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Music listings are compiled by Sarah Han. The music intern is Heidi Smith. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are listed when provided to us. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit an item to listings.

wednesday 23

Bad Religion, Death by Stereo Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $10.

Elvin Bishop Blues Jam Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $10.

Busy Nut Curve, 747 Third St; 786-2286. 9pm.

Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock Justice League. 9pm, $15. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Cave Catt Sammy, Bellfuries Elbo Room. 9pm, $10.

Element of Surprise, Technocracy, Unjust, Drist Slim's. 8pm, $8.

Greyhounds Boom Boom Room. 9:20pm.

Groovesmith, RLT, Chad Tracey Quartet Tongue and Groove. 8:30pm, $6.

Trey Gunn Band Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $15.

Hell Brothers, Candy from Strangers, Bent Richard Covered Wagon Saloon. 9:30pm, $5.

Pure Ecstasy Top of the Mark. 8pm, $5.

Revivall, Name Withheld, All for Nothing, Spitshine Syndicate Pound-SF. 8pm, $5.

Strangegirl, El Greco Hotel Utah. 8:30pm, $5.

The Word Fillmore. 8pm, $25. Also Thurs/24. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

Fire Ants, Escaped Stork Club. 9pm, $5.

Mindz Eye Blakes. 9:30pm, $5.

Mushroom, Soultree 19 Broadway. 9pm.

Jazz/new music

Don Asher and Kent Cohea Moose's. 8pm.

Steffen Kuehn Cafe Cocomo. 9pm, $5.

Vince Lateano Trio Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Michael Mackintosh Rite Spot Music Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Al Pacheco Jazz Band Skip's Tavern. 8-10pm.

Realistic Bruno's. 9pm.

Saya Butterfly. 7pm, free.

Charles Unger Experience Les Joulins. 8pm.

Bay Area

Baguette Quartet Cato's Ale House. 6-9pm, free.

Mitch Marcus Quintet Jupiter. 8pm.

Dave Mathews Downtown. 8pm.

McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, George Mraz, Al Foster Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $26. Through Sun/27.


Calico String Band Potrero Brewing Company, 535 Florida; 552-1967. 8pm.

Hot Buttered Rum String Band, Wildsang Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $3.

Bay Area

Ed Johnson Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $16.50.

Dance clubs

Audible Colors Top. 6-10pm. Downtempo and beats. 10pm-2am. House music with weekly guests.

Bondage A Go-Go Cat Club. 9pm-4am, $7-10. Deathrock, industrial, '70s and '80s dance music, interactive BDSM, and go-go dancers.

Broadway Studios 9pm. Salsa. Dance lesson at 7pm.

Church of Sinatra Club Deluxe. 9:30pm. DJs spinning music from the Rat Pack era.

Club Judah Jelly's. 9pm, $5. Reggae and dancehall.

Club Lovely Edinburgh Castle. 9:30pm-2am. An indie, mod, Britpop dance night.

Construction 330 Ritch. 10pm-2am. Tech-house with residents Torque and Huey.

Dig Deep Blind Tiger. 9pm, free. Deep house and downtempo with resident DJs Seven, Oolong, and Efrem.

Dig the Pony Pow! A Cocktail Lounge. 9pm-2am. With Chulada and weekly guests.

Discover Ruby Skye. 9pm-3am. Hard house with DJ Ben Doren.

Exotica Glas Kat. 9pm-2am, $10. Go-go dancing with the Men of Exotica and Go-Go Tribe and funk, disco, and house music.

Family Affair Sacrifice, $3. 10pm-2am. With Jamo and guests spinning deep slow beat, soul, and hip-hop.

Focus Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am, $3. House music with rotating residents.

Forget about It Amnesia. 9pm-2am. With DJs Ben Cook, John Howard, Consuelo, Jay, and guests.

Foundation Sno-Drift. 9pm, $10. With Jahyzer, Malik, and Namane.

Fuck Me I'm Famous Buzz 9. 9pm, $5. With DJ Charlotte the Baroness and Russell Krachner.

Gather Round Fuse. 10pm-2am. Hip-hop with DJ Design.

Julip 9:30pm. DJ Consuelo and the Soul Searchers spin slow jams, soul, and hip-hop.

Poly's Playhouse Hush Hush Lounge. 9pm-2am, $4. With DJ Polywog and the Tadpoles and guests.

Progress Liquid. 10pm-2am, $5. Progressive house, techno, and trance.

Psycho-Synthesis Jezebels Joint. 9pm-2am, $5. Breaks, electro, industro, and trance.

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

Recline AsiaSF. 7pm, $5. With Pause, Jamo, and Wisdom.

Red Wine Social Dalva, 3121 16th St; 332-5800, ext 211. 10pm-2am, free. With Toph One and Tiki Jim.

Route 26 Mix. 10pm-2am, free. Global house music with Adnan, Butterfly, and Bruthaluv.

Salsa Dance Party Metronome Ballroom. 7-9:30pm, $14. Drop-in salsa classes.

Séance Backflip. 9pm-2am, $5. With rotating residents.

Serenity Lounge Venture Frogs Restaurant, 1000 Van Ness; 409-2550. 7pm-2am. Mushroom jazz, downtempo house with Jamie Means and Von.

Sweet Spot Up and Down Club. 10pm-2am. Hip-hop and funk with Rolo 1-3, DJ Henry, and Kevvy Kev.

Vitabar Divas, 1081 Polk; 928-6006. 10pm-2am, $5. With mikee and Jada Halston.

Wanton Wednesdays Laszlo. 9pm-2am. With Neel N. Kizmiaz.

