Get out
We pick the shows and music festivals.

By Kimberly Chun and Sarah Han

Aug. 30

Holly Williams Hank's granddaughter, Jr.'s spawn, and III's sis looks like Audrey, sounds like Lilith Fair. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Aug. 31

Little Brother Alt-rap meets Southern hip-hop in the hands of Phonte and Big Pooh. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Sept. 2

ABC Look on them with love? Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk, SF. (415) 921-1695.

Circle and Merzbow Seldom-seen experimentalists draw out legendary Earth (onetime Earth-ling: Kurt Cobain) and the powerful Growing. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

The Juan Maclean Ex-Six Finger Satellite member John Maclean chills, dries out, and returns to the dance floor. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Sept. 3

Destiny's Child Divas go the way of dust, accompanied by Mario and Tyra. Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakl. www.ticketmaster.com.

Sept. 4

Kelly Clarkson The call of the mild. Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way, Berk. www.ticketmaster.com.

Sept. 6

Brian Jonestown Massacre Can you Dig it? Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1421.

OK Go Popsters get with the pinups of the Redwalls. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016.

Sept. 7-8

Olivia Tremor Control Indie psych legends quiver, push your buttons. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Sept. 10

Tralala Fashion rock of a hot but dubious nature. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. (415) 923-0923.

Sept. 10-11

Bebel Gilberto Sultry does it with the Brazilian fave. Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus, SF. (415) 474-0365.

Sept. 12

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Whatever happened to this former SF band's rock 'n' roll? Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Sept. 14

Royksopp It's Norway or the highway when the duo tours with Annie. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. (415) 625-8880.

Sept. 15

The Bravery and Maximo Park Slutty hotties meet nervous Brits? Fillmore, 1805 Geary, SF. (415) 421-TIXS.

Sept. 17

Feist A sultry voice schooled by Peaches. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Sept. 21-22

Dead Can Dance Was it our breath? They return to the Bay for the first time since 1996. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakl. www.ticketmaster.com.

Sept. 23-25

San Francisco Blues Festival This year's outdoor blues fest includes Huey Lewis and the News, Howard Tate, James Cotton, Mavis Staples, and North Mississippi Allstars. Free kickoff concert Sept. 23, Justin Herman Plaza, Market and Embarcadero, SF; Sept. 24-25, Fort Mason Center, Great Meadow, Marina at Laguna, SF. (415) 421-8497, www.sfblues.com.

Sept. 24

Cage A steely match with EL-P. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Sidestepper Latin steps on electronica's tootsies. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1421.

Sept. 25-Oct. 16

San Francisco World Music Festival Explore music, workshops, and lectures that cover cultures from every continent. The centerpiece of the festival is the Nowruz Project (Fri/2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard, SF), which promotes global peace and observes of the Nowruz vernal equinox. Various locations, SF. (415) 561-6571, www.sfworldmusicfestival.org.

Sept. 27

Athlete South London residents and Mercury-prize noms play Tourist a while longer. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Sept. 30

Acid Mother's Temple Monsters of Japanese psych. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 474-0365.

Nine Inch Nails Trent bares Teeth. Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way, Berk. www.ticketmaster.com.

13 and god The Notwist and Themselves go undercover. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Disquiet Festival Darkness and disturbance blends with sound art and noise. 21 Grand, 416 25th St., Oakl. (510) 444-7263, www.disquietfestival.com.

Oct. 1-2

'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 5' The outta-hand free fest includes Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Ralph Stanley, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Todd Snider, the Knitters, the Del McCoury Band, Laura Cantrell, the Be Good Tanyas, and Los Super Seven featuring Calexico. Golden Gate Park, SF. www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

Oct. 2-3

'Reggae in the Park' This two-day celebration of Caribbean culture includes reggae, world beat music, arts and crafts, and regional food. One love. Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow, SF. www.eventswestca.com/reghome.html.

Oct. 3

Four Tet and Jamie Lidell The dance floor's – and critics' – favorite sons. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1421.

Oct. 7

Black Dice Brooklyn noise critters roll into town with experimental giants Red Krayola. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Oct. 8

Download Festival Dumb name, trendy rock: the Killers, Modest Mouse, the Arcade Fire, and Doves. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. (650) 541-0800.

Two Gallants The Bay Area duo keep on keeping it real. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 474-0365. (Also Oct. 9, Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. 415-771-1421.)

Oct. 10 and 14

Eagles You can check in, but you can never leave. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose. www.ticketmaster.com. (Also Oct. 11, Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakl. www.ticketmaster.com.)

Oct. 11-12

Dirty Three Still filthy good after all these years. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Oct. 13

Wolf Eyes Can't stop the other Motor City madmen. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 474-0365.

Oct. 18

Gwen Stefani The "Harajuku Lover" can't stop because she gets bored. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose. www.ticketmaster.com.

The Hold Steady Attitude to spare. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Oct. 20-21

Tortoise Chicago's post-rockers come to a crawl. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1421.

Oct. 22

The Gossip Dittoheads unite. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 474-0365.

Oct. 26-27

Negativland You'll recognize them going "Over the Edge." Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Oct. 29-30

Bright Eyes Back on the road and shining a little light at the Bridge School Benefit. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mtn. View. (650) 541-0800.

Oct. 31

Sunn O))) Hooded Hobbit-like figures, dry ice, and more noise? Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Nov. 4-5

Current 93 David Tibet makes the connection between brooding experimental gloom then and now. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.

Nov. 5

Detroit Cobras Raunch dressing? Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. (415) 474-0365.

Moistboyz Dickie and Mickey Moist, a.k.a. Dean Ween, dust off their rap-metal joke band. Slim's, 333 11th St., SF. (415) 522-0333.

Nov. 12

Adult. The cool-verging-on-cold kids grow up. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. (415) 771-1421.

Nov. 21

Animal Collective A tongue twister: Funk it up free-folk style. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750.