-year anniversary of the dance/electronic/glam party.

Fringe Madrone Art Bar. 9pm, free. With DJs subOctave and Blondie K mixing indie music videos.

Hands Down! Bar on Church. 9pm, free. With DJs Claksaarb, Mykill, and guests spinning indie, electro, house, and bangers.

Jam Wednesday Infusion Lounge. 10pm, free. DJ Slick Dee.

Qoöl 111 Minna Gallery. 5-10pm, $5. Pan-techno lounge with DJs Spesh, Gil, Hyper D, and Jondi.

RedWine Social Dalva. 9pm-2am, free. DJ TophOne and guests spin outernational funk and get drunk.

Respect Wednesdays End Up. 10pm, $5. Rotating DJs Daddy Rolo, Young Fyah, Irie Dole, I-Vier, Sake One, Serg, and more spinning reggae, dancehall, roots, lovers rock, and mash ups.

Synchronize Il Pirata, 2007 16th St.; (415) 626-2626. 10pm, free. Psychedelic dance music with DJs Helios, Gatto Matto, Psy Lotus, Intergalactoid, and guests.



Eric Kurtzrock Trio Ana Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach, SF; (415) 771-6800. 7:30pm, free.

Laurent Fourgo Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place, SF; (415) 931-3600. 7:30pm, free.

Michael Gold Socha Café, 3235 Mission, SF; (415) 643-6848. 8:30pm.

Marlina Teich Trio Brickhouse, 426 Brannan, SF; (415) 820-1595. 7-10pm, free.

Stompy Jones Top of the Mark. 7:30pm, $10.


Afrolicious Elbo Room. 9:30pm, $5-6. DJs Pleasuremaker, Señor Oz, J Elrod, and B Lee spin Afrobeat, Tropicália, electro, samba, and funk.

Caribbean Connection Little Baobab, 3388 19th St; 643-3558. 10pm, $3. DJ Stevie B and guests spin reggae, soca, zouk, reggaetón, and more.

DJ Carolyn Keddy Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, free.

Drop the Pressure Underground SF. 6-10pm, free. Electro, house, and datafunk highlight this weekly happy hour.

Funky Rewind Skylark. 9pm, free. DJ Kung Fu Chris, MAKossa, and rotating guest DJs spin heavy funk breaks, early hip-hop, boogie, and classic Jamaican riddims.

Gymnasium Matador, 10 6th St., SF; (415) 863-4629. 9pm, free. With DJ Violent Vickie and guests spinning electro, hip hop, and disco.

Heat Icon Ultra Lounge. 10pm, free. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and soul.

Kick It Bar on Church. 9pm. Hip-hop with DJ Jorge Terez.

Koko Puffs Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary; 885-4788. 10pm, free. Dubby roots reggae and Jamaican funk from rotating DJs.

Late Night Thanksgiving Bingotopia Knockout. 9pm-midnight. Play for drinks, dignity, and dorky prizes with host Yule Be Sorry.

Meat DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $2-5. Industrial with BaconMonkey, Netik, and Chaank.

Mestiza Bollywood Café, 3376 19th St., SF; (415) 970-0362. 10pm, free. Showcasing progressive Latin and global beats with DJ Juan Data.

Popscene 330 Rich. 10pm, $10. Rotating DJs spinning indie, Britpop, electro, new wave, and post-punk.

Represent Icon Lounge. 10pm, $5. With Resident DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist and guest.

Solid Club Six. 9pm, $5. With resident DJ Daddy Rolo and rotating DJs Mpenzi, Shortkut, Polo Mo’qz and Fuze spinning roots, reggae, and dancehall.



Hatebreed, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Chimaira, Unearth Warfield. 3pm, $30. Also with Whitechapel, Born of Osiris, Hate Eternal, and Dirge Within.

Hoptown, Fancy Dan Band, Elektrik Sunset, Andy Mason Hotel Utah. 9pm, $6.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Independent. 9pm, $25.

DJ Lebowitz Madrone Art Bar. 6-9pm, free.

Lilofee, Danny James and Pear, Ferocious Few Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $7.

Bobby Long Elbo Room. 7:30pm, $15.

Norma Jean, Horse the Band, Chariot, Arsonists Get All the Girls Slim’s. 7:30pm, $17.

Peaches, Amanda Blank Regency Ballroom. 9pm, $27.

EC Scott Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.

Simian Mobile Disco, JDH and Dave P Mezzanine. 9pm, $25.

Dave Smallen, Soft White Sixties, Lite Brite Bottom of the Hill. 9:30pm, $12.

Stereo Freakout, Nuck Fu, Benvenue, Amply Hostile DNA Lounge. 5:30pm, $12. Also with Cires, Dear Sincerely, Faded, Wee the Band, Vague Blur, and Exit 27.