WildSeed Baobab. 9pm-1am, free. Grassroots dance party with DJ Somuchsoul and Miss Leema.

Zen City Lounge 9pm. With David Garcia and Hector Gardinez.

Bay Area

Bliss Oasis, 135 12th St, Oakl; (510) 763-0404. 9pm, $5-7. Deep house.

Bubblegum Mambo Lounge, 14572 E 14th St, San Leandro; (510) 357-7777. 10pm-2am. Rotating DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall.

Deep Disc Ivy Room. 10pm-2am, free. Rap, bhangra, electro, and old-school breaks with DJs Darkat, Program, and guests.

Radio 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am. '60s ska and Jamaican dub.

Ruby Room10pm-2am. Soul, funk, and more with DJ Kitty.

Salsa Caliente Club Fusetti. 10pm. Pete Solis spins salsa and merengue. Salsa lessons at 8pm.

Starchild Blakes. 9:30pm, $4. Breakbeat with DJs AD One, Paul Guido, Tequila Willie.

The Venue Bluesville. 9:30pm-2am. Hip-hop, dancehall, R&B.

thursday 24


Belle Canto Voodoo Lounge. 9:30pm, $5.

Henry Butler Duo Tongue and Groove. 9pm, $12.

Bratmobile, Pattern, Gravy Train Bottom of the Hill. 9:30pm, $8.

Chris Clouse Curve, 747 Third St; 786-2286. 9pm.

Concrete Blonde, Mojacar Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $20. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Debbie Davies Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $10.

Dora Flood, Western Kimo's. 9pm.

Elephino, the Shreep Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $5.

Fourth Street Irregulars Blue Lamp. 9pm, $3.

Home Grown, Sugarcult, Yellowcard, Finch Slim's. 7:30pm, $10.

Ledisi with Anibade Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $7.

One Man Army, Nads, Lucky Stiffs Justice League. 9:30pm, $8. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Victor Krummenacher, Pedalsped Eagle Tavern. 9:30pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Raw Deluxe Bruno's. 9pm.

Swing Session Top of the Mark. 9pm, $5.

The Word Fillmore. 8pm, $25. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

Leigh Ann Hussey and band, Avalon Rising, Jeff Stott Starry Plough. 9:30pm, $6-10. A benefit for the "Return of the Snakes" parade.

Coco Montoya 19 Broadway. 9pm, $15.

Chris Shot Group Jupiter. 8pm.

The Stiff Richards, She Mob Stork Club. 10pm, $5.

Jazz/new music

Johnny DeKam, Carl Stone Luggage Store. 8pm, $6-12.

Larry Douglas Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

Dick Fregulia/Vince Gomez Duo Cobalt Tavern, 1707 Powell; 982-8123. 7-11pm.

Jazz Knights Pier 23. 10pm.

Sami Kaneda, Peter Fuji Butterfly. 7pm.

Vince Lateano Trio Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Mike Lipskin and Waldo Carter Moose's. 8pm.

Roderick Louie Carta. 7-10pm.

Brian Melvin Shanghai 1930. 7:30pm.

Starlight Orchestra Starlight Room. 8:30pm.

Bay Area

Macy Blackman Downtown. 8pm.

Chris Shot Group Jupiter. 8pm.

McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, George Mraz, Al Foster Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $26. Through Sun/27.


Avocado Brothers Atlas Cafe. 8-10pm, free.

Charazon, DJ Chata Guteierrez Elbo Room. 10pm, $6.

Phillip Claypool Parkside, 1600 17th St; 503-0393. 9pm.

Horse Thief Jack Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066.

Tipsy House Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Bay Area

Claus Bossier-Ferrari, Muriel Anderson, Teja Gerken Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $16.50.

Dance clubs

Alley Catz Pendulum. 6pm-2am. A dance club for women, featuring hip-hop, funk, and dancehall.

Arabian Nights El Rio. 9pm. Arabian dance music.

Big Takeover Storyville. 10pm-2am, $10. Jahyzer and Ted Shred spin dancehall and hip-hop.

Blueprint Julip. 10pm-2am, free. Future jazz, broken beat, 2-step with Tom Thump and Tomas.

Bored Collective 26 Mix. 9pm-2am, $5. Late-night storytelling with DJ Anna, Scott Edmonds, Octavius, Camper English, Byron Mason, Dan Strachota, Bilee Sharp, and Hans Kaufmann; Jonah Sharp and Blaktroniks perform.

Cellar 9pm-2am, $5. House music with rotating DJs and guests.

Circuit Breaker Fuse. 10pm-2am. With Benji, Oze, and Joe Rice.

Cloud 9 Motel 9pm. With Frankie Boissey and friends.

Club Dread Covered Wagon Saloon. 10pm.

Faith City Nights. 9:30pm, $10. With residents Blackstone, Ruben Mancias, Jay-R, and Twist.

Fan Club Li Po Lounge, 916 Grant; 982-0072. 10pm-2am, free. DJs spinning art-school punk, indie, and pop.

Flavour of the Week Laszlo. 8pm-2am. With DJ Rose.

Foxy Lady Lounge Pow! A Cocktail Lounge. 9pm-2am, $2. With Neil N. Kizmiaz.

Free Liquid. 10pm-2am, free. With DJs Dmitri, Tee, and Friends.

Fudge Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $3. Jay Be spins hip-hop.

Full Circle Club 238, 238 Columbus; 339-7899. 10pm-5am. With DJs Norm Stradley and Ben Doren.

