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Music listings are compiled by Sarah Han. 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 27

Rock/blues/hip-hop


Alien Cowboys Voodoo Lounge. 8:30pm, free.

Big Star, Imperial Teen Fillmore. 9pm, $28.50. Noise Pop.

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

Extra Glenns, Rilo Kiley, Xiu Xiu, 20 Minute Loop Cafe du Nord. 9pm, $8. Noise Pop.

Faint, I Am Spoonbender, Adult., Ghost Orchids Bimbo's 365 Club. 8pm, $14. Noise Pop.

Folk Implosion, Alaska, Track Star, KaitO Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $14. Noise Pop.

Cathy Lemons Saloon. 9:30pm.

Hail Mary's, Psychodelic Wedding, Binky Covered Wagon Saloon. 9pm, $6.

Darrel Higman, Top Hands Elbo Room. 9pm, $10.

Jamie Sheets and the Sheetrockers Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $5.

'The Jim and Essence Show' Hotel Utah. 8:30pm, $5. With Jim Greer and guests.

Moneyshot, Bent Richard, Dyslexics, Hippocrits Pound-SF. 8pm, $5.

New Monsoon Boom Boom Room. 9:20pm, $5.

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

Raw Deluxe Bruno's. 9pm.

Roadhead Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, $2.

Brittany Safranek Canvas. 7pm, free.

Shots Johnny Foley's. 9pm.

Sinombre Kimo's. 9pm.

Violet Indiana Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $15.

Zen Tricksters Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $10.


Bay Area
Brainchild, 4 Pot Peace 19 Broadway. 9pm.

Chrome Johnson Fourth Street Tavern. 9pm.

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

Thought Crime, Laplebe, Ashpool, You're in Uranus Stork Club, 9pm, $5.

 

Jazz/new music


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

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

Charles Unger Experience Les Joulins. 8pm.

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

'Open Jam' Cobalt Tavern, 1707 Powell; 982-8123. 7-10:30pm. With Brad Niven Trio.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

Saya Saito Butterfly. 7pm.

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

Bay Area

Bobby Short and His Orchestra Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $20-35. Through Sun/3.

Mainstream Jazz Quintet Anna's Bistro, 1801 University, Berk; (510) 849-ANNA. 8pm.

Dave Mathews Downtown. 8pm. The pianist performs.

Spyro Gyra Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/3.

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

Folk/world/country

Teja Gerken, Eric Schoenberg, Chris Yeaton Bazaar Cafe. 7pm, free.

Jimbo Trout and friends Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9:30pm, free.

Bay Area

The Freight Survivors Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $13.50. With Daragh Adamson, Jayme Pohl, Rebecca Perkins, and Sondra Woodruff.

Earl White and His Old-time Band, Bluegrass Intentions Ashkenaz. 8pm, $10.

Dance clubs

Audible Colors The Top. 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.

The B-sides Liquid. 10pm-3am, $2-4. House music with Anita Lofton and special guests.

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

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

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

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.

Dynomite Soul Sacrifice, $3. 10pm-2am. Cyrus and Jamo spin soul, hip-hop, and deep beat.

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

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.

Free Party HiFi. 8pm, free. With hostess Mary Ann, DJs Aaron Pope, Adrian, and Marcello.

Fuck Me I'm Famous Buzz 9. 9pm, $5.

Ghettogetha 278 11th St; www.urbanthings.com/ghettogetha.htm. 10pm-2am, $5. House, downtempo, ambient, breaks, drum 'n' bass, 2-step, and tech.

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

Modular Lab Edinburgh Castle. 10pm-2am. Mod, underground, indie.

Open Deck 26 Mix. 10pm-2am, free. With local DJs.

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.

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

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

Sno-Drift 9pm, $7-10. With Namane and Malik.

Synth Blind Tiger. 9pm-2am, $5. Electronica, electro funk, electronic dub, new wave, and minimal techno.

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

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

Zen City Lounge Cloud 9 Motel, 34 Seventh St; 355-9991. 9pm-2am.