Stone Vengeance, Proffessor, Space Vacation, Holy Grail Annie’s Social Club. 9pm, $8.

Toots and the Maytals, Ray Fresco Fillmore. 9pm, $26.

Tragik El Rio. 10pm, $10.

Gaby V, Trevor Garrod, Matt Layton Red Devil Lounge. 8pm, $10.


Laurie Berkner Band Paramount Theatre. 11am, $25.

Lovemakers, Silverswans, Chambers Uptown. 9pm, $15.


Audium 9 1616 Bush, SF; (415) 771-1616. 8:30pm, $15.

Black Market Jazz Orchestra Top of the Mark. 9pm, $10.

Books, Manring Kassin Darter Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, SF; 8:15pm, $18.

Terrence Brewer Shanghai 1930. 7:30pm, free.

Eric Kurtzrock Trio Ana Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach, SF; (415) 771-6800. 8pm, free.

Lucid Lovers Rex Hotel, 562 Sutter, SF; (415) 433-4434. 6-8pm.

Savanna Jazz Trio Savanna Jazz. 8pm, $5.

Tuck and Patti Yoshi’s San Francisco. 8 and 10pm, $22.


Makru Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.

Pine Box Boys, Trainwreck Riders, Earl Brothers, Mighty Crows Café du Nord. 8pm, $15.

Rob Reich and Craig Ventresco Amnesia. 7pm, free.

Savoy Family Cajun Band Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $20.

Isaac Schwartz Socha Café, 3235 Mission, SF; (415) 643-6848. 8:30pm.

Joe "Kimo" West with Patrick Landeza Union Room at Biscuits and Blues. 8:30pm, $10.


Activate! Lookout, 3600 16th St; (415) 431-0306. 9pm, $3. Face your demigods and demons at this Red Bull-fueled party.

Alcoholocaust Presents Riptide Tavern. 9pm, free. DJ What’s His Fuck spins old-school punk and other gems.

Bar on Church 9pm. Rotating DJs Zax, Zhaldee, and Nuxx.

Biscuits and Gravy Elbo Room. 10pm, free. Hip-hop, funk, reggae, and salsa with DJs Vinnie Esparza and B-Cause.

Blow Up Rickshaw Stop. 10pm, $15. With DJs Jeffrey Paradise and Richie Panic spinning dance music.

Exhale, Fridays Project One Gallery, 251 Rhode Island; (415) 465-2129. 5pm, $5. Happy hour with art, fine food, and music with Vin Sol, King Most, DJ Centipede, and Shane King.

Fat Stack Fridays Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary, SF; (415) 885-4788. 10pm, free. With rotating DJs Romanowski, B-Love, Tomas, Toph One, and Vinnie Esparza.

Gay Asian Paradise Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; 9pm, $8. Featuring two dance floors playing dance and hip hop, smoking patio, and 2 for 1 drinks before 10pm. Gymnasium Stud. 10pm, $5. With DJs Violent Vickie and guests spinning electro, disco, rap, and 90s dance and featuring performers, gymnastics, jump rope, drink specials, and more.

Look Out Weekend Bambuddha Lounge. 4pm, free. Drink specials, food menu and resident DJs White Girl Lust, Swayzee, Philie Ocean, and more.

Lucky Road Amnesia. 9pm, $6-10.

M4M Fridays Underground SF. 10pm-2am. Joshua J and Frankie Sharp host this man-tastic party.

Punk Rock and Shlock Karaoke Annie’s Social Club. 9pm-2am, $5. Eileen and Jody bring you songs from multiple genres to butcher: punk, new wave, alternative, classic rock, and more.

6 to 9 800 Larkin, 800 Larkin, SF; (415) 567-9326. 6pm, free. DJs David Justin and Dean Manning spinning downtempo, electro breaks, techno, and tech house. Free food by 800 Larkin.

Suite Jesus 111 Minna. 9pm, $20. Beats, dancehall, reggae and local art.

Teenage Dance Craze Party Knockout. 10pm, $3. Teen beat, twisters, surf rock, and other 60s sounds with DJs Sergio Iglesias, Russell Quann, and dX the Funky Gran Paw.



Business, Control, Harrington Saints Thee Parkside. 9pm, $13.

California Honeydrops Biscuits and Blues. 8 and 10pm, $20.

Quinn Deveaux Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.

Dizzy Balloon, Jakes, Luke Franks or the Federalists, Scene of Action Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $10.

Lemon Sun, Leopold and His Fiction, Siddhartha Hemlock Tavern. 9:30pm, $7.