Heavy Soul Music An Bodhran, 668 Haight; 431-4724. 10pm-2am, free. With Phonic, Rocket Morton, Vinnie Esparza, and guests from the Groove Merchant.

Kit Kat Endup. 10pm-4:30am, $10. International funk.

Levitation Oxygen Bar. 10pm, free. With DJs Mercury and Quasar.

Meow Glas Kat. 10pm-2am, $10. Urban grooves, hip-hop, and R&B with Switch.

Nagabeatz Amnesia. 9pm, $5. International grooves.

1984 Cat Club. 9pm-2am, $5. '80s music.

Passenger Skylark. 9pm-2am, free. Jazz, house, and soul with Paul Craven and Capital A.

Play Personals HiFi. 9pm, $5. Funk and house with DJ Keebo.

popscene 330 Ritch. 10pm-2am, $5. Britpop with Aaron Axelsen and Jeremy.

Reform School Stud. 10pm-4am. A gay but straight-friendly dance club featuring house music with DJs Jeff Chandler, Spun, Poppa, Discovery, MonkeyBoy, plus special guests.

Royale 9:30pm-2am. Featuring a rotating cast of DJs.

Shake Make-Out Room. 10pm-2am. Rap, soul, funk, and raggae with Shortkut, Derrick D, J-Boogie, Jewels, DJ 0-Dub, DJ Om, PaulyTek, and King One.

Soulness Hush Hush Lounge. 10pm-2am, $5. DJ Goldmyne and English Steve spin vintage soul and R&B.

Spirit Ten 15 Folsom. 10pm-4am, $10. A queer dance night featuring house, hip-hop, and R&B.

Subkulture Venture Frogs, 1000 Van Ness; 409-2550. 9pm-1am. With Zagnut, Dubl-a, Dirty Frank, Fade, and DSP.

Sure Shot Top. 10pm-2am, $5. Hip-hop, house, disco, and breaks with Chris Orr, Travis, and Ben Cook.

Trapdoor 10pm, free. DJ Life spin hip-hop, R&B, Soul, and Dancehall.

Tunnel Top 10pm-2am, free. Funk, dancehall, and hip-hop.

Ultravixens Backflip. 10pm-2am.

What Da Funk Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am. DJ Motion Potion spins old-school funk and rare grooves.

Wish 111 Minna Gallery. 9pm-2am, $10. With DJ Stevieb and guests.

Worldwide Lounge Royale. 9:30pm-2am. Music from around the world.

Bay Area

Blakes 9:30pm, $5. Electronica with Ascension.

Dedicated Followers of Fashion Ruby Room. 10pm-2am. Britpop, shoegazer, psychedelic, new wave, and New Zealand pop.

Hatcha Bison Brewing Company. 9:30pm-2am. Dance music with Ken Q.

Radio Retox Radio, 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am.

Soundboutique Ivy Room. 10pm. With residents Jen, Jacob, and Sean.

Within Parkway Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd, Oakl; (510) 814-2400. Live music by MNO, Akasha, and tekfu; visuals by Dr. Friendly and Matt Hale.

friday 25

Mike Dugan and the Blues Mission Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $10.

Flydaddies Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, $5.

Gaelic Storm Slim's. 9pm, $12.

Hot for Teacher Curve, 747 Third St; 786-2286. 9pm.

Leftover Salmon, OM Trio Fillmore. 9pm, $20.

Mates of State, Track Star, Bart Davenport Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $10.

Mother Truckers, Bellyachers Hotel Utah. 9pm, $7.

Nefilims Throne, Total Eclipse, Winter Reign, Spiritual Eclipse Kimo's. 9pm.

Leo Nocentelli, Greg Ericco, Bobby Vega, Henry Butler, Jessica Lurie, Lee Oskar Justice League. 9pm, $25.

Ordinary K, IZM Tongue and Groove. 9pm, $7-10.

Powerhouse, Oozies, Zero Bullshit, Doomsday Device, Cheapskate Pound-SF. 8pm, $10.

7th Direction, King Harvest, Hobo Jungle Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $5.

Slender, Angry Amputees, Venus Bleeding Covered Wagon Saloon. 10pm, $5.

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $8.

Spoonful of Blues Skip's Tavern. 9pm, free.

Totimoshi, Fluff Grrl, Theory of Ruin Covered Wagon Saloon. 6pm, $3.

Bay Area

Arena J Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/27.

Bern, Elin Jr., Roberta Donnay, Christy Claxton, Tiger Zane Rose Street House of Music, 1839 Rose, Berk; (510) 594-4000, ext 687 8pm, $8-20.

Country Pete Ivy Room. 10pm.

New Monsoon, Freaktet 19 Broadway. 9pm, $6.

Shady Lady, Blue Room Blakes. 9:30pm, $6.

60FootTime, Moggs, Former Employee Stork Club. 10pm, $5.

Staci Twigg, Maxwell Horse, Six Eye Columbia Starry Plough. 9:45pm, $5.

Jazz/new music

Eric Berman Butterfly. 10pm.

Bitches Brew Bruno's. 10pm.

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

Phillip Crawford, Steve Fowler Duo Carta. 7:30-11:30pm.

Ken Fishler Trio Cobalt Tavern, 1707 Powell; 982-8123. 7-11pm.

Haight Ashbury Free Band Caffe Proust, 1801 McAllister; 345-9560. 8pm, free.

Chris Huson Moose's. 8pm.

Lorna K Shanghai 1930. 8pm.

Orquest D'Soul 850 Cigar Bar, 850 Montgomery; 291-0850. 9pm.

Steve Smith, Michael Zilber Quartet Jazz at Pearl's. 9:30pm, free. Also Sat/26.