Bay Area

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

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 Room 10pm-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. Break beats with DJs AD One, Paul Guido, Tequila Willie.

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

thursday 28


Rock/blues/hip-hop


Ama, Di Mua, Danya River Voodoo Lounge. 8pm, $8.

ArnoCorps, Monster Squad, DFA Kimo's. 9pm

'DIW Magazine Issue Toast' Make-Out Room. 6-9pm, free.

Fillmore Blues Foundation Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, $5.

Freaktet, Mushroom Hotel Utah. 8:30pm, $5.

Go-Nuts, Demons, Radio Reelers Justice League. 9:30pm, $10. See 8 Days a Week, page 46.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, M. Ward and a Band of Two, Whysall Lane, Mellow Drunk Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $12. Noise Pop.

Kenny Neal Band Biscuits and Blues. 9pm, $12.50.

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

Low Water, Naugacyde Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, $3.

Machine Head, Darwin's Waiting Room, 3rd Strike Fillmore. 8pm, $19.50.

Makers, Pleasure Forever, Richmond Sluts, Substitutes Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Andy Mazzilli Saloon. 9:30pm.

Pedro the Lion, Startford 4, Seldom, Sara Shannon Slim's. 8pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Ratt, Hellbrothers, Lean, Blackbird Pound-SF. 8pm, $15.

Shit out of Luck, Monkey, Dankman Shank Coverd Wagon Saloon. 8pm, $5.

Kelly Stoltz, Chuck Prophet, Pregnant Eagle Tavern. 9pm, $5.

Strange Girl, Royal Dutch Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $5.

Stung Curve, 747 Third; 896-2286. 9pm, free.

Swing Session Top of the Mark. 8pm, $5.

Bay Area

Mary J. Blige Paramount Theater. 8pm, $39.50-75.50.

Brenda Boykin and Eric Swinderman Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $16.50.

Little Jonny and the Giants Fourth Street Tavern. 9pm.

Tokyo Marine Fire, Single, Spinning Jennies Starry Plough. 9:30pm, $5.

Vendetta Red, Floating Corpses, Husbands Stork Club. 10pm, $6.

Jazz/new music

Blair Jazz Project Butterfly. 7pm.

Larry Douglas Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

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

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

Roderick Louie Carta. 7pm.

Al Marshall Trio Argent Hotel, 50 Third St; 974-6400. 8:30pm.

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

Al Plank Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30pm.

Starlight Orchestra Starlight Room. 8pm.

Walter Earl Group Enrico's. 7pm.

Bay Area

Bobby Short and His Orchestra Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $20-35. Through Sun/3.

Macy Blackman Downtown. 8pm.

Junebug Anna's Bistro, 1801 University, Berk; (510) 849-ANNA. 8pm.

Spyro Gyra Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/3.

Folk/world/country

'Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jam Session' Atlas Cafe. 8-10pm.

Jim Campilongo Bruno's. 9pm.

Candela, DJ Chata Gutierrez Elbo Room. 10pm, $6.

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

Frisky Frolics Rite Spot, 2099 Folsom; 552-6066. 9:30pm, free.

Nicole McRory Johnny Foley's. 9pm.

Tipsy House Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Bay Area

Los Cenzontles La Peña Cultural Center. 7:30pm, $10.

Luna Angel, I Rise Band Ashkenaz. 9pm, $8.

Dance clubs

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

Arabian Nights El Rio. 9pm. Arabian dance music with a performance by Amira.

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. With readings from Kid 606, Chris Orr, Byron Mason, Marke Bieschke, Lynnee Bonner, and Sylvia W. Chan; O.S.T., Kit Clayton, Blaktroniks, and Jonah Sharpe spin.

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

Cloud 9 Motel 34 Seventh St; 355-9991. 9pm-2am.

d:Code DNA Lounge. 9pm, $5-7. With Cybrid, Jeff Taylor, Dusty Brown, Shane, Sage, and Ghreg.

Dream Blind Tiger. 10pm-2am. Progressive house and trance.