Loquat, New Up, Cons, Lindy Lafontainte Red Devil Lounge. 8pm, $10.

Lucabrazzi Knockout. 10pm, $6.

Mario, Mishon Fillmore. 8pm, $35.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Moonalice Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $25.

Parade Route, Neighborhood Bullies, Better Maker Thee Parkside. 3pm, free.

Straight No Chaser Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon, SF; 8pm, $29.50.

Xienhow, Enzyme Dynamite, Zeps and Damaniz, Mike Swift Elbo Room. 10pm, $5.

Zepparella, Dave Rude Band, Solid Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $12.


Andrew Oliver Trio Red Poppy Art House. 8pm, $10-15.

Audium 9 1616 Bush, SF; (415) 771-1616. 8:30pm, $15.

Eric Kurtzrock Trio Ana Mandara, Ghirardelli Square, 891 Beach, SF; (415) 771-6800. 8pm, free.

"Jazz Jam Session with Uptime Jazz Group" Mocha 101 Café, 1722 Taraval, SF; (415) 702-9869. 3:30-5:30pm, free.

Jessica Johnson Shanghai 1930. 7:30pm, free.

Marlena Teich Jazz Band Shanghai 1930. 8pm, $5.

Ricardo Scales Top of the Mark. 9pm, $15.

Tuck and Patti Yoshi’s San Francisco. 8 and 10pm, $22.


Los Boleros Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell, SF; (415) 646-0018. 7:30, $10; 11:45pm, $12.

California Honeydrops, Kally Price Band Amnesia. 9pm, $7.

Gas Men Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Toshio Hirano Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; (415) 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Ricardo Peixoto and Carlos Oliveira Red Poppy Art House. 8pm, $15-20.


Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Red Meat, B Stars Uptown. 9pm, $12.


Bar on Church 9pm. Rotating DJs Foxxee, Joseph Lee, Zhaldee, Mark Andrus, and Niuxx.

Barracuda 111 Minna. 9pm, $5-10. Eclectic 80s music with Djs Damon, Phillie Ocean, and Mod Dave, plus free 80s hair and make-up by professional stylists.

Blowoff Slim’s. 10pm. $15. Hosted and DJ’d by Bob Mould and Rich Morel.

Bootie DNA Lounge. 9pm, $6-12. Mash-ups with Adrian and Mysterious D, Dada, and more, plus a live performance by Smash-Up Derby.

Go Bang! Deco SF, 510 Larkin St; (415) 346-2025. 10pm, $5. Recreating the diversity and freedom of the 70’s/ 80’s disco nightlife with special guest DJs Ken Vulsion and Ash Williams and DJs Flight, Nicky B., Sergio and Stanley.

HYP Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, SF; 10pm, free. Gay and lesbian hip hop party, featuring DJs spinning the newest in the top 40s hip hop and hyphy.

Reggae Gold Club Six. 9pm, $15. With DJs Daddy Rolo, Jah Yzer, Serg, and Polo Mo’qz spinning dancehall.

Spirit Fingers Sessions 330 Ritch. 9pm, free. With DJ Morse Code and live guest performances.

Thanksgiving Recovery Mighty. 10pm, $25. Featuring the 2010 Bare Chest Calendar Men.



Japandroids, Surfer Blood Rickshaw Stop. 7pm, $12.

Jordan Epcar, Light Machine, Evening Post Hotel Utah. 8pm, $6.

Murder of Lilies, Ferocious Few, Fake Your Own Death, Delle Vellum Café du Nord. 8pm, $10.

Nebula, Dusted Angel, Radio Moscow Annie’s Social Club. 6pm.

Justin Nozuka, Sam Bradley, Elizabeth and the Catapult Great American Music Hall. 7:30pm, $21.

Rooney, Tally Hall, Crash Kings Slim’s. 8pm, $16.

Sandwitches, Pale Hoarse Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; (415) 552-6066. 6pm, free.


Terry Disley Washington Square Bar and Grill, 1707 Powell, SF; (415) 433-1188. 7pm, free.

Linda Kosut Bliss Bar, 4026 24th St, SF; (415) 826-6200. 4:30pm, $10.

Rob Modica and friends Simple Pleasures, 3434 Balboa, SF; (415) 387-4022. 3pm, free.

Savanna Jazz Trio and jam Shanghai 1930. 7:30pm, $5.

Tuck and Patti Yoshi’s San Francisco. 2 and 7pm, $5-22.


Los Boleros Peña Pachamama, 1630 Powell, SF; (415) 646-0018. 7:30 and 11:45pm, $10-12.

Fire Whiskey Thee Parkside. 4pm, free.

John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, and friends Plough and Stars. 9pm.