Starlight Orchestra Starlight Room. 8:30pm.

Charles Unger Experience with Valencia Les Joulins. 8pm.

Bay Area

Tomas Michaud and His New World Flamenco Quartet Jack's Bistro, One Broadway, Oakl; (510) 444-7171. 9pm.

Sardonics Jupiter. 8pm.

McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, George Mraz, Al Foster Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $30. Through Sun/27.


Calico String Band Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Culann's Hounds Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Andrew Poisoner, Scott Joachim, Roch McCulley Canvas. 8:30pm, free.

Slavyanka Russian Men's Chorus and Dalmacjio Singers Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga; (510) 649-0941. 8pm, $10.

Bay Area

Trout Fishing in America Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $16.50.

Wild Mango La Peña Cultural Center. 8pm, $12.

Dance clubs

Amoeba Music 6pm. DJ Laird spins.

Ballroom Dance Party Metronome Ballroom. 9pm-midnight, $9-15. Ballroom dance lessons.

Baobab Bissap Amnesia. 9:15pm, $5. With DJ Marco.

Bohemia Bar 1624 California; 474-6968. 10pm-2am, $10. Hip-hop with DJ Qwest.

Candy Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $5. Hip-hop, rock, and new wave with Spin and Grand T.

Club NV 9:30pm. House and salsa with Greg Lopez, Von, and Tony O.

Club Nzinga El Rio. 9pm, $7. Jose Ruiz spins world beat.

Club Rise Stud. 10pm-3am, $8. A club for women, featuring deep house and hip-hop.

Current 26 Mix. 10pm-2am, $5. 2-step, house, and live electronic music

Debaser Jezebels Joint. 9pm-2am, $5. Glam rock and Britpop with DJs Shindog, Tim, Luna, and Bishop.

Deeper House Fuse. 10pm-2am. With David and guests.

Fag Fridays Endup. 10pm-5:30am, $8. With residents Rolo and Ruben Mancias.

Funky Fridays Nickie's BBQ. 9pm, $7. Wisdom and Cyrus spin funk and soul.

Glitter Glas Kat. 9:30pm-2am. Soul and deep house.

Hai Karate Hush Hush Lounge. 9pm-2am, $5. With Neel N. Kizmiaz and Claire Ahll.

Jazz Future Buzz 9. 10pm-2am, $5. Broken beat, downtempo, and nu jazz.

Mad Dog in the Fog 10pm. Soul, funk, and hip-hop with No-Friends and Naughty Nancy.

Mediterranean Nights Piyassa Restaurant, 1686 Market; 864-3700. 10pm-2am. Greek, Turkish, French, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Top 40, and '70s music.

Movement 330 Ritch. 9pm-3am, $7-10. With Aybee, Scott Edmonds, John Paul, Monty Luke, and guests.

Nikita Ten 15 Folsom. 10pm. $15.

No Categories 111 Minna Gallery. 9pm-2am, $5-7. Dub, Latin, hip-hop, Afrobeat, and more.

Owen Presents Top. 9:30pm-2am, $5. With local and international DJs.

Oxygen Bar 9pm-3am, free. With DJs Snakefight, King Coffin, and Benwa.

Pow! A Cocktail Lounge 6pm, $3. Tribal house and Latin music with Be Smiley.

Rendezvous Club 238, 238 Columbus; 402-0000. 9pm-4am. Hip-hop.

Roam Liquid. 10pm-2am, $3. With DJs Chad Mitchell, JP Soul, and Dansmith.

Sexotica Make-Out Room. 10pm, free. Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin grooves with DJ King Coffin.

Sojurn RoHan Lounge, 3809 Geary; 221-5095. 9pm-1am. Progressive house and beats with residents Ted Shred and Fred.

Spa Backflip. 9pm-2am, $10. House and hip-hop.

Square Ruby Skye. 9pm-3am. House music.

Step An Sibin. 8pm-2am, $5. U.K. garage and 2-step with DJs John Paul, Enzyme, Dom Some, and guests.

Super Fluff Skirt Cellar. 9pm-2am, $5. '80s. rock, disco, R&B, and hip-hop.

Sweet Blind Tiger. 10pm-2am, $5. With Norman Stradley and Sherif.

Tight Sno-Drift. 10pm-4:30am. Hip-hop and downtempo with DJs Seven, Sol, and guests.

Transport HiFi. 9pm, $10. With host Geoff Winship and resident DJ Sean Samaras.

Storyville. 7-10pm, free. "4 the Love," with classic soul, slow jams, and R&B ballads with Tomas, Consuelo, Rasta Cue Tip, and Wisdom. 9pm-2am, $12-15. "True Skool," with funk, dancehall, and hip-hop classics.

Vinyl Club Six. 9:30pm-4am, $10. Old school hip-hop and club classics with B-Traxx and Jerry Ross.

Yaldah Elbo Room. 10pm, $7. With Shabaz and DJ Sep.

Bay Area

Cold War Years Radio, 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am.

HipHop Friday Kip's, 2439 Durant, Berk; (510) 848-4340. 10pm. With hip-hop, R&B, reggae.

Ruby Room 10pm-2am. '70s and '80s glam rock and pop music.

saturday 26


Afraid of Heights Curve, 747 Third St; 786-2286. 9pm.

Channel 13, Eric Friedmann and the Lucky Rubes, Dulcinea, Ampsex, Electric Eggplant, the Substitutes, August3, Enda, Rubymar, the Real, DuDs Pound-SF. 7pm, $10.

Cheeseballs, Notorious Bimbo's 365 Club. 9pm, $20.