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

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

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

Dig On This Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $3. Jay Be spins classic hip-hop, roots reggae, and funky soul.

Give HiFi. 9pm, $5. With DJ Kramer and guests.

Heartbeat Oxygen Bar. 10pm, free. With DJ Cassandra.

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.

Magic Show Trapdoor. 9pm, free. With Life, Beni B., and Malachi.

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

Nagabeatz Amnesia. 9pm, $5. With DJs Mongrel and Suresh.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Aural Confection Oasis, 135 12th St, Oakl; (510) 763-0404. 10pm-2am, $3. Deep house with rotating residents.

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.

Jupiter 8pm. With Spectraphonic.

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

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

friday 1


Rock/blues/hip-hop


'Bye-Bye, Beatle ...' Gift Center Pavilion, 888 Brannan; 762-9340. 8pm, $30.

Call and Response, Persephone's Bees, Matt Pond PA Cafe du Nord. 5pm, $7. Noise Pop.

Dirt Bombs, Go, Sermon, Hotwire Titans Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $12. Noise Pop.

Drunk Horse Covered Wagon Saloon. 6pm, $3.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Ozomatli, Blackalicious, Saul Williams Warfield. 8pm, $35. Also Sat/2.

Lilys, Ee, Electro Group Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Ludacris Fillmore. 9pm, $31.50.

LZ Phoenix Kelly's Mission Rock. 6pm, $5.

Modest Mouse, Beachwood Sparks, Aislers Set, Gadget Bimbo's 365 Club. 8:30pm, $22.50. Noise Pop.

Neko Case with John Doe, Court and Spark, Virgil Shaw, Paula Frazer Great American Music

Hall. 8pm, $14. Noise Pop.

Omaya Bruno's. 10pm.

Phantom Limbs, 400 Blows, Theory of Ruin Kimo's. 9pm.

Punk Rock Vatos, Angry Amputees, Everything Must Go, Destroyed Covered Wagon Saloon. 9pm, $6.

Si*Sé, DJ Sep Elbo Room. 10pm, $8.

Soultree, Grain USA Blue Lamp. 9pm, $5.

Ten Pound Brown, One of Many Voodoo Lounge. 9pm, $6.

William Elliott Whitmore Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, $3.

Bay Area


Brad Brooks, Gentlekin, Winifred E Eye Ivy Room. 10pm.

October Allied, Zod, Lower 48 Stork Club. 10pm, $5.

Roux, Ordinary K Blakes. 9:30pm, $5.

Jazz/new music

Christopher Adler, Alan Lechusza Meridian Gallery, 545 Sutter; 398-7229. 8pm, $5-10.

Eric Berman Butterfly. 9pm.

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

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

Glen Pearson Quartet Jazz at Pearl's. 9:30pm, free. Also Sat/2.

Chris Huson Moose's. 8pm.

Ken Fishler Trio Cobalt Tavern. 7-11pm.

Mr. Lucky Club Deluxe. 9pm, $5.

Ricardo Scalas Argent Hotel, 50 Third St; 974-6400. 8:30pm.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

Charles Unger Experience with Valencia Les Joulins. 8pm.

Larry Vuckovich Bistro 339, Ramada Union Square Hotel, 339 Taylor; 563-8568. 6pm.

Bay Area

Bobby Short and his Orchestra Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $45.

'The 8 Sound Festival' Mills College Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2296. 8pm, free. Featuring works by Lauren Gerig, Geneva Luzala, Lisa Lowitz, and Tory Rodriguez. Also Sat/2.

Spyro Gyra Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/3.

Folk/world/country

Calamity and Main, Bootcuts, Jessie Zoldak Hotel Utah. 9pm, $7.

Culann's Hound Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Katharine Chase, Judea Eden, Mario Desio Dolores Park Cafe. 7pm.

Railroad Earth, Mammals Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $10.

Tablet Johnny Foley's. 9pm.

Wailers, DJ Polo Mo'Xquuz Justice League. 9pm, $22. Also Sat/2.