Brass Liberation Orchestra, Rumen Sopov Amnesia. 9pm, $7-10.

DiscoFunk Mashups Cat Club. 10pm, free. House and 70’s music.

Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm, $6. Dub, roots, and classic dancehall with DJ Sep, Maneesh the Twister, and guest Adam Twelve.

45 Club the Funky Side of Soul Knockout. 10pm, free. With dX the Funky Gran Paw, Dirty Dishes, and English Steve.

Gloss Sundays Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 7pm. With DJ Hawthorne spinning house, funk, soul, retro, and disco.

Honey Soundsystem Paradise Lounge. 8pm-2am. "Dance floor for dancers – sound system for lovers." Got that?

Jock! Lookout, 3600 16th; 431-0306. 3pm, $2. This high-energy party raises money for LGBT sports teams.

Kick It Bar on Church. 9pm. Hip-hop with DJ Zax.

Religion Bar on Church. 3pm. With DJ Nikita.

Stag AsiaSF. 6pm, $5. Gay bachelor parties are the target demo of this weekly erotic tea dance.



David Archuleta, Benton Ball Warfield. 7pm, $45.50.

Build Them to Break, Self Centered, Bullet Vibe El Rio. 8pm, $5.

Vic Chesnutt Band, Warpaint, Liz Durret Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $18.

Grayskul, Language Arts Crew, Bastard Patriots, Brahma Lagah Elbo Room. 9pm, $7.


Build, George Hurd Ensemble, Jack Dubowsky Ensemble Café du Nord. 8pm, $10.

Robert Deguijl Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom, SF; (415) 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Lavay Smith Trio Enrico’s, 504 Broadway, SF; 7pm, free.

Panique Socha Café, 3235 Mission, SF; (415) 643-6848. 8:30pm.

Wobbly World Yoshi’s San Francisco. 8pm, $16.


Open mic Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St, SF; (415) 642-0474. 8:45pm, free.

Starlings Amnesia. 8:30pm, free.


Black Gold Koko Cocktails, 1060 Geary; 885-4788. 10pm-2am, free. Senator Soul spins Detroit soul, Motown, New Orleans R&B, and more — all on 45!

Death Guild DNA Lounge. 9:30pm, $3-5. Goth, industrial, and synthpop with Decay, Joe Radio, and Melting Girl.

Going Steady Dalva. 10pm, free. DJs Amy and Troy spinning 60’s girl groups, soul, garage, and more.

King of Beats Tunnel Top. 10pm. DJs J-Roca and Kool Karlo spinning reggae, electro, boogie, funk, 90’s hip hop, and more.

Manic Mondays Bar on Church. 9pm. Drink 80-cent cosmos with DJs Mark Andrus and Dangerous Dan.

Monster Show Underground SF. 10pm, $5. Cookie Dough and DJ MC2 make Mondays worth dancing about, with a killer drag show at 11pm.

Network Mondays Azul Lounge, One Tillman Pl; 9pm, $5. Hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word open mic, plus featured performers.

Spliff Sessions Tunnel Top. 10pm, free. DJs MAKossa, Kung Fu Chris, and C. Moore spin funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop, and psychedelia on vinyl.



Black Crowes, Truth and Salvage Company Fillmore. 8pm, $51.50.

Conspiracy of Beards, Stitchcraft, King City Café du Nord. 8:30pm, $10.

Little Girls, Weekend Hemlock Tavern. 9pm, $6.

Spandex Tiger, Sideshow Fiasco, Kajillion Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $8.


"Booglaloo Tuesday" Madrone Art Bar. 9:30pm, $3. With Oscar Myers.

Dave Parker Quintet Rasselas Jazz. 8pm.

Ricardo Scales Top of the Mark. 6:30pm, $5.


Dark Party Mighty. 9:30pm, $12. An electronic dance project featuring Eliot Lipp and Leo123.

Drunken Monkey Lounge Annie’s Social Club. 9pm, free. Guest DJs and shot specials.

Eclectic Company Skylark, 9pm, free. DJs Tones and Jaybee spin old school hip hop, bass, dub, glitch, and electro.

La Escuelita Pisco Lounge, 1817 Market, SF; (415) 874-9951. 7pm, free. DJ Juan Data spinning gay-friendly, Latino sing-alongs but no salsa or reggaetón.

Mixology Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, 133 Turk, (415) 441-2922. 10pm, $2. DJ Frantik mixes with the Rock Out Karaoke! Amnesia. 7:30pm. With Glenny Kravitz.

Share the Love Trigger, 2344 Market, SF; (415) 551-CLUB. 5pm, free. With DJ Pam Hubbuck spinning house.

Womanizer Bar on Church. 9pm. With DJ Nuxx.