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'90s, but on the plus side of the non-meat-market music scene, I've often felt as safe and unpressured while checking out music solo as any hulking dude in a black hoodie at a Mastodon show. Perhaps our live scene is thriving on that focus and the passion we have for the music — and lyrics — itself.

Ahem. I don't know about you, horndogs, but pure intentions certainly get me all hot and bothered, though they don't help when we're sulking alone in the corner at the Husbands' Valentine hoedown. If ya got a problem with that, prove me wrong. *

SWINGING SOUNDS O' THE STRATOSPHERE

BLOODY HOLLIES

A question for the ages: Who to Trust, Who to Love, Who to Kill — and the title of the fierce San Diego blues punks' new Alive disc. Wed/7, 9 p.m. Annie's Social Club, 917 Folsom, SF. $5. (415) 974-1585

KINGS AND QUEENS

Nevada City homegrownies make haunting pop prog. P.S. K&Q's Rich Good once teamed with Joanna Newsom in the Pleased. Thurs/8, 9:30 p.m. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. $6. www.hemlocktavern.com

MIRAH

Recently remixed up with Mt. Eerie and Anna Oxygen on Joyride, the K artist is too cute for her horn-rims. Little Brazil and the Affair also play. Fri/9, 10 p.m. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. $8–$10. (415) 621-4455

RED THREAD

The moody Oaklanders are stitching up new songs for a summer album. Fri/9, 9:30 p.m. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. $7. www.hemlocktavern.com

TYVA KYZY

Riot rrroar — the all-female Tuvan throat singers wrap their power pipes around lullabies and tunes about tea. Sun/11, 8 p.m. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. $21. (415) 885-0750

ZS

The NYC chamber noise–niks sit down with Death Sentence: Panda! and Sword and Sandals. Sun/11, 9 p.m. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. $8. (415) 621-4455

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