Bay Area

Caribbean Allstars Ashkenaz. 9:30pm, $11.

'Second Annual Women in Salsa Celebration' La Peña Cultural Center. 9pm, $10. Orquesta D'Soul and Cha Cha Boom!

Dance clubs

Aranji Club Six. 9:30pm-4am, $10.

Atomic DNA Lounge. 9pm-5am. Progressive house and breaks.

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

Brass Tax Amnesia. 9pm, $3. With DK, Fred Funk, Gerry Katrick, Seijiro, and Willyplum.

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

Grand T.

Chula The Stud. 9pm-3am, $7. Lesbian club featuring Latin music.

Cloud 9 Motel 34 Seventh St; 355-9991. 9pm-3am.

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.

Come-Unity Club Townsend. 10:30pm-5:30am, $15. With Simon, Tony Hewitt, Rick Preston, and Eddie Amador.

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

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.

Juice King Street Garage. 10pm-3am, $8. Lesbian dance party with DJ Switch.

Lithium Galia. 8pm-2am, $5, free with costume. House music with DJs Kafpa and Amber Lee.

LowPro Lounge Dragon Gallery, 1351 Harrison; 414-4795. 9pm, $10. Drum 'n' bass, dub, and downtempo, live video mixing, and more; this week's guests are M23, Northernman, ZIN, and Plumnasty.

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

Nikita Ten 15 Folsom. 10pm. $15.

Oxygen 111 Minna Gallery. 9pm-2am, $10. With Julius Papp and Franky Boissy.

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

Sedate Grooves Oxygen Bar. 9pm-3am. DJs David Agrell and Ansr spin techno, soul, and house.

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, free. SF house and breaks with DJs Ted and Fred.

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.

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

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.

Variance 26 Mix. 10pm-2am, $5. DJs Brent Northey, Mark Sires, Brian Schmitt, and Paul Harbison spin downtempo, deep house, and drum 'n' bass.

Bay Area

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

Funk Fridays Eli's Mile High Club. 10pm-2am. With DJ E-Natural.

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

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

saturday 2


Rock/blues/hip-hop

Alien Lovestock, Tokyo Marine Fire, Birdsaw, Capsule Queen Covered Wagon Saloon. 9pm, $7.

Barfeeders, Fleshies, Roger More's El Rio. 9pm, $5.

Bumper 7, Imps, Operation Interstellar Voodoo Lounge. 9pm, $6,

Donnas, Pattern, Vue, Evening Bimbo's 365 Club. 8:30pm, $13. Noise Pop.

Fastbacks, Overwhelming Colorfast, Fluf, Baby Carrot Bottom of the Hill. 9pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Daniel Johnston, David Dondero, Azure Ray, Fields of Gaffney Cafe du Nord. 4:30pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Ozomatli, Blackalicious, Saul Williams Warfield. 8pm, $35.

Little Jonny and the Giants Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, $5.

Lucky Stiffs Kimo's. 9pm.

Moldy Peaches, Zmrzlina, Built Like Alaska Cafe du Nord. 10pm, $8. Noise Pop.

Monkey, KGB, Locals, Solemite, American Rebus Pound-SF. 7:30pm, $8.

Moodfood Bruno's. 10pm.

New Pornographers, Oranger, Good Life Great American Music Hall. 8pm, $14. Noise Pop.

Tainted Love Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $10.

Vaxines Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, $3.

Versus, +/-, Fiver, Vervein Bottom of the Hill. 2pm, $12. Noise Pop.

Beth Waters Red Devil Lounge. 9pm, $5.

Bay Area

Harvey 'Snake' Mandel, Freddie Roulette, Michael 'Bones' Borbridge, Max Bran, Michael Warren Club Muse. 9:30pm, $6.

Ira Marlowe, Danya River, Montreal Weekend Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St, Oakl; (510) 531-6560. 8pm, $6-10.

Natasha Miller, Geoff Pearlman Adelphian Center for the Arts, 2167 Central, Alameda; (510) 814-9262. 7:30pm, $5-10.