Delphines, Bitesize, Velvet Teen Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $8.

Essence, Liz Anah, Page Jackson Hotel Utah. 9pm, $7.

The Jack Saints, Black Mountain Express, Tramps, Weaksauce, Stand Against Kimo's. 9pm.

Monte Montgomery, Brodys Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $10.

Mr. T Experience, Bobbyteens, Influents Slim's. 9pm, $10.

New Monsoon, Wayside Tongue and Groove. 9:30pm, $10.

Pollo Enfermo Mad Dog in the Fog. 10pm, free.

Radar Brothers, Virgil Shaw El Rio. 9:30pm, $7.

Red Meat, James Mathus and His Knockdown Society Great American Music Hall. 9pm, $12.

Brittany Safranek Canvas. 8pm, free.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Nels Cline Singers, Red Bennies Bottom of the Hill. 10pm, $10.

Slippery Hoffman Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers Biscuits and Blues. 8:30 and 10:30pm, $15.

Smog Town, Strychnin, Down in Flames, Pitch Black Covered Wagon Saloon. 10pm, $6.

Stolen Bibles Blue Lamp. 9:30am, $5.

Sum 41, Unwritten Law, Gob Warfield. 8pm, $17.50.

West by God Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, $5.

Noe Venable Trio, Etienne de Rocher Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15pm, $14. See Critic's Choice.

Bay Area

Arena J Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/27.

Chrome Johnson 19 Broadway. 9pm, $7.

Dank Man Shank Blakes. 9:30pm, $5.

DRU Band Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 3201 Adeline, Berk; (510) 625-2120.

Fairways, Yuji Oniki, Carlos Forster Starry Plough. 9:45pm, $6.

Kirby Grips, Low Flying Owls, Run for Cover Lovers Stork Club. 10pm, $6.

Naked Barbies La Peña Cultural Center. 8pm, $10-15.

Dallas Wayne Ivy Room. 10pm.

Jazz/new music

Led Airegin Skip's Tavern. 9pm, free.

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

Brass Monkey Bruno's. 10pm.

Larry Douglas Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

Robin Hodes' Apollo Jazz Group Jelly's. 4-8pm.

Jeanne Hoffman Moose's. 8pm.

Jinx Jones Jazz Trio Atlas Cafe. 4-7pm, free.

Lorna K Shanghai 1930. 8pm.

Michael LaMacchia Trio Cobalt Tavern, 1707 Powell; 982-8123. 7:30-11:30pm.

Mas Cabeza 850 Cigar Bar, 850 Montgomery; 291-0850. 10pm.

Steve Smith, Michael Zilber Quartet Jazz at Pearl's. 9:30pm, free.

Starlight Orchestra Starlight Room. 8:30pm.

Subnautic Butterfly. 10pm.

Bay Area

Fourtet Jupiter. 8pm.

Frank Lopez and Composers from the Center for Contemporary Music Mills College Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2296. 8pm, $5-10.

McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, George Mraz, Al Foster Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $30. Through Sun/27.

David Widelock Trio Downtown Restaurant, 2102 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 649-3810. 9:30pm, free.


Crónán Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Lawrence Drummond, Mike Halloran, Pat Ryan United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave; 661-2700. 9pm.

Vemkasambar, Bat Makumba Justice League. 9pm.

Bay Area

Lou and Peter Berryman Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $17.50.

Dance clubs

Beat Salad Laszlo. 8pm-2am. With DJ Kenni.

Beat Segment Make-Out Room. 10pm, free. DJ Enki spins soul, hip-hop, and funky beats.

Bohemia Bar 1624 California; 474-6968. 10pm-2am, $10. House, hip-hop, and '80s music with Eddy.

Bottom Heavy Top. 10pm-2am. U.K. garage and drum 'n' bass with rotating residents.

Cellar 9pm-2am, $5. House, funk, soul, and old school.

Club Six 9:30pm-4am, $6. With Anita Lofton and guest DJs Larry Reed and Chris and Chris.

Cooker HiFi. With guest Hostess Maryanna and DJs Aaron Pope, Adrian, and Marcello.

Dhamaal 111 Minna Gallery. 9pm-2am, $10. DJs and live tabla performance.

Eklektic Cat Club. 10pm-3am, $10. Drum 'n' bass with residents and guests.

Elbo Room 10pm, $10. DJ Logic and DJ Zeph spin hip-hop and breaks.

Electrolush Blind Tiger. 10pm-2am, $5. Underground house music with rotating DJs.

Excess Club 238, 238 Columbus; 402-0000. 9pm-6am, $15. With Pablo, Demilo, Ben Doren, Booker, and Hemming.

Flava Storyville. 10pm, $8-10. Hip-hop with rotating residents.

Floor Twenty Asia SF. 10pm-3am. Hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, soul, and reggae.

Gloss Sno-Drift. 9pm-4:30am.

Hella Tight Amnesia. 10pm-2am, $4. With Jonny Deeper, Vinnie Esparza, and Asti Spumanti.

It's On An Sibin. 9pm-2am, $5. Deep house with Jon Brown and special guests.

Liquid Liquid. 9pm-3am, $3. House and techno with Dave Kirkland.

Manuva Social Club Hush Hush Lounge. 9pm-2am, $5. Funk, soul, hip-hop, and dancehall with resident DJs.

Om DNA Lounge. 10pm. With Johnny Fiasco, Fred Everything, Rithma, Lorin, and Eric Riggsbee.

Pow! A Cocktail Lounge 9pm, $3. House music with Fadrian and Sutake.

