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Fall Arts Preview: Got live if you want it -- and you do
My Bloody Valentine, the return

Spoon Can't get enough of Britt Daniel and company? Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 421-8497,

SEPT. 24

Journey, Heart, and Cheap Trick Feathered-hair flashbacks in full effect. Sleep Train Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord. Also Sept. 27, Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. (415) 421-8497, Also Oct. 7, Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce, Saratoga. (415) 421-8497,

SEPT. 25

Silver Jews With a likely gentle assist from Why?'s Yoni Wolf, David Berman flashes his sterling songwriting once more. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 421-8497,

SEPT. 26–27

Mission of Burma The Boston life-changers play 1982 post-punk classic Vs. (Ace of Hearts/Matador, 1982) in its entirety. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1422,

Rancid Up from Gilman and back on the ginormous Warfield stage, alongside the Adolescents and the Aquabats! Warfield, 982 Market, SF. (415) 421-8497,

SEPT. 26–28

San Francisco Blues Festival The 36th annual throwdown kicks off with a blues film series at the Roxie Theater and continues at the Great Meadow with Hot Tuna, the Delta Groove All Star Blues Revue, Johnny Winter, and Gospel Hummingbirds. Various locations.

SEPT. 28

Beach House Baltimore's Alex Scully and Victoria Legrand — the niece of Michel — rewards the devotion of listeners who've discovered that the endlessly resplendent Devotion (Carpark) is a contender for album of the year. Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016,

Earth, Wind & Fire, Angie Stone, and Michael McDonald A slab of '70s soul fantasy, a little stab at post–Celebrity Fit Club redemption, and a whole lotta distinctive yacht-rock vocalization, all under one roof. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose. (415) 421-8497,

SEPT. 30

My Bloody Valentine The moment has finally arrived for MBV fans. Will they stretch the distorted bridge of "You Made Me Realize" into infinity? Here's hoping the answer is yes. Concourse, 620 Seventh St., SF. (415) 421-8497,

OCT. 3–5

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