Pseudopod Blakes. 9:30pm, $5.

Quails, Riot A Go Go, Betty Expedition, Confederacy of Fools Stork Club. 9pm, $6. Ladyfest benefit. See Critic's Choice.

Ramona the Pest, Fireants, Lemon Limelights Tuva Space, 3192 Adeline, Berk; (510) 655-9755. 8:30pm, $8.

Red Meat Ivy Room. 10pm.

Simon Stinger, Ektrip, Paradigm, Karmina IMusicast, 5429 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 601-1024. 8:30pm, $10. DivaBands showcase.

Jazz/new music

Al Marshall Trio Argent Hotel, 50 Third St; 974-6400. 8:30pm.

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

Glen Pearson Quartet Jazz at Pearl's. 9:30pm, free.

Jeanne Hoffman Moose's. 8pm.

Josh Jones Quartet 850 Cigar Bar. 10pm.

Larry Douglas Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

Larry Vuckovich Bistro 339, Ramada Union Square Hotel, 339 Taylor; 563-8568. 6pm.

Bay Area

'The 8 Sound Festival' Mills College Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2296. 8pm, free. Featuring works by Colleen Arnerich, Sena Bergerud, Elisabeth Kohnke, and Jennifer Martinez.

Bobby Short and his Orchestra Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $45.

Spyro Gyra Kimball's East. 8 and 10pm. Through Sun/3.

Folk/world/country

Caleb Klauder, Box Set Tongue and Groove. 9pm, $7-10.

Heather Combs, Gina Graziano and the Grappa Brothers Hotel Utah. 9pm, $7.

Manring, Kassin, Darter Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15pm, $14.

Nobody from Ipanema Elbo Room. 10pm, $7.

Paddy's Dream Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Mike Shapiro Band Johnny Foley's. 9pm.

Wailers, DJ Polo Mo'Xquuz Justice League. 9pm, $22.

Bay Area

'Aywah! Ethnic Dance Co.' La Peña Cultural Center. 8pm, $16.

Susan Werner Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $18.50.

West African Highlife Band Ashkenaz. 9:30pm, $11.

Dance clubs

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

Beat Segment Make-Out Room. 10pm, free. With 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 The Top. 7pm-10pm. With J Falcone, John Paul, Fiction, Dom Some, and Enzyme. 10pm-2am. U.K. garage and drum 'n' bass with rotating residents.

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

Cloud 9 Motel 34 Seventh St; 355-9991. 9pm-3am.

Club Q DNA Lounge. 9pm-3am, $15. A queer club featuring hip-hop, house, salsa, and '70s and '80s music with Page Hodel and other DJs.

Club Six 9:30pm-4am, $6. With Anita Lofton.

Colorwheel Oxygen Bar. 10pm-4am, $3. With DJs Tom Thump, Kelly, and Janaka.

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

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

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

Gate 69 An Sibin. 9:30pm-2am, $5. House with DJ David.

Gloss Sno-Drift. 9pm. Deep house with Ben Doren, Benji Candelario, Melvin Moore, and Little Tim.

Kelly's Mission Rock "La Rumba Sigue" 3:30-8pm, $6. Salsa dance club with DJ Ivette Fuentes. "Naked" 10pm, $20. With Miguel Migs, Mauricio Aviles, Gabriel Rene, Jimpster, Sur-I-kan, Tomas, and Lisa Shaw.

Kojak Hush Hush Lounge. 10pm-2am, $4. Raw funk, hip-hop, reggae, and dub with Cool Chris and Vinnie Esparza.

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

Loöq Hard 111 Minna Gallery. 10pm, $10. DJ Spesh and guests spin.

Phusion 26 Mix. 10pm-2am, $6. With Jonah Sharp and Andrew Jervis.

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

Refuge Endup. 10pm, $10. House music.

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

Rubbish Jezebels Joint. 10pm, $5-10. Funk and disco.

Soul Cinema Amnesia. 10pm-2am, $7. With Little John.