Remedy Big Heart City. 9pm-4am. House, soul, and R&B with residents.

Royale 10pm-2am, free. With Zatch, DJ Cyruss, and Toph One.

La Rumba Sigue Kelly's Mission Rock. 3:30-8pm, $6. Salsa dance club with DJ Ivette Fuentes and Azabache.

Sister 26 Mix. 9pm-2am, $5. Breakbeat with special guests DJ Sparkle and Julie Drazen.

Sound Factory 9:30-10:30pm. Happy hour.

Stone Soul Saturday Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am. Kevin and George spin disco, funk, and soul.

Submerge Buzz 9. 10pm-2am, $5. Deep house.

Supastar Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $5. With local DJs.

Swing Dance Party Metronome Ballroom. 9pm-midnight, $9-15. Swing dance lessons and dance party.

Texture Glas Kat. 9:30pm-3:30am. House, classic soul, urban grooves, and '70s and '80s retro funk with residents.

Transglobal America Club 238, 238 Columbus; 402-0000. 10pm-4am, $10. Trance.

T vs T Oxygen Bar. 10pm-2am, $3. Live drum 'n' bass.

Undertoe Julip. 9:30pm. With L. Ron Hubba Hubba and DJ Darren.

Unidy.com's Playhouse Fuse. 10pm-2am. With Pablo Picasso and Andrew.

Universe Club Townsend. 9:30pm-7am, $14. House music.

Bay Area

Fusetti's Saturday Night Club Fusetti. 10pm.

Radio 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am. '70s and '80s glam, rock, and pop.

Shelter Chibbo Bar and Grill, Ramada Inn, 820 University, Berk; (510) 496-2718. Reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop.

Total Package 15 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakl; (510) 760-5879. 9:30pm. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and dancehall.

sunday 27


'Blues Jam' Blue Lamp. 9:30pm. Kentucky Slim hosts.

Boudeeka Curve, 747 Third St; 786-2286. 9pm.

Flying Luttenbachers, Hella, Numbers, Nam Covered Wagon Saloon. 9pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'Funk Jams' Last Day Saloon. 9pm, free.

Granfaloon Bus, Beam Make-Out Room. 8:30pm, $6.

Cathy Lemons and Johnny Ace Band Biscuits and Blues. 8:30pm, $5.

Milemarker, Blevin Blectum and Lesser, Minus the Bear Bottom of the Hill. 5pm, $7.

Rhythm City Pier 23. 4pm, $5.

Small Change Romeos, Grant Langston and the Supermodels, Patrick Conway Hotel Utah. 8pm, $5.

20 Minute Loop, Brad Brooks, 31 Knots Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $7.

Bay Area

Arena J Kimball's East. 5 and 8pm.

Marshall Coltman Fourth Street Tavern. 9:30pm.

Motivators, Funklogic Blakes. 9:30pm, $3.

Persephone's Bees, Vue, Panic in Detroit Ivy Room. 10pm.

Jazz/new music

Larry Douglas Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

Ezra Gale Quartet Albion, 3139 16th St; 552-8558. 6pm.

Mike Greensill and friends Moose's. 7:30pm.

Jeanne Hoffman Moose's. 12:30pm.

J. Johnson Club Deluxe. 9pm, free.

Love Motel Jazz Quintet Rasselas Jazz Club. 6pm.

Jason Myers Trio Houston's, 1800 Montgomery; 392-9280. 6pm.

Ricardo Scales and Friends Top of the Mark. 8pm, $5.

Bay Area

Joe Livorti Mezze Restaurant, 3407 Lake Shore, Oakl; (510) 663-2500. 11am.

Lost Trio Cato's Ale House. 6-9pm, free.

Jane Rigler Acme Observatory, Tuva Space, 3192 Adeline, Berk; (510) 649-8744. 8pm, $20.

'Sunday Jazz Jam Session' Bluesville, 131 Broadway, Oakl (510) 893-6215. 7pm.

McCoy Tyner, Kenny Garrett, George Mraz, Al Foster Yoshi's. 2 and 8pm, $5-30.

Michael Zilber, Sons of Bitches Brew Jazzschool, 2807 Addison, Berk; (510) 845-5373. 4:30pm, $6-12.


Arte y compás Timo's Restaurant, 842 Valencia; 647-0558. 7:30 and 9pm. Traditional music and dance from Andalucia, southern Spain.

Kris Delmhorst Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30pm, $10.

Seisiún Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Bay Area

Margot Leverett, Gerry Tenney's California Klezmer Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $17.50.

Leticia Servín La Peña Cultural Center. 7:30pm, $8-10.

Shabaz 19 Broadway. 8:30pm, $5.

Dance clubs

Bionic Top. 10pm-2am. With Solar, Mark E. Quark, and Iz.

Brainwash 5-8pm. Turtle spins drum 'n' bass.

Broadway Studios 9pm. Argentine tango. Dance lesson at 7pm.

Club Compression Cellar. 9pm-2am, $5. Drum 'n' bass with residents and guests.

Club Havana Jelly's. 4pm, $7. Latin music with DJ Luis Medina and guest Charanson.

Club KY Amnesia. 10pm-2am, free. Spike, Mike, and Jacob spin indie, punk, and noise-pop at this queer and queer-friendly dance club.

Depths Charlies, 1838 Union; 474-3773. 9pm-2am, free. Deep downtempo, leftfield breaks, and drum 'n' bass.

Devotion Endup. 8pm, $10. House music with DJ Ruben Mancias.

Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm-2am, $4. With DJs J. Boogie and Sep.

Entropy Charlie's Club, 309 Cortland; 206-9367. 9pm-2am. Electro, industrial, synth pop with DJs Feist and Hasenphucket.

For Those Who Know An Sibin. 9pm-2am, $3. Underground hip-hop, funk, soul, and breaks.

Hot Hair Care Galaxy Club. 9pm-2am, $3. Electro, techno, italo-disco, new wave, and sextrax with residents DJ Bre-Ad, Actual Jackshun, and Latex, and guests DJ Video Televasquez and Eelio Estevez.

Juke Joint Julip. 9pm–2am, free. With Toph One.

Karma Bas. 10pm, $5. Funk and house with Jerry Ross.

Living Lounge Fuse. 10pm-2am. With DJs Michael Lefebvreir and Raymond.

Luscious Liquid. 10pm-2am. Deep tribal, hard progressive, and house with Dharma, Unity, Origin, and guest DJs.

Mad Dog in the Fog 4pm. With DJs Blitz and Tabla Del Fi.

Nuton 26 Mix. noon, $5. Rock Steady Sundays. 10pm, $3. With DJ Roger Williman.

Oxygen Bar 7pm, free. With DJ James Dub.

Pleasuredome Club Townsend. 9pm-6am, $15. With Neil Lewis and Jeff Johnson.

Rebirth 330 Ritch. 10pm. Soul and hip-hop with Henry, Joe Quixx, Kevvy Kev, and Will.

Reggae Sundaze Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am, $5. Reggae music spun by DJ King David, General Patton, and other residents.

Salsa Dance Party Metronome Ballroom. 6:30-8pm, $6-12. Salsa lessons and dance party.

Selector Sundays Blind Tiger. 9pm-2am, $5. With the Unsung Heroes.

Spundae Ten 15 Folsom. 9pm-6am, $5. With rotating DJs and special guests.

Storytelling Night Odeon Bar. 7pm-2am. Hosted by Jerico Reese.

Sundance Saloon King Street Garage. 6-11pm, $5. Country dancing with rotating residents.

Sunday School Sno-Drift. 8pm-4am, $10. House and downtempo with residents.

Sunday T-Dance Endup. 6am-8pm. House music with rotating residents.

Therapy Skylark. 9pm-2am, free. With DJs Maurice and Efrem.

Tonic HiFi. 9pm-2am, $7. With Carlitos and Eric Erickson.

Bay Area

Mystery Night Radio, 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am.

Oakland Reggae Eli's Mile High Club. 10pm-2am. With Namane and Rolo 1-3.

Summer Sundays Club Fusetti. 10pm. World beat and house music.

monday 28


Dr. Abacus Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Dryspell, Burke, Pedalsped Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $5.

Kofy Brown Mecca, 2029 Market; 621-7000. 8 and 9:30pm.

'Monday Night Hoot' Cafe du Nord. 9pm, $5.

Smokey and Miho Make-Out Room. 8:30pm.

JL Stiles Biscuits and Blues. 8:30pm, $5.

Bay Area

Steve Gannon Band, Mz. Dee Blakes. 9:30pm, $4.

Jazz/new music

Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Kevin Gibbs and Ruth Davies Moose's. 8pm.

Carla Helmbrecht Trio with Peter Horvath Top of the Mark. 8pm, $5.

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard; 978-ARTS. 8pm, $7-18.

Bishop Norman Williams Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

Bay Area

Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $8-10. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.


'Acoustic Spotlight Open Mic' Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, free.

Dance clubs

All or Nothing Edinburgh Castle. 10pm-2am. Mod, pop, soul, and rock.

Cellar 9pm-2am, $5. Downtempo with resident DJs and guests.

Cherry Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $3. With Elitria and Betty spinning ambient grooves and beats.

Club Dread 9pm, $10. Massive Sound International meets Cosmic Vibes.

Cold Sweat Fuse. 10pm-2am. With rotating locals and guests.

Detention Skylark. 8pm-2am, free. With DJ Benway.

D.Volution Pow! A Cocktail Lounge. 8pm-2am. With Ms. Dress.

Grateful Dead Jams Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am. Dark Star Dan plays rare Grateful Dead tracks.

Halflife An Sibin. 9pm-2am. XJS, Zigmund Void, and Kryptyk spin drum 'n' bass.

Joy Liquid. 8pm-2am, $2. Progressive house.

Main Ingredient Julip. 9:30pm. With DJ Wisdom and JayBee.

Milkshake Mondays Sno-Drift. 10pm-2am, $5. With Travis.

Our Gang Cellar. 10pm-2am, $3. With DJs Yamu, Stephaine, Delon, and guests.

Redwood Room 8pm-midnight. Jazz with Consuelo Kevin.

Reggae Mondeys Tunnel Top. 9pm-2am, free. With DJ Qwistar.

Rockin' Java 1821 Haight; 831-8842. 7pm. Hip-hop and open mic.

Self-Serve DJ Nite and Music Appreciation Society Odeon Bar. 7pm-2am, free. Open turntables.

Sex in Zero Gravity Border Cantina, 1192 Folsom; 820-4876. 10pm-2am, $5. Techno Funk and house music with James D and Eli B.

Sixth Element Hush Hush Lounge. 9pm-2am, $3. Electro, tech-house, drum 'n' bass, and trance.

Star Lounge Up and Down Club. 10pm-2am, $5. DJ Henry and guests spin soul, dancehall, and hip-hop.

Stone Soup AsiaSF. 6:30pm, free. Hip-hop, '70s, '80s, and house music.

Sumo Top. 9pm, $5. Hip-hop and funk.