Soul-Phisticated Rohan Lounge, 3809 Geary; 221-5095. 9pm-1am, free. Hip-hop, reggae, and rare groove with DJ Choe.

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.

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

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

Urban Groove Network Backflip. 10pm, $15. House music with Marques Wyatt.

Voluptuous Vibes The Phoenix, 811 Valencia; 695-1811. 10pm, free. DJ Amberlee and guests spin funky house, breaks, and hip-hop.

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.

Rimshot Bench and Bar, 120 11th St; (510) 444-2266. 9pm, $6-8. Hip-hop, R&B, house, and reggae.

sunday 3


Rock/blues/hip-hop

Ryan Adams, Leona Naess Warfield. 8pm, $25.

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

Guided by Voices, Preston School of Industry, Dealership, Visqueen Bimbo's 365 Club. 8:30pm, $18. Noise Pop.

Martin Luther Justice League. 8pm, $8.

Lois Maffeo and Greg Moore, For Stars, Migala, Film School Bottom of the Hill. 3pm, $10. Noise Pop.

Multiply, Drist, Luxt, Paijee Covered Wagon Saloon. 8pm, $6.

Posies, Action Slacks, Chantigs, Elephone Cafe du Nord. 2pm, $8. Noise Pop.

Stagger Lee, Winter Flowers, Salem Lights Hemlock Tavern. 10pm, $3.

Bay Area

Cosmic Mercy, Wildsang Blakes. 9:30pm, $3.

Alicia Keys, Glenn Lewis Paramount Theater. 7:30pm, $40.75-51.25.

Jazz/new music

Opie Bellas Plush Room. 7:30pm, $20.

Eric Berman Bruno's. 9pm.

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.

Love Motel Jazz Quintet Rasselas Jazz Club. 6pm.

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

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

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

Three Thinking Butterfly. 6pm.

Bay Area

Bobby Short and his Orchestra Yoshi's. 2 and 8pm, $5-45.

Marcos Silva Quartet Jazzschool, 2807 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 845-5373. 4:30pm, $6-12.

Spyro Gyra Kimball's East. 5 and 8pm.

Folk/world/country

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

'Critical Grass' Hotel Utah. 7pm, $5. With All Wrecked Up and the Urban Clodhoppers.

Tony McMahon Johnny Foley's. 9pm.

Seisiún Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Bay Area

'Domingo de Rumba' La Peña Cultural Center. 3:30-6pm, free.

Flamenco open stage Ashkenaz. 7:30pm, $8. With Carola Zertuche, Ricardo Diaz, Patricia Velasquez, and Sarita Ayala.

Robin and Linda Williams Freight and Salvage. 8pm, $18.50.

Dance clubs

Be Down Sundays Last Day Saloon. 9pm, free. With MCs Human Z and Neturu and DJs Bowfinger and Mayhem.

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.

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

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

Devotion Endup. 8pm, $10. House music with DJ Ruben Mancias and guest Franky Boissy.

Dub Mission Elbo Room. 9pm-2am, $5. With DJs Sep and Vinnie.

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

Gameshow Tongue and Groove. 9pm-2am, $5. Soul, hip-hop, funk, and R&B with DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Design, and DJ LadyBase.

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

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

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

Pop Laszlo. 9pm-2am, free. DJs and/or live electronic music.

Primitive Oxygen Bar. 9pm-midnight, free. Trance, IDM, and breaks.

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.

Transfusion 26 Mix. 8pm-2am, $5-6. A drag show with host Vinsantos and DJs Stephanie Phillips and Taffy D.

Transport Galaxy Club. 8pm-2am, $5. With DJs Romanowski, Kevin, Needles, and Ross Hogg.

Volume Storyville. 10pm-2am. Hip-hop, soul, classics, and dancehall with D-Sharp, Megablack, Ball-D, Marc Stretch, and Malachi.

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 4
Rock/blues/hip-hop

Electric Eel Shock Kimo's. 9pm.

Jon Dee Graham Parkside. 9pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 46.