Tranquility Base 26 Mix. 7-10pm. Breaks, downtempo, house, dub, and dancehall. 10pm-2am, free. With DF Tram and Jonas Judd.

Tranquilo Amnesia. 10pm-2am, free. Drum 'n' bass, hip-hop, and downtempo.

Vroom El Rio. 8pm-midnight, free. Punk, funk, and soul.

Bay Area

Underground Lounge Radio, 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am. Psycho '60s and porno '70s.

tuesday 29


'Brokedown Opry' Kimo's. 8pm.

Free Peoples, Angels Camp Hotel Utah. 8:30pm, $5.

Kitten of the Keys Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9pm, free.

Late Night, Oma Yang, Pastiche Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $5.

Little Jonny and the Giants Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $5.

'New Roots to Hip-Hop' Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $5. With Felonious and guests.

Sangre Amado, Brainoil, Diesto Covered Wagon Saloon. 9:30pm, $5.

Swing Session Broadway Studios. 9:15pm, $10.

Bay Area

Flying Luttenbachers, Total Shutdown, Burmese Stork Club. 9pm, $6. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Funkanauts, Len Patterson Trio Blakes. 9:30pm, $3.

Danny Uzilevsky 19 Broadway. 9pm.

Rusty Zinn Ivy Room. 10pm.

Jazz/new music

Collective West Jazz Orchestra Cellar at Johnny Foley's. 9pm, $3.

Broun Fellinis, Alphabet Soup Justice League. 9pm, $7.

Jeanne Hoffman Moose's. 8pm.

Vince Lateano Trio Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Jennifer Lee Trio Top of the Mark. 8pm, $5.

Logic Trio Cellar. 9pm.

Roderick Louie Carta. 7-10pm.

Fred Ross Project Starlight Room. 8pm.

Farris Smith Trio Les Joulins. 8pm.

Bay Area

Will Bernard Downtown. 8pm.

Tangria Jazz Group Anna's, 1801 University, Berk; (510) 849-ANNA. 8pm.

McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $26.


Andrew Freeman Band Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, free.

Seisiún Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Vivendo de Pao Elbo Room. 9pm, $6.

Dance clubs

Asia Africa Arabia Nickie's BBQ. 9pm-2am. DJ Cheb I Sabbah spins a blend of international music.

Ay Karamba! Glas Kat. 9:30pm-2am, $8. Salsa lessons.

Broadway Studios 7-9pm. Swing dancing lessons.

Butterfly 7pm. With DJ So Much Soul.

Destination Unknown Pound-SF. 9pm-2am, $3-5. DJs Dangerous Dan, Perki, Slaveboy, and guests spin new wave, goth-industrial '80s, and synth pop.

Development AsiaSF. 10pm. Reference, Raygun, and Mykul Crane spin breakbeat and house.

EZ Music for Hard Times Club Deluxe. 10pm. With DJs Brian Cox, Power Lounger, and guests.

Familia Royale. 10pm-2am, free. Hip-hop, jazz breaks, funk, Latin, and dancehall with DJs Zatch and Top One.

Fan Club Dylan's Pub, 2301 Folsom; 641-1416. 9pm-2am, free. Indie, twee, Bratpop, art school punk, and more.

Frizar Galaxy. 9pm-2am, $3. Progressive house with rotating residents.

Fuck Tuesdays Backflip. 10pm-2am. '80s music, soul, breakbeat, and hip-hop.

Impulse An Sibin. 10pm-2am. Techno with rotating residents.

Mayonnaise Skylark. 9pm-2am, free. House music with guest Samira.

Members Only Bohemia Bar, 1624 California; 474-6968. 10pm-2am. '80s music with rotating residents.

Node Pow! A Cocktail Lounge. 9pm-2am. Indie rock and electronica.

Phuturo Top. 10pm-2am, $5. Drum 'n' bass with DJ Phunkateck.

Roderick's Chamber City Nights. 9pm-3am. Industrial dance club.

Safe Oxygen Bar. 10pm, free. With DJ Jamez.

Soul City Make-Out Room. 9:30pm, $5. Deep house with the Smartbeat Sound System and guests.

Taboo Liquid. 9pm-2am, $3. House music with DJ David Harness.

TelesKoqiQ 26 Mix. 10pm, free. With local underground turntablists and beatmakers.

Time:Out Butterfly. 10pm-1am, free. With DJ Tom Thump.

T.K.O. Hush Hush Lounge. 9pm-2am, $3. Hip-hop with DJs Charlie Bucket, Kaution, Ocir, Halo 1, and Able.

Underground Communication Dalva, 3121 16th St; 252-7740. 10pm-2am, free. Funk, soul, and dub with Vinnie Esparza, Jonny Deeper, and Asti Spumanti.

Under the Radar Fuse. 10pm-2am. With Stephan and evan rose IDM.

Wax Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $5. Soul music with rotating DJs. Bay Area

Club Purgatory Club Muse. 9pm-2am, $5. DJ Caine spins European dance, industrial, and electronic music.

Good Times Radio, 435 13th St, Oakl; (510) 451-2889. 10pm-2am. With Kitty and Sean spinning '70s pop, funk-rock, and more.

Posh Down Low Lounge. 9:30pm-2am. Downtempo, disco breaks, drum 'n' bass, and deep house.

RawSugar Oasis, 135 12th St, Oakl; (510) 763-0404. 9pm. Drum 'n' bass and breakbeat.

Ruby Room 10pm-2am. Punk rock with Kenny Kaos.

Smooth Grooves Club Fusetti. 9pm. Hip-hop and R&B with Phiness and Qwest.