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

Bay Area

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

Jazz/new music

Bishop Norman Williams Quintet Les Joulins. 8pm.

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

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

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

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

Monk's Music Simple Pleasures Cafe. 8pm, free.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

Bay Area

Carma Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $10.

 

Folk/world/country


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

'Open Mike' Hotel Utah. 7:30pm, free. With Bob Willard.

Dance clubs

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 Justice League. 10pm, $10. Reggae and dancehall.

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.

Lo-key Lounge Charlies, 1838 Union; 474-3773. 9pm-2am. Deep house and disco breaks spun by rotating DJs.

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

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

A Night with Fecal Face Amnesia. 8pm. Featuring live DJs and works by local artists.

Our Gang Cellar. 10pm, $3. Downtempo, funky breaks, jazzy drum 'n' bass, and hip-hop.

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.

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

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

Bay Area

Down Low Lounge 9pm. Drum 'n' bass and hip-hop with DJs Reaktor, Smudge, Kaczka, and Diamond.

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

Classical

'In Praise of Music - Berkeley Choral Festival' Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way at Telegraph, Berk; (510) 841-2800. 8pm, $12-49. The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring Bella Musica Chorus, Berkeley Community Chorus, CSUH Oratorio Society, First Congregational Church Chancel Choir, Pacific Boychoir Academy, UC Alumni Chorus, and members of St. Mark's Choir Association; proceeds benefit the Musicians' Pension Fund.

tuesday 5


Rock/blues/hip-hop

Beth Custer Bruno's. 9pm.

Dilated Peoples, Mixmaster Mike, Afrika Bambaata, Z-Trip Fillmore. 8pm, $30. "Scratch Tour."

'Fat Times' Last Day Saloon. 9pm, $5. With Felonious and guests.

Gault, Bottled Og, Sun Covered Wagon Saloon. 9pm, $5.

Mississippi Radio Blue Lamp. 9:30pm, free.

78 RPM, Teenage Harlots, Eddie Haskells Cafe du Nord, 9pm, $5.

Members of Grandfaloon Bus, 86, Mica, Lipsey Mountain Spring Band Hemlock Tavern. 8:30pm.

Bay Area

Wonderland Ave, Oh My God Blakes. 9:30pm, $3.

Jazz/new music

Farris Smith Trio Les Joulins. 8pm.

Frankenstein Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-2787. 8pm, $12-15. See 8 Days a Week, page 46.

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

Jeanne Hoffman Moose's. 8pm.

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

Roderick Louie Carta. 7-10pm.

Ron Marabuto Trio Jazz at Pearl's. 9pm, free.

Tony Saunders' Jazz Trio John's Grill, 63 Ellis; 986-0069. 6:30-10pm.

Bay Area

Brubeck Brothers Yoshi's. 8 and 10pm, $14.

Folk/world/country

Batmacumba Elbo Room. 9pm, $6.

'Brokedown Opry' Hotel Utah. 8pm, $5. With Paulie's Acoustic Showcase.

Seisiún Plough and Stars. 9pm.

Bay Area

Brass Managerie Ashkenaz. 9pm, $8.

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.

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.

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

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

Insect Funeral Oxygen Bar. 10pm-2am, free. With DJ Alaric and his Lite Brite Brigade.

Jazz Party Soul Club Cellar. 9pm-2am. Jazz party with Logic Trio and Soul Club with DJ English Steve.

Mayonnaise Skylark. 9pm, free. House music with special guests.

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

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

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.

Underpants Amnesia. 9pm, $3. With DJ Geek 7 Ellicit.

Under_the_Radar//Re:Electric 26 Mix. 10pm, $5. Live electronica with Battery Operated, Kenric McDowell, and the Luxury Tax, and DJs Freshblend and Zygote.

Vinyl Lives Sacrifice. 10pm-2am, $3. Hip-hop, funk, and soul with Jaybe.

Bay Area

Bounce Rock Skate Bluesville. 10pm, $5. With Bay Area DJs and special guests.

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 breakbeats.

